If You Own a Sweater, This Fall Styling Trend Will Cost You $0

It's hardly news that sweaters are a key staple for fall, but what is noteworthy for the upcoming season is how they will be styled in the months ahead. Instead of slipping one on the typical way, we’re expecting to see them tied around the waist. A styling trick that popped up on the F/W 22 runways, designers leaned heavily into the tied sweater trend. Think of this as the runway version of tying a sweatshirt at your hips that you're probably accustomed to for a workout.

For Matthieu Blazy’s debut collection at Bottega Veneta, he showcased long satin slip dresses with sweaters tied at the waist. At Lemaire, coordinating knit sets were topped off with sweaters in the same color. While at Louis Vuitton, we saw the tied sweater trend executed with a range of textures and prints. What does this mean? The styling options are as limitless as your imagination. Ahead, get inspiration for how to wear the fall styling trend and shop pieces to try out the looks.


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One of the most ways we'll be seeing the trend most? Sweaters tied over slip dresses. This is the ultimate transitional look, so I expect to see it playing out early in the season.


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When in doubt, go for the same color head to toe. Lemaire nailed the styling and proves there are ways to further push the needle on tonal outfits with some extra layers.


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Yes, the trend can easily be applied for both daytime and nighttime looks. Louis Vuitton turned an eveningwear look on its head by wrapping a knit at the waist and adding a pair of sneakers.


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Pack a punch with a bold red look. What really makes this work is the layering of textures and fabrics that adds nuance to the outfit.


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Over the last several years, I thought I had seen it all when it comes to styling a blazer. The next cool way to wear one? With a sweater tied over it.


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If you're a maximalist who likes to play around with different shapes and patterns, this look is for you. The mixed prints element makes it feel especially directional.


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Maxi dresses are trending for fall and if you're gathering inspiration for how to wear them, add this look to your list. The tied sweater instantly makes a basic maxi dress feel intentional.


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As we move further into fall, layering will come even more into play. Knits on knits with a shearling coat on top? The perfect cold weather look.

Next: 6 Anti-Trend Pieces I Guarantee Everyone Will Wear for Fall

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Kristen Nichols is the Associate Director, Special Projects at Who What Wear with over a decade of experience in fashion, editorial, and publishing. She oversees luxury content and wedding features, and covers fashion within the luxury market, runway reporting, shopping features, trends, and interviews with leading industry experts. She also contributes to podcast recordings, social media, and branded content initiatives. Kristen has worked with brands including Prada, Chanel, MyTheresa, and Luisa Via Roma, and rising designers such as Refine and Tove, and her style has been featured in publications including Vogue.com, Vogue France, WWD, and the CFDA. Before Who What Wear, Kristen began her career at Rodarte, where she worked on assistant styling, photo shoots, and runway shows, and at Allure, where she moved into print and digital editorial. She graduated from the University of Southern California, where she studied art history and business, and currently lives in New York.