Sometimes, all we want to do in the morning is clock in an extra 20 minutes of sleep and take our makeup routine to the glam room we’d like to call the MRT. Easy – out of bed and off to work in a matter of minutes. But there’s still one drabby thing that gets in the way of our (almost) fool-proof plan: putting the right outfit together.
Playing dress up has lost its appeal for us. We found a styling hack that has managed to shave invaluable time off our morning routines – styling with sweaters.
Incredibly comfortable and easy to pair. A statement sweater is all it takes to define an outfit. Simply match one to a pair of staple bottoms – such as jeans or an A-line skirt – for an effortless fashion-forward look.
Take a look at our top 10 picks of designer-looking sweaters that are both chic and cushy.
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This novel cool-girl piece practically screams ‘high fashion’. It’s a modish, comfortable spin on the classic tunic-length sweater with its chic minimalistic graphics.
Style tip: Cultivate an air of abstemious luxury by styling this with a chunky leather belt and a pencil skirt.
Zara Sweater, $69.90
This energising sky blue on snow on black combination is a breath of life into the monochromatic palette of our closets. The chunky statement stripes offers us a polished varsity look that transcends all our other plain jane sweaters.
Style tip: Tuck this sweater into a high-waisted A-line skirt to pull off the preppy look.
Mango Contrast Knit, $55.90
To emulate a classy 90s look, turn to this finespun metallic-thread sweater which, by the way, gives us total Rachel Greene vibes. You’ll nail the girl-next-door look without breaking a sweat in these rustic earthy tones.
Style tip: Tuck this into a pair of mom jeans and finish off the look with short-heeled pumps.
Mango Sweater, $55.90
This crafty crochet bit is offbeat and wildly experimental, but that’s exactly what we, as style risk-takers, have been craving for, of late. Jazz your closet up with bright pops of colour with this cheeky number.
Style tip: Wear a slip dress underneath for a flirty combination.
Zara Crochet Sweater, $69.90
Sports luxe with an upgraded elegant sensibility – that pretty much sums up this wool-mix knit sweater with fun gold embellishments.
Tuck this into a classic leather skirt to bring out punk rock vibes from the 70s.
Millie Mackintosh Hilcott Sweater, $183.20
With this side slit sweater from Mango, sophistication and comfort may finally come hand in hand. This cape-like number is the perfect alternative to chunkier sweaters if you’re not a fan of sweating it out in the name of ‘fashion’.
Style tip: Wear this with high waisted trousers for a chic look, perfect for the office.
Mango Sweater, $45.90
Oversized and slouchy, this plushy number with long, finger-grazing sleeves makes for the perfect rejoinder for chilly days at the office.
Style tip: Team this with slim cropped trousers or a bodycon midi skirt for the perfect form. The idea is to keep the silhouette of your bottoms tighter to balance out the shapelessness of this sweater.
Zara roll neck sweater, $69.90
The answer to our lazy-day prayers comes in the form of this faux fur sweater dress. This loose-fitting number is perfect for those days when you feel bloaty. The more oversized the better.
Style tip: Match these with tights underneath for the office or style it up with knee-high boots for date night.
Zara Oversized Sweater, $69.90
This throw-on piece is both flattering and functional. It’s a style that’ll seamlessly transition you from a scorching hot mornings to rainy evenings in Singapore’s tropical weather. Best part is, you don’t have to think about a matching bottom. But if you wish, you can put on some leggings.
Style tip: Keep accessorising to a minimum with this statement sweater dress. Team this with simple drop earrings in a similar earthy tone and nude pumps for a classy ensemble.
Miss Selfridge Dress, $24.80