How to Style Knit Sets

Knit sets are everywhere this fall and will make a great wardrobe addition. They, obviously, look great worn together but can also be styled with a wide variety of other pieces, making them highly versatile.

Check out today’s post with inspiration on how to style a knit set for five unique looks!

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5 Looks: How to Style Knit Sets

In my opinion, knit sets have a fairly classic look, despite also being a huge trend this fall. Be it skirt sets or trouser sets, knit combinations are everywhere! The easiest way to wear them is as purchased – paired.

I love the subtle, marled texture in this skirt set from COS! For a cute, city-chic look, I’ve paired the set with black boots, a black clutch, and silver earrings. A tan boot/bag would work just as well, as would a saturated tone like a deep berry. This is effortless dressing at it’s finest!

How to Style Knit Sets
COS sweater and skirtCOS bootsMadewell earrings – (similar) Anthropologie clutch

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Variation #1: Go Casual!

For a comfy, everyday look, pair the sweater with your favorite jeans and sneakers. If it’s cool outside, consider layering a button-down underneath or wearing a vest or utility jacket on top. The cute puffer bag is perfect for completing this sporty look!

How to Style Knit Sets
COS sweaterBanana Republic Factory jeansCole Haan sneakersCOS puffer bagCartier watchMadewell earrings

Variation #2: Preppy Vibes

You’ll be giving off some solid preppy vibes if you pair the skirt with a button-down and vest. Finish the look off with a pair of Mary Jane-style ballet flats and a big tote. Perfect for the office or business casual events.

How to Style Knit Sets
COS skirt – Zara button-down – Everlane vestCOS Mary Jane flatMarc Jacobs handbagMVMT watchBobbi Brown lip color

Variation #3: Quiet Luxury

This look features one of my favorite new handbag brands, Polène. Their sumptuous leather bags come in a variety of unique styles and are at a price point similar to Tory Burch. They scream “Quiet Luxury”!

To keep focus on the handbag, the rest of the outfit is super simple. Partially tuck the sweater into a pair of wool, wide-leg trousers and add a chic belt. Pair with a sling-back or chunky heeled loafers and rest easy, knowing you like like money.

COS sweaterBanana Republic trousersGucci belt – Banana Republic Factory necklace and earringsSam Edelman slingback pumpPolène handbag

Variation #4: Dinner Date

Bodysuits work really well under knit skirts as they eliminate any bulk! Slide into a sexy sandal and layer a leather jacket over the bodysuit. Finish with a scarf or layered necklaces and a pair of simple hoops.

COS skirt – Aritzia bodysuit – LeMarque jacketTuckernuck scarfSchutz sandalPolène handbagBanana Republic Factory hoops

Do you plan on adding a knit set to your wardrobe this fall? If so, I hope these outfits provided some inspiration for styling! The looks shown here should be easy to replicate at most price points. For more in our “Style It” series, click here.


Until next time…keep cultivating a simple, stylish, and satisfying life!

Knit sets are everywhere this fall and will make a great wardrobe addition. They, obviously, look great worn together but can also be styled with a wide variety of other pieces, making them highly versatile. 

Check out today's post with inspiration on how to style a knit set for five unique looks!

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Author: Betsy Ramsey

Betsy Ramsey is the author of Natty Gal. Born and raised in Northeast Ohio, she now lives there with her husband and Bichon-Frise, Dolce. A mindful fashion & capsule wardrobe enthusiast, she travels extensively, visiting 56 countries to date. Betsy is committed to helping others live their most fulfilling life!

2 thoughts on “How to Style Knit Sets”

  1. Hi Betsy. Thank you for these great ideas for fall. I really needed some inspiration. I don’t know where or when our upcoming trip will be, but I need a little wardrobe overhaul. I have some sweaters, that I got last year in Strasbourg, but I would like to get some wool trousers, instead of limiting my pants outfits to jeans. I also got some high-heeled Mary janes, last year, but they aren’t practical for all the walking I do when traveling. Take care, Betsy. xx

    1. I love the idea of wool trousers for fall and have personally been on a hunt for a tweed/herringbone pair. Mary Janes are all the rage right now but I can see how a heeled pair would be difficult when traveling. Can’t wait to see where your next adventures take you! XO, Betsy

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