Crossback Sweater

This fun and edgy combination of a crossback sweater with a pair of faux leather leggings will surely give you an inspiration for your cold weather outfit - fall and winter. Click on the image to learn more.

I love adding fun pieces to my closet like this yellow crossback sweater that I recently got from Express. I like how chunky and flowy it is making it easy to move around into; which is also ideal for layering. I especially adore the fun and edgy combination of this crossback sweater paired with my faux leather leggings which has been my favorite leggings so far.

Since this crossback sweater doesn’t have any prints on it, I can already see myself having fun pairing it with some of my printed leggings, like the plaid ones, or the aztec-printed ones, or even the polka-dotted ones, for an absolutely fun look.

And, can I just say how much I love my hair is in these photos? You’re probably already used to me always having my hair up in a ponytail or in a bun which I’ve been doing for the past few years. But I’ve recently discovered a new hair straightening tool, the Jade Hair Straightening Brush from Irresistible Me, which allowed me to achieve this beautifully straightened hair in such a short time. Check out my post about it here if you haven’t yet and you just might find yourself longing for it.

woman wearing yellow Express crossback sweater, black faux leather leggings, gray boots, a pair of Tiffany & Co. sunglasses, and a yellow Balenciaga Giant City purse - outfit idea, fall and winter fashion

woman wearing yellow Express crossback sweater, black faux leather leggings, gray boots, a pair of Tiffany & Co. sunglasses, and a yellow Balenciaga Giant City purse - outfit idea, fall and winter fashion

woman wearing yellow Express crossback sweater, black faux leather leggings, gray boots, a pair of Tiffany & Co. sunglasses, and a yellow Balenciaga Giant City purse - outfit idea, fall and winter fashion

woman wearing yellow Express crossback sweater, black faux leather leggings, gray boots, a pair of Tiffany & Co. sunglasses, and a yellow Balenciaga Giant City purse - outfit idea, fall and winter fashion

woman wearing yellow Express crossback sweater, black faux leather leggings, gray boots, a pair of Tiffany & Co. sunglasses, and a yellow Balenciaga Giant City purse - outfit idea, fall and winter fashion

woman wearing yellow Express crossback sweater, black faux leather leggings, gray boots, a pair of Tiffany & Co. sunglasses, and a yellow Balenciaga Giant City purse - outfit idea, fall and winter fashion

woman wearing yellow Express crossback sweater, black faux leather leggings, gray boots, a pair of Tiffany & Co. sunglasses, and a yellow Balenciaga Giant City purse - outfit idea, fall and winter fashion

woman wearing yellow Express crossback sweater, black faux leather leggings, gray boots, a pair of Tiffany & Co. sunglasses, and a yellow Balenciaga Giant City purse - outfit idea, fall and winter fashion

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Outfit Details

Sweater: Express (similar) | Faux Leather Leggings: Express (similar) | Boots: DSW (similar) | Sunglasses: Tiffany & Co. (similar) | Necklace: Tiffany & Co. (exact) | Bag: Balenziaga (similar)

Check out my favorite sweaters I’ve linked up below.

What did you think of this look? Did you like my straightened hair better than in a bun or a ponytail? Let me know in the comments. You know I always love to hear from you.

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212 Comments

  1. January 16, 2017 / 6:58 AM

    That color looks great on yo! Love the bright colored bag too!

    • Belle
      Author
      January 16, 2017 / 10:19 PM

      Thank you!

  2. January 16, 2017 / 8:03 AM

    I love the back of this dress! That color of yellow looks great on you.

    Xoxo Amber

    • Belle
      Author
      January 16, 2017 / 10:20 PM

      Thank you! The back and color of the sweater are really fun!

  3. January 16, 2017 / 8:20 AM

    I really love the yellow in your outfit!

    • Belle
      Author
      January 16, 2017 / 10:20 PM

      Thank you!

    • Belle
      Author
      January 16, 2017 / 10:21 PM

      Thank you!

    • Belle
      Author
      January 16, 2017 / 10:21 PM

      Thank you!

  4. January 16, 2017 / 9:21 AM

    Loving that back detailing, and the color of the bag matches perfectly!

    xx, Jamie
    theblonderlife.com

    • Belle
      Author
      January 16, 2017 / 10:22 PM

      Thank you! I love that they match too!

    • Belle
      Author
      January 16, 2017 / 10:22 PM

      Thank you!

