Polished Sweater Trends for Effortless Seasonal Style


Sweaters are a staple during the winter, providing warmth and adding seasonal style to any outfit. And now that we are in the full swing of winter, it might be time to update your edit.

With an abundance of sweater styles to choose from, the opportunities for dressing to impress are endless. When it comes to styling sweaters, you can create versatile outfits that incorporate your personality and capture the tone you’re trying to set for every occasion. Ahead, refresh your wardrobe with some of our favorite sweater trends to bundle up in all season long. 

Sweater Outfit Trends That Should Be on Your Radar


Sweaters are versatile, making them well-suited for almost any occasion on your calendar. Need some help figuring out what to wear with a sweater? Take a look at our take on the top 10 sweater trends we swear by. 

Statement Color

Faux leather bottoms are an excellent way to accent your favorite fall sweaters. Faux leather always makes a statement and can be dressed up or down for both casual and semi-formal outfits. Take the boldness up a notch by choosing a sweater in a Power Palette hue. 

Layered Accents

Ruanas are a staple when it comes to layering. You can pair a flowing ruana with a snug, slimming sweater and a pair of straight ankle pants. Lean into the modern monochromatic look with a colorblock ruana and an all-black foundational layer. Wear an open-front ruana for a more relaxed look, or choose a tie-waist style for a defined waistline that adds shape to your figure. If it's especially cold, you can add another layer to your outfit with scarves or bundle up with other winter accessories like hats and gloves. 

Form-Fitting Mockneck Combos

Denim goes well with almost everything and is perfect for transitional looks that take you from day to night with ease. When paired with sweaters, creating a cozy-casual ensemble is effortless. Pair a mockneck chenille sweater with a slightly slouchy shape with flare jeans for a chic yet understated look that works for brunch, errands, and everything in between.

Elevate the outfit a bit with an asymmetrical pullover sweater that adds a feminine touch. For a sleek, professional look, trade in the flares for a pair of straight or bootcut jeans and a tucked-in puff-sleeve sweater. 

Belted Silhouette

Belted sweaters come in around the waist, accentuating your shape and creating curves. Belted sweater coats, cardigans, and ruanas allow you to create a layered look that speaks to your personal style. Look elegant at your next dinner party in a belted sweater with floral detailing, a simple black turtleneck, and a pair of black trousers. Choose a belted sweater with vibrant colors or a bold hue to add dimension and visual interest to any outfit. 


Puff-Sleeve Statements

Sweaters with puff sleeves are cozy and elegant, creating a bold look for all your upcoming seasonal events. A puff-sleeve sweater in a berry red or vibrant green is the perfect way to integrate this style into your winter wardrobe. Exaggerated with sleek, tailored pants a dramatic distinction between your upper and lower body. You can also pair our puff sleeve sweaters with a pencil skirt for a similar effect. 

Peplum Flare

Peplum sweaters are an enduring, statement-making style that flares at the waist — perfect for those who love to add a bit of drama to their ensembles. Because peplum sweaters have a more voluminous fit in the waist area, they’re an excellent match for slimming pants like straight or skinny cuts. You don’t have to wear peplum sweaters with skinny jeans. Slip one on with dark-wash flares and brown or black boots for a seasonal ensemble that creates an elongated silhouette. 

Not Your Boyfriend’s Sweater

A loose fit and a button-up design make boyfriend sweaters a unique addition to any winter wardrobe. For dinner parties and evening gatherings, create a semi-formal look by pairing a sophisticated boyfriend sweater with a pair of straight-leg trousers. As a finishing touch, complete your outfit with elegant shoes like simple black heels and mixed metal accessories. 

Down to Business 

Sweaters add warmth to your usual professional attire, but you might be stumped on how to style a sweater to suit your company’s dress code. Fortunately, it’s not as difficult as you might think. Whether your workwear lends itself more to the business casual side or more elevated professional looks, there is a wide variety of sweaters that are appropriate for work.

A cashmere mockneck sweater with dress pants and understated heels makes for an elegant ensemble that’s easy to throw on in the morning. Turtleneck sweaters can also be a good fit for business-casual outfits.  

Own the Night

A night out is the perfect opportunity for a bold sweater outfit. Off-the-shoulder sweaters offer a playful and feminine look. Wear it with faux leather leggings, a chic midi skirt, or confidence-boosting jeans to dress to impress. Take it up a notch with statement-making heels or lean into the seasonal look with boots. 

Find Sweaters That Speak to Your Style 

The trends are always evolving, bringing new styles to the forefront. One thing that remains consistent is that sweaters are a staple in every winter wardrobe. White House Black Market offers a must-have selection of sweaters that are effortless to style, allowing you to create elevated sweater outfits for every occasion. Shop our new sweaters to find designs that meet the moment and speak to your personal style so you can dress to impress all season long.