How to Style a Sweater Two Ways: Early Fall and Later On

As fall approaches and temps transition from warmer in early fall to cooler later on, today I’m partnering with ModCloth to show you how to style a sweater through the transition!

Outfits With a Navy Sweater

I’ve said this a million times, but I love ModCloth because they have fun, crazy, funky statement pieces AND great basics.  Their basics always have a tiny twist that makes them special and extra cute while still being totally versatile.  In today’s post I’ll show you both!

The piece I’m featuring today is ModCloth’s signature pullover sweater.  I have their signature cardigan in every color of the rainbow, and this pullover sweater is just as good!  It’s very, very soft and stretchy–i.e. super duper comfy! It is fitted and flattering without being skin tight.  It’s on the thinner side yet doesn’t feel wimpy, if that makes sense.  Ha!  Its thinness works to its advantage in making it super remixable, which I’ll talk about below.  It has cute decorative buttons on one shoulder, which is that special detail that I was referring to with all of ModCloth’s basics.  It’s a really, really good piece for fall, and it comes in a billion colors!  See them HERE.  The rust colored one is another good one for this fall!  I wear this in size M.

SIZING: I’m 5’6″ and usually 6/8 or S/M in clothes.  I’m almost always size M in ModCloth’s clothes.


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Lightweight for Early Fall
For an early fall look, I paired this sweater with a gorgeous, breezy mustard yellow skirt and made it pop with a printed shoe.  Skirts let your legs breathe in warmer temps, and you can mix and match them endlessly.  (See my tips for styling skirts HERE.)  This pairing is sooo easy and effortless, but it looks classy, sophisticated, and pulled together!

This skirt in particular is lightweight, has great movement, is fully lined, and has POCKETS!  I only wish it weren’t midi length so that I could wear it with flats.  Then I could wear it alllll the time!  But on the other hand, it’s elegant as midi length!  It comes in 6 colors, and I’m eyeing the rust and dark green ones! ? See them all HERE.

Because this sweater is on the thinner side and is somewhat fitted, it tucks beautifully into skirts!

This combo works with a bunch of skirt colors and printed skirts, but since mustard yellow is hot this fall, below are some more mustard yellow skirts!  I LOOOOVE this wool a-line one, and if I lived in a colder climate, I’d get that thing in a heartbeat!

Shop for the Look:
Sweater: c/o ModCloth (exact–wearing size M)
Skirt: c/o ModCloth (exact–wearing size M; similar)
Bag: (similar)
Necklace: (similar bib style here & here)


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Layered Up for Later
When temps start to dip, you can layer this sweater under blazers.  If you need another layer, wear a shirt underneath the sweater with a blazer over it.  ModCloth always has unique statement blazers like this houndstooth tweed-like one.  It’s very thick, fully lined, and curves in at the waist for a flattering fit.  Fantastic fall piece!  A few things to note: the sleeves are 3/4 length, and the blazer is on the shorter side.  Also, I find the shoulders a *tad* tight when I try to raise my arms.  However, ModCloth offers free return shipping now, so you could order a couple sizes and return for free the one that doesn’t work.  I highlighted a few more printed blazers in the widget below too1

The thinness of this sweater comes in handy again so that you’re able to layer it under blazers and jackets.  It’s such a great piece for tailored fall looks and for mixing and matching with jeans, trousers, skirts, and blazers!

Shop for the Look:
Sweater: c/o ModCloth (exact–wearing size M)

Blazer: c/o ModCloth (exact–wearing size M)
Shoes: c/o ModCloth (similar)
Bag: (similar)
Necklace: (similar)

Both of these looks have me VERYYYY excited for temps to dip!

Created in partnership with ModCloth



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