Build Your Basics: Sweaters

My “Must-Have” Styles

1. Sweater Blazer

A sweater blazer instantly elevates any outfit! It adds a bit of structure and a refined touch. I love them for dressing up or for pairing with athleisure.

MY FAVORITE:

J.Crew Ella Open Front Sweater-Blazer

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2. Duster Cardigan

While the popularity of duster cardigans goes up and down, I love them! They can be tricky when it’s cold enough to need a jacket (I don’t like having them peek out the bottom), but I love them as a sweater/jacket option in the fall and early winter!

MY FAVORITES:

Michael Stars Candice Long Cardigan (not shown), Target Duster Cardigan (shown on left, no longer sold – shorter version linked here), and Soma Lofty Cardigan (shown on right)

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3. Short-Sleeved Sweater

Another thing I love to have in my closet because it’s versatile. I love the texture that a sweater shirt adds to any outfit.

MY FAVORITE:

Loft V-Neck Poncho Sweater

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4. Oversized Crewneck

Probably my most-worn style as of the last couple years. It’s easy to wear casual with a pair of leggings and sneakers or dress up a bit with jeans and booties!

MY FAVORITES:

Aerie Crewneck Sweater (wearing on the left – no longer sold) and Free People Easy Street Tunic (wearing on the right)

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5. Cozy Turtleneck/Cowl Neck

I don’t wear a lot of clothes with this neckline, but often have at least one in my rotation. They’re great for mixing things up a bit and providing a little extra warmth on a cold day.

MY FAVORITES:

Loft Pocket Poncho Sweater (wearing on the left) and Red Dress Last To Love Oatmeal Cowl Neck Sweater (wearing on the right)

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6. Something Cozy for At Home/Travel/More Casual Outfits

I wear my Barefoot Dreams cardigan (shown) all the time! I love having something super soft and comfortable for lounging in or staying warm on a travel day.

MY FAVORITE:

Barefoot Dreams CozyChic Lite Circle Cardigan

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More Styles To Consider

7. Poncho Sweater

MY FAVORITE:

Loft Flecked Pocket Poncho Sweater (wearing last years style)

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8. Henley Sweater

MY FAVORITES:

Lou & Grey Henley Tunic Sweater (wearing on left – similar one linked here) and Aerie Oversized Henley Sweater (wearing on the right – no longer sold)

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9. Dressy/Night Out Sweater

MY FAVORITES:

Tome Collective Black Handkerchief Sweater (wearing on left – rented from RTR) and Able Sasha Pointelle Pullover Sweater (wearing on right)

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10. Quarter Zip Sweatshirt/Sweater

MY FAVORITES:

Loft Fuzzy Zip Sweater (wearing on left – no longer sold) and Aerie Quarter Zip Pullover Sweatshirt (wearing on right – no longer sold)

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