5 Sweater Looks to Try: We Got Your Daytime to Night-Time Outfits Covered!

Looking for an outfit that can easily transition from a daytime errand outfit to a night-time shindig ensemble? Why don’t you rummage in your closet and look for your trusty sweater? Yes, your sweater! It’s a lot more versatile than most of us give it credit for.

Sweaters are even being worn on the red carpet now. You just need to find the appropriate pieces to dress up your humble knitwear. Here’s how some celebrities wore their sweaters:

1. Alexa Chung wore a blue sweater over a wrap skirt.

Alexa-ChungAlexa Chung at a private shopping event in celebration of Peter Pilotto for Target at Gotham Hall in New York City on February 6, 2014

Fashion “it” girl Alexa Chung attended a private shopping event in a powder blue high-neck sweater that she wore over a printed wrap skirt. The skirt is very modern, but the MTV presenter gave it a more timeless vibe by opting for classier accessories, such as her low-heeled pumps and mini handbag.

Get this:

Jil-Sander-Fine-Knit-SweaterJil Sander Fine Knit Sweater, $909.89

Wear it with:

Alexa-Chung-inspired-outfitPeter Pilotto MK Skirt, $1,055
Salvatore Ferragamo Bow Pumps, $348
Spanx Tight End Tights Original Shaping Tights, $28
Vivienne Westwood Bow Crossbody Bag, $268.59

2. Jessica Alba tucked her Kenzo sweater in a leather pencil skirt.

Jessica-AlbaJessica Alba at the City of Beverly Hills Centennial Party held at the Crustacean Restaurant in Los Angeles on February 5, 2014

Jessica Alba was looking put-together and on-point at the City of Beverly Hills Centennial Party. The actress and entrepreneur wore the iconic Kenzo Tiger sweater with a high-waisted pencil skirt. Now, we are usually not fans of tights worn with midi skirts, but this is actually one of the exceptions. The tights, along with the studded clutch and the pair of ankle boots, gave this look a more sophisticated vibe.

Get this:

Kenzo-Tiger-Logo-Embroidered-SweatshirtKenzo Tiger Logo Embroidered Sweatshirt, $239.40

Wear it with:

Jessica-Alba-inspired-outfitL’Agence Leather Pencil Skirt, $695
Valentino Garavani Rockstud Large Clutch, $975.10
Maison Martin Margiela “Tabi” Boots, $704.11

3. Julianne Hough kept it quirky with a cropped sweater and a pair of denim overalls.

Julianne-HoughJulianne Hough leaving the Newsroom restaurant (with a female friend) in Los Angeles on February 2, 2014

Julianne Hough has been wowing us with her chic go-to outfits these past few weeks. Why, just a couple of weeks ago, her errand outfit got under our radar because of its unapologetically effortless vibe. This is another hit. She wore a cropped sweater with a pair of the still-popular denim overalls.

Get this:

Jonathan-Simkhai-Kate-SweaterJonathan Simkhai “Kate” Sweater, $365

Wear it with:

Julianne-Hough-inspired-outfitWildfox Chloe Overalls, $319
Ash Jungle Slip-On Sneakers, $150
Bob Basics Cashmere Double-Wrap Infinity Scarf, $215
Emanuel Ungaro Perforated Satchel, $1,740
Linda Farrow by Agent Provocateur Delight Me Sunglasses, $352.61

4. Reese Witherspoon’s day out formula is a sweater and a pair of denim pants.

Reese-WitherspoonReese Witherspoon wearing a pink jumper and a wide brimmed hat while out and about in Beverly Hills on January 7, 2014

The actress sticks to this formula nearly all the time, and we laud her for it. She definitely knows how to keep things comfortable. You can’t go wrong with the sweater and denim pants combination. But like Reese, you can shake things up by wearing a trendy fedora hat and an animal-printed flats to go with it.

Get this:

Diane-von-Furstenberg-Classic-SweaterDiane von Furstenberg Classic Sweater, $239.40

Wear it with:

Reese-Witherspoon-inspired-outfitDsquared2 Faded Skinny Jeans, $420.40
Jeffrey Campbell Try Me Loafers, $37.50
Maison Michel Felt Hat, $436.99

5. Fearne Cotton paired a preppy collared shirt with a sweater.

Fearne-CottonFearne Cotton at Radio 1 in London, England, on January 16, 2014

A loose sweater is always great to have because there’s room for you to wear something under it. A collared shirt is always a great partner to loose sweaters for that cute preppy look. Copy TV host and radio presenter Fearne Cotton by donning a coat over that and wearing a pair of skinny jeans for instant enviable street style.

Get this:

Saint-Laurent-Knitted-SweaterSaint Laurent Knitted Sweater, $642.28

Wear it with:

Fearne-Cotton-inspired-outfitVictoria Beckham Power Skinny Jeans, $229.60
Maison Martin Margiela Classic Shirt, $440.47
Charlotte Olympia Kitty Ballerina, $712.35
Proenza Schouler PS1 Medium Satchel, $2,148.73
Marc by Marc Jacobs “Nicoletta” Coat, $865.42

These outfits prove that you can never have one too many sweaters. There are just so many ways to style them, so it’s always great to have more sweater options in your closet.

Credit: Alberto Reyes/WENN/Brian To

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