Almost time to fold away those summer tank tops, ladies. Sweater weather will soon be here! Just one of the many reasons why we all love fall is being able to layer our looks with sweaters, cardigans, pullovers, and wraps. Especially with today’s more lightweight, unstructured, and relaxed styles that are effortlessly chic and comfy while keeping you warm. You’ll see what we mean with these 14 sweater picks we suggest as must-haves this fall! Plus, don’t miss our sweater-dressing styling tips at the end. (*this post contains affiliate links)
14 Stylish Fall Sweaters to Wear with Jeans to Skirts
Whether you choose to wear them with your favorite jeans, leggings, or skirts, these 14 finds are versatile enough to complete your autumn outfit. What’s your favorite?
1 – EttelLut Long Open Front Cardigan – A breath of fresh air amidst the autumn hues is the baby blue color of this lightweight cardigan by Ettel Lut, available via Amazon. The long silhouette and open front style make for easy, comfy wear.
2 – State Cashmere Women’s Open Front Long Cardigan – Another long (above the knee) open front sweater available via Amazon. This time, in luxurious 100% cashmere in a lovely muted “cammelo” color and with the practical plus of pockets!
3 – Barefoot Dreams CozyChic Lite Wrap – Talk about comfy, easy wear! This unstructured wrap made from a nylon/rayon from bamboo blend comes in just one size, since it literally can fit all. Its soft pewter/pearl shade can take your look from casual to dressy, too!
4 – Women’s One Shoulder Batwing Ribbed Sweater – For a bit of sass in your sweater, go for this one-shoulder style by PattyBoutik, found on Amazon. The ribbed fabric and the batwing cut of the sleeves provide just the right structure to this soft top in light brown.
5 – Lark & Ro Women’s 100% Cashmere Slim-Fit Basic Turtleneck – Keep warm in sleek style with this classic turtleneck sweater by Lark & Ro via Amazon. Definitely nothing frumpy about this form-fitting piece in 100% cashmere in a rich shade of espresso.
6 – Charter Club Cashmere Poncho – Throw this poncho over anything—skinny jeans, leggings, a slim skirt—for a cool, casual look that still guards against the autumn chill. Available at Macy’s from Charter Club, this pure cashmere wrap comes in 6 colors, including this yummy “crantini.”
7 – Charter Club Pure Cashmere Solid Crewneck Sweater – Why not choose another color surprise for fall? Like this pure cashmere pullover sweater in blue opal. Though casual-looking, this piece by Charter Club via Macy’s can also go dressy with a pencil skirt or slacks and a striking scarf or necklace.
8 – I.N.C. Petite Ribbed Duster Cardigan – Designed for a petite (5’4” and under) build, consider this duster-style knee-length cardigan by I.N.C., available at Macy’s. Its classic black color and high-cut side vents make it a great topper for many outfits.
9 – Charter Club Pure Cashmere V-neck Tie Sleeve Sweater – Yet another classic, this cashmere v-neck sweater from Charter Club, found on Macy’s, comes with some charming touches—a lovely ice grey heather color and sleeves that tie at the cuffs. Pretty!
10 – Polo Ralph Lauren Polo Sweater – Patriotic in a playful way, this flag sweater from Polo Ralph Lauren, via Macy’s, is knit from ultra-soft combed cotton in hunter navy. Rib-knit cuffs and a cropped body with a rib-knit hem complete the youthful look.
11 – C by Bloomingdale’s Open-Front Cashmere Cardigan – Note the softening details of this open front cashmere cardigan from C at Bloomingdale’s—the subtle gathers at the shoulder for a draped effect and the unusual “heather rye” hue that’s perfect for fall!
12 – Tory Burch Madeline Merino Wool Cardigan – Love the vintage inspiration of this Tory Burch cardigan, available at Bloomingdale’s. There’s the low v-neck, the waist patch pockets, side slits, ribbed hem, and logo-embossed buttons—plus its sewn from luxurious merino wool!
13 – Theory Bell-sleeve Cashmere Sweater – This camel-colored cashmere sweater from Theory, found at Bloomingdale’s, features cool, contemporary accents: a draped funnel neckline, drop shoulders, and long bell sleeves. Very chic!
14 – AQUA Cashmere Lace-up Back Sweater – It’s the details that make the difference. Check out the creative back treatment on this sky blue cashmere sweater by AQUA, Bloomingdale’s exclusive label—a lace-up closure that may leave you feeling a bit chilly for fall, but is certainly eye-catching!
Sweater Styling Tips to Look Your Chic-est This Season
The awesome plus of sweater dressing is that you can “dress up” or “dress down” depending on what you layer the sweater over and what accessories you add on. Here are some tips for doing just that!
- Keep your body type in mind when choosing a sweater to buy. Luckily, many of today’s styles are unstructured and loosely draped, so they suit all builds—and are super comfy to wear and easy to pair with different outfits.
- Also consider your height. Sweaters that reach down to knee or even shin length may overwhelm a petite frame. So stick to hip or thigh-length styles if you’re below medium height.
- For autumn, choose sweaters with more lightweight fabrics like cashmere to allow you to still have a slimmer silhouette while keeping warm. Reserve the bulky knit sweaters for winter.
- The open front type of sweater looks great worn over a blouse and slacks at the office, or over a dress for a slightly more formal occasion, a lunch date, or a work meet-up.
- The pull-over type, whether slim-fit or over-sized, looks cool with jeans, leggings, or a skirt—creating a youthful, hip vibe.
- Add a neck accessory to give your look some added pizzazz! Anything from a silk scarf with a striking design for a hint of elegance, to a bulky knit muffler with fringed ends for a casual effect. A necklace—from a chunky bead choker to a dainty string of pearls—will also set the look of your outfit.
Finally, complete your sweater ensemble depending on where you’re going, what you’ll be doing, and how dressed-up or dressed-down you want to look!
For footwear, will it be rubber shoes, loafers, pumps, or high-heeled boots?
On your head, a baseball cap, a knit bonnet or beanie, or a jaunty fedora?
And to carry your essentials, will it be a backpack, a roomy, oversized tote, or a slim, stylish clutch?
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