How to Dress to Impress with Sweaters

How to Dress to Impress with Sweaters

Create plenty of outfits with a diverse women’s sweater collection this fall and winter. Women’s sweaters are essential for the cold-weather season. They come in sizes to fit every body, and they’re available in a range of styles to fit most any occasion.

Cotton Sweaters

Cotton is one of the most versatile fabrics for almost any type of apparel. There are women’s cotton sweaters in a wide variety of styles, colors and motifs. Cotton is an excellent material for sweaters because it’s soft, sturdy and can be knit and woven various ways. Consider wearing cable-knit cotton sweaters for casual winter style and fine-gauge cotton sweaters for a dressy look you can layer.

Update your wardrobe with a cotton cardigan. There are long open styles that you can layer over turtlenecks and T-shirts for added warmth. For a look that combines classic and modern elements, consider a zip-front cardigan. Button-front cardigans have a traditionally dressy look, but you can make them more casual by wearing one over a graphic T-shirt with women’s jeans or leggings.

Cotton pullovers also present plenty of fashion options. You can wear an oversized pullover with skinny jeans or jeggings and add boots for an on-trend look. Cotton tunic sweaters are universally flattering and can be worn on their own with any bottoms—including jeans, dress pants and skirts—and layered over other tops such as button-down collared shirts for a preppy look.

Some sweaters blend cotton with other fabrics, such as polyester, acrylic or the slightest hint of spandex. There are cotton and cotton-blend sweaters you can launder in your washing machine for easy cleaning, which is another reason to add this winter fashion staple to your closet. One of the most versatile cotton blends is cotton-modal, which has a smooth feel and is warm yet light enough for layering.

Fleece Sweaters

The fleece sweater is another one of our winter favorites. It’s soft, warm and has a cozy feel, and it comes in a variety of styles ranging from casual to semi-dressy. There are quarter-zip fleece sweaters for laid-back everyday style, along with cowl-neck fleece sweaters that you can wear to the office. You’ll also find sherpa fleece sweatshirts in solid colors and wintry prints such as buffalo check, which is also a popular winter motif for bedding and home décor.

Fleece sweatshirts and sweaters go perfectly with matching sweatpants. Or create a color block style by pairing a sweater or sweatshirt with contrasting bottoms. You can wear these sweaters with leggings, jeggings, and jeans too. Fleece tops, vests, and jackets are great for layering as well. Wear one over a long-sleeve button-down or tee for coordinated style and plenty of warmth.

Wool Sweaters

Sport ski-lodge-inspired style with a Fair Isle wool sweater. Thanks to the wintry print, you can wear a Fair Isle sweater for the holiday season too. Solid-color wool sweaters are versatile and stylish for winter, too. A lofty bobble-knit wool sweater is casual and can often be found in an array of colors, including holiday hues such as red and green. There are Christmas sweaters for the whole family with festive prints if you want to go for full-festive mode, and some of them are knit from wool or a similar fabric.

A relaxed-fit wool sweater in one of these bright, cheery hues can be paired with print leggings and boots for a festive winter outfit. Wool and wool-blend sweaters are usually warm enough that you don’t need to layer, but you can wear women’s thermals underneath on the coldest days.

For a casual yet practical winter outfit, layer a wool sweater over a buttoned flannel and pair with straight-leg jeans. All you need to add is outerwear and winter boots and you’re ready to take on anything.

Cashmere Sweaters

Impart an upscale touch to your wardrobe with cashmere sweaters. This natural fiber is highly renowned for its super-soft texture. Although it has a lightweight feel, it’s incredibly warm with a silky, slightly fuzzy feel. For an office-ready look that’s also luxe for date night, pair a cashmere turtleneck with flat-front black pants and dress shoes or even ankle boots.

A cashmere cardigan over a matching top is another dressy idea you can wear to work or anywhere else. Cashmere also makes a great gift, whether you wrap up a sweater or winter accessories. There are hats and scarves for women made from cashmere, along with acrylic CashTouch winter apparel that looks and feels like the real thing.

These are just some of the ways to wear and style women’s sweaters. Go through your wardrobe and see what needs to be updated. If you haven’t worn something in a year, it’s likely you won’t unless it’s reserved for special occasions only. A few new sweaters and some other key apparel pieces can impart fresh style to your clothing collection, plus sweaters are practical for the whole cold weather season and even early spring.


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