Wearable Sweater Trends for Fall 2015

Sweater trends are changing rapidly, and this season I’m noticing a huge shift. When I go to find current shopping links for some of my older sweaters, the classic styles are becoming harder and harder to find.

Sweater trends for fall 2015 are longer and oversized. Chunky knits are everywhere. Many are longer in the back than in the front (that’s called a hi-low hem), and the other other big trend is the split hem. Capes and ponchos are popular, and I’m still seeing a lot of tunics too. Even cardigans are oversized this season. Oh, and turtlenecks are back and cannot be ignored.

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While I generally prefer a more fitted silhouette, I’m enjoying the reprieve from body conscious styles. The key to wearing an oversized sweater without looking like you’ve gained the Freshman 15 is to keep your pants figure hugging. Whether you wear jeans, trousers, or even a skirt, you want your bottom half to look as slender as possible to offset the bulkiness of the top. A shoe with a heel always helps to elongate the line of the leg and make you look slimmer.

At first these styles feel frumpy, but once you get used to them, it’s kind of fun for a change. And the best part about it is, you can ditch your shapewear! Ha!

(By the way, LOFT is running $25 off all full-price sweaters. You are welcome.)

Okay, let’s break it down. You’re going to see a lot of overlap between the styles I mention below, but I tried to separate them out for some semblance of organization.

Wearable Sweater Trends for Fall 2015

1) Chunky Knits

sun and shadow turtleneck tunic

Nordstrom, $54. See it on!!

ribbed turtleneck

LOFT, $59.50 ($25 OFF! No code needed.)

fireside sweater

LOFT, $59.50 ($25 OFF! No code needed.)

2) Aztec Prints and Geometric Patterns

woven geo cardigan

Nordstrom, $58

3) Tunics

cowl

Macy’s, $68 (ON SALE for $47.99 + 20% off with code RED)

pointelle tunic

LOFT, $49.50 ($25 OFF! No code needed; available in 6 colors.)

tunic

Macy’s; $69.50 (ON SALE for $34.75; available in 6 colors)

cowl neck tunic

Macy’s, $49.50 (ON SALE for $24.75)

4) Hi-Lo Hem

cable knit sleeve ribbed sweater

LOFT, $59.50 ($25 off, no code needed!)

shirttail sweater

LOFT, $49.50 ($25 off, no code needed!)

5) Oversized Cardigans

ombre long cardi

Ann Taylor, $149

oversized cardigan

Nordstrom, $48. See it on!

grandpa cardigan

LOFT, $98 ($25 OFF! No code needed.)

 

hooded wrap cardigan

Nordstrom, $128. See it on!

6) Capes and Ponchos

poncho

Nordstrom, $38

colorblock cape

Nordstrom, $58 (3 prints available)

cable cowl neck poncho

Nordstrom, $148 (only available in grey) See it on!

7) Turtlenecks

turtleneck tunic

LOFT, $59.50 ($25 OFF!! No code needed; available in 6 colors!)

JCrew Wool Turtleneck

J.Crew, $98 (25% off with code FALLSALE; available in 8 colors!!) See it on!

ribbed turtleneck

Kohl’s, $19.99 (available in 6 colors)

turtleneck cashmere

Ann Taylor, $229 (cashmere; available in 4 colors)

Like I said, there’s a lot of overlap here, but I think you can get the drift. I’m having fun updating my sweater wardrobe this year. There are a ton of good sales and affordable options out there.

Which one is your favorite??