7 Secrets to Successful Sweater Styling

Hi Everyone,

Hope you all had a lovely Christmas and feel ready to let the New Year begin!

Styling sweaters successfully for Winter is not necessarily as simple as it sounds. Sure anyone can team a sweater with trousers or a skirt but whether or not it really looks good together is another matter.

Keep reading for 7 secrets to successful sweater styling…


7 Secrets to Successful Sweater Styling

1. Length Matters

Team long sweaters over skinny bottoms and short sweaters over fuller bottoms.

2. Layer

Team a thin top underneath your thick sweater that will also make the outfit whole without the sweater. This way you can always take it off if it gets too warm.

3. Style Bulky with Short/Cropped Jackets

A guaranteed cute look to wear a cropped denim or leather jacket over your bulky sweater. Instantly making the sweater less shapeless.

4. The extended wardrobe

Style your sweater over a dress to create a new look.

5. Colour Block

Sweaters are the perfect item for a spot of colour blocking. Make a statement with a brightly coloured sweater.

6. Matching

Perfect the outfit by repeating the same colour as your sweater somewhere else in your outfit: bag, shoes, or simply an accessory.

7. Necklines Matter

Turtle necked sweaters are simple but other sweater necklines need help to make the outfit complete. A statement necklace, scarf or shirt collar are all perfect items to prevent your sweater from looking boring or plain.

Outfit details:

Sweater – Whistles

Pants – TopShop

Boots – Zara

Bag – FredsBruder


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Some sweaters you might like to add to your wardrobe…


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Have fun styling your sweaters!!

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Hi! I’m Yvonne, a 40 something (wink) Kiwi, living in Zurich. I love fashion, travel, shopping and food – believing chocolate will cure almost anything!

  1. Hi Yvonne. Great tips. I often wear sweaters to school, since stylish needs to be practical for me as well….The tip of the necklaces and scarves is one I use a lot myself. That way you do not only pimp up the sweater, you also create the illusion of having a much more varied wardrobe than you actually have. Thank you for sharing more tips, since some of them have inspired me to try out something new. Have a great weekend. Love, Lieske

  2. We are in full force sweater weather and I love the options …I have a dress in my closet I haven’t worn yet but will look fabulous with a certain sweater over it 💙👌
    Have a lovely rest of the holiday season , Yvonne xx

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