Wearing sweaters with jeans may be a very classic outfit to wear during the winter. But that definitely doesn’t mean it has to be dull or boring. You just have to choose the right sweater.
Let’s start with a pair of jeans, and then see how you could wear the same pair of jeans with different sweaters for different looks, from casual options to dressier choices to see you through the winter months.
We opted for skinny jeans for this article as they are versatile and comfortable in winter. However, many of these looks would also good with other types of jeans.
Shoes and boots you can wear with your sweater and jeans combinations.
how to wear your sweaters with jeans this winter
1. cinched waist
Let’s start with a cardigan. While most sweater and cardigan styles don’t tend to show off the waist, the Open Edit sweater (below) is a good choice if you have an hourglass figure, or you want to create the illusion of one.
As this creates a nice, flattering silhouette, you could easily dress this style up for evenings out with a pretty camisole and heels. Or, you can wear during the day with flat boots.
Open Edit Cinched Waist Cardigan – Halogen Raw Edge Tank – BP. Button Front Skinny Jeans – Caslon Miller Water Resistant Chelsea Boot – BP. Faux Leather Classic Tote – Nordstrom Large Sleek Tube Hoop Earrings
2. off the shoulder
Off the shoulder sweaters are particularly on trend this season, and are a great way to show off a little bit of skin without getting chilly. An off the shoulder choice can be a good one for the pear shape as the neckline can balance out your hips. It can also be good if you want to hide a belly as the eye is drawn to your shoulders and away from your tummy area.
3. classic cashmere
Cashmere keeps you warm and feels beautiful against your skin during the cooler months. Team with another classic choice like a trench coat.
Nordstrom Plaid Detail Trench Coat – Nordstrom Cashmere Essential V-Neck Sweater – BP. Button Front Skinny Jeans – Treasure & Bond Kensley Water Resistant Chelsea Boot – BP. Faux Leather Classic Tote – Nordstrom Precious Metal Plated Cubic Zirconia Stud Earrings – Nordstrom Tissue Print Wool & Cashmere Wrap Scarf
4. long cardigan
A long cardigan is one of the most flattering options you can choose for your outfits. This is because leaving your cardigan open creates a column effect which can be lengthening and slimming.
Open Edit Relaxed Sweater Cardigan – Halogen Sleeveless Pleated Georgette Top – BP. Button Front Skinny Jeans – Caslon Miller Water Resistant Chelsea Boot – BP. Faux Leather Classic Tote – Open Edit Set of 3 Pendant & Chain Necklaces
A wrap sweater style can be a glamorous option for evenings. If you’re heading out for a dinner where a mix of casual and formal would be perfect, how about the wrap sweater combination below?
I noticed plenty of colorblock sweaters on the designer runways from the likes of Akris, Jill Sander, Victoria Beckham and Dolce&Gabbana this winter. But, you don’t need a designer budget to get the same look. The Caslon colorblock sweater (below) is a stylish, affordable option that comes in four different color pathways.
Caslon Colorblock Funnel Neck Sweater – BP. Button Front Skinny Jeans – Treasure & Bond Kensley Water Resistant Chelsea Boot – BP. 3-Piece Faux Leather Crossbody Bag – Nordstrom Precious Metal Plated Cubic Zirconia Stud Earrings
7. rib sleeve
When choosing a sweater, small details can make all the difference to your outfit. The ribbed sleeves on the Open Edit sweater (below) will add interest to your sweater and jeans look.
Open Edit Rib Sleeve Sweater – BP. Button Front Skinny Jeans – Treasure & Bond Kensley Water Resistant Chelsea Boot – BP. 3-Piece Faux Leather Crossbody Bag – Nordstrom Precious Metal Plated Cubic Zirconia Stud Earrings
If you choose skinny jeans, a longer sweater option such as the Treasure & Bond crewneck style (below) is a great choice.
Treasure & Bond Menswear Coat – Treasure & Bond Cozy Crewneck Sweater – BP. Button Front Skinny Jeans – Zella Lifestyle Sneaker – BP. 3-Piece Faux Leather Crossbody Bag – Nordstrom 2ct Trillion Sterling Silver Cubic Zirconia Stud Earrings
A turtleneck sweater can be useful to wear on its own with your jeans and jacket. Or, you could always layer your turtleneck under your favorite dresses to create a different look for another day.
Halogen Knit Moto Jacket – BP. Mock Neck Sweater – BP. Button Front Skinny Jeans – Zella Lifestyle Sneaker – BP. Faux Leather Classic Tote – Nordstrom 2ct Trillion Sterling Silver Cubic Zirconia Stud Earrings
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What are your favorite sweater styles to wear with jeans? Will you be treating yourself to a new sweater this season?
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