What to Wear with an Orange Sweater: Fall Outfit Ideas

Plus three ways to wear an orange sweater.

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Orange rib-knit sweater with pumpkin, foliage, and fall things.
Sweater, Black Pumpkin, Ivory Pumpkin, Pumpkin Pin, Candle, Sign, Candle Holder

If you’re wondering what to wear with an orange sweater, you’re not alone. Orange can be a tricky color to style, but with the right pieces, you can create a stylish and cohesive outfit.

If you’re like me, you stick to a certain color palette for clothing. Maybe you’re a monochromatic minimalist who likes her blacks, greys, and whites. Maybe you’re a pastel girl or a neon lover. I am a blend of all of the above depending on the day, however you will not find a single picture of me wearing orange in all my life. Not one.

Honestly, I don’t know why this is. My mom didn’t force me to wear it as a kid or anything. I think I’m just blind to the color. When I walk through stores, the orange pieces just don’t jump out at me (though they should since they’re so bright…).

So when I perused the best street looks from Paris Fashion Week, I was (pleasantly) surprised to see orange poppin’ up all over the place! Orange jumpsuits, dresses, even an orangefit (orange outfit — clever, I know). The bright fall pumpkin color finally caught my eye…

…which led me to this bright orange rib-knit sweater from H&M. I’ve been wearing my sweater everywhere and it inspired me to write this post.

If you want to add some orange in your life (maybe for the first time!), keep scrolling for 3 orange sweater outfit ideas.

Orange Sweater Outfit 1: For Errand Running & Coffee Grabbing

Orange sweater outfit 1L orange rib-knit sweater, patterned  scarf, leaf earrings, shiny rain boots, and black frayed jeans.


I went for a casual vibe for my first look with this spectacular sweater. This sweater pairs effortlessly with black frayed jeans and black Sam Edelman rain boots (so cute!). Not to mention, orange may be the new black as far as sweater colors go – but orange and black is still a wicked combo.

It’s getting to be a bit chilly out, so wrap a patterned scarf around your neck and grab your most cheerful earrings – like these black feathery ones. Um, yes, please.

Throw your hair into a messy bun or pony and swipe some plum lip paint on your lips. Head off to class a coffee date, or anywhere else your day presents you with in this casual look. You lovely lady, you.

Orange Sweater Outfit 2: For That Business Casual Class Presentation

Orange sweater outfit 2: Orange rib-knit sweater styled in a business casual outfit with wide-leg beige trousers and black pumps.


Are you heading to an interview, a career fair, or a class presentation, and you don’t know what to wear? No worries, I gotcha!

Stand out from the crowd in this bright orange sweater and wide-leg trousers. Because your events are business casual, don’t forget to add a pair of pumps (they’ll make you look more professional and feel more confident).

Stuff your folders and résumé into this adorable leather tote and accessorize with ivory poppy earrings and a statement necklace. Keep your hair out of your face by wrapping it in a ballerina bun — you don’t want to play with your hair while you’re presenting or interviewing!

Voila. You exude confidence. You got this, girl!

Orange Sweater Outfit 3: For the Bold Trendsetters

Orange sweater outfit: Bold way to wear an orange sweater with orange midi skirt, burgundy shoes, a burgundy velvet bag, and dark red jewelry


Alright, everyone! so this is what I was talking about: the orangefit.

This look is reserved for girls who love fashion, taking risks, and/or being the center of attention – ’cause trust me, all eyes will be on you in this getup.

Tuck the sweater into this lovely tie-waist orange skirt from Ann Taylor. As for accessories, I stuck with maroon-colored ones because maroon offsets the orange brightness beautifully – not to mention the color combo screams fall.

Slide your feet into these elegant velvet maroon sandals and throw your phone and makeup bag in this equally fun velvet hobo bag. Maroon tassel earrings and a gold bracelet come next to glam up the look. Finally, slick your hair back into a tight ponytail and give your eyes that autumnal glow with maroon and brown shadow colors. You are a walking vision (and bold trendsetter, too!).

How to Rock an Orange Sweater with Style and Confidence

Wearing an orange sweater in the fall can be stylish and cozy. Here are some tips to help you rock the look

  • Choose the Right Shade: Orange has various shades, from soft peach to vibrant pumpkin. For fall, deeper and warm-toned oranges like burnt orange, rust, or terracotta tend to complement the season’s color palette best.
  • Balance with Neutrals: Orange is a bold color, so it’s a good idea to balance it with neutral tones like black, white, beige, or brown. Neutral bottoms like black jeans or tan trousers will allow the orange sweater to stand out without being overwhelming.
  • Layer Thoughtfully: Fall weather can be unpredictable, so layering is key. You can wear your orange sweater over a neutral or patterned button-down shirt for a sophisticated look. Add a trench coat or a stylish jacket to complete the ensemble if it’s colder.
  • Mix with Fall Patterns: Consider pairing your orange sweater with fall-inspired patterns like plaid or houndstooth. A plaid scarf or patterned skirt can add visual interest and create a cohesive seasonal outfit.
  • Accessorize Wisely: Simple accessories can enhance the overall look. Consider adding a delicate gold necklace or neutral-toned bracelets to complement the orange sweater without overpowering it.
  • Choose Complementary Bottoms: Navy blue or dark-wash denim can be an excellent match for an orange sweater, creating a balanced and classic look.
  • Wear Fall Boots: Complete your fall outfit with a pair of stylish boots. Ankle boots or knee-high boots in a neutral color will work well with the orange sweater.
  • Play with Textures: Fall is the perfect time to experiment with textures. Look for sweaters with interesting weaves or knit patterns to add depth and dimension to your outfit.

What are your thoughts?

See our guide to our favorite fall sweater outfits for more looks like these.

Do you like this week’s Fab Find? Are you going to rock an orange fit anytime soon? How does orange fit into your wardrobe? Comment below!

If this post helped you decide on what to wear with your orange sweater, check out our other orange outfit combos below –

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