How To Master The Sweater-Over-Shoulders Look Once & For All

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Grab your favorite winter knit and get ready: TZR has found several easy sweater-over-the-shoulder outfit ideas for you to try. This minor styling move always adds an extra layer of depth to any look, and it’s simple to pull off with these foolproof formulas.

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Next time you want to break up neutral separates, just layer on a striped sweater like Alexandra Pereira did here. This small addition made all the difference in her classic street style ensemble.Edward Berthelot/Getty Images
If you like wearing color, try styling your favorite bright knit with another matching shirt in your closet. You can follow Aimee Song’s lead and go with a violet top and a pair of neutral-colored pants.Edward Berthelot/Getty Images
Identify the colors in your patterned knit and stick to a cohesive scheme with at least one or two other pieces in your outfit. Here, Julia Haghjoo opted for varying shades of brown in her coat and boots.Edward Berthelot/Getty Images
When your bright, checker print outfit feels a little busy, tone it down by draping a beige sweater over your shoulders.Edward Berthelot/Getty Images
A sweater cardigan can be a bit too chunky to knot around your shoulders, so ditch this step and let the arms drape and tie around your neck.Edward Berthelot/Getty Images
Grece Ghanem let her Barbiecore-pink sweater serve as the center of attention in her ensemble by keeping the rest of her pieces understated.Edward Berthelot/Getty Images
Ease your way into a knit-around-the-shoulders outfit by styling your favorite black sweater with a matching blouse or dress. It’s not an over-the-top combination, so you’ll still feel like yourself.Christian Vierig/Getty Images
Sometimes you just want to wear sweats all day and that’s OK. Just add those fashion-girl touches by styling the bottoms with a blazer, baseball cap, and a sweater around the shoulders.Jeremy Moeller/Getty Images
You needn’t get all fancy with knotting your sweater if you don’t want to. Recreate Ajok Madel’s laid-back street style outfit with a cashmere sweater in cream, a white tee, tan pants, and Nike Air Force 1 sneakers.Melodie Jeng/Getty Images
To recreate Aylah Peterson’s model off-duty look, wrap your neon-colored knit around your shoulders like you would a scarf. Then style an oversized graphic tee with baggy jeans and sneakers.Melodie Jeng/Getty Images
There is no wrong way to wear a white sweater over your shoulders. Here, Therese Hellström threw hers over a wine-colored button-down shirt, and added finishing touches via a burgundy baseball cap.Edward Berthelot/Getty Images

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