Don’t succumb to the boring gray sweater this winter! As the weather gets colder, grab a statement sweater to instantly perk up any outfit.
The chill of winter often means we bundle ourselves under layers of black or grey, and lose some of our style in the process. But with the right sweater you can instantly transform a basic ensemble into a real style statement with a few simple rules. Always buy one size up for layering, choose a flattering color that works with your wardrobe and if you opt for a sweater with a slogan, make sure it is one your boss wouldn’t flinch at. Ready to give it a go?
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Channel some serious Blair Waldorf vibes and style your sweater with a preppy twist. This is super easy to achieve with staple items from your own wardrobe and works so well because the structure of the outfit is set off by the informality of the sweater. We love this embellished knit from Markus Lupfer, which is a great modern update on the preppy trend.
2. Model Off Duty
Think Kendall Jenner on her day off at London Fashion Week for this one. This look is all about achieving an air of effortless chic, and involves pairing classic casual shapes with unexpected accents. Sneakers and skinny jeans are a must, and a statement sweater helps elevate the look to fashion status. Add a pair of oversized sunglasses and your good to go. We love this sweater from Zoe Karssen, spotted on the likes of Mila Kunis and Alessandra Ambrosio.
3. Lady like
It is surprisingly easy to inject a boxy sweater into a ladylike and romantic ensemble. It is all about cinching the waist and sticking to muted tones. For winter we suggest pairing with Mary Jane boots and a voluminous midi skirt. We are obsessed with the knit wording on this sweater by Top Secret, which is thin enough to tuck seamlessly into even formitting skirts.
Sportswear is a huge trend this season and sweaters are the perfect cover up for your crop tops and leggings in the cooler months. The active wear trend allows for a sweater with a hood or a zip-up, as it is the most casual and urban of the styles so far discussed. More into brunch than the gym? For a high fashion take on the trend we love this Moschino cropped sweater paired with some tech fit leggings, cult sneakers and a cap. Or make like Kylie Jenner and wear this Moschino sweater with its matching track pants for maximum impact.
5. Summer boho
Choose wisely and your statement sweater can last you well into next summer. For perfect California girl cool, throw a light knit sweater over a crop top and denim cut offs. The brand Wildfox has perfected the summer sweater with their beachy silhouettes and pastel tones perfect for a weekend in the Hamptons. Their signature destructed style has been spotted on celebs like Selena Gomez, Taylor Swift and Vannessa Hudgens so you will be in good company.
The statement sweater is such an easy piece to incorporate into your current wardrobe and instantly adds interest to an otherwise basic outfit. Don’t be afraid to spend money on one you love that fits you perfectly as it will be a major asset throughout the transitional season and you will no doubt find yourself reaching for it even as the weather heats up.