While breaking out your favorite sweaters again and piling on extra layers is exciting, the routine can quickly become, well, a routine, if you're not careful. As we know all too well, a simple jeans-and-sweater combo can turn stale if you wear your pieces in the same-old, same-old way on repeat. So this Fall, kick your sweater game up a notch by thinking outside the box. Keep your looks fun, fresh, and stylish by incorporating unexpected detailing, bold colors, and poppy prints.
From throwing a chunky knit over a maxi dress to layering a poncho over a graphic tee, we're shaking things up with the five looks below, each styled around a must-have sweater we're loving for Fall. Stock up on these cozy essentials now, and let the outfit inspo flow all season long!
THE TEXTURED CREWNECK
If you're like us, chillier temps can never come between you and your love of dresses. Make those frocks work all season by throwing a sweater over your favorite maxi and pairing the duo with boots. The result is an effortless look that's just as comfortable as it is polished. We especially love a solid knit over a printed dress — just make sure the colors complement each other and you're good to go!
THE REFINED PONCHO
A poncho deserves a place in your closet this Fall. Not only can it top off any outfit with ease, but it adds an easy-breezy feel to everything you pair it with. We love this one for its fringe and supersoft fabric — it's even reversible, ensuring you'll get twice the use out of it. Team yours with a striped turtleneck and relaxed-fit jeans by day and a velvet top with culottes by night. This is one piece you won't want to take off!
THE PASTEL SWEATER
Go monochrome in pink, one of the season's most cheerful hues. Opt for a matching sweater-and-coat combo, and then on the bottom, make it interesting with a different color from the same family. Keep it neutral with your footwear and tie it all together with coordinating jewelry. A one-tone look like this one makes a powerful statement of confidence and class. We dare you not to smile while wearing this fun outfit!
THE CLASSIC CABLE-KNIT
Kick your off-duty sweater style into high gear with dark-wash jeans and a statement jacket. Ditch your sneakers and rock heels instead for a sleek date-night outfit. We love how cozy this outfit feels and how refined it looks. After all, you can't go wrong with luxe faux fur. Bonus: the buckle on these booties plays off the edgy vibe this top layer gives off. Last but not least, a cream sweater underneath is a refreshing alternative to the black one you may instinctually reach for first.
THE LUXE TURTLENECK
Basic turtlenecks are essential for every Fall closet. They're excellent layering pieces and can be worn over or under almost anything. Here, we took a simple style and used it as the foundation for a dynamic ensemble that can easily transition from desk to dinner. This look also reminds us not to skimp on accessories, as the jacket and beret are what make this outfit feel extra special and sophisticated.