Every winter, you’ll inevitably find yourself styling the two most common wardrobe staples on a regular basisa classic pair of denim and a warm sweater. Jeans ’cause they are warm and hella versatile, and sweaters because, well, it’s quite self-explanatory. And the combination of denim and sweaters during winter is an absolute go-to. Most of us will perpetually find ourselves leaning towards this pairing given that it’s effortless, comfortable, warm and always looks great!

Since you are bound to wear this combination more than just once, why not play around with it and make it more exciting? After all, styling in winter is one thing almost everyone in the eastern part of the world looks forward to, no? Be it your chunky knit sweaters, cardigans or cashmere sweaters, there’s plenty of ways to elevate a basic winter look. We scanned the trusted fashionistas of the day for some inspiration and here’s how you can spruce up this sartorial pairing.

Turn ordinary into extraordinary with these 5 influencer-inspired ways to style your denim and sweater combo:

1) With A Cut-out Shoulder Sweater

Some of you may already have an extensive collection of sweaters. However, for those that do not, consider picking up some different styles the next time you shop. Adding some whimsy silhouettes to your collection of basics is a sure-shot way of making your outfits a tad more interesting. To spruce it up further, opt for designs with interesting sartorial elements like the frayed detailing of Maria Vizuete‘s sweater and jeans. This adds texture to the overall look along with the ribbed knit of the sweater.

2) With An Off-shoulder Sweater

A knitted cardigan is one such staple that’s a go-to outer layer for most of us. While the easiest way is to layer it over wardrobe basics, we’re taking note of how Xenia Adonts has transformed hers, giving it a hint of sexy, by wearing it as an off-shoulder blouse. If you’ve got an oversized cardigan sitting in your wardrobe and you’re not sure how to style it, do like Xenia and simply slide it down from any one of your shoulders. To make things more interesting, team your cardigan with a pair of high-waisted cargo pants instead of your regular skin-fit jeans. You’ll have yourself an effortlessly-chic winter OOTD.

3) With A Denim Mini-skirt

Who said denim has to involve full-length jeans? For regions where winter isn’t too harsh, a denim mini-skirt with a sweater can make for a cute winter look. Another element we’re fond of from Andy Csinger‘s outfit is the colour palette. The warmth of the camel brown along with the lightness of the washed denim and the white hue of the top work together just beautifully. Andy’s cross-body bag perfectly matches her coat and her choice of accessories add the perfect finishing touch to this tasteful look.

4) With Over-The-Knee Boots

If you are short on varieties of denim or sweaters, you can always add some style via your footwear. This can glam-up or down your entire ensemble! For instance, check out how Maria Vizuete‘s light blue denim tucked into her thigh-high boots along with an over-sized turtle-neck sweater looks luxe and right out of a Parisian look book. Boots are a great fashion element to spice up just about any ensemble. Moreover, the way they lengthen your silhouette is a bonus. Make sure you have a pair handy for whenever you want an easy hack to style up your winter look!

5) Cropped Cardigan

Maria Bernad is radiating the ’90s hippie vibe with her colourful crop sweater, knit bucket hat, beaded necklace, shoulder bag and platform shoes. Bookmark a look like Maria’s when you’re in the mood to go funky. A cropped knit-cardigan will invariably look great with high-waisted jeans. And the more colourful your cardigan is, the better it is! Maria’s look is enlivening for when you want to spruce things up and stand-out in the crowd!

How do you prefer to style your denim and sweater this season? Let us know in the comments below.

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