Pullover sweaters are a staple in my closet during the fall. Here’s how you can take your summer sweater outfits from basic to amazing in just a few steps!

SIMILAR RED SWEATER | JEANS | WHITE CONVERSE SNEAKERS 

BLACK JEANS | SIMILAR CREAM SWEATER | LEOPARD FLATS | BELT WITH GOLD BUCKLE | GOLD EARRINGS

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

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!

See the rest of the 2020 Fall Style Guide HERE!

The Fall Style Guide: Sweater Outfits

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!

cute fall sweater outfit

SIMILAR RED SWEATER | JEANS | WHITE CONVERSE SNEAKERS 

BLACK JEANS | SIMILAR CREAM SWEATER | LEOPARD FLATS | BELT WITH GOLD BUCKLE | GOLD EARRINGS

 

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

 

If you’re more of a visual person, here’s the same advice in action

cute fall sweater outfit - red dress with boyfriend jeans
cute fall sweater outfit - cream sweater with black jeans and leopard flats

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

How to wear oversized clothes
fall sweater outfit

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.

 

fall sweater outfit
the best pullover sweaters for fall

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!

See the rest of the 2020 Fall Style Guide HERE!

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7 Comments

  1. Amy says:

    I am absolutely loving all the tips!! My big question is, what do you do to make ouTfits look good when you are at the stage of pregnancy where yOu don’t really have a BUmp, but you aLso cant button your Pants so a half tuck in all your sweaters wont work?!

  2. Ana Valenzuela says:

    Hi, I loved the mustard sweater on top, where did you get it? btw thank you for your tips

  3. Alyssa Duncan says:

    Hey gIrl! Thanks for this great guide! Where dId your burnt Orange sweater come from? I love it.

  4. Joni says:

    Love the belt in the first transformed look! Source please?

  5. Kate says:

    Merrick! I’m so glad I found you. All of your tips are fantastic and I LOVE all the extra sartorial “Mom” info. So happy I subscribed to updates a couple weeks ago!
    I went to a chilly outdoor event today and before I left I switched out my boyfriend jeans for skinnies and tucked in my super chunky Zara sweater — MUCH more flattering, thank you!!

    I do have a question… is there any way (when it’s freezing) to wear boyfriend jeans with a really warm top?? How do you balance when all the warm sweaters are so big? No boyfriend jeans until spring??

    Thx!

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