Four Ways to Style a Pullover Sweater

Four Ways to Style a Pullover Sweater

Update your fall and winter wardrobe with pullover sweaters in seasonal colors and prints. The classic pullover is a versatile sweater style that you can wear in many ways. It’s adaptable to almost any outfit and occasion, and it comes in sizes to fit everybody. Here are some of our favorite ways to style the women’s pullover sweater:

With a Flannel Shirt and Jeans

Women’s flannel shirts are just as versatile as pullovers for fall and winter. The two pieces also go well together—layer a buttoned flannel beneath a pullover to show the collar. You can leave the flannel untucked for a casual, ’80s-inspired look or tuck it in for a more polished look. Lands’ End flannel is woven from 100% cotton and brushed for cozy softness.

When it comes to flannel shirt colors to match your pullover, you’ll find plenty of options. Of course, there’s traditional red plaid, but you may also come across other plaid colors like blush pink, purple, or blue. Some flannels have holiday motifs, while others feature animal print or modern color-block designs. Buffalo check is a popular print for flannel, but you’ll also find it on everything from curtains to duvet covers.

Although many bottom styles can work for this look, we love any type of women’s jeans with a flannel and pullover. Create an on-trend look with skinny jeans and a roomy pullover sweater, or opt for straight-leg jeans and a true-to-size sweater for an outfit that’s classic and flatters every figure.

With a Dress Shirt and Slacks

Another way to wear a pullover sweater is over a dress shirt with slacks. Women’s dress shirts come in collared button-front styles and multiple colors. Wear one under a cashmere pullover or a sweater crafted from smooth cotton/modal. For a look that’s all business, layer a pullover sweater vest over a dress shirt with dress pants.

Many dress pants styles can work with a pullover and dress shirt. Flat front styles create a streamlined effect. For more room in the hip and thigh area, opt for a pleated pants style. You’ll find cotton/polyester pants and those made from washable wool, which is a wool-blend fabric that you can launder in your home washer and dryer.

With an Undershirt and Leggings

You don’t have to wear another visible top beneath a pullover sweater. An undershirt provides a smooth layer beneath your skin and your sweater, which helps prevent perspiration from reaching your sweater and prevents itchiness caused by sweater fibers. Look for silk-interlock women’s thermals for moisture-wicking comfort and warmth. These tops and bottoms come in short- and long-sleeved crewneck, scoop neck, and V-neck styles, so you can find one that doesn’t show through your sweater.

Leggings look stylish with a long pullover sweater such as a tunic. Solid-color leggings in neutral hues go with virtually everything. Pair print leggings, available in an array of vibrant shades, with a pullover in a complementary color. Add ankle boots or calf-high boots with boot socks to finish the look and keep your feet comfortable and covered on cool fall days.

With a Skirt or Skort

Skirts and pullovers are another winning combination, although you can also choose a skort for the same look. Skorts have the look of a skirt but the coverage and fit of shorts for modesty and comfort. Either way, a wrinkle-resistant cotton/polyester blend is a good choice. Opt for khaki if you want a skirt or skort that matches any type of top or sweater.

Jersey knit midi skirts are also a stylish accompaniment to any pullover sweater. When shopping for a cotton garment—whether it’s a sweater, skirt, or tee—look for Supima cotton for maximum wear and comfort. Supima cotton is grown in the USA and comprises only about 3% of domestic cotton production. It has a long-staple fiber with twice the strength of regular cotton and is colorfast for lasting vibrancy.

Accessorizing a Pullover Sweater

There are many ways to accessorize a pullover sweater. Fashion scarves can be tied around the neck, or you can impart a touch of sparkle with a statement necklace that falls just above the sweater neckline. A trendy option is a long necklace or even a trio of necklaces in different lengths for a layered look. You can also accessorize any sweater with a pin or brooch in an eye-catching style.

Some pullovers can be accessorized with a wide or skinny belt, depending on the look you prefer. Cotton/modal blends and Supima cotton sweaters are lightweight and smooth enough to belt around the waist, as long as you choose a tunic length that reaches to or past the hips. Belted sweaters look elegant with everything from slim-fit pants and skirts to leggings and jeggings.

Experiment with different sweater-based outfits to find your faves. There are also Christmas sweaters for holidays and family sweaters so everyone in your crew can match.


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