Pullover sweaters are a staple in my closet during the fall. Here’s how you can take your fall sweater outfits from basic to amazing in just a few steps!
Why the “before” sweater outfit needs improvements:
- I love a good, bright sweater. But this one is oversized and untucked and bright red. It has a lot of things going on that make it very big and very bold, and not necessarily in the best way.
- Definitely half tucking the sweater will make this outfit better, but there are other things we can change.
- Boyfriend jeans AND an oversized sweatshirt make it really hard to have a shape. It’s just too much fabric. We need some balance in our outfits. Check out this post I wrote about creating balance in your outfits!
- Converse are cute, but not for a chic fall outfit. We need a better shoe option than sneakers.
A few easy ways to improve your pullover sweater outfits
- Swap the oversized jeans for a fitted pair of black jeans. Super chic and simple.
- Instead of a bright red oversized sweater, choose a closer fitting (but still oversized) cream sweater that makes less of a crazy statement and is much more flattering for my body.
- Of course I need to half tuck this sweater to elongate my leg line, but I’ll take it a step farther and add a belt! It makes the outfit feel expensive and special!
- Everything in the outfit is neutral, so I added a little pop of leopard in the shoes.
If you’re more of a visual person, here’s the same advice in action
Looking to add a few pullover sweaters to your closet this season?
I’ve linked a few pullover sweaters below!
Other fall sweater outfits to give you some inspiration
Why these outfits work:
- Outfit 1
- I balanced out this oversized sweater with some skinny jeans and a taller pair of ankle boots to elongate my leg line!
- The half tuck makes all the difference in keeping my full leg line visible
- A pair of statement earrings helps draw attention up to my face.
- Outfit 2
- An oversized sweater is balanced out by skinny jeans here too.
- To add a pop of print, I added a striped tee under my sweater. It just barely peeks out, and also keeps me a little bit warmer.
- I made this outfit more casual with my black vans sneakers, but you can dress it up with a nicer shoe if you’d like! The black sneakers work well because they’re the same color as my jeans, so it helps to elongate the leg line.
Why these outfits work:
- Outfit 3
- Again, a nice oversized sweater balanced by super skinny jeans!
- The tan ankle boots elongate my leg line
- The hat and the design on the sweater both add some visual interest and bring your attention up!
- Outfit 4
- I didn’t half tuck this sweater, which is rare for me, but it’s because it was short enough on its own to not be tucked. If your sweater is a little bit cropped, you don’t need to tuck it because it’s already giving you a waistline closer to your natural waist.
- The nude flats elongate my leg line!
Now go wear your pullover sweater outfits with confidence!