  5. Ashley Clark
    January 16, 2017 / 10:12 AM

    You wear yellow so well, it’s a hard color to pull off! Love how you put the grey with it too.
    xoxo
    -Ashley
    http://www.ashleyclarkblog.com

    • Belle
      Author
      January 16, 2017 / 10:22 PM

      Awww! Thank you!

    • Belle
      Author
      January 16, 2017 / 10:23 PM

      Thank you!

    • Belle
      Author
      January 16, 2017 / 10:23 PM

      Thank you!

  6. January 16, 2017 / 10:25 AM

    Your hair looks beautiful! You look so good in yellow!

    • Belle
      Author
      January 16, 2017 / 10:24 PM

      Thank you!

    • Belle
      Author
      January 16, 2017 / 10:25 PM

      Thank you! I love bright colors in winter too!

  7. January 16, 2017 / 10:29 AM

    Love the back of the sweater and that’s long in the back! I used to think that I couldn’t pull off yellow, but I bought a yellow blouse once and got so many compliments every time I wore it. Now, I love wearing yellow!

    • Belle
      Author
      January 16, 2017 / 10:28 PM

      Thank you! Yellow is a really fun color to wear. 🙂

  8. January 16, 2017 / 10:42 AM

    Super cut sweater. I like those boots too!

    • Belle
      Author
      January 16, 2017 / 10:28 PM

      Thank you!

  9. January 16, 2017 / 10:50 AM

    What a great sweater! That back is dreamy!

    • Belle
      Author
      January 16, 2017 / 10:28 PM

      Thank you!

    • Belle
      Author
      January 16, 2017 / 10:30 PM

      Awww! Thank you!

    • Belle
      Author
      January 16, 2017 / 10:30 PM

      Thank you!

    • Belle
      Author
      January 16, 2017 / 10:31 PM

      Awww! Thank you! You’re so sweet!

    • Belle
      Author
      January 16, 2017 / 10:32 PM

      Sorry to hear that but thank you!

  10. FiveFootNothingShopping
    January 16, 2017 / 1:08 PM

    Oh my! Totally crushing on that lovely yellow bag! You look fab!

    • Belle
      Author
      January 16, 2017 / 10:33 PM

      Thank you!

  11. Meredith from Mommy in Leggings
    January 16, 2017 / 2:11 PM

    I absolutely love the back of that sweater!!

    • Belle
      Author
      January 16, 2017 / 10:34 PM

      Thank you!

  12. January 16, 2017 / 2:26 PM

    First of all I am TOTALLY jealous of your hair!! Secondly….. I would love to be your shopping partner…. sweater are so my thing!

    • Belle
      Author
      January 16, 2017 / 10:34 PM

      Awww! Thank you! I would love to have a shopping partner!

  13. Chrissy Z. @ The Brave Wanderer
    January 16, 2017 / 2:56 PM

    I love everything about this sweater! The color and that it’s longer in the back than the front! And that back! Stunning!

    • Belle
      Author
      January 16, 2017 / 10:35 PM

      Thank you!

  14. loveyoumoretoo
    January 16, 2017 / 2:58 PM

    Thats so cute!! The pop of color is amazing. I have long hair so I never wear pretty backed sweaters, but I love this.

    • Belle
      Author
      January 16, 2017 / 10:35 PM

      Thank you!

  15. January 16, 2017 / 3:16 PM

    The back of this sweater is so adorable! I love that detailing. Now I have an itch to go buy sweaters lol!

    • Belle
      Author
      January 16, 2017 / 10:36 PM

      Lol! I can’t blame you; the back is really fun!

  16. January 16, 2017 / 3:59 PM

    this sweater is SO cute! Yellow looks amazing on you!

    • Belle
      Author
      January 16, 2017 / 10:37 PM

      Thank you!

    • Belle
      Author
      January 16, 2017 / 10:38 PM

      Thank you!

  17. Kimberly @ Berly's Kitchen
    January 16, 2017 / 4:18 PM

    That sweater is so cute! I love the back. It looks really comfortable, too.

    • Belle
      Author
      January 16, 2017 / 10:38 PM

      Thank you! It really is so comfy!

  18. January 16, 2017 / 4:41 PM

    I love the sweater! The back of it is amazing! That purse though has to be my favorite part of the entire outfit though

    • Belle
      Author
      January 16, 2017 / 10:39 PM

      Thank you!

  19. January 16, 2017 / 4:53 PM

    I love the sweater! Especially the criss cross in the back! It pairs well with your pants too! Super cute! Xx -Doran Haute Beauty Guide

    • Belle
      Author
      January 16, 2017 / 10:39 PM

      Thank you!

