How to Style a Sweater for Spring Weather
Sweaters don’t immediately come to mind when we talk about spring clothing, but there are plenty of ways a sweater can become a go-to item for your seasonal wardrobe.
While sweaters are often thought of as a way to keep warm during the cooler months of the year, there’s a prevailing trend that sweaters can also be bright, colorful, and lightweight additions to an outfit - making them ideal as spring layers.
So, in today’s blog, we’ll be exploring how you can style your sweater to create a whole range of cuter and trendy outfit ideas this spring!
Sweater Guide Lines
Before we get into the nitty-gritty, though, let's take a moment to observe what sweaters are and what they bring to a wardrobe.
Firstly, sweaters a principally winter and fall wear, which almost goes without saying. They’re usually made of a thicker material, such as thick cotton or wool, and act as top layers for an outfit. This means sweaters typically have a fair bit going on in colors, patterns, and textures.
Incidentally, those traits mentioned above make sweaters more than suited to spring clothing as well. Spring is all about embracing as much color as possible to match the emerging natural wonders of the season!
While it may sound a little uneven, a sweater/shorts combination can lead to spectacular results. Spring usually means warmer weather, but not typically warm enough where a sweater is ruled out completely. With a pair of shorts, you’ll be more than capable of keeping your cool while looking great at the same time.
Try focusing on using looser “slobby” sweaters to maximize the casual-chic vibe you’ll soon be mastering. Try sticking to simple sandals or flip-flops for some lightweight footwear for even better results.
Sweaters make it easy to capitalize on a looser-fitting style that can be ideal for spring. As a result, using distressed jeans can be a fantastic way to further the idea.
Regardless of whether they’re boot cut, straight, or skinny, pair of distressed jeans can do wonders by providing plenty of textural variety to an outfit and pairing perfectly with a loose-fit sweater and accessories at the same time.
Sandals & Flip-flops
Of course, styling a sweater doesn’t come without limitations, particularly during the spring season. With this approach, you’ll be in danger of over-encumbering your outfit reasonably quickly, so it pays to keep things light where you can.
Sandals and flip-flops are arguably the best way to go regarding footwear and are essential elements to your sweater-based outfits regardless of what else you’re styling your sweater with. So, keep it lightweight and open-toed to maximize your returns.
Finally, using a sweater for your spring outfits can be a fantastic way to layer on bracelets and necklaces, especially accessories with a looser fit. When layered over a loose-fitting sweater, or even a cardigan, a longer chain or bracelet can further complement the more open silhouette and add depth to your ensemble.
That’s it for today’s blog! Check out our blogs for more tips and tricks for wearing your favorite clothing items. Until then, we’ll see you in the next blog!