Even if you’re not in a place where snowflakes are floating through the air, there’s no reason you can’t make the most of winter fashion! With or without “sweater weather,” sweaters are the quintessential winter favorite, and for good reason. Not only are they cozy, but they come in so many different fits, fabrics, and designs, making them a super versatile addition for both casual and dressy looks.
So, aside from the mandatory festive designs, what are the best sweaters for winter to fill your closet with?
Winter Sweater Trends
There are certainly some classic styles when it comes to sweaters; but, every year, trends shift slightly toward different fits and colors.
The turtleneck fell off the radar for a few years, but recently it’s been back and better than ever before. You can find turtleneck fits in tops and dresses, too, but turtleneck sweaters are where it’s really at.
While you can go for the edgy, broody look in a classic slim-fit black turtleneck, this year is a great time to mix it up and add a baggier, wide-fitting turtleneck to your closet. They look great over jeans and boots. You can also throw a white turtleneck over a black leather mini skirt to hit that sweet spot between dressy and casual for festive nights out or date night.
The Soft Knit
Whether you’re sipping on a hot chocolate in town or keeping cozy at your work desk, the soft knit brings a luxurious wool sweater feel to your winter outfits.
Stick with this year’s neutral tones to stay on trend. You can even opt for an understated pattern on your soft knit sweater to give it that extra flair. Add a cropped soft knit print sweater over high-waisted jeans to keep it chic!
The Cutout Sweater
Looking to add some va-va-voom to your winter looks? You don't need to wait until the holiday parties roll around to do that. Cutout sweaters are on trend this year, and they’re the perfect way to add some detail and style to your casual outfits.
Try a form-fitting, cream sweater with some shoulder cutouts. It goes perfectly with jeans or can be tucked into a high-waisted skirt. You can even combine this with other trends and go for a cutout sweater with a turtleneck fit.
The Wide Sleeve
Big and baggy can be cute, too! Nothing proves this like a wide sleeve on a stylish sweater. You can go as big and wide as you like or opt for a more discreet flare on your long sleeves. This type of sweater looks best over skinny jeans to contrast the wide sleeves.
You can go for any type of color or pattern you like. Most wide sleeve sweaters tend to come in thin fabric so you can swish your way around town in style.
The Ruffles Sweater
Winter sweaters can provide just as much versatility as any kind of top. If you like lots of detail and a pretty, feminine aesthetic, look for sweaters that come with ruffles. You’ll mostly find ruffles around the shoulders or at the hemline.
Sweaters with ruffles are perfect for gals who like a dressier style, even for casual outfits. Add some long earrings and some cute boots, and you’re good to go!
The Fringe Sweater
Ruffles not your thing? No problem. Why not look for a fringe detail on your sweaters instead? Fringe can be as subtle or as out there as you like.
We particularly love it on the ends of sleeves, especially if the sweater is wide sleeved. Again, you can opt for this trend in lots of different fits, colors, and patterns so you can easily find one that fits your individual style.
Stock Up on Winter Sweaters at Miss Match
Feeling inspired? You’ll find all the latest sweater trends in our online collection of winter sweaters and cardigans for women here at Miss Match! We’ve got cutouts, ruffles, fringe, and turtlenecks in a range of fits and colors. Check out the full collection online today and start adding to your winter wardrobe!