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A Week’s Worth of Sweaters and How to Style Them

When cozy sweaters meet creative styling, a world of possibilities opens for your cold-weather wardrobe.

By Emma Steinbergs

Looking to spice up your sweater weather rotation? Between frigid forecasts and the hectic holiday season, it’s easy to get stuck in a bit of a wardrobe rut this time of year—cycling between the same sweater-and-jean combos day in and day out. Don’t get us wrong: Everyone should have at least one go-to outfit formula for each season. But sporting more-or-less the same silhouette for the next four months might get old.

To help you get creative while keeping cozy, we’re showing you how to style some of our favorite knits for all aspects of your life. Below, find elevated, Power Casual, and cozy outfit inspiration for seven of our most snuggly, sophisticated sweaters—one for every day of the week.

MONDAY

The McKenzie Sweater

With a funnel neck and side slits, the McKenzie sweater is elongating, elegant, and can be worn tucked or untucked.

Elevated:
If you work in a more traditional setting, a sophisticated sweater plus suiting staple is the answer to your cold-weather woes. For instance, a 100%-cashmere turtleneck will keep you warm, while a pencil skirt or tailored trousers maintain a level of formality. Complete your beautifully balanced look with multi-toned heels that tie it all together and small gold hoops you can wear multiple times a week.

Power Casual:
For more casual offices and chic weekend outings, pair trousers with leather sneakers to look simultaneously relaxed and refined. The plaid Mejia pants instantly add texture, while your ivory sneakers coordinate with your winter-white sweater. Again, your gold hoops are ready to go in any dress code, any day of the week.

Cozy:
We have a hunch you might be busy, so it’s worth investing in joggers that can take you from buying groceries to binging The Crown. Our suggestion: The wrinkle-resistant, travel-friendly Delaney joggers, which can even pass as polished business casual pants. As soon as you get home, treat your feet to the EMU Geelong slippers.

TUESDAY

The Rory Cardigan

The Rory cardigan can be worn as a light layer or a knit top. In other words, it’s an especially savvy purchase, since it’s basically two styles in one.

Elevated:
You know those people who always appear effortlessly on-trend? This outfit channels that energy. Wearing the Rory cardigan by itself gives a laid-back, slightly sexy vibe, while the Gianas serve as a sophisticated, silky take on in-vogue cargo pants. Finish off your cool-girl look with sleek accessories like the elegant Ella sandals, silver Lyssa earrings, and delicate Single Bezel necklace.

Power Casual:
Much like the Rory cardigan, you can wear our recently launched Smith pants in two very different ways: as classic suiting trousers or as Power Casual pants. To achieve the latter, pair them with a polished knit like your Rory cardigan and low-heeled boots. If you prefer a layered look, wear your cardigan unbuttoned over the Lisey cami.

Cozy:
Are you all in on deep sea? Form a matching set with your Rory plus the Stella leggings, and complement this cool-toned combination with dark gray slippers.

WEDNESDAY

The Cathy Sweater

Not a big fan of turtlenecks? Go with a V-neck like the Cathy sweater, which features an especially easy silhouette and is knit from of our ultra-soft, hypoallergenic alpaca yar

Elevated:
We’ll never tone down our love for tonal palettes, and this look proves why. The varying neutrals of the Cathy sweater, Horton pants, and Ginger pumps work in warm-hued harmony, while the Yuna earrings tie it all together.

Power Casual:
Don’t forget: Your sweaters enjoy a night out every now and then. For your next evening on the town, take your Cathy for a spin. Thanks to its breathable knit and a very subtle shimmer, it’s ideal for a dinner date or cocktails with friends. To give this soft essential a subtle edge, style it with the vegan leather Archie pants and black boots.

Cozy:
More in the mood for a night in? After work, swap your Hortons for the stretchy Finley pants, and slip on the sheepskin EMU Teddy booties.

