Sweater weather is officially here!
It's time to bundle up and beat the chilly temperature in the most stylish way possible: with a fabulous sweater.
InStyle's fashion and beauty editor at-large, Kahlana Barfield Brown, stopped by TODAY Wednesday to share some of the must-have sweater styles of the season.
Whether you're headed to a tailgate, errands or date night, here are outfit ideas and tips for all different types of occasions. Take a look below and shop your favorite items!
Who says your crewneck sweater has to be boring? In fact, a classic crewneck can be the ultimate layering piece for a killer outfit. If there's one sweater you need, it's definitely this one.
The bright mustard color of this version from H&M really pops. As an extra bonus, it's not too heavy, according to Brown, so it's perfect for wearing under a jacket like this leopard-print style. Add some knee-high boots and a classic black bag for your new go-to weekend brunch outfit.
With football season in full swing, it's prime time for tailgating outside. But just because it's a sporting event, doesn't mean you can't show up looking stylish. Try wearing a thick, cozy sweater as outerwear. Pair with a chambray shirt, dark jeans and a long, maxi sweater to keep your whole body toasty. You'll be comfortable yet fashionable. What could be better?
Yes, a sweater really can be perfect for date night!
Instead of pants, try pairing a thin, form-fitting sweater with a cute skirt. Brown loves the idea of going for a bold jewel tone to stand out and keeping both items in the same color family for a monotone look that's oh-so chic.
It's all about sticking to a sweater that's cool yet classic. Brown suggests a fair isle-print sweater that will look both cozy and sleek.
Dressing casual yet looking sophisticated isn't always easy, but Brown has the one outfit that's guaranteed to be a win-win. For cold fall days, she's a fan of a sweater dress with an on-trend turtleneck. Pair it with your favorite pair of white sneakers for a fashion-forward look that's still comfortable.