How to Style a Sweater Two Ways: Early Fall and Later On

Outfits With a Navy Sweater

As fall approaches and temps transition from warmer in early fall to cooler later on, today I’m partnering with ModCloth to show you how to style a sweater through the transition!

Outfits With a Navy Sweater

I’ve said this a million times, but I love ModCloth because they have fun, crazy, funky statement pieces AND great basics.  Their basics always have a tiny twist that makes them special and extra cute while still being totally versatile.  In today’s post I’ll show you both!

The piece I’m featuring today is ModCloth’s signature pullover sweater.  I have their signature cardigan in every color of the rainbow, and this pullover sweater is just as good!  It’s very, very soft and stretchy–i.e. super duper comfy! It is fitted and flattering without being skin tight.  It’s on the thinner side yet doesn’t feel wimpy, if that makes sense.  Ha!  Its thinness works to its advantage in making it super remixable, which I’ll talk about below.  It has cute decorative buttons on one shoulder, which is that special detail that I was referring to with all of ModCloth’s basics.  It’s a really, really good piece for fall, and it comes in a billion colors!  See them HERE.  The rust colored one is another good one for this fall!  I wear this in size M.

SIZING: I’m 5’6″ and usually 6/8 or S/M in clothes.  I’m almost always size M in ModCloth’s clothes.


Midi Skirt + Navy Sweater + Leopard Heels + Tote Bag + Fringe NecklaceNavy Sweater + Yellow Midi Skirt + Tote Bag + Fringe Bib Necklace Yellow Midi + Tote + Navy Sweater + Gold AccessoriesNavy Sweater + Yellow Midi + Leopard Heels + Cognac Tote + Gold Necklace

Lightweight for Early Fall
For an early fall look, I paired this sweater with a gorgeous, breezy mustard yellow skirt and made it pop with a printed shoe.  Skirts let your legs breathe in warmer temps, and you can mix and match them endlessly.  (See my tips for styling skirts HERE.)  This pairing is sooo easy and effortless, but it looks classy, sophisticated, and pulled together!

This skirt in particular is lightweight, has great movement, is fully lined, and has POCKETS!  I only wish it weren’t midi length so that I could wear it with flats.  Then I could wear it alllll the time!  But on the other hand, it’s elegant as midi length!  It comes in 6 colors, and I’m eyeing the rust and dark green ones! 😍 See them all HERE.

Because this sweater is on the thinner side and is somewhat fitted, it tucks beautifully into skirts!

This combo works with a bunch of skirt colors and printed skirts, but since mustard yellow is hot this fall, below are some more mustard yellow skirts!  I LOOOOVE this wool a-line one, and if I lived in a colder climate, I’d get that thing in a heartbeat!

Shop for the Look:
Sweater: c/o ModCloth (exact–wearing size M)
Skirt: c/o ModCloth (exact–wearing size M; similar)
Bag: (similar)
Necklace: (similar bib style here & here)


Tweed Blazer + Navy Sweater + Skinnies + Mustard Flats + Gold Necklace Tweed Blazer + Navy Sweater + Cognac Accessories + Skinny JeansTweed Blazer + Cognac Cross Body Bag + Mustard Flats + SkinniesSkinnies + Mustard Flat + Cognac Bag + Tweed Blazer Tweed Blazer + Skinnies + Navy Lightweight Sweater + Cognac Bag

Layered Up for Later
When temps start to dip, you can layer this sweater under blazers.  If you need another layer, wear a shirt underneath the sweater with a blazer over it.  ModCloth always has unique statement blazers like this houndstooth tweed-like one.  It’s very thick, fully lined, and curves in at the waist for a flattering fit.  Fantastic fall piece!  A few things to note: the sleeves are 3/4 length, and the blazer is on the shorter side.  Also, I find the shoulders a *tad* tight when I try to raise my arms.  However, ModCloth offers free return shipping now, so you could order a couple sizes and return for free the one that doesn’t work.  I highlighted a few more printed blazers in the widget below too1

The thinness of this sweater comes in handy again so that you’re able to layer it under blazers and jackets.  It’s such a great piece for tailored fall looks and for mixing and matching with jeans, trousers, skirts, and blazers!

Shop for the Look:
Sweater: c/o ModCloth (exact–wearing size M)

Blazer: c/o ModCloth (exact–wearing size M)
Shoes: c/o ModCloth (similar)
Bag: (similar)
Necklace: (similar)

Both of these looks have me VERYYYY excited for temps to dip!

Created in partnership with ModCloth



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  • Reply
    August 31, 2018 at 7:54 am

    I’ve asked several other consultants but have never received an answer. My question has been “why do they feel it necessary to feature more than a couple of photos of the same outfit. The space could be better used. I understand the need for various views but several are excessive.

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      Audrey @ Putting Me Together
      August 31, 2018 at 8:58 am

      Lots of different reasons. Most of the time I show 3-5 pics of each outfit: full body, side, one closer up. If there are more, they are usually closeup detail shots of different items. That’s like in today’s post. If I post extra full body pics it might be to show how an item moves, like a walking pic of in a skirt or a flowy top. And once in a while we happen to get several good pictures that we just don’t want to go to waste since we worked hard to shoot things, haha! 😛 Just being real! For other bloggers, photos aren’t purely utilitarian and are more of an art form, so they tell a story–yes, even just showing outfits.

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    August 31, 2018 at 9:41 am

    OMG you look sooo cute! I love this combo 😍😍 Def wearing this in fall!!

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    August 31, 2018 at 10:52 am

    I know the gray animal print pumps are discontinued because you’ve mentioned them before… any lines on similar shoes in the same color scheme?? I would wear the heck out of the shoes in the pic, but I am striking out all over the place looking for *gray* animal prints.

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    August 31, 2018 at 1:55 pm

    Girl, I wear flats with midi length skirts all the time! It may be a fashion faux pas, but yolo, right? Hah!

    Ps love that skirt! (I have flats that are calling it’s name)!!

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      Audrey @ Putting Me Together
      September 3, 2018 at 9:59 pm

      No, not a fashion faux pas. It always depends on your specific build and style you’re going for. If I wear midi skirts with flats, I look really short and squat, and my legs look weird. I’ve seen plenty of others wear midis with flats and look great though!

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    September 1, 2018 at 6:18 pm

    Do you think this sweater would work for layering over a button down?

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      Audrey @ Putting Me Together
      September 3, 2018 at 10:00 pm

      Because this sweater is fitted, I think the button down would need to be sturdier rather than one of those really flimsy ones or else you’ll be fussing with it trying to keep everything in place through out the day. Or at least that’s been my experience with that kind of combo.

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