THURSDAY

The Cece Sweater

It’s time to upgrade your well-worn pullover. Try the Cece sweater: a cashmere half-zip with a mock neck and slightly cinched hemline.

Elevated:
If you don’t have to wear a blazer at the office, try warming up your Cynthia dress on bitterly cold days with a plush pullover like the Cece sweater. Polish it off with black Ginger pumps and silver Claressa hoops.

Power Casual:
For an extra polished version of a sweatshirt and jeans, pair your cashmere pullover with the Better Than Denim Hockley jeans. Round out your black and gray look with your silver hoops, an elevated T-shirt, and gray sneakers.

Cozy:
On a rainy day at home, embrace the gray with your heathered sweater, the striped Tressa pants, and charcoal-colored slippers.

FRIDAY

The Arbus Sweater

The Arbus sweater is the quintessential turtleneck. Due to a relaxed fit and a slightly cropped length, it’s been a customer (and M.M. employee) favorite for over five years—with no end in sight.

Elevated:
On the agenda: a string of important meetings followed by a second date you’re not so sure about. Prioritize fairly formal, no-fuss styles that won’t distract you from the task at hand—whether that’s presenting to execs or letting them down easy. Get down to business with an elegant yet easy foundation such as the cozy Arbus sweater, lightweight Orchard skirt, stretchy Lana boots, and simple Single Bezel earrings. To really command the room, add the classic Yiyan blazer, which is secretly comfortable thanks to knit panels in the back and arm seams.

Power Casual:
Red wine and chocolate make an iconic pairing—as do their clothing counterparts. Concoct your own richly hued, delectable duo with the Chianti Arbus sweater and chocolaty Archie pants. To keep the focus on this match made in heaven, rely on your wear-with-anything polished sneakers.

Cozy:
Long week? Grab a bottle of your favorite red and swaddle yourself in wine-inspired hues to match the mood. Transform your cashmere turtleneck into loungewear by pairing it with the matching Keeley joggers, and make it a head-to-toe monochromatic look with Merlot-colored slippers.

SATURDAY

The Quincy Pullover

Named after one of our favorite pups, the Quincy is as soft as a poodle, and its swingy silhouette is ready for anything from a holiday party to an afternoon at the dog park.

Elevated:
That’s right: You can wear the Quincy to a special event—when styled right. Pair it with the matching Leah skirt to create a dress-like silhouette that’s made up of matching separates you can repurpose for a variety of settings. If you plan to show off your dance moves, be sure to wear a beautiful yet breathable tank in case you need to lose your layer, and opt for low heels like the Irene slingbacks. Add some evening-ready shine to your rose-hued ensemble with the gold Claressa hoops.

Power Casual:
Continue to enjoy light shades like rose and cream throughout the wintertime by choosing off-white essentials like the Sammataro jeans, Paige tank, and Koio Capri sneakers.

Cozy:
For a lounge-ready variation of the above, trade your jeans for leggings and your sneakers for slippers.

SUNDAY

The Somers Sweater

Fisherman-style sweaters aren’t just for fishermen. Thanks to their intricate patterns, classic knits like the Somers sweater add texture to any cool-weather outfit.

Elevated:
Layering sweaters over dresses is one of the easiest ways to maximize your sleeveless silhouettes. If you want to give your lightweight slip dress new legs, balance it out with a slightly chunky style like the Somers sweater. Complement your pearly tones with the Ponza earrings, and work in some soft color with the rosy taupe Irene slingbacks.

Power Casual:
A nautical palette isn’t just for summertime. Create a crisp, classic look with your fisherman sweater, navy pants, and pointed-toe flats.

Cozy:
A recipe for relaxation: Curling up with the new novel you just picked up from the library while wearing your snuggly sweater, oatmeal joggers, and luxurious slippers.

Written By

Emma Steinbergs

Emma is M.M.LaFleur's Senior Brand Associate. She previously worked as an M.M. stylist and Customer Communications Associate, and she still loves thinking through styling challenges and solutions for customers.

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