  20. January 16, 2017 / 5:26 PM

    Love that outfit, specially details. I want that watch.

    • Belle
      Author
      January 16, 2017 / 10:40 PM

      Thank you! It is my favorite watch! 🙂

  21. mrsdoingmybest
    January 16, 2017 / 5:42 PM

    That color looks great on you! Love the cut of the sweater!

    • Belle
      Author
      January 16, 2017 / 10:41 PM

      Thank you!

  22. January 16, 2017 / 5:43 PM

    Beautiful outfit, yellow looks like it could just be your color!!

    • Belle
      Author
      January 16, 2017 / 10:41 PM

      Thank you!

    • Belle
      Author
      January 16, 2017 / 10:42 PM

      Thank you!

    • Belle
      Author
      January 16, 2017 / 10:42 PM

      Thank you! It is a really fun sweater.

    • Belle
      Author
      January 16, 2017 / 10:43 PM

      Thank you! Yellow is a really fun color!

    • Belle
      Author
      January 16, 2017 / 10:43 PM

      Thank you!

  23. January 16, 2017 / 7:15 PM

    I’m loving the accessories you paired with the sweater. Cute!

    • Belle
      Author
      January 16, 2017 / 10:44 PM

      Thank you!

  24. January 16, 2017 / 7:38 PM

    The color is fab! This would be a great travel item because it would make all the photos pop!

    • Belle
      Author
      January 16, 2017 / 10:44 PM

      That is so true! Thank you!

  25. certifiedpastryaficionado
    January 16, 2017 / 7:38 PM

    Looooving that sweater! It adds the perfect pop of color that I crave in the winter. I gotta check it out!

    • Belle
      Author
      January 16, 2017 / 10:45 PM

      Thank you!

  26. Cori
    January 16, 2017 / 7:40 PM

    I really love this outfit, that yellow looks great on you.

    • Belle
      Author
      January 16, 2017 / 10:45 PM

      Thank you!

  27. January 16, 2017 / 8:36 PM

    Only you could rock that YELLOW! Have a wonderful week, beautiful!

    • Belle
      Author
      January 16, 2017 / 10:45 PM

      Awww! Thank you! You’re so sweet! Have a wonderful week!

  28. January 16, 2017 / 9:01 PM

    This color has got me swooning over this sweater. Then, you turned around and I saw that cross back detail. Fab!!

    Abby of Life in the Fash Lane

    • Belle
      Author
      January 16, 2017 / 10:46 PM

      Thank you! This sweater is really fun!

  29. January 16, 2017 / 9:44 PM

    That color looks great on you! I have the hardest time wearing yellow!

    • Belle
      Author
      January 16, 2017 / 10:47 PM

      Sorry to hear that but thank you!

    • Belle
      Author
      January 16, 2017 / 10:52 PM

      You are so sweet! Thank you!

    • Belle
      Author
      January 16, 2017 / 10:54 PM

      Thank you!

  30. January 16, 2017 / 10:14 PM

    I love the detailng on the back! Great color combo!

    • Belle
      Author
      January 16, 2017 / 10:55 PM

      Thank you!

  31. January 16, 2017 / 10:56 PM

    yellow has always been my favorite color too and it really looks great on you.

    • Belle
      Author
      January 16, 2017 / 11:01 PM

      Thank you!

  32. January 17, 2017 / 6:13 AM

    I really love your outfit It really looks good on you.

    • Belle
      Author
      January 17, 2017 / 10:33 PM

      Thank you!

    • Belle
      Author
      January 17, 2017 / 10:36 PM

      Thank you!

  33. January 17, 2017 / 7:41 AM

    I love this sweater! The color is terrific on you! Plus the cross back details are amazing! Also great touch with the purse!

    • Belle
      Author
      January 17, 2017 / 10:39 PM

      It really is a fun sweater! Thank you!

    • Belle
      Author
      January 17, 2017 / 10:40 PM

      Thank you!

  34. January 17, 2017 / 9:30 AM

    So fab as always 🙂 This look will definitely go on my list.

    • Belle
      Author
      January 17, 2017 / 10:41 PM

      Thank you!

  35. January 17, 2017 / 10:11 AM

    Love that colour on you!!

    • Belle
      Author
      January 17, 2017 / 10:42 PM

      Thank you!

  36. ruthieridley
    January 17, 2017 / 10:24 AM

    You look wonderful in yellow!!

