Come winter creeping through the doors and settling over your gone-cold-too-quick coffee, our cupboards appear to be bursting at the seams with bulky winterwear. Sweaters are an indispensable season essential, doesn’t matter if your work life requires you to be practically living in suits. What’s more, there are dozens of varieties of knitwear that suit professional settings just as they would a casual night out with friends or a lazy day in.
If you too are having trouble taming your wardrobe and narrowing down to some must-have sweaters that can accompany you for any occasion, check out this compilation.
In jersey, ribbed or chunky knits, cardigans are certainly your best friends for a semi-formal look when you don’t wanna try too hard. Sleeker ones in bright hues can be donned over solid colored apparel while larger ones can be secured in place with a belt or a scarf.
Cropped sweaters are both adorable and sexy. While they look great on their own, they are also effective for layering as the juxtaposition of woolen fabrics with linen, lace, silk or leather adds an intriguing textural effect. Pair them with high-waisted jeans for a simple day look.
3. Knitted suits
Knitted suit skirts, pants and shorts all create different possibilities but are equally eye-grabbing. These statement outfits are autumn-ready and barely need accessorizing. Perfect for both business as well as fun, these combos can surely be a valuable addition to your fall/winter wardrobe.
Yeah, we all wanna snuggle up and live in soft, fuzzy oversized sweaters, preferably forever. Affordable and versatile, chunky oversized knits are in hot demand and a layering basic. Buy a couple of them to go with any look- one in neutral shades and one in soft cotton candy hues.
Oversized sweaters can be tucked into bottomwear like jeans, slacks and skirts. They also look super trendy when thrown over dresses, and while they’re often paired with monochromatic slip dresses, consider opting for printed maxi dresses, tiered skirts, slit skirts, etc. for a riveting contrast and a vibrant boho look. In case of the absence of a proper hem, you can wear a belt underneath the sweater and use it to tuck the folds in.
5. Sweater vests
Think they’re only for boring old professors and fire-breathing editors? It’s time to change your mind because sweater vests are back in fashion. Be it large ones to wear over jumpsuits and pants or short ones to give shape to flowy shirts and dresses, they can easily be worn to work.
Some asymmetric, shapeless knitwear that hooks the eye is required for a statement piece. They’re a charm for layering as they delicately reveal the underlying layers and also warrant a head turn in order to figure out their unique, mysterious make.
7. Sweater dresses
Ribbed dresses are a comfortable piece of clothing, ideally suited for fall. This long ribbed dress with a side slit makes a clear fashion statement while also being appropriate for a minimalist aesthetic. And dresses with gorgeous knitting patterns like this one are a lovely, warmer substitute to lace or crochet and suffice as a stand-alone.
8. Sweaters with side slits
Knitwear with side slits is like a hybrid of vests and capes and adds effortless depth to your attire. They may come with belts to tie on the sides, allowing you the option to modify the silhouette of the outfit.
9. Structured sleeves
Sweaters with interesting sleeves can make the simplest of looks interesting without any need for accessorizing. Find some with bishop sleeves, raglan sleeves, bell sleeves, puffed sleeves, tulip sleeves or those with lace details or other embellishments.
Channel your inner Blair Waldorf with these solid color capes with contrasting details. These might not be your choice for an everyday look but are certainly appropriate for a fancy yet classy, vintage vibe, especially when coupled with a beret.