With fall rolling in at full speed, the beloved season of sweater weather is right around the corner. Whether your area is truly getting cooler or you’re just desperate to pull out your knits no matter what the weather is like, there’s no better excuse than the start of September to kick off sweater weather. If you want to get into the spirit of sweaters but aren’t sure how to make your outfit picture-perfect, keep reading to discover seven top sweater weather style ideas.
1. Don’t Be Afraid of Color
Many people think that colorful sweaters look tacky. While this can be true, you shouldn’t be afraid to add a bright hue to your sweater collection. If you’re going to go for a brightly colored sweater, try to choose one that has a thinner rather than chunky knit. Sweaters with a thinner knit add a sleeker finish to your look that helps you avoid the tackiness you don’t want.
2. Add a Long Necklace
Long necklaces and chunky sweaters were practically made for each other. If it’s not cold enough yet to wear a scarf but you want to add a bit of interest to your outfit, pairing a long necklace with your sweater can help balance out your look. Try to stay away from long necklaces that have especially bulky pendants; go for a slimmer, more delicate charm instead.
3. Try an Open Front Cardigan
Open front cardigans are an excellent twist on the classic sweater weather ensemble. They can create the same look as a chunky sweater but they are more easily suited to fickle weather that hasn’t cooled down all the way yet. Choose a cardigan with a chunky, sweater-like knit and pair it with a slim-fitting camisole or a lacy blouse.
4. Leggings or Jeans?
It is important to always wear slim pants when you wear a sweater in order to balance out your look. That rule leaves you with two main options: leggings and skinny jeans.
Both of these slim-fitting pants options pair wonderfully with a sweater. If you’re going for a more casual look, wear leggings for extra comfort. To achieve a more formal look, try dark skinny jeans.
5. Choose Shoes
Boots are usually always the best shoes to wear with a sweater weather outfit. However, you have several types of boots to choose from. Taller boots work well with leggings. Short, ankle booties with jeans can help dress up your outfit and counteract a chunky sweater to make you appear slimmer.
6. Wear a Sweater Dress
Sweater dresses are a super cute spin on a ho-hum chunky sweater. You can either buy a pre-made sweater dress or find a regular sweater in a size large enough to act as a dress. Pair your sweater dress with a thick, waist belt to add definition to your shape.
7. Pair With a Beanie
Beanies add an extra cozy touch to a sweater weather outfit. They look adorable, and they prevent you from having to fight with your hair to try to style it in wet, wintry weather.
Make sure to match the knit of your beanie with the knit of your sweater. Don’t wear a thinly knitted beanie with a super chunky sweater, or vice versa. Keeping the knits of your beanie and sweater similar will help balance your look and prevent you from looking mismatched.
Sweater weather is one of the cutest seasons of the year in terms of style choices. It’s certainly by far the coziest. If you’re at a loss with how to show off your favorite sweaters as the cold weather returns, use the sweater weather style ideas in this post for creative inspiration.