If you believe sweaters are frumpy and make you look boring, think again. A winter essential, sweaters can look incredible when styled well. While sweatshirts and streetwear in general are more popular winter wear options, men’s sweaters are extremely versatile and can be adapted no matter what your outfit is. There are many types of sweaters for men, like sweater vests, sweater hoodies, and the regular crew neck. This makes it easier to style these types of sweaters no matter what kind of look you’re going for.
Here are some types of sweaters for men and how to style them
1. Classic crew neck
The most versatile of them all, a classic crew neck is a must-have men’s sweater. This is as easily stylable for formal looks as it is for casual like actor Henry Cavill does here. While winter outfits are often in darker shades, for a cool look, try a brighter colour. If you’d like to keep it formal, however, neutrals work best.
Men’s sweaters don’t have to be boring, and Vicky Kaushal’s ombre sweater is just the perfect example. Paired with dark denims, and boots, it is easy on eyes while making sure you stand out in the sea of plain black men’s sweaters.
While Vicky keeps the styling safe, if you’re feeling adventurous, you can pair a sweater like this with a pair of cargo pants and sneakers for a more casual upbeat take.
3. Chunky knit
Perfect for extra windy days, chunky knits bring a bit of street style to men’s sweaters. You can go for textured, solid-coloured men’s sweaters for a cleaner look, while patterned chunky men’s sweaters like the one actor Ishaan Khatter is wearing is perfect to pair with joggers and sneakers.
A turtleneck is one the easiest yet most underutilised types of men’s fashion sweaters. A dark turtleneck paired with dark wash denim and bright pop of colour shoes is a great way to make an entry on your first date, or like actor Siddhant Chaturvedi, use a bight coloured men’s sweater to break the monotonous pattern of a business outfit. To take the look up a notch, match the colour of your footwear to the sweater.
5. Varsity style V-neck
Versatile, and fun to style, varsity style V neck is the men’s sweater that you have to have in your wardrobe. Wear it on its own like actor Lee Dong Wook here, and add a baseball cap to accessorize, or for a fun take on preppy styles, pair it with a formal shirt and leather satchel. You can also style this type of sweater with a formal suit, using it instead of a waistcoat to add warmth without compromising on style.
6. Sweater vest
If the winters around you aren’t harsh, a sweater vest is the perfect type of sweater to make a style statement without compromising on warmth and comfort. You can go for a monochrome look like singer Nick Jonas here, for a sharp look, or pair neutrals with a lighter wash of jeans for a laidback look. Accessorize with a tote.
7. Hooded sweater
If you are a person who loves hoodies, this type of sweater is perfect for you. Best for casual looks, this men’s sweater styled with denims and boots is a combination you just cannot go wrong with. Keep it low profile like actor Taylor Zakhar Perez here, or go for bright colours like yellow, this men’s sweater is sure to up your winter style a few notches.