When the temperature starts to drop outside, and you begin to transition your wardrobe accordingly, sweaters likely come to mind immediately. It’s no surprise that women’s sweaters are an essential part of any winter wardrobe. They don’t call it sweater weather for nothing, right? And when it comes to the best sweaters for the chilly months, crewnecks are up there. Whether you prefer pullover crewneck or crewneck cardigans, this sweater style is a must-have for the winter months. That’s because this neckline is timeless, classic, versatile, universally flattering, and perfect for layering. Like most sweaters, crewnecks are also available in some seriously comfy-cozy materials and designs that make them ideal for when the temperature drops, especially when styled appropriately for the weather.
Read on for tips on how to style your crewneck sweaters for winter that’ll have you covered, both literally and figuratively, all season long.
Looking for that added neck coverage and warmth but can’t be bothered with a scarf? Layering your crewneck sweater over a turtleneck is a look that’s as practical for cold weather as it is cute and timeless. If you want to take this combination to the next level from a comfort standpoint, opt for a cashmere turtleneck. The cloudlike comfort of rocking cashmere all day is unbeatable, and cashmere will instantly elevate any look, even if it’s just the neckline peeking out over your crewneck.
Try pairing a turtleneck with a pullover crewneck sweater layer, like a cotton blend crewneck sweater in a solid hue or a pattern. Complete this look with a long puffer coat layer, trendy straight-leg jeans, and booties with warm socks.
Another classic way to style a crewneck sweater is over a you’ll want to opt for a long-sleeve Oxford shirt with a durable and complementary crewneck sweater on top, like a pullover patchwork crewneck with bishop sleeves and a cable knit print. This sweater’s cozy and textured design elements will complement the crispness of your Oxford shirt’s collar and create a dynamic and polished look. This combination also provides the layers and coverage you need to stay warm on a chilly or downright cold day.
Pair with corduroy pants in a complementary shade and boots or booties and a neutral-toned parka for a cold-weather outfit that’s ideal for a business casual office or a winter lunch date with pals.
While it’s hard not to love the comfort and ease of a pullover crewneck sweater, especially when it’s cold outside, crewneck cardigan sweaters can also make ideal winter layers. Opt for a soft and oh-so-flattering cashmere crewneck cardigan with a classic button-front design and try layering this over a fitted cotton-blend mock turtleneck.
Tuck your mock turtleneck into the waistband of a thick wool skirt thigh-length skirt and complete this timeless look with fleece-lined leggings. Add a long down coat layer to wear to and from anything you have on your agenda for the day. This outfit is ideal for days you want to feel and look extra stylish without sacrificing warmth and comfort.
For those extra chilly winter days, try wearing a thick pullover crewneck sweater over a long-sleeve thermal top. This will allow you to maintain that easy and classic crew neckline look while also keeping you warm throughout the day. Since your neck will be a bit more exposed with this combination, don’t forget to rock a protective and warm winter scarf that you can throw on as needed as you move about your day.
While the thermal tee will trap in your body heat, you’ll still want to opt for a thicker sweater here, like a cotton drifter shaker doubled crewneck style. Don’t forget to add a parka or puffer layer if the weather calls for it. This outfit works great with some high-waisted skinny or straight-leg jeans for the weekend, or you can opt for slacks if you need to dress this outfit up a bit while staying covered and warm.
By following these style suggestions and tips, crewneck sweaters will quickly become your cold-weather go-to. Whether you opt to layer them over a turtleneck, a mock neck, an Oxford button-up, or a cozy thermal, we’re sure you’re going to look great all season long!