Types of Stylish Pullovers
A sleeveless pullover could be many different types of clothing pieces. I shy away from cardigans as for me they skew a little too feminine and preppy for this type of outfit. So, I tend to lean toward pullover items that are more fitted or cropped for this stylish, layering look: sleeveless pullovers sweaters, sleeveless pullover shirts, tanks, vests, short-sleeved sweaters and short-sleeved shirts.
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What to Layer Under a Pullover
Similar to why I do not choose a cardigan to layer on top, is the same reason I don’t want a traditional plain button-down shirt to layer underneath. IMO, the ensemble is just too conventional and makes me look older. However, I like to layer pieces underneath which are more loose-fitting and unstructured, a bit more flirty and feminine. For me, it is easier to layer a stylish tapered or cropped pullover over a long sleeve. However, a short sleeve also works.
- Long sleeve summer dress
- Short sleeve summer dress
- Blouse with billowing long sleeves
- Shirt with fuller short sleeves
- Lace or ruffled dresses and blouses
Even though I have stated that prints, patterns, and stripes are difficult to extend from year to year since they go out of fashion so quickly. This is an excellent opportunity to increase the life of an otherwise dated piece of clothing by layering it underneath a chic and modern pullover. Additionally, with layering the pullover overtop, you are covering up a large portion of the printed material.
How to Accessorize a Stylish Pullover
Whether the pullover is more fitted or not, a belt will instantly give your outfit style and definition. I especially like this look when layering on top of a dress. It really helps to pull an outfit together and is an opportunity to infuse your own personal style with a unique belt. It just totally rounds out an outfit.
Take a stab at layering a sleeveless, or short-sleeved pullover overtop of a blouse or dress. You will be amazed at how instantly more chic and stylish you will feel with this little wardrobe trick. Plus, I like the added benefit of a more tapered pullover as some current dress styles can make you feel more abundant. The pullover brings everything back into proportion to your frame.