Style Guide: Sweater Weather 2018

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!

Sonia Rykiel Pre-Fall 2018 - Sweater Weather 2018

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Sweater Weather 2018

Think Texture

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.

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Color Match

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!

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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

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48 thoughts on “Style Guide: Sweater Weather 2018

  1. 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 🙁

  2. 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!

  3. 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!

    1. Hahah right? That’s why the balance is needed. I mean, jeans aren’t that comfy but so chic with a chunky sweater! Xx

  4. 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!

  5. 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.

    1. Yes, so chic to play with the textures! Hope you’ll find some new ones to love! Xx

  6. 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!



    1. I’ve seen those too and I really like them. So fierce and unexpected with the faux fur details! Xx

  7. I am all about the sweaters with this chilly weather! Thanks for sharing these great tips! I love your ideas about texture!

  8. 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 😉


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