    • Belle
      Author
      January 17, 2017 / 10:44 PM

      Thank you!

  37. January 17, 2017 / 11:04 AM

    I love the bright pop of color and the crosswalk detail is just amazing! Great outfit!

    • Belle
      Author
      January 17, 2017 / 10:45 PM

      Thank you!

  38. January 17, 2017 / 11:45 AM

    Tops with fun backs are so neat! It’s like business in the front…party in the back! ha!

    • Belle
      Author
      January 17, 2017 / 10:46 PM

      I couldn’t agree more! Thank you!

  39. January 17, 2017 / 11:52 AM

    I adore the back of that sweater and that pop of color is perfect for winter!

    • Belle
      Author
      January 17, 2017 / 10:48 PM

      Thank you!

    • Belle
      Author
      January 17, 2017 / 10:49 PM

      Thank you!

  40. forevermommoments
    January 17, 2017 / 12:49 PM

    I love this color on you!

    • Belle
      Author
      January 17, 2017 / 10:49 PM

      It is a really pretty color! Thank you!

  41. January 17, 2017 / 1:08 PM

    I love the color and crisscross of this sweater! It offers a lot of versatility which I like.

    • Belle
      Author
      January 17, 2017 / 10:50 PM

      That’s so true! Thank you!

    • Belle
      Author
      January 17, 2017 / 10:51 PM

      Thank you!

    • Belle
      Author
      January 17, 2017 / 10:52 PM

      Thank you! I’ve always love a good pop of color in my outfits!

  42. 21flavorsofsplendor
    January 17, 2017 / 2:02 PM

    Love this sweater and the boots! I love how the back is so unexpected and fun!

    • Belle
      Author
      January 17, 2017 / 10:55 PM

      Thank you!

  43. Mytha
    January 17, 2017 / 2:12 PM

    The sweater is such a pretty color, just love the back of it! Entire out is gorgeous!

    • Belle
      Author
      January 17, 2017 / 10:56 PM

      Thank you!

  44. January 17, 2017 / 2:41 PM

    Mustard is my favorite color to wear right now. It looks amazing on you, perfect for your skin tone. I love how chunky that sweater is and the crisscross back is perfect!

    • Belle
      Author
      January 17, 2017 / 11:01 PM

      Mustard is a really pretty and fun color! Thank you!

  45. January 17, 2017 / 2:54 PM

    I love the colors and the cross back on the sweater is super cute. Perfect for Fall or Spring depending where you live.

    • Belle
      Author
      January 17, 2017 / 11:02 PM

      That is so true! Thank you!

    • Belle
      Author
      January 17, 2017 / 11:03 PM

      Thank you!

  46. January 17, 2017 / 3:46 PM

    I love the cross back sweater yellow looks fantastic on you. I also like your purse that matches. The boots are cute too.

    • Belle
      Author
      January 17, 2017 / 11:04 PM

      Thank you!

    • Belle
      Author
      January 17, 2017 / 11:04 PM

      Thank you!

    • Belle
      Author
      January 17, 2017 / 11:05 PM

      Thank you!

  47. January 17, 2017 / 4:49 PM

    Super cute outfit. The crossback sweater is casual until you see the back and then wow! I love the bag, too, those yellows work well together.

    • Belle
      Author
      January 17, 2017 / 11:06 PM

      Thank you!

  48. January 17, 2017 / 6:06 PM

    Loving all the yellow babe, Its so fun!! the sweater seems super cozy.

    • Belle
      Author
      January 17, 2017 / 11:07 PM

      Thank you!

  49. January 17, 2017 / 8:30 PM

    That handbag coordinates so well with the sweater. I think you did a fantastic job putting this outfit together.

    • Belle
      Author
      January 17, 2017 / 11:07 PM

      Thank you! You’re so sweet!

  50. January 17, 2017 / 9:39 PM

    LOVE the bag so much! The details on the back of that sweater are awesome. I wish I could wear that shade of yellow. This outfit looks great on you!

    • Belle
      Author
      January 17, 2017 / 11:07 PM

      Thank you!

  51. Ashley
    January 17, 2017 / 10:35 PM

    Yellow looks amazing on you, girl!! I love your cross back sweater and how you styled it. Your hair is gorgeous!!

  52. January 17, 2017 / 10:46 PM

    That color is so great on you, and absolutely love the details of the back on this sweater!

    • Belle
      Author
      January 17, 2017 / 11:08 PM

      Thank you!

