Best Bet: Laced Up

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Photo: Courtesy of Anthropologie

After Alexander Wang paraded a lineup of football- and rugby-inspired looks down the runway for his spring 2010 show last year, the fashion set honed in on the sporty look. This lightweight cardigan by Charlotte Tarantola mixes overt rugby stripes with unexpected touches, like gold buttons and a scalloped lace trim. Both are welcome additions to the ubiquitous striped cardigan, offering a pretty twist on spring's tomboy trend.

Field Game cardigan, $118 at Anthropologie or online.