There's a reason we all love sweater weather so much. Sure, it evokes some extremely cozy feelings, like sipping warm tea as the leaves change or wrapping ourselves in as many blankets as possible during a movie marathon. But, at the core of it, the reason we love it so much is because of its namesake: sweaters. What’s not to love about sweaters?
Sweaters are an essential part of anyone’s wardrobe. And while the styles, cuts, and materials may vary widely, most sweaters share that they’re comfy, flattering, and versatile enough to wear with almost any bottoms. While you can rock sweaters with essentially any pair of jeans, skirts, or pants that you can think of, sweaters and straight-leg jeans are often the perfect pairing. Read on for a list of the all-time cutest sweaters to wear with your favorite and oh-so-trendy straight-leg jeans.
You’ll be glad to know that the first sweater on this list is a seriously soft, silky-smooth cashmere option. A cozy cashmere turtleneck looks fabulous when tucked into a pair of high-waisted straight-leg jeans. A soft, form-fitting sweater with shape-keeping ribbed cuffs, hem, and a classic turtleneck neckline creates the perfect balance with the not too wide, not too narrow look of a pair of straight-leg jeans.
Opt for a cozy-cute cashmere sweater in an argyle print or classic ivory or black shade, and tuck this top into a pair of ankle-length straight-leg jeans. Complete this timeless outfit with a thin leather or pleather belt, booties or flats, and a pair of subtle earrings for a look that’s perfect for a dinner date or coffee out with friends on a crisp fall day.
Women’s tunic sweaters are another great choice when it comes to pairing sweaters with on-trend, straight-leg jeans. That’s because tunic sweaters fall right below the hip, so when paired with shapely straight-leg bottoms, this makes for a lovely silhouette. The breezy, longer fit of tunic sweaters and the sturdier, slightly cropped look of ankle-length straight-leg denim jeans also creates a balanced, dynamic, and stylish look.
Pair a lavender or light pink linen quarter-length sleeve tunic sweater with a light-wash pair of ankle-length jeans in the slightly sunnier months, or an ivory or white cotton blend textured cable knit long-sleeve tunic sweater with a darker pair of straight-leg jeans for when true sweater weather rolls in.
Oversized, textured women’s sweaters and straight-leg jeans are a match made in fashion heaven. Oversized sweaters will be a bit roomier than your standard-fit sweater. These sweaters come in a wide variety of cute patterns, materials, and designs. The airy, casual-cute look of an oversized or chunky sweater in a fun texture pair perfectly with the simple silhouette and fit of straight-leg denim bottoms.
One super on-trend look is a ribbed oversized crewneck sweater in a dark shade like charcoal gray paired with light-wash straight-leg ankle-length jeans and either black mules or white sneakers, depending on where you’re wearing this outfit. We love this look because it’s also a canvas for lots of great accessorizing, from a long necklace to bold earrings or even a trendy leopard-print headband. You can also layer this sweater over button-down Oxford or polo for a comfy, warm, and oh-so-stylish fall or early winter look.
One of the many things we love about sweaters is that they're also perfect for layering. So, next up on our list is a sweater that makes for some charming layering options. Women's cardigan sweaters come in a variety of styles, like long, open-front cotton cardigan sweaters to classic cashmere button-up cardigan sweaters. But one thing they all share in common is that they’re a must-have when it comes to layering sweaters. And a cardigan sweater layered over a t-shirt, polo, or blouse looks great with a pair of straight-leg jeans.
For a cute outfit idea here, start with a form-fitting white crewneck t-shirt, and add a button-front cardigan sweater layer in a shade like forest green or burgundy. Pair this layered top look with straight-leg jeans and either white sneakers or black flats. Tuck the t-shirt into the waist of your jeans and accessorize with a long, chunky necklace or printed scarf. This look is effortless yet stylish and perfect for brunch out with friends or even a day at the office if your workplace allows jeans.
Sweaters and straight-leg jeans are a perfect outfit for most of the activities on your agenda and can be adjusted for almost any time of year. Having a rotation of plush cashmere sweaters, tunic sweaters textured oversized sweaters, and made-for-layering cardigan sweaters will mean that you’ll always have something to rock with your fave straight-leg jeans.