Three Types of Sweaters to Diversify Your Style

3 Types of Sweaters to Diversify Your Closet

Huge thanks to Macy’s and ShopStyle for sponsoring this post

You guys, I was in a pullover sweater rut.  I realized last year I bought them a little haphazardly and without a plan, which resulted in a lot of the same types of sweaters and little variety. I was feeling the need for diversity before this season even began!  To fix that, this year I got intentional and determined a few categories of sweaters that would bring variety.  In case you’re also in a sweater rut, I’m talking through three types of sweaters to consider, and I’m partnering with Macy’s and ShopStyle to do it!

Macy’s has a ton of options to choose from, and you can get some great quality pieces are pretty affordable prices.  On that note, starting tomorrow, 1/29 through 2/1, Macy’s will be running their Super Weekend Sale offering 25% off with code YAY!  But if you can’t wait, a lot of today’s items are also ON SALE TODAY!

SIZING: I’m 5’6″ and usually S/M or 6 in clothes and 8.5 to 9 in shoes.


green sweater +black skinny jeans + brown booties + grey purse black skinny jeans + green sweater + brown booties + grey purse green sweater + black skinny jeans +grey purse + brown booties green sweater + grey purse + black skinny jeans + brown booties

1. Textured Sweaters
For so, so long I only had classic, plain pullovers, but textured sweaters are a step up from those!  The one I’m wearing above has a classic silhouette, but the texture provides a lot more visual interest.  It’s easy to wear on its own, and because it’s a solid color, it’s easily mixed and matched with different jeans and completer pieces.  You can find textured sweaters in all different silhouettes.  The important part is finding a texture that provides visual interest.  Adding a few textured sweaters in both neutral and solid colors has helped diversify my sweater collection tremendously!

This sweater is a thinner to medium weight.  It’s available in olive and cream HERE, though the cream is almost sold out it.  I’m wearing size M for a looser fit.  A similar option available in cream and three other colors is HERE.  That one is also soft and much thicker.  I wear that in M as well.  Both of these are 50% off today! And, in the widget below there are several other textured sweater options at a variety of price points.  I recommend adding a couple in neutral colors and one in a solid color!

BTW, I’ve gotta mention these booties!  They’re from Aqua Collage and exclusively at Macy’s, and most importantly, they are WATERPROOF!  They are a great, classic style in a pretty, soft tan and go with a ton of outfits.  They have an almond toe, which elongates the leg line without being too pointy.  The upper is soft and the heel is fairly easy to walk in.  I wish the footbed had more padding, but that’s easily fixed with a shoe insert.  This is a great style that works for fall, winter, and spring and is especially great because it’s waterproof and can withstand the elements during those seasons!  And they’re ON SALE for only $60!  Such a steal!!  They come in this Cognac Nubuk, a black version, black suede, and leopard print which you can see HERE.  I wear size 9.

Shop the Outfit:
Sweater: c/o Macy’s (exact-wearing size M)
Jeans: c/o Macy’s (exact-wearing size 2)
Booties: c/o Macy’s (exact-wearing size 9)
Tote: c/o Macy’s (exact)
Necklace: (similar)


white striped sweater + skinny jeans + brown booties white striped sweater + brown booties + skinny jeans skinny jeans + white striped sweater + brown booties skinny jeans + brown booties + white striped sweater

2. Printed Sweaters
Whether eye-catching statements or more low-key, printed sweaters will liven up your collection!  This sweater was created for Macy’s by Style & Co and has colorful stripes, geometric shapes, and gold-tone studs.  It’s a thinner sweater but has a bit of movement because of that, along with a relaxed, loose fit.  It’s currently only $23.80!  See it HERE.  I’m wearing size S.

Any prints will work, and if you need help finding some, check the widget below:

These jeans are the extremely stretchy ones I talked about in the fall.  And they’re only $49!  These are the color Juan.  Other colors have stretch but are not all quite as stretchy as Juan, which are extremely stretchy and therefore extremely comfy!  I wear them in size 2 with plenty of room to spare.  They run huge!  If you’re ever unsure about sizing, Macy’s offers free return shipping on all orders, so order a couple of different sizes to try.  Find the jeans HERE.

Shop the Outfit:
Sweater: c/o Macy’s (exact-wearing size S)
Jeans: c/o Macy’s (exact-wearing size 2; they run huge)
Booties: c/o Macy’s (exact-wearing size 9)
Bag: c/o Macy’s (exact)
Necklace: (similar)


Maroon tunic sweater + black skinny pants + leopard print booties with kitten heel + grey bag Maroon tunic sweater + black skinny pants + grey bag + leopard print booties with kitten heel Maroon tunic sweater + grey bag + black skinny pants + leopard print booties with kitten heel

3. Tunic Sweater
Our third type of sweater is a good old tunic sweater!  These are great deviations from standard pullovers because you can create different silhouettes, like wearing them with leggings.  You can get sporty tunic sweaters, nicer tunic sweaters for work, and anything in-between.

I showed this tunic sweater before, but it’s worth noting again.  It’s only available at Macy’s, and it’s soft and comfortable with a great relaxed vibe.  One note is that the sides are pretty wide.  It’s not noticeable when your arms are down, but if you are really averse to that silhouette, then you might want to pass.  Otherwise, it’s an easygoing tunic to wear, and it’s ON SALE for $19.80!  It comes in 8 colors HERE.  I’m wearing Berry Jam in size S.

Check out the widget below for more tunic sweater options:

These leopard print booties are still in stock in most sizes, and while they are pricier, they are fantastic!  They feel well-made and are very comfortable, especially thanks to a comfy cushioned footbed.  Don’t be intimidated by the tiny heel.  It’s super low and easy to walk in.  They come in leopard print, solid black suede, black leather, and grey suede HERE.  I wear size 8.5.

Shop the Outfit:
Sweater: c/o Macy’s (exact-wearing size S)
Pants: c/o Macy’s (exact-wearing size 4)
Booties: c/o Macy’s (exact-wearing size 8.5)
Bag: c/o Macy’s (exact)
Necklace: (similar)

If you need some variety with your sweaters, add 1-2 from each category!  Does your closet need one of these categories?



Hey, hey!  Did you hear?  The Winter Starter Kit Checklist is now available!  If you want a quick list to start a mix and match winter wardrobe, download the free checklist by filling out the form below.  This list easily turns into 14+ outfits!

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