We’re well into sweater weather season and, while everyone loves a cozy knit, it’s all too easy to fall into a style slump before the new year even arrives. Sure, pairing your pullover with jeans is a no-brainer, but that can get old — and fast. So naturally, we’re turning to the street style crowd for sweater outfit ideas that go well beyond the basic.
A favorite trick of the It girl set is, of course, going monochromatic. Pairing a like-hued knit and textured trouser leads to an instantly impactful look that’s still weather-appropriate (bonus points if you rock it in of-the-moment MVP red). Mixing prints is another beloved hack in the street style arsenal. Opting for skirts and pants in contrasting patterns just kicks any novelty sweater up a notch and makes for, well, a look rather than just an outfit.
Sweaters are proving to be the layering piece of choice with the insider set styling them in every possible way, including under suits, tucked into every type of skirt, belted and draped over cropped pants for interesting proportion play. No longer the lazy way out of winter dressing, the knit has become an integral styling piece, not just there to simply keep you warm and comfy. The cold weather season just got decidedly un-boring.
To get your wardrobe wheels turning and spark some inspiration for sweater outfits, here are 12 ways to nail the knit game like a style star.