As the cold weather descends upon us, fight the urge to take cover under a duvet and take cover in a cozy sweater instead. Comfortable and classic, a good winter sweater can be used to create a wide range of looks.

Dress it down
For a laid-back, casual look, sport your sweater with denim of any kind — from distressed boyfriend jeans to a classic jean jacket, nothing says casual like denim. If boxy sweaters leave you feeling frumpy, wear them with a form-fitting garment to balance out your silhouette like skinny jeans, a pencil skirt, or leggings. To double your pleasure, wear your cozy sweater with a pair of comfortable winter boots or your favourite scarf.

Dress it up
To dress up a sweater, try pairing it with festive holiday accessories like a statement necklace, jewel earrings, or a sequin clutch. Add instant sophistication and keep warm at the same time by layering a collared shirt under any pullover sweater and cuff the sleeves to show hidden colours and prints. For an unexpected look, wear a chunky sweater with a skirt or layer it over your favourite dress.

Cable knit, striped, cashmere, chunky, or fitted, no matter what your style there’s a sweater (and a way to style it) that’s perfect for you.

SWEATERS

  1. Joe Fresh Bird’s Eye Sweater, $39
  2. J.Crew Collection Cashmere Stained Glass Sweater, $450
  3. LOFT Long-Sleeve Ballet Neck Sweater, $69.50
  4. Joe Fresh Waffle Knit Sweater, $24
  5. LOFT Long-Sleeve Crewneck Sweater, $59.50
  6. Gap Mint Cable Knit Pullover, $54.95