The Sweater Edit | October Stylish Monday

This month’s Stylish Monday features a Sweater Edit starring some of my favorite bloggers and Instagram friends. It’s that time of year when we can finally tuck away our sandals and tank tops and pull out those sweaters and boots! Of course, here in the south, we may regret that decision at around 2 in the afternoon, but hey…that’s the price of beauty, right? I’m excited to share this sweater edit with you and think you’ll be inspired by the beautiful outfits these gals put together. You can even link-up with us at the bottom of the post! I’m also sharing a very special discount code with you to a fabulous little online boutique I just discovered. Read on for some fabulous fall style inspiration!

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There are quite a few fun sweater trends out there right now. Popcorn stitch sweaters, bell sleeve styles, sweaters that are teddy bear soft, and cardigans galore! I’ve also seen quite a few oversize sweaters, which are easy to pull off – just throw on a sweater in a larger size and layer it with skinny jeans and you’re good to go. I’m definitely on the hunt for one! I may look like a polar bear, but who cares…I’ll be warm and cozy! My Stylish Monday sisters have done a great job interpreting this month’s theme. Let’s take a look at what the girls are styling this month!


Nicole – High Latitude Style – “I saw this red cashmere sweater in a consignment store. It was my size, color and the price was right. So I gave it a new home in my closet despite I already had two other red cashmere sweaters. However, they have a turtle and crew neck, respectively. Thus, a V-neck was different enough. And, for my excuse, one can never have too many neutrals, right?”

Emma – Style Splash – “I won this tunic sweater from Bonmarche in a Christmas giveaway on Instagram a couple of years ago. The length gives me the option of wearing it as a dress with thick tights and long boots as I’ve done here, or over black skinny jeans and ankle boots when it’s colder.”
Nina – Sharing a Journey – “Cozy sweaters and cardigans make styling fall outfits so much fun.”

Suzanne – Ask Suzanne Bell – “Out here in California, the weather has her own idea of what fall looks like. With cold mornings to very high afternoon temperatures; our Autumn weather tends to be a bit manic, making my go-to knit something I can throw on and off with ease in the form of a cardigan or sweater vest. Layered over anything from jeans and a t-shirt, to a transitional sundress, either of these California wardrobe staples allows me to enjoy the look of “fall”, despite our Indian Summer weather”.
Julie – Fashion Trends and Friends –  “I first saw this sweater on IG and loved how it was styled plus the fact that it says Rock and Love.  Hope you take a minute to read my blog and see all the ways it can be worn and styled both in warmer climates as well as when it gets colder.”

Nancy –  Nancy’s Fashion Style – “I love sweaters, because I am always cold. The thicker the better! But I don’t like cols, they don’t look good on me. Which is a pity because they are so much warmer then a v-neck. Ah well, the things you suffer for the sake of fashion!”

Ada – Elegance and Mommyhood – “A colorblocked pink and fuchsia sweater is perfect for October particularly, because Pink raises awareness for Breast Cancer Month. This happy, bright piece is a new find from Target as are those new leopard pants (wish I had sized down in them, they have a hidden elastic band). Throw in a pumpkin, and I am ready for Fall with all of my sweaters!”
Shelbee – Shelbee on the Edge – “I found this cute fox sweater at JCPenney a few years ago and I have never shared it on my blog before. I love the fun geometric graphic of the fox. Foxes are my favorite animal so I added my little rose gold fox necklace, too. This sweater is perfect for the beginning of sweater weather because it is a lighter weight knit and has 3/4 sleeves. I can even comfortably pair this sweater with shorts for a cute transitional look.”


Typically, my go-to sweater styles tend to be longer in length – like long cardigans or dusters;  poncho style sweaters that are drapey and warm and comfy; and tunic length sweaters that cover and elongate my pear shape. As you probably know by now, I’m constantly finding ways to highlight my assets while downplaying my pear shaped lower half. Pear shapes have to be careful about where on the hipline sweaters and tops land…there’s definitely a sweet spot there! I try to keep sweaters either above that line (hi-lo styles do this magically) or below the line as in a tunic style. Read more of my pear shape tips HERE.

Look One | Mustard Yellow Cardigan & Leopard Scarf

Fall Sweater Edit

Pattern mixing is so much fun y’all! Who knew leopard and stripes could look so great together? I even did a flat lay in my Instagram stories featuring this very outfit. I styled this lovely Lark & Ro mustard yellow cardi from Amazon with an easy fitting black and white striped tee and jeans. I’ve accessorized the outfit with a lightweight leopard scarf. Who knew leopard and stripes could play so well together? Longer length cardigans like this one are my jam. They seem to work best with my pear shape and give me much more confidence. My motto is – If you like it, wear it! 

Look Two | Cardigan Sweater & Graphic Tee

yellow cardigan and graphic tee

Another one of those looks I go to again and again. Trendy and timeless, it’s a look that’s easy, comfortable, yet slightly elevated and pulled together. Here I’m styling the same mustard cardigan from Amazon over my graphic tee from The Pink Flamingo Boutique and jeans. I even added my favorite leopard print Converse sneakers just for fun.


You can find this adorable tee, and so much more over at The Pink Flamingo Boutique. And guess what?!?  if you shop now, you can get 15% off your order by using the special code: ANDY15. But hurry! The discount code is only good through October 18. I’m so tickled to offer this special discount to you. The Pink Flamingo has tons of new items arriving daily, so be sure to check back often to see what’s in store! 

Look Three | Poncho Sweater Wrap & Boots

Plaid Poncho | Fall Sweater Edit

I never met a poncho I didn’t like. They add a lightweight layer that’s perfect this time of year. This beautiful plaid poncho has been in my closet for years. I pull it out each fall, and smile each time I throw it on. It’s just so easy to wear. Boots and jeans and done. Boom. I’ve also styled it with dark skinnies and heels for work. It’s so versatile! Another plus – the cowl neckline doesn’t require a necklace! Easy style…that’s what I’m talkin’ about!

I sure hope you enjoyed this post, and had fun with our Sweater Edit. Please click through and follow these gals. They have such a wonderful fashion sense. I love how different this group is, and how they are embracing midlife and beyond with grace, energy and of course, style. Now it’s your turn to join in the fun and link up with us. Just click the link below and share your latest blog post with us! Share your style! 

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9 thoughts on “The Sweater Edit | October Stylish Monday

  1. Oh my goodness, Andy, I do love sweater season and all of your sweater styles are so great! I love oversized sweaters, cropped sweaters, chunky sweaters, graphic sweaters, long cardigans and ponchos! But I also live where it snows 10 months out of the year. Your graphic tee is super cute, too. And I do love leopard print with stripes! It always works. This was the perfect theme for October!


    1. Thanks Shelbee! I adore sweaters, but my challenge is chasing the perfect weather day to wear one! I can’t wait to pop over and check out everyone’s blogs. ❤️ This was a fun theme!

  2. Andy, you did a fabulous job here. I always love pairing mustard with leopard or with stripes. You surprised me with those two other additional cute looks. And I am in love with that sweater.

    Glad I joined you ladies this Summer and to be a part of this fashionable group. I am the youngest of the group!!

    Hope you will enjoy my sweater post too. Join my weekly Thursday Moda linkup, too. Have a great rest of the week! =)

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