24 Genius Fall Sweater Outfits I'm Copying From Our Readers


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While there's no denying that sweaters will always be a cold-weather staple, after a few months of heavy rotation, they can feel—for lack of a better word—boring. I'll be the first to admit that I can get into a slight outfit rut toward the end of the season and end up reaching for the same sweater-and-jeans combo I've been rocking for the past few months. During desperate times like these, I turn to the mecca of all outfit inspiration for fresh styling ideas: Instagram (where else?!).

After looking to our stylish readers for innovation, I'm proud to say that I filled up my saved folder with genius sweater outfit ideas I plan on replicating ASAP. From pairing unexpected prints to creative layering tricks, you're sure to pick up a new outfit idea (or 10) for your favorite sweater from the below 24 looks. And if you find yourself in the market for some new pieces after browsing these outfits, I've also shopped out a few styles you'll be thrilled you own come winter.


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When in doubt, accessorize. 


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Treat your leopard pants like a neutral and add your favorite striped sweater. 


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Swap your standard ankle boots for sneakers for a cool-girl twist. 


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As if you needed another reason to add a cropped cardigan to your closet, I give you exhibit A. 


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Toughen up your favorite sweater with edgy accessories. 


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Leave the bottom buttons of your cardigan undone for an effortless vibe. 


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Add patent leather pants and sneakers to any sweater and you've got a very 2018 look.


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You definitely have every piece of this outfit in your closet already.


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Mixing prints has never looked so cool.


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Layer a blazer over your sweater for the office. 


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Add a pop of color to your look with a rainbow-striped sweater. 


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Sweater + slip skirt + knee-high boots = my favorite fall outfit combo. 


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A leather jacket and cozy sweater are a match made in sartorial heaven. 


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A mini-bag and fun flats make your sweater pop. 


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I'll be adding a printed bag to my neutral look for an unexpected twist. 


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A case for matching your shoes to your sweater.


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Proof monochrome is always a chic idea. 


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Printed pants were made for a solid sweater. 


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Note to self: Try colorblocking. 


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A slip skirt–and-sweater combo is so polished for the office.


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A fun button-styling idea. 


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Tuck your cardigan into your denim for a Parisian vibe. 


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It doesn't get more fall 2018 than a neon sweater. 


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Layer your favorite printed dress from summer underneath a solid sweater. 

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If you're in the mood for even more sweaters, these are the 17 best ones Zara has right now.

Caitlin Burnett
Contributing Editor