Written by Devin Murphy Doherty
When temperatures start to drop, there is something comforting in putting on a favorite sweater with some jeans and knowing you instantly look chic. It somehow ushers in the holiday season and the memories of being with friends and family for good food and even better conversations. While the holidays may look a little different this year, that is no reason why we can’t still enjoy our sweaters and have some fun experimenting with bolder styling choices. The layering can also help you stay chic when outdoor dining in cooler temps since that seems to be a trend that is going to stick around for a while!
1. Layers, layers, and more layers!
There are so many options on what to put both UNDER and OVER sweaters. My personal favorite is a button-up shirt with a fun pattern or print and a solid crew neck or v-neck sweater. It adds so much personality to a look without being overwhelming and distracting. Wearing a plain white or other solid color button-up under a more eye-catching sweater can also be a way to elevate an outfit to work in more professional arenas without losing too much personality from the sweater.
Blazers are another sweater hero. Loose fitting and boxy blazers are having a huge moment right now and are the perfect layering piece for just about any type of sweater you might find. Turtlenecks are especially good partners for blazers. The tailoring of the blazer helps sharpen the silhouette and put polish on even the slouchiest of necks.
Pairing both a button-up under a sweater with a blazer on top can provide enough warmth and flexibility that outdoor dining might still be an attractive activity—no bulky coat required! I have personally tested this with an undershirt at a November football game in Michigan and can report not a hit of frostbite found me despite being the only one without a winter coat!