Winter is here! And with that comes sweater season. But here鈥檚 the thing 鈥 it can be pretty challenging to incorporate your go-to sweater into a fresh, on-trend look. Sometimes it feels like the only way to wear a sweater is with skinny jeans and a scarf. That鈥檚 where we beg to differ! We鈥檝e teamed up with JCPenney to show four completely different ways to style a tried-and-true cable knit sweater, perfect for any personality on your holiday shopping list.

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We picked up our sweater of choice at JCPenney, of course, and went with a classic cable-knit sweater in a fashion-forward bright mustard tone. That鈥檚 right. BRIGHT mustard is a thing. It鈥檚 a color you need to know about, and we鈥檙e going to show you how to wear it for any occasion.

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This sweater in particular is St. John鈥檚 Bay and dubs itself 鈥淟iberty Gold鈥 鈥 but we prefer to think of it as the brightest and boldest mustard hue we鈥檝e seen ;) An essential like this makes for a great holiday present, especially if you pair it with an accessory or two that fits the recipient鈥檚 personality. Scroll on to see all the ways we styled it!

CHIC TOMBOY

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For this look, Brit + Co designer Marianne Koo is channeling her inner tomboy but with a bit more sass and color than usual. As you can see, the sweater adds a rich pop of color to this look without taking it into preppy territory. Plus, that bomber jacket is SO on trend it hurts.

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Honestly, we鈥檙e fully on board with any look that incorporates adidas sneaks ;)

BOSS BABE

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Next up, we鈥檝e got Brit + Co HR maven Rachel Flores taking care of business like the boss babe she is! We love the deep fall hues featured in this outfit, complete with a pencil skirt that matches her heels oh-so-perfectly.

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Def swooning over that bag that can totally lug a laptop without sacrificing style points.

BOHO MAMA

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Oh hey, that鈥檚 me! Anjelika Temple, Executive Creative Director at Brit + Co :) What you can only kind of tell in this snap is that I鈥檓 rocking a 24-week baby bump underneath all that hunter green chiffon! This boho look is all about unexpected layers and color combos, to create a truly unique look. As someone who grew up wearing plaid kilts and cable-knit sweaters on the daily, I can tell you that I鈥檝e never seen a cable-knit look so bohemian.

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The key to rocking a sweater over a formal dress is to tie it up in the back so you still have a defined waist. Then it鈥檚 all about accessorizing!

TRENDSETTER

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Last up, we鈥檝e got our trendsetter Natasha, the community lead on Brit + Co鈥檚 marketing team. This look is for the gal who equates getting dressed with creating a work of art, each and every morning. We鈥檝e got graphic patterns, candy-colored pops *and* boots that were made for walkin鈥.

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Love the idea of layering bright colors underneath more muted layers like the white tunic above. Plus, you鈥檒l definitely stay warm and cozy! :)

And there you have it, four takes on effortless style that鈥檒l make those cold winter months feel a heck of a lot more stylish.


Wardrobe Styling + Hair and Makeup: Misty Spinney
Photography: Tory Putnam and Kurt Andre
Modeling: Marianne Koo, Rachel Flores, Anjelika Temple, Natasha Thomas