Fashion Clothing 8 Sweater Outfits to Wear This Winter Not only is this wardrobe staple warm and cozy, it's versatile enough to work for every occasion on your list. By Julia Guerra Julia Guerra Julia Guerra is a freelance contributor with over six years of experience writing beauty, health, wellness, style, parenting, and food content. InStyle's editorial guidelines Updated on November 14, 2022 @ 03:25PM Pin Share Tweet Email In This Article View All In This Article With Jeans Under Overalls With a Skirt As a Dress With Leggings Over a Button-Down With Trousers With Sweatpants Photo: Getty Images When it comes to dressing for the cold weather, a classic chunky knit is essential. After all, there's no shortage of ways to style a sweater, whether you're dressing up for a fall date night or are aiming for a comfortable, casual look that still feels elevated and fun. This season, our goal is to get creative with this versatile piece, so we're gathering some sweater outfit inspiration to turn to on those chilly fall and winter mornings. Aside from timeless combinations, we've included a few dressed-up solutions and celebrity-approved ideas to the mix. Who knew there were so many ways to wear this seasonal staple? The Struggle For What to Wear to Work Is Over, Thanks to Stylist Karla Welch With Jeans Getty Images It’s the easy outfit we daydream about on a particularly chilly day: a simple sweater and jeans pairing. This look never goes out of style because it’s made up of foundational wardrobe staples. Curate a look that’s all your own by playing with statement accessories, like layered necklaces and hats, and experimenting with the season’s best trends, like platform boots. Under Overalls Getty Images Though some may consider it a summer garment (especially when styled with a crop top or tank), overalls are actually seasonless. Throw a pair over an oversized sweater for a quick style solution. You can dress up the look with loafer or heeled boots, and even experiment with outerwear (everything from a leather jacket to tailored blazer is fair game). If you want to keep things casual, go for a sneaker instead. Celebrities Can't Quit Dungarees — Here's How to Wear Them Without Looking Like a Toddler With a Skirt Getty Images Bulky sweaters and form-fitting skirts are complementary. Tuck the chunky top into the front of the skirt and don’t be afraid to experiment with different hem lengths. Embrace the bare leg while it’s still kind of warm, then introduce tights when temperatures cool down. As for footwear, short skirts and high the boot make the perfect pairing, but scrunched up socks styled flats, Mary Janes, or sneakers will definitely help you nail the schoolcore look. As a Dress Getty Images Sweater weather means never having to sacrifice style for comfort — especially since your favorite oversized knit can likely double as dress. Embrace jellyfishing by pairing this piece with a form-fitting bottom half, whether that means adding some tights and a sleek pair of heels or opting for knee-high boots. With Leggings Getty Images If expertly styled, leggings can be both cozy and elevated. A longer sweater can be worn with high-waisted leggings and chunky socks for the ultimate off-duty look. On the other hand, faux-leather leggings will give your knit a fancy twist, or provide an eye-catching contrast to sweaters with feminine details such as ruffles. The 13 Best Faux Leather Leggings of 2022 For Fall And Beyond Over a Button-Down Getty Images Channel your inner Gossip Girl by layering a crewneck sweater over a crisp button-down. Fold or pop your collar, then scrunch the arms of your sweater so that the shirt peeks out at the wrists. With Trousers Getty Images Over the past year, roomy dress pants have become a laid-back staple beloved by celebrities. While still sleek enough for the office, they're also perfect for a more casual day, especially when worn with bulky combat boots or sneakers. No matter the color of your sweater, beige or black dress pants will likely work to complete your look, whether the goal is neutral and minimal or something that feels balanced, like vibrant, patterned top with simple bottoms. The 9 Best Cardigans of 2022 With Sweatpants Getty Images For the days spent chilling on the couch, sweaters and sweatpants are a match made in loungewear heaven. Snuggle into your favorite sweater and ditch your jeans in favor of baggy joggers. Mix and match colors for a cozy, eccentric fashion statement.