Open Shoulder Sweater: Cozy and Chic Outfit Ideas

open shoulder sweater nude sandals

Achieving casual and relaxed look is not always easy, but it is possible. Jeans and sweater combinations are the best for winter. When I try to style something or layer some other staples, quickly I go back to my favorite sweater and skinny high waist jeans. In this post, we will see how to wear open shoulder sweater – the ultimate chic staple of a cool girl.

Open shoulder sweater is a pretty casual and stylish piece of clothes that you can wear for every day. It works perfectly with jeans, pants, heels or flats. You can wear it standard or oversized. Whatever you choose, it will always look very chic.

I tried to gather round all best outfit ideas on how to wear this lovely sweater. You will see how cool girls are wearing this garment and how you can recreate their style.

Ripped or Open Shoulder Sweater

open shoulder sweater ripped
Yeah, I know, it looks like it is ripped. But at the same time, this turtleneck sweater looks so cool! This navy blue cable knit sweater is perfectly paired with khaki pants and a brown snakeskin bag.
You can wear white or black ankle boots and super cool sunglasses for everyday wear.

Every Day Combo

open shoulder sweater every day
When I had mentioned jeans-sweater combination, I have meant something like this. A navy-blue cable knit open shoulder sweater is great for work, casual meetings or stroll. If you wish, you can wear high heels or ankle boots, depends where you plan to wear this outfit.

Layered with Dress

open shoulder sweater layers
This sparkly navy-blue dress seems very elegant. However, if you like it and you wish to wear it as a casual outfit combination, layer it with a black turtleneck and voila! You have soothed it to be more relaxed and appropriate for casual occasions.

Chic and Neutral Shades

open shoulder sweater neutral shades
This sweater looks very comfy. When you engage it with black cargo pants (surprising, right?), you get ultimate chic and stylish look that is perfect for work. Neutral colors are suitable for everyday wear; the key is in details. Put on some minimal jewelry and finish off with a small handbag.

Striped Open Shoulder Sweater

open shoulder sweater striped
Bell sleeves, stripes and cut-out shoulders – three huge trends in only one outfit combination! If you add very interesting asymmetric denim skirt, your outfit will definitely be a head turner.
Navy-blue color is almost same as black. It is so easy to work with, and it pairs with literally everything.


open shoulder sweater minimalistic
I love the minimalistic way of dressing. The frayed hem jeans are amazing to style with ankle boots, as well as with mules, like these in the photo above. Minimalists always go with neutral and basic colors like black, white, beige or some other pastel color.
This outfit is an entirely acceptable option for casual and daytime occasions.

Silk Skirt and White Sweater

open shoulder sweater silk skirt
This is not classic open shoulder sweater, but what if you want to make it yourself? Just pair oversized open shoulder sweater with silk skirt above. Mix materials to get a super chic outfit that you can wear for many casual and elegant occasions. This outfit will really make you feel better.

Fall Colors

open shoulder sweater fall colors
These fall colors are really amazing. The open shoulder sweater is made of crochet thread. Velvet burgundy pants seem very warm and comfortable. If you want to add a trendy touch to this look, pair it with the straw bag, which was very popular last summer.

Skinny Jeans and Heels

open shoulder sweater nude sandals
The dark grey sweater is very stylish. If you are a jeans person (as I am), you will mix it with ripped skinny jeans, and nude high heel sandals.
This combination is excellent for weekend coffee or shopping with your girlfriends.

Red and Vinyl

open shoulder sweater vinyl
Red is bright and very cheerful color to wear. However, it is also sophisticated and elegant. This open shoulder sweater really looks amazing when paired with vinyl pants. Make them even chicer by rolling them up. Round everything off with nude pointy-toe shoes and a small handbag.


open shoulder sweater striped red black
Black and red stripes seem perfect when paired with high waist jeans. The one sleeve is long, while the neckline is full of ruffles. This sweater is amazing, and the best option is to wear it-well nonstop! It seems very comfy, while your outfits remain stylish. When it comes to shoes, wear flats, mules or ankle boots.

Red and Black Combo

open shoulder sweater red black
When you pair black and red shade in one outfit, it looks nothing less than fabulous. The look seems elegant and very sophisticated. You can wear it for dinners, business meetings or for working hours.
These two colors can give your outfits a luxe lift that you will need.

Mixing Patterns

open shoulder sweater mixing patterns
This outfit is the real example of how you shouldn’t be afraid to mix patterns and materials. If you had these two staples together, I guess that you wouldn’t even think about pairing them, but take a look at this photo above! Striped pants along with this open shoulder sweater make one amazing combination.


open shoulder sweater all black everything
All-black-everything outfits are the best for combining. You don’t worry about pairing shades; you can just worry about adding the right accessories. Here, as you can see, this outfit is broke with burgundy strappy heels and white bag. They look amazing and very elegant. The culotte pants look very comfy and flattering to wear.

Casual and Chic

open shoulder sweater white casual
As I said, the open shoulder sweater is a staple of cool girls. Anine Bing is definitely one of them. She pairs the white sweater with simple and chic straight pair of jeans and with white sneakers. This is an ideal combination for short stroll, market, or shopping. I love casual and chic outfits that you can wear all the time.

Sweaters are perfect for winter as well as for early spring and fall. I think that you should invest good money in sweaters because realistically you will end up wearing them most of the time in cold weather.
As you could see, the open shoulder sweater is a fantastic garment that you can style with many different staples and for many different occasions.
Make sure to read all other outfit ideas that we have prepared for you.