9 new ways to style fall sweaters for women

by Sylvia

9 new ways to style fall sweaters for women | 40plusstyle.com

It goes without saying that a lightweight sweater is a fall staple.

While sweater styles do change subtly, there are only so many ways you can knit a sweater. But, there are lots of different ways you can style a sweater.

Here are some of the best sweaters for women and ways to style them this fall.

How to wear a sweater

You don’t have to stick to wearing yours with jeans and sneakers – although that’s always a great option! Here are some more ideas for you to style your sweater this season.1

1. All neutrals

Who says you have to give up neutrals when colder weather sets in? An all-neutral look can still look chic for fall and winter. It tends to work best if you choose a creamier white rather than a shade which is too stark.

While there are some beautiful richly-hued jewel colors among the fall color trends for 2018, whites, creams, camels and pale grays can also look stunning when looking at sweaters for women in stores, or shopping your closet. They can create real impact when worn together.

Neutrals sweater outfits | 40plusstyle.com

M&S sweater – Topshop wide legged pants – Toms bootie – Area Stars multistrand necklace  – Sole Society gold bag

2. Sweater tucked into wide-legged pants

Just as the half-tuck became the fashionable way of tucking a shirt this summer, the sweater has also gained a tuck and is a new idea when looking at how to wear a sweater. Wear yours tucked in a little at the front and then left casually to drape at the side and back.

However, you may wish to avoid this kind of tuck if you don’t want to add extra bulk around your midriff. It’s all about playing with the tuck so that your sweater falls in the most flattering way for your body shape.

Push up your sleeves for an even more relaxed take on this trend.

 Sweater with wide leg pants | 40plusstyle.com

Vince Camuto houndstooth pants – 1.State burgundy boots – Halogen burgundy sweater – Privex Revaux sunglasses – Kate Spade gold pearlsVince Camuto staja leather bag

3. Wear your sweater with a print skirt

If you have a print skirt in your closet, you can style it for fall with a sweater in a block color. Again, play around with where your sweater falls to make sure it ends at the most flattering part on your body.

Printed bottoms with a chic sweater | 40plusstyle.com

Halogen floral skirt – Topshop sweater – Treasure and Bond white mules – Estrella Bartlett drawstring bag

4. Sweaters with an unusual print

While most sweaters for women tend to come in one block color, there are some unusual prints out there which will make your sweater a hero piece for fall.

Unique printed sweaters and how to style them | 40plusstyle.com

Kate Spade navy sweater – Paige skinny jeans – Madewell tote bag – Torry Burch knot earrings – Karl Lagerfeld Paris slip-on sneakers

5. The new sleeve style for sweaters

Trends tend to be all about those little tweaks. We’ve had cold shoulder tops and voluminous sleeves during spring and summer. Now, the latest jumper style is the bell-sleeved sweater.

If you do decide to try it, it’s likely to be a women’s sweater trend which won’t be around too long, so simply choose something you love for this season.

This is another time you need to think about proportions and what will work best for your body type. The point where the bell shape ends on the sleeve draws the eye. so, the green sweater below draws attention to the waist, while the red sweater draws the eye to the hips. Find one which is flattering for you.

Statement sleeves - ways to style your fall sweater | 40plusstyle.com

French Connection sweater – Vince Camuto balloon sleeve sweater – Vince Camuto blouson sleeve sweater

6. Wear your sweater under a plaid jacket

A plaid blazer is a huge trend for fall 2018. It’s a great look for weekends worn with a sweater underneath. You’ll want to choose a sweater which is lightweight so you don’t add too much bulk.

Plaid jacket and how to style it with your fall sweater | 40plusstyle.com

BP plaid jacket – J.Crew navy sweater  – Paige jeans – BP pointed loafers – Leith quilted crossbody

7. A sweater with a pleated skirt

A cozy sweater can be a soft, glamorous option with a pleated evening skirt. You could opt for a more casual sweater style and sneakers for daywear, or choose an off-the-shoulder number for an evening out.

Pleated skirt with off shoulder sweater | 40plusstyle.com

Marks and Spencer pleated skirt – Ugg off the shoulder sweater – Nina jeweled sandals – Leith suede clutch bag – Gorjana link necklace

8. Layered with other knits

To stay warm AND stylish, you could layer your sweater with other knits. A turtleneck is a great layering option to wear under a poncho.

Ways to layer your fall sweater with knits | 40plusstyle.com

M&S poncho – M&S blue turtleneck – M&S indigo jeans – M&S gray booties – Stella Ruby tassel necklaceUrban Originals hobo bag

9. Layered under a dress

Again, a turtleneck is put to good use as a layering option. Victoria Beckham has been layering hers under a shirt dress. It means you can continue wearing a thinner dress for fall and winter. Team yours with knee-high boots.

Outfit ideas on how to layer a sweater under a dress | 40plusstyle.com

M&S dress – M&S rollneck sweater – Bella Vita navy boots – Sole Society oxblood bag – Argentino Vivo knot earrings

How will you be wearing your sweater this fall? Have these sweaters for women ideas on how to wear a sweater given you some inspiration?

 

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