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How to Accessorize a Sweater For Fall— 15 Ways!

Plaid Blanket Scarf + Red Sweater, Chicago Street Style Blogger Jess Keys

It’s officially FALL and you recognize what meaning…SWEATER WEATHER!  It’s that good (and fleeting–all the time–in Chicago) time of yr where it’s brisk enough to tug out a sweater and never too chilly that you need to cover it beneath one million layers. (Have you ever seen the sweater weathaaa! SNL skit? 🤣) 

So grab your turtlenecks, mocknecks, v-necks, crewnecks, cable knits and more–as a result of I’m rounding up 15 alternative ways to accessorize and elegance your sweaters this fall–with scarves, OTK boots, blazers, double layering, and extra!

First off–what are some go-to methods to decorate a sweater? It’s so easy to fall into the previous “sweater and denims” rut, so listed here are some good thought starters. In fact–there are the apparent ones–a shawl, hat, earrings, and so forth–these all make sense, however some of my greatest sweater “accessories” are literally not equipment however extra “tried and true pairings”–like your favourite Italian pink you purchase whenever you prepare dinner spaghetti! So, this submit will make it easier to to take a look at things in a new mild and make it easier to discover “accessories” in your closet you never thought-about before! 

Greatest accessories to put on with sweaters: 

First–a scarf! 

No surprise there, proper? We’ll get more into scarves in a second, however I not often depart the home within the fall or winter with out some sort of scarf. It really goes a great distance in pulling your look collectively–so for those who discover that your outfits are often lacking that “something particular”–I like to recommend investing in a number of scarves! Extra scarf inspiration under! 


It’d sound bizarre to think about “layers” as an accessory–however they’re! Layering two sweaters together, for instance, or your favourite button-down beneath a crewneck sweater. Perhaps it’s layering a slinky lace camisole underneath a chunky cardigan. These “layers” are principally just another strategy to decorate, utterly reworking your look whereas maintaining you cozy at the similar time! 

Pink Lipstick: 

An awesome pink lipstick is arguably the BEST accent you should purchase. Purple lipstick makes even a wrinkled white tee and bedhead look intentional and “completely undone.” A few of my favorites are Women Night time and “BC Pink” by Beautycounter, and Givenchy’s Carmen Escarpin. 

15 sweater outfits with accessories: 

With OTK boots + Mini Skirt 

Cashmere Sweater: Previous (however adore this comparable Everlane Cashmere Turtleneck Sweater that is available in 9 colors! Run TTS, Skirt: BlankNYC (TTS), Scarf: Lord + Taylor (50% off right now!) OTK Boots: Blondo (limited quantities at Lord + Taylor, but I discovered them absolutely stocked here!) Additionally, Nordstrom carries their latest OTK fashion (which appears equivalent to last yr’s?) They run TTS! 

Good for early fall days and in addition for going out at night time, I really like pairing sweaters with mini skirts and OTK boots! It’s a good way to remain cozy And between all three items, the feel mixtures are countless! Add a light-weight scarf for a pop of pattern– or not, it seems to be great both means! 

Sweater: Evereve (On sale for lower than $30!) I additionally love this Madewell Pom Pom Cardigan Sweater, Coated Denim Skirt: BlankNYC (also obtainable at Nordstrom — and on sale for 30% off! Runs TTS), OTK Boots: Stuart Weitzman Lowland Boot (This Blondo pair is a superb budget-friendly various!) both TTS.

Add a fall vest: 

Vest: Barbour, Sweater: Topshop, Denim: Everlane (Run TTS–I put on 25), Chelsea Boot: Previous (Love this comparable pair from Everlane!), Sun shades: Ray-Ban

Identical to miniskirts, vests are nice layering pieces to reap the benefits of before the winter chilly rolls in! This is such a basic look that’s good for fall activities like apple orchards, pumpkin patches and soccer games. 

Beneath a Blazer 

Blazer: Previous, very comparable here and extra formfitting model right here  Sweater: Previous from Everlane, but their Cashmere Crew (is available in 18 colors!) and Cashmere Shrunken Mockneck are very comparable, Pants: Previous from Halogen, this Spanxx version and Lyssé pair (ON SALE!) are comparable, Pumps: Sam Edelman, Scarf: Previous, comparable here!

The simplest approach to type a light-weight sweater for the office? Add a blazer! I really like this look for conferences and shows when there’s a cold snap within the air — it’s beyond snug and such a power look! Add a silk scarf for extra character and reach for any shoe — pump, idler or boot! This look works greatest with a thinner sweater (in any other case it’s an excessive amount of bulky material!) 

Add aptitude with a silk scarf

Cashmere Sweater: Everlane, Large-Leg Crops: Everlane, Neck Scarf: Previous, comparable here and here

Regardless of the season, I’m ALWAYS a fan of a silk scarf. They’re such a enjoyable option to incorporate type or colour into any outfit and just make any look more elevated and polished. This is also a good way to dress up sweaters for the office. See how I type my french-style scarves here!

Over a Gown or Midi Skirt with fun earrings 

Sweater: Topshop (Runs TTS, sporting small), Skirt: Halogen (Actual colour bought out, but they’ve 12 other colors/prints!), Booties: Steve Madden, Bag: Treasure + Bond (bought out, however comparable here!), Earrings: Previous, however comparable here 

I posted this look final month and absolutely intend on repeating it throughout the autumn season. The chunky knit and midi skirt combo is gold! This look transitions so properly from day-to-night. I might wear this to a women brunch or bathe in the course of the day and feel just as snug sporting it for an evening in town. Pro tip: pair this look with a heel of some type — bootie or pump. It pulls the look collectively and avoids any “frumpy” proportions.