  53. Debra
    January 17, 2017 / 11:02 PM

    I love the grey boots, I only have black and brown. The grey would totally be fun!

    • Belle
      Author
      January 17, 2017 / 11:09 PM

      It’s fun to have a pair just to change things up. Thank you!

  54. January 17, 2017 / 11:43 PM

    I like the sweater but I adore the bag! I’m on a spending freeze though so no new items for me!

    • Belle
      Author
      January 18, 2017 / 4:27 PM

      Awww! Sorry to hear that. Thank you though!

    • Belle
      Author
      January 18, 2017 / 4:28 PM

      That is so true! Thank you!

  55. January 18, 2017 / 12:49 AM

    Loving the sweater. The color is fabulous and I really like the cross-back detail on the back. It’s so unexpected, which makes this a very unique piece.

    • Belle
      Author
      January 18, 2017 / 4:28 PM

      It really is a unique fun piece! Thank you!

    • Belle
      Author
      January 18, 2017 / 4:29 PM

      Thank you!

  56. Holly
    January 18, 2017 / 2:26 AM

    That is such a great color on you. I’m not a fan of cutout in clothes myself.

    • Belle
      Author
      January 18, 2017 / 4:30 PM

      Thank you! I am fine with cutouts as long as they’re classy! 🙂

  57. January 18, 2017 / 8:20 AM

    That color sweater looks GORGEOUS on you! Also- loving your straight hair! Thanks for sharing- I also love that sweater you have in the scroll thing with the lace up! I’ll check it out! XO

    • Belle
      Author
      January 18, 2017 / 4:30 PM

      Thank you!

  58. January 18, 2017 / 8:37 AM

    That color looks awesome on you! I wish I could pull off yellow, but it’s tricky with blonde hair. I am also a big fan of anything with open-back detail… so basically I love this look!

    • Belle
      Author
      January 18, 2017 / 4:31 PM

      Thank you!

  59. January 18, 2017 / 10:02 AM

    Your bag matches perfectly with that sweater! I love the colors. I also like the crossback but I’m not sure if it’s a style I would wear. Maybe with a camisole underneath…

    • Belle
      Author
      January 18, 2017 / 4:31 PM

      I am wearing a camisole underneath; my husband just did a great job of hiding it. Lol! Thank you!

  60. January 18, 2017 / 11:17 AM

    That is a lovely sweater. I love the color, and the cute criss cross back. Plus the high low look is in.

    • Belle
      Author
      January 18, 2017 / 4:32 PM

      Thank you!

  61. January 18, 2017 / 2:19 PM

    Yellow is one of my favorite colors so this sweater is totally awesome. I love the back and the boots are so cute. Great Style Belle.

    P.S. Love your blog!

    • Belle
      Author
      January 18, 2017 / 4:33 PM

      Thank you so much! You are so sweet!

    • Belle
      Author
      January 18, 2017 / 4:33 PM

      Thank you!

  62. Robin Rue
    January 18, 2017 / 7:27 PM

    I love the look of this sweater! The color is also very unique and would definitely turn some heads.

    • Belle
      Author
      January 19, 2017 / 10:31 PM

      The color of the sweater is really a head-turner. Thank you!

  63. January 18, 2017 / 8:39 PM

    Omg just love that sweater!!! You look fabulous in that color!!! I need to find something yellow now to add to my closet

    • Belle
      Author
      January 22, 2017 / 12:04 PM

      Thank you! Yellow is a fun color so you should definitely get at least one in yellow.

  64. January 18, 2017 / 9:46 PM

    That color combo looks so gorgeous on you! I love how simple it is and still stylish as the same time.

    • Belle
      Author
      January 22, 2017 / 12:05 PM

      Thank you! That is so true!

  65. January 19, 2017 / 9:59 AM

    I adore the yellow. Both the sweater and bag! So gorgeous and looks amazing on you!

    • Belle
      Author
      January 22, 2017 / 12:09 PM

      Thank you!

  66. January 19, 2017 / 10:17 AM

    That color looks great on you! I wish I could wear yellow and look as good as you! Adorable sweater!

    • Belle
      Author
      January 22, 2017 / 12:15 PM

      Thank you!

  67. January 19, 2017 / 11:39 AM

    Wow, such a lovely outfit. Love the color of your sweater. The bag looks so cool. You look absolutely stunning!

    • Belle
      Author
      January 22, 2017 / 12:20 PM

      Thank you!

    • Belle
      