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How to Wear a Sweater and Knitwear

Posted: Nov 07 2016

How to wear sweaters and knitwear

 

 

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Crewneck sweaters and knitwear are perhaps one of the most staple and classic menswear pieces you can rock during fall and winter time. But have you ever asked yourself how to wear a sweater or what outfits you can toss together to maximize the look? The question might seem simple to answer as sweaters are incredibly versatile, however with a few of our tips, you can look your best this season.

 

How to Wear a Sweater 

Sweaters are an essential part of any mans wardrobe, especially during the colder months. As important as it is to stay warm, it is also equally important to look your best while doing so. There are also a lot of different styles of sweaters and knitwear to take into consideration. If you're lost as to wear to start, don't worry this detailed guide will walk you through the basics. 

 

Sweater Styles

 

Crewneck Knit 

This is the most basic version of a sweater. The crewneck sweater is perfect if you're looking to step up your outfit with a slight touch of sophistication. A crewneck is knit is great because it can either be layered with a dress shirt on t-shirt underneath, but looks just as great on its own. Here are a few examples of how we would wear it. 

 

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The sophisticated look. Wear your crew neck sweater underneath a blazer. Throw on some slim fitting jeans or chinos and finish the look with a pair of casual or formal shoes. 

 

 

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Street-approved look. Wear your knitted crew neck sweater over your favourite extended t-shirt. Throw on a pair of distressed skinny jeans and finish it off with some sneakers. This can be your go-to outfit for any day of the year. 

 

 

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Weekend chiller. If you're looking for a laid back look with a touch of sophistication, you'll want to try this out. Grab yourself a chunky cable knit sweater and wear it with your favourite pair of jeans and boots. This look is perfect for those colder weekend days. 

 

 

V-Neck Knit Sweater

 

Similar to the crew neck sweater, the v-neck is another classic menswear staple. Consider wearing a v-neck sweater over a crew neck if you're looking to dress it up with a button up shirt underneath since it will look more formal here. V-neck sweaters are also great for people with rounder faces as it will give you the illusion of a longer neck and make your face look thinner. Here are a few outfit ideas to get you inspired. 

 

 

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This is a classic way to wear a v-neck sweater. This look is sophisticated enough to wear to your anniversary dinner, while also laid back enough for beers with the guys. Just wear a classic button up shirt underneath and pair it with some dark wash denim. Finish the look with a clean pair of white sneakers or suede boots depending on the occasion. 

 

 

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Extra warmth. Take the look we mentioned above and add some layers to it. Here we have an outfit consisting of a dress shirt layered with a v-neck sweater over top and a chunky cardigan to finish off the look. This is a great example of how to add additional layers to stay warm this season.

 

Cardigan Knit Sweaters

Cardigans are a type of knitted sweater which most commonly feature v-like cut from top to bottom with button closures. Cardigans are a great alternative to a crew neck or v-neck sweater and can be worn with either the buttons done up or down. Use a cardigan to add a sophisticated layer or some additional texture to your outfits. Here's how to wear it.

 

 

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Dressed up. Go for this look if your goal is to impress your company. A crisp white button down, tie, chinos or dress pants, and sunglasses and a leather bag is all you need to achieve the professional look with your favourite cardigan.

 

 

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Here is a perfect example as to how to dress a cardigan down. Grab yourself and oversized knitted cardigan, pair it up with some ripped skinny jeans, add some white sneakers, and you're all set! Pull out this look on nights out with the guys and casual sundays. 

 

 

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