The Cold-Shoulder Look Is Making A Comeback For Fall 2023 - How To Style It

As the cold weather season makes itself known across the Northern hemisphere, fashion choices can begin to feel a bit limited, especially if you feel most comfortable when you're showing a little skin. One of the best ways to combat fall and winter ensemble stuffiness is to show a little shoulder. Wide boatnecks, askew sweaters, and cold shoulder cutouts are all about to be in in a big way for the pop of sultriness they add to an otherwise very modest cold weather wardrobe. 

If you're not quite sure which iteration of the cold-shoulder trend would work best for your personal style, check out this curated list of examples we've pieced together from around the web. Choose a look that speaks to you and then make it your own by incorporating your own wardrobe pieces and accessories. Bonus points if you combine the look with other fall 2023 fashion trends like red, metallic, or leather. 

Peekaboo sweater

When it comes to fall, everyone knows that the sweater is queen. Choose an off-the-shoulder design or wear a cardigan that's left partially open to get that carefree draped off-the-shoulder look. Dress it up with a skirt and heels or dress it down with some ripped jeans and boots.

Off-the-shoulder bodysuit

An off-the-shoulder shirt or bodysuit with long sleeves can help to balance the chilliness that bare shoulders can bring during fall weather. Try to style a bodysuit with a leather skirt or pants to combine two trendy seasonal looks and cash in on even more warmth. 

Cold-shoulder sweater

The easiest, most fuss-free way to embrace the cold-shoulder trend is to simply buy yourself a sweater with shoulder cutouts. The option is available in basically every type of sweater you can possibly imagine and you can style a cold-shoulder sweater with nearly any type of bottom — just grab and go. 

Off-the-shoulder cowl

If you like to bring a little extra visual interest to your look without having to take drastic measures, look for an off-the-shoulder sweater with a cowl neck. This timeless style brings sophistication and class like no other cold-shoulder sweater can. Combine with cropped pants and boots for an unbeatable fall 2023 'fit. 

Classic sweater with jeans

You can never go wrong with a classic ribbed sweater and a dark or medium-wash jean. This is basically the cold weather version of the trusty jeans and plain tee. The exposed shoulders make up for the addition of long sleeves, so you still end up showing just a bit of skin.

Oversized sweater

Nothing is more comfy than an oversized sweater that naturally falls to one side and exposes your shoulder. Whether you pair it with leggings, skinny jeans, sweats, or just wear it as a loungey nightgown around the house, you won't be able to help feeling delicate and adorable.