The One Sweater Every Fashion Girl Should Have in Her Closet

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.

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

This will go with everything.

Available in sizes S to L.

You'll love these.

Available in sizes 14 to 24.

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

We love the texture of this.

Available in sizes XS to L.

You'll feel so cool in these.

Available in sizes 34 to 42.

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

These are so flattering.

Available in sizes 23 to 31.

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

You won't get tired of these.

Available in sizes 14 to 24.

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

This has us nostalgic for the '90s.

Available in sizes XS to XL.

These will grab anyone's attention.

Available in sizes 0 to 12.

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.

This sweater is an It-girl favorite.

Available in sizes XS to L.

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

We love this color.

Available in sizes XXS to XL.

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

You'll wear this forever.

Available in sizes XS to L.

This color is everything.

Available in sizes 2 to 10.

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

Stylish and affordable.

Available in sizes S to L.

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

We love this unique button-sleeve detail.

Available in sizes S to L.

Count on Re/Done for some quality denim.

Available in sizes 23 to 32.

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

Wait until you see the back of this sweater.

Available in sizes XS to L.

Yes, cargo pants have come back.

Available in sizes XS to L.

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

This fringe detail, though.

Available in sizes XS to L.

This is one of the biggest skirt trends of the year.

Available in sizes 12 to 24.

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

This skirt is so pretty.

Available in sizes 36 to 44.

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