I know you’re getting tired of your winter clothes. Or is it just me. It’s the end of February and I’m just totally over winter. And I live in Florida. We have only had it for about a week. 🙂
I was especially getting bored of sweaters. Yawn.
Sometimes, a chunky knit sweater can seem so boxy and basic and uninspiring, so I challenged myself to wear my (mostly old) sweaters in new, chic, and stylish ways. Here, 9 different formulas to take your basic crewnecks and tired turtlenecks and transform them into adorable outfits.
Light Jeans + Neutral Sweater + Plaid Blazer
This outfit is built around the plaid blazer and a few neutral basics: a cream crewneck sweater (any neutral top would work here), jeans, and neutral belt/shoes in the same color to add polish and tie everything together.
Statement Sweater + Simple Pants
Ground the drama and impact of a statement sweater by pairing it with simple pants or jeans. I kept the shoes neutral and added color with the earrings. Not every outfit formula needs to be complicated. 🙂 A front tuck adds to the flattery.
Tonal Sweater + Tonal Pants + Printed Shoe
A tonal look combines two shades of the same color. You can use neutrals or bold shades or subtle hues. Either way, the effect is elegant and unexpected. I added a pair of patterned shoes for interest. A little front tuck keeps the sweater from swallowing me up.
Neutral Tunic Sweater + Leather Leggings + Leopard Shoes
Upgrade your tunic and leggings look by making the tunic a simple neutral sweater and swapping out your knit leggings for a faux leather pair. I added interest with the leopard mules.
Monochromatic Leather Leggings + Sweater + Shoes
Nothing says effortless and chic like a monochromatic outfit in your best dark neutrals, especially when you combine cashmere and (faux) leather.
Skinny Jeans + Trendy Sweater + Trendy Shoes
Update the skinny jeans still lingering in your closet with trendy pieces like this fun sweater and shoes. The more modern the other elements in your outfit are, the more current those skinnies will be.
Turtleneck + Wide Leg Pants + Neutral Boots
This classic turtleneck is fitted, so I balanced it out with wide-leg tweed pants and neutral square toe boots. Flowy with fitted is an easy way to add balance to an outfit.
Chunky Turtleneck + Faux Leather Joggers + Cool Boots
Joggers and a comfy sweater look chic when the sweater is a chunky cashmere turtleneck and the joggers are faux leather. Add a pair of boots with attitude to complete the look.
Bright Fitted Turtleneck + Neutral Fancy Wide-Leg Pants
I paired my fitted red cashmere turtleneck with these wide-leg tweed pants from J. Crew to add balance and interest. The flowy with fitted proportion works well here and the textures play off each other nicely.
Which of these outfits is your favorite? And which of the formulas will you try with your own wardrobe? Let me know in the comments!