Versatile sweaters for the office and weekend

While perusing Instagram and various websites, I came across a few great finds in fabulous fall colors. These gems can be worn to the office but are versatile enough to be worn to weekend brunch or your kids’ soccer game.

I often get asked, how can I wear “this” sweater? It’s viewed as being too big or bulky for the office,  essentially too casual. I say, you can dress anything up to make it office appropriate (unless it’s a backless sweater that exposes just a bit too much to be considered office appropriate…in which case…that one’s reserved for after hours).

These sweaters are relatively inexpensive (under $100) and offer versatility. Wear them with trousers or a skirt (long or short…doesn’t matter) and turn these seemingly “casual” sweaters into a very cute, work appropriate look.

Below I've provided two looks for each sweater - office chic and polished casual!

Blush knit turtleneck sweater $27.90

Peach Turtleneck Sweater

Peach Turtleneck Sweater with OTK Boots


Ribbed boat neck sweater $19.90 

Mustard Colored Sweater

Yellow or Mustard Sweater

Knit Off-the-shoulder sweater $20.61 (no longer available)

Dark Green Sweater

Dark Green Off The Shoulder Sweater

Not into the sweaters above...or they're sold out? No worries, I have a few other options that may tickle your fancy.

Ribbed Crewneck Sweater by TOPSHOP - $60.00

Yellow Sweater

One-Shoulder Ribbed Sweater by Treasure & Bond - $69.00

Light Pink Chenille Off The Shoulder Sweater

BP. Chunky Thermal Cowl Neck - $45.00

Brown Waffle Fabric Sweater

Chunky Cable Turtleneck by TOPSHOP - $95.00

Orange Cable Knit Sweater

Over-sized Turtleneck Tunic by Halogen - $69.00

Pink Turtleneck Sweater

Chenille Off the Shoulder Sweater by BLANKNYC - $68.00

Burgundy Chenille Sweater


These are just a few alternatives or suggestions but...there is a plethora of other options that will match your budget that are at your fingertips with a simple Google search. What did we do before Google?

All of these sweaters can be dressed up to create a business chic look and then easily transition to after hours drinks with the girls or whatever fun fall adventure you are embarking on (which may or may not include a Starbucks PSL...).

I hope these simple ideas will give you inspiration to transform your ordinary casual sweater to be an office chic look.

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