Men’s sweaters are a type of item that will never go out of style. They’re simply too practical to ever fade from view. For much of the world, they are pretty much essential wear for much of the year from Fall to Spring, and (if we’re being honest) often much of summer.
Despite being practical, men’s sweater outfits don’t have to be boring. There are so many different types of sweaters that there will always be a fresh way to wear them—from fine knit sweaters in muted colors you can wear to the office, to thick chunky sweaters with loud colors and in your face patterns.
What to Look for in a Men’s Sweater Outfit
The most important thing to do when choosing a men’s is to consider the type of sweater you wear. Men’s sweaters come in various shapes and sizes, anything from knit crewnecks, to chunky cardigans, to turtlenecks, and beyond (find out more about the different types of men’s sweaters in this article). The style you choose will play a big part in your overall outfit.
Typically, thin fine-knit sweaters in dark colors go well with more formal outfits. Make yours a V-neck and add a tie for a super smart look. Then thicker jumpers with different patterns or textures are more casual. Personally, this is my favorite way to wear a sweater.
What to Wear With a Men’s Sweater: 9 Outfits to Try
With Heavy Trousers
If your sweater is thick why not finish off the winter look with a pair of thick wool trousers. This creates a rugged yet smart look. If you wanted to tone it down slightly to create a look more suitable for the office, you could wear a different type of sweater. For example, a fine knit one instead of the thick cable knit in the image above.
With a Gray Blazer and Chinos
Wearing a sweater under a blazer is a great way to add some warmth to a smart fit that’s suitable for the office. I finished this sweater outfit off with a pair off white sneakers to give it a casual edge. Of course, you could wear a pair of shoes or boots for a smarter look. This outfit would also work well with different blazer and chino color combinations.
With Smart Shorts
Wear a fine knit sweater over a shirt with a pair of shorts for a smart look you can wear when the weather heats up. The key if you’re going for a smart look like in the image above is to choose a well fitted pair of smart shorts.
With a Casual Jacket and Jeans
Wear a sweater under a casual jacket with some black skinny jeans for a cool weekend look. I like the monochrome colors of the above sweater outfit but you could easily adjust the look depending on what you have available.
With Blue Jeans and Boots
Wearing a sweater a pair of blue jeans is a look that will always work. Make it more interesting by choosing a sweater with a texture or a pattern, like the stripes in the image above. I think the above outfit would work well with boots, but sneakers, canvas shoes, as casual shoes would work equally as well.
With Chinos and Shoes
Wearing a sweater with chinos and shoes is a slightly smarter version of the above outfit. I love the way the brown and blue works together in the above outfit and it is one I wear quite often. The shirt under the sweater and the shoes bring the outfit up a notch. Of course you could dress down the same outfit by removing the shirt and adding sneakers. Maybe change the color of sweater though, as removing the shirt would remove the extra color.
With Worn Jeans and Canvas Sneakers
Wearing a casual sweater with worn jeans and canvas shoes is a super casual look that works really well. I especially like how the sweatshirt and the Vans in the above image are the same color and go well with the light colored jeans.
With a Shirt and Tie
Wearing a V-neck sweater with a shirt and tie is the perfect smart outfit for when you don’t feel like wearing a blazer. The above outfit avoids looking too stuffy due to the dark colors and the fact that the sweater is well fitted.
With a Denim Jacket
This sweater outfit is one of my favorites and I often pair my black denim jacket with a sweater. I especially like how the shearling lining in the above jacket matches the color of the sweater below.