by Taila O’Neil
Sweaters may have gotten a bad wrap in the past, when the only one you added to your collection each year was the one your grandmother knitted you for Christmas. Well, don’t sweat it, with these 7 styling tips, you’ll look cuter in a sweater than Paris Hilton’s Chihuahuas (and they are sickeningly cute).
1. How to Wear a V-Neck Sweater
Oversized V-neck sweaters are a great option to be paired over dresses and maxi skirts. This is one of the more popular trends you’ll see this season. To give your sweater some definition, add a skinny belt around your waist. This look is great when the sweater sleeves are rolled up to the forearm or elbow. Cropped chunky sweaters are also great with dresses and maxis, depending on the look you are going for.
2. Wearing Cardigans
Thick cardigans aren’t just for Mr. Rogers. For a tougher edge, pair a thick cardy with a graphic or basic tee, skinny jeans, combat boots, and beanie. If you want to jazz it up, try adding a pair of hoops and stack of bangles. If you prefer the preppier look, match a tight lightweight cardigan with a plain white button-down shirt and classic accessories.
3. How to Wear an Off the Shoulder Sweater
Ask any guy, and he’ll tell you that the off the shoulder look is one of the sexiest styles ever invented. The hint of skin adds instant allure without being too revealing. Try styling this look with a pair of tribal or corduroy leggings and some riding boots. A long medallion necklace or a thick pair of hoops will give it more sophistication. If you’re more of a heel girl, add a pair of booties with socks that stop right above the shoe.