Figuring out how to stay warm while also looking elegant for a night out can be difficult to navigate. Consult this list for the ultimate guide on how to do both. No matter your personal style or the venue, we have an elegant sweater for you.
This classic style has a sleek Parisian feel and can easily be taken from a daytime office look to a nighttime date look. Glam it up by pairing it with a long modish necklace. Pair a buttery soft cashmere turtleneck with your favorite pair of fitted jeans, or a long, chic pleated skirt for a truly elegant date night outfit.
This premium cotton fiber sweater is a number choice for its versatility and durability. It can be worn under your vest or jacket or worn as an outer layer for those slightly warmer nights. It's also lightweight enough to be worn virtually any time of the year. This is a perfectly appropriate and stylish layer even during the warmest months of the summer. When restaurants and movie theaters are blasting that AC on your night out, you’ll be prepared!
These tall shawl sweaters aren’t just for those who regularly find themselves in the “tall” section of stores and catalogs. Wear this sweater over a classic plain t-shirt to make your outfit complete. This shawl sweater can even be thrown over your turtle neck or supima cotton sweater for a cool and cozy layered look. This style can add a boho-chic vibe to anyone’s wardrobe.
Another simple and elegant style is the crewneck. This wardrobe staple can be dressed up or down depending on your plans. Wear this style slightly oversized with a French half-tuck into your favorite high-waisted jeans. Or, wear with a short skirt and knee-length boots to add a vogue retro vibe to your night out outfit. A sharp white collar peaking out of the top of a classic black crewneck sweater is timeless, elegant and adaptable from worktime to playtime.
If you’re at a loss with what to pair with your favorite sweater for your night out on the town, fret not! Just grab a sweater dress and a pair of thick warm tights or leggings. This single item is a complete and classy look by itself. Almost any style of sweater dress is going to make you look elegant and modern for your night out while keeping you nice and warm. Add a fashion scarf to really set the look off.
A scooped-out boatneck is probably the most classy and elegant of all the sweater styles. This go-to favorite of Audrey Hepburn has never gone out of style—and for good reason! This cut is flattering on every person and every body type. Accentuate your shoulders and neck by skipping a necklace or scarf with this sweater and opt for some dangly modern earrings. You could also pair this sweater with a pair of capri pants or a pencil skirt and ballet flats to really tap into that timeless, Hepburn vibe.
While not necessarily a sweater by definition, this item (a combination shirt and jacket) comes in many types of fabrics and styles, including in fleece and as a sweater-blazer. A fleece blazer-style shacket is the ultimate elegant sweater for a night out, as it will keep you comfortable and warm while looking chic and stylish.
A bulky cable-knit sweater may not be the first style you think of when you hear the words “elegant” or “date night”, but this style can be dressed up. Wear a more fitted cable knit sweater with a long loose skirt and ankle boots, or find a more oversized fit to pair with a miniskirt and tights. Throw a chic blazer on top to complete this sophisticated style.
You knew it would be on this list! The ultimate stand-by and a go-to staple in nearly every wardrobe, the cardigan should not be overlooked on an elegant date night. Buttoned or unbuttoned, piled with layers and scarves or simply over your favorite blouse, this classic sweater style is always appropriate.