Layer With Lace 

Sweater: Previous, (the Everlane Cropped Cardigan could be very comparable), Leggings: Spanx, Tank: Previous, comparable right here with numerous colours!, Bag: Madewell Transport Zipper Tote 

Texture is a large element in putting collectively an fascinating outfit–and I really like how this look plays with sudden textures — knit, lace and leather! The lace cami adds the right amount of spice — I really like this for cozy date nights, in or outdoors of the house! 

With feminine pumps 

Sweater: Previous, (how good are these Madewell Stripe Sweater colours?! and this Halogen crewneck comes in two stripe colorways! Jeans: Rag + Bone (additionally love the black model!) Cap Toe Heels: Sam Edelman, (limited sizing at Shopbop, but discovered them absolutely stocked at Amazon! — they run massive, go down half measurement! Trench: London Fog (they make the BEST trench coats — Runs somewhat massive!) 

Whereas it’s tempting to succeed in for all the boots and booties you’ve been patiently ready to put on, don’t low cost pairing sweaters with pumps. I really like how candy and feminine they make a look! Good for the workplace, brunch and dinner with the women!

With a button-down

Cashmere Sweater: previous however very comparable from Everlane, Pants: Previous from Halogen, this Spanxx version and Lyssé pair (ON SALE!) are comparable! Button down: Everlane, Footwear: Previous from Everlane–bought out (Madewell makes comparable in black and dark brown!) 

I actually love the layered look of a button-down beneath a basic crewneck sweater. I do know I’m ALWAYS a professional front-tuck woman, but on this case, I truly really like it tucked out as a result of it provides a lot more curiosity and makes it more fashion-forward! 

With faux leather-based leggings 

Sweater: Previous (I really like this comparable one from Topshop and this Everlane cable knit), Leggings: Commando, Boots: Previous, Franco Sarto (The Sam Edelman Petty Chelsea boots are very comparable though and so snug!)

I wasn’t kidding about my obsession with textures! These fake leather leggings and ankle booties immediately elevate a basic sweater look. That is my fall/winter go-to date night time method — it appears put together and it’s past snug and comfy!

Add a Beret 

It’s clearly no secret that I’m a BIG fan of an excellent beret–and I feel it’s JUST the thing to spice up a basic sweater outfit! The one I’m sporting here is previous but Nordstrom makes a very cute one in tons of colors! The one I wear most is by far my camel beret–it’s virtually beret season and I CANNOT. WAIT. Unsure how one can put on it? Head over to my easy methods to wear a beret publish! 

With a Moto jacket 

Sweater: previous but very cute comparable colourful striped sweaters here, Denims: Rag + Bone Jacket:BlankNYC (previous so this actual colour isn’t obtainable but there are such a lot of cute different colours this yr!) Sneakers: Tretorn (run TTS) 

Considered one of my most worn equipment all yr spherical? A moto jacket! Whether or not it’s basic leather-based or a enjoyable coloured suede, attempt accessorizing your favourite sweater with a moto jacket for a completely new twist! 

With a Barbour Jacket and Sneakers 

Coat: Barbour Quilted Beadnell c/o Tuckernuck (More sizes obtainable at Nordstrom!), Sweater: Previous, comparable type from Topshop and I really like this Everlane Cashmere Outsized V-Neck that comes in 3 colours!, Denim: Levi’s 711 skinny denims (they’re on sale for $39!), Footwear: Jack Purcell, Bag: Madewell Transport Tote 

I really like this straightforward fall look! For coffee runs, errands, fall actions and travel days, it might’t be beat! A light-weight jacket and sneakers combo retains it from wanting too wintry, and these quality, snug basics make you look put collectively throughout the day! 

Go For Mono

Pants: Everlane (Also love these Madewell Emmett crop pants, which are available so many colors!), Ruffle neck sweater: Previous, comparable look here, Everlane’s Outsized Alpaca Crew comes in cool pink, and I really like the slouchy match of this Free Individuals sweater, Booties: Previous, but comparable right here & I really like the Everlane Heel Boot! Coat: Previous, BB Dakota has an analogous bomber version and Bardot has an analogous stye in delicate pink! 

While it’s so fun to mix and match colors and patterns for fall, there’s one thing sudden about going full on monochromatic together with your layers. I really like how sudden this mild hue is while still being seasonally applicable! 

With Bold Pop of Accessories 

Casual Winter Street Style–Chicago Fashion Blogger, The Golden Girl

Sweater: Previous, (comparable waffle-knit- is available in 9 colours and this one comes in 7 colors!), Denim: Previous Levi’s (comparable types right here and right here), Scarf: previous, (comparable here and I really like this Barbour version!), Flats: Repetto, purchased in Paris, (comparable matte version and Todds has a pink patent loafer)

Before winter rolls in and socks are a everlasting fixture for the foreseeable future, benefit from pairing sweaters with fun flats and loafers! I really like including a festive pop of shade with scarves and footwear this time of yr. 

Double up 

Cardigan: Everlane, Cashmere Sweater: Everlane, Pants: Everlane, Loafer: Everlane

Typically two sweaters is best than one! How cute is that this look for the office? Particularly ones that run additional cold this time of yr. The key right here is layering comparable, but complementary hues — bonus factors for a monochromatic look! See extra ways I styled this cardigan sweater in my Everlane Fall Capsule Wardrobe publish.

Need more fashion inspo? There’s LOTS of nice fall outfits to repeat in these posts!

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