How Would You Wear a Sleeveless Sweater in the Winter?


Sleeveless sweaters -- also known as sweater vests -- have all the color and weight of a sweater without the long, tubular arms. Sleeveless sweaters only work as hard as the clothes paired with them, so don't just throw one on over a pair of jeans and hope for the best. Cold temperatures call for warm outfits that still make you look like the fashionista you are. That look can work with a sleeveless sweater, as long as you have the right pieces to set it off.


Think warmth. Pulling on a sleeveless sweater without something under it can only lead to hypothermia and worst-dressed awards.


Pair a bright sleeveless sweater with tights in the same shade. Add a black skirt that stops an inch or three above your knee, dark boots and a white button-down shirt with French cuffs and collar under the sleeveless sweater for an updated, but classy, look.


Try jeans and a long sleeved T-shirt with your sleeveless sweater. If the sweater is dark, use a colored T-shirt to add a bit of brightness to your look in the dreary weather. If it's bright, stick with a white T-shirt.


Add a sleeveless sweater to tights and a long-sleeved shirt in the same shade -- but only if the sleeveless sweater is at least thigh length. Cute boots or heels, a scarf and and some earrings complete the look. Try to find accessories that complement your sweater. Clashing is so 1995.


Cinch a belt around your waist if you're thin and under your bust if your hips are a little larger. Choose one that matches another piece in your outfit, but not the sleeveless sweater, for the best effect.

Tips & Tricks


A button-down shirt with a pinstripe in the same color as your sleeveless sweater will make you look polished and classy.

Plan on a warm undershirt if your sleeveless sweater is loosely knitted with lots of holes.


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