The One Sweater Every Fashion Girl Should Have in Her Closet


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While the idea of wearing outfits with cropped sweaters seems a little counterintuitive, we can’t help but feel like they’re some of the best looks of the season—especially when worn before it gets too cold. So, as you swap your summer wardrobe out in exchange for pieces that’ll keep you warm and cozy in the coming months, this is one unique knit you’ll want to have in your closet.

We know, we know… Baring midriff during the fall seems a little odd, but when combined with long sleeves and warmer knits, this will become your favorite transitional piece yet. I mean, even our favorite French girls are loving this chic style. Plus, the styling possibilities are endless. Wear them with a pair of high-waisted jeans when you’re feeling more casual, or dress them up with a satin skirt and a pair of ’90s-style strappy sandals for date night.

If you’re looking for more inspiration, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite looks from It girls who have made this trend second nature. Check them out below, and then shop their outfits to wear the style on your own.


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For a night out, style a dark cropped sweater with a pair of high-waisted paperbag pants.


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A short-sleeve cropped sweater will look so good with wide-leg pants.


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Pair your cropped turtleneck with jeans and sneakers for an athleisure-inspired take on the trend.


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You can't go wrong with a chic cropped sweater and black straight-leg jeans.


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Love the '90s aesthetic? Go for a zip-up cardigan and plaid pants for modern-day grunge with an edge.


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An off-the-shoulder cropped sweater will be perfect when the days are too hot to bundle up but you still want to wear your sweater.


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We'll never get tired of a classic crewneck effortlessly paired with structured high-waisted jeans.


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Opt for a sleek silk skirt to build your cropped knit into a dressier outfit.


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If you're in the mood to lounge on a lazy Sunday, head-to-toe knitwear will be your best friend.


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Sometimes a basic cream-colored ribbed-knit sweater is all you need to go with a neutral fall outfit.


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Style your cropped sweater with a pair of trending cargo pants to bring the summer-feeling cut into fall.


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Styling a casual cropped sweater with a patterned satin skirt is a simple, quick way to put together an outfit with an impact.


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Don't shy away from color, either. A little clever color coordination will do the trick.

Before you know it, you'll be wearing these outfits every day of fall.

Dale Arden Chong