You know the feeling when you notice something peculiar—a new word or a fresh trend—and suddenly it seems to be everywhere? We couldn’t help feel this certain sense of déjà vu on the heels of fashion month. With so many trendsetters out and about, it was inevitable that there would be some outfit overlapping, but there was one easy trick that caught our eye. From Alexa Chung to Olivia Palermo, our favorite trendsetters were getting crafty with their sweater tying, using a cozy knit to make an old outfit feel new again.
Sure, tying a sweater around your waist or neck is a practical choice—you’ll be prepared should the weather take a turn for the worst. But, with a pop of color or the addition of unexpected stripes, a strategically placed sweater can be just the fresh twist your outfit needed. Read on to see how our favorite trendsetters are pulling off the look, and then shop sweaters so you can give it a spin too.
During fashion week, Alexa Chung added an unexpected pop of color with her striped sweater.
Stick to the same color palette à la Olivia for an understated take on the trend.
This trick goes easily with an already ladylike look.
Leave your scarf at home because this styling trick means you won’t need one anymore.
Wrapped around the waist, a sweater helps break up a look.
For anyone who is trying to nail transitional dressing, this makes it easy.
If you’re on the run all day, a sweater is a much easier piece to carry with you than a heavy coat.
Shop Sweaters, and Try the Look Yourself
An colorful ombré sweater is perfect for the transition into spring.
Scallop details make any outfit more interesting.
A collared sweater makes early spring layering simple.
Tie this around black jeans for a tough take on this trend.
Drape a leather jacket over your shoulders for an uptown-meets-downtown moment.
This sweater will work well with all the jeans and trousers in your closet.
Pair with frayed denim and an ankle boot for a fun weekend look.
Wrap this around your neck for a modern layered look.
A lightweight white sweater is sure to come in handy.
This shade of pink looks great on everybody.
Treat stripes like a neutral, and don’t be afraid to mix them with prints.
Make this sweater stand out by pairing it with soft colors.
In need of more styling tricks? Here are a few to help you through the last cold days!