I‘m sure I’ve written more about cozy fashion the past weeks than what I’ve done the past years, but no intention to stop anytime soon! I mean, it’s only January and still weather to embrace with the sweaters! Here’s, sort of, the ultimate guide to the sweater weather 2018. And oh, there’s only three things that I think you need to keep in mind, though rules are meant to be broken!
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Sweater Weather 2018
I do define the best sweaters as the ones that are knitted, chunky and cozy. With those in mind, the one key thing about the styling game is to think about the texture. The texture of knitwear is soft which makes it a great piece to contrast with materials that are more rough. That includes denim, faux leather and patent leather. Perhaps high waisted jeans with an oversized sweater, or a knitted sweater dress with patent leather pants? Knitwear can come off as a bit clumsy too and is thereby favorable to match with more delicate pieces, as in lace or silk. A slip dress with a chunky cardigan is an interesting contrast for instance. Or a delicate lace blouse layered with a sweater, The thing to keep in mind is to match knitwear with other statement textures as the contrast is ever so fashionable! A simple way to create an effortlessly chic look without overstyling it.
As sweaters comes in any color imaginable, it’s difficult to give any specific color advice. However, if we shall think about what’s trending at the moment, there are some general colors to keep in mind. For instance, red is a popular shade that is fierce to match with anything grey and black. You can also challenge yourself by pairing it with a bright pink or why not a bold purple? A camel colored sweater is nice to do with a flannel shirt or any other piece of print as it’s a nice balance of neutrality and statement. The pink sweaters have been popping up lately and are chic to match with a Klein blue, a forest green or why not some silver? Here’s another article on color combinations for 2018, if you need some inspiration!
Balance the Volume
As told previously, the sweaters are at their best when they’re oversized and chunky. This means though that there’s a lot of volume to deal with. One way to deal with the volume is to layer the sweater with a shirt under, a shirt that adds some structure by the collar and sleeves. Another way is to balance with defined pants as in jeans or tights. You can also go for the bootcut style or the 70s to meet the volume with a counterpart. Layering it with a midi dress is also chic but go for the heels or neat shoes to not let the volume be too much of a statement.
Folks! How do you embrace the sweater weather 2018? Do you think about anything specific when styling? Let’s chat in the comments! Xx
48 thoughts on “Style Guide: Sweater Weather 2018”
What a coincidence, I made a similar post last week and is refreshing to see your point of view about the topic! Love sweaters, definitely gonna miss them after winter 🙁
Haha that’s lovely! Sweater weather it is then! Xx
Honestly, I probably don’t think enough about what goes into my own sweater looks, but it’s hard to go wrong! Texture contrast and statement pieces are my favorite little tricks though. Lovely post lady!
The statement pieces are the best though, easy to style! Thank you Amber! Xx
thanks hun for the guide! and yes red hue is very fashionable now! xx
Indeed, so pretty to play around with! Xx
The Style Fanatic
Glad you liked it! Xx
You’re not wrong there, we still have a few months of super cold weather left ahead of us (saaaadly)! Each one of your tips in this post is completely on point, particularly making sure to balance out the knitwear. Definitely on board with thinking about textures; I keep on buying super chunky knit jumpers right now and they’re SO much cosier than their flimsy opponents haha. Have a lovely weekend ahead, Mia!
Hahah right? That’s why the balance is needed. I mean, jeans aren’t that comfy but so chic with a chunky sweater! Xx
Yes I’m all for cozy! Love your tips.
Cozy is the best! Xx
So many cute looks! Love sweaters for wintertime.
Same here, so pretty, cozy and chic to style! Xx
I’ve definitely upped my coat and jacket game to keep my winter style fresh!
Le Stylo Rouge
That’s lovely! Here’s to a fashionable winter! Xx
Yaas babee! Sweater weather!! you have already said it!!
MES VOYAGES À PARIS
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It’s the way to it! Xx
Great post! I love sweaters and will definitely keep your tips in mind when it comes to styling them!
Marije | thegfguide.com
Hope you’ll find the tips helpful! Xx
Sweaters are always so nice to wear in the colder weather.
they are huh? Love the statement! Xx
I just got back from chilly, CHILLY weather and spent the entire time bundled up, so I am all about cozy sweaters right now. I love that gorgeous red one!
That’s lovely Kasie! The red one is a gem! Xx
I love an oversized sweater with a pleated skirt
That’s a great mix huh? Love the contrast! Xx
Have a nice week!
You too! Xx
During winter time there is nothing better than a warm sweater.
Keep warm and cozy.
That’s so true, they are cozy and fun to style! Xx
I love sweaters, period and they are the only saving grace in this awfully cold season.
Shireen⎜Reflection of Sanity
Hahah that’s true though! They’re simply the best! Xx
I want to go buy all the sweaters right now! All of mine are old and I really need an update–I love all the textures I’m seeing right now.
Yes, so chic to play with the textures! Hope you’ll find some new ones to love! Xx
As always, you’ve shared some wonderful tips on working with sweaters this season! They’re a necessity, so might as well reach for the more fashionable ones! I’m really loving the ones I’ve been seeing with faux fur accents all over, they’re such a great spin on the classic essential. I also love wearing knits with leather especially come winter. The contrast is so good and I tend to be all about the edgy vibes come fall and winter, so it works. Thanks so much for sharing, gorgeous, and I hope you’re having a great day so far!
THE STYLE CONTOUR
I’ve seen those too and I really like them. So fierce and unexpected with the faux fur details! Xx
I am all about the sweaters with this chilly weather! Thanks for sharing these great tips! I love your ideas about texture!
It’s always a good one to contrast with! Xx
We love sweaters with slogans and interesting details like fringe and ruffled sleeves!
Rock Renee Blog
Same here, so fun with the statement! Xx
Loved your selection,the red one is so gorgeous.
Nina’s Style Blog
Love it too, so insanely cozy! Xx
I’m so into sweaters this season esp oversized ones! So cozy!
Happy Wednesday, babe!
They are the best though, so cozy to embrace! Xx
I am loving these cold weather posts. I can’t even begin to think about spring or warm weather with the temps dipping below the 20’s. Keep em’ coming.
xo, Whitney and Blaire
Peaches In A Pod
Will surely do! Haha trying to find the inspiration for everyone! Xx
LOL – rules are meant to be broken 😉 But agreed on these rules! Balancing volume is so difficult to do sometimes – something I always struggle with when wearing sweaters. You’re inspiring me to keep up with the winter clothing – instead of wish for spring 😉
Hahah I’m trying to do my best here, lol! Xx
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