creative styling ideas for sweaters

Don’t you just adore sweaters around this time of the year? You can always rely on a good old (or new) sweater to keep you warm, fuzzy and stylish whether at work, a cocktail hour or a Sunday brunch. You can layer on top or underneath sweaters and pair them with pants, skirts or dresses. The possibilities are infinite without having to compromise comfort or your personal style.

You can wear your favorite staple over your sleeveless dress during the winter months. You get to show off your favorite sweater and also get the most wear out of your summer / spring piece. Sounds like a win-win to me!

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If you’re feeling like that knitted top is a little too blend, pair it with another fabric! Adding some faux leather or feather to the look, changes up the game and creates an outfit that you’ll remember.

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Play with different sweater designs! If you choose a unique design or a piece that’s bejeweled or simply spectacular, keep your bottom very simple or opt for something with a similar color tone so your top can shine. I love this cape style knit top!

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Grab that fluffy sweater of yours and pair it with a full midi skirt for some ladylike flare.

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Change up the mood by pairing the same sweater with skinny jeans for a casual weekend…

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…and don’t forget to get goofy in front of some cheese. It’s always fun to ask your dear friend to run across the street, stop traffic on a 4-lane road and snap the perfect shot in 2.5 seconds. We are a committed team.

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Keep it super simple and ultra chic with a pair of well fitted skinny jeans, a chunky knit sweater and a moto jacket. …and don’t forget the heels. They add so much to the full look.

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Get dolled up and bring your “glam game” in a unique knit top when heading to a date or a cocktail party with your mister. This hand made knit top is so unique and spectacular.

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Play with the volumes by pairing your super fitted knit top with a full a-line midi skirt. This pairing will bring out your feminine side without being provocative. Add a soft scarf or a faux fur stole to complete your look.

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If you don’t feel like getting dressed, but you still want to look decent, try an embellished / bejeweled sweater or cardigan or something with a little extra ooomph. A statement piece. You can keep the rest of your look uncomplicated.

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Oh! Don’t forget that sweater dress! It instantly dresses you in less than a minute and all you have to add is shoes and a little jewelry. Best piece of clothing ever when you forgot to set the alarm.

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A fun or bold piece of top can never hurt. This pink fluffy softness pairs really well with skirts and jeans for fun dates.

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Make sure that you have a few choices of simple, classic sweaters and knitted tops in your closet. You’ll be so thankful in the winter time when you want something with substance underneath your blazer.

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Just in case you didn’t get enough of inspiration, here’s a video on creative styling ideas for sweaters. …because you should get the most wear out of every piece in your closet. I hope you’ll enjoy!

Photos by Rick Robillard

  • Blaire Bingham

    All of these looks are stunning Bogi. My favorite is the red sweater with the moto jacket. You look so chic! My sweaters are getting a lot of wear this week with temps in the 20’s!
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

  • http://www.have-clothes-will-travel.com/ Lindsey Puls

    Wow! These are all great looks! I really like the long sweater in the first photo….and your midi skirts are all so perfect!! I want them all! :)

  • http://elementsofellis.com/ Kacie Ellis

    I have just crowned you the sweater styling queen! :)

    http://elementsofellis.com/

    • http://redreticule.com Red Reticule

      This made my day!!! Happy weekend to you! Bogi

  • http://forsevenseasons.wordpress.com for seven seasons

    I love how creative you are with your clothing, Bogi. You always amaze me with what you put together!

    https://forsevenseasons.wordpress.com

  • http://www.nowthatschic.com/ Now That’s Chic

    Love all of them! You look fabulous :)

    Mischelle

    http://www.nowthatschic.com

  • http://www.vanessasrunway.com VanessasRunway

    Love them all! You make sweaters look amazing. :)

    http://www.vanessasrunway.com

  • http://www.mixmatchfashion.com/ Tara

    These are all fabulous! I’m especially loving that pink one!

  • Savvy Southern Chic

    These are all amazing!

  • http://www.dousedinpink.com Jill

    So much inspiration here! I love all of these amazing looks!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

  • http://www.fashionandfeathers.com/ Claire @ Fashion + Feathers

    All of your looks are gorgeous, I don’t even know where to start! Anything with black and white stripes always grabs my attention. And the ivory sweater with the floral sleeves… Gorg! I found your post through the Fashion Files linkup :)

    • http://redreticule.com Red Reticule

      Thank you so much, Claire! Wishing you a happy weekend!

  • AvgGirlsGuide

    Wow, overwhelmingly awesome inspiration — love that cute, goofy pose but mostly how the sweater worked in two totally different looks. Love that black and white look, too! You are the master of a midi. :)

    alyson
    http://www.theaveragegirlsguide.com

  • Living on Cloud Nine

    Wow!!! Amazing looks, Amazing YOU! If you haven’t already, I hope that you’ll link up this post with our My Refined Style link up today!! All ladies need to see your gorgeous face and Ahhhmazing style!!!

    • http://redreticule.com Red Reticule

      Thank you so much! I’ll be sure to check out your linkup! Happy weekend!

  • http://www.straightastyleblog.com/ Amy Ann Arnold

    Great styling! I love getting creative with different pieces in my wardrobe.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  • http://dailystylefinds.com/ Lisa @ Daily Style Finds

    Cozy sweaters are the best part of fall/winter. You have so many stylish looks, Bogi. I think the red and grey combo is my favorite.

    I am hosting my first fashion link-up #thrusdaystylefinds – I hope you can join.
    Lisa
    Daily Style Finds

  • http://www.cuteandlittle.com/ Kileen

    So many creative looks! Love how you layered the sweater over the sleeveless dress!

    Kileen
    cute & little

  • Alyssa Renee

    Really great styling tips! I love your pink sweater and the ivory one with the laser cut flowers! =)

    ~Alyssa~
    shesalyssarenee.com
    Shop My New Online Store Below! =)
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  • http://www.kelseybang.com kelsey bang

    cute post! so many great looks with sweaters!

    kelseybang.com

  • http://bubblesther.com Esther

    I love all of these outfits, my favorites are the 2 outfits with the fifth sweater and the pink fluffy one :) You have such a beautiful style!!

    xo, Esther

    http://bubblesther.com

  • http://www.alabouroflife.com/ Linda Cassidy

    you have impeccable style and I love dropping by to see what you are wearing

    Hope you were able to stop by and link up to a Labour of Fashion
    http://www.alabouroflife.com/2016/01/a-plethora-of-plaids-when-you-fashion.html

  • http://www.ashtastical.com/ Ashtastical

    Awesome looks!! 😃

    -Ashley

    http://ashtastical.weebly.com

  • Darcy

    Such unique ideas! Love the first one over the dress!
    http://www.amemoryofus.com

  • http://colourqueen.co.uk Lorna Mai Colour Queen

    You look stunning in bright colours so I’d say they’re my favourite. You’re such an elegant fashion blogger and your photos are all so professional. I look forward to seeing more beautiful looks in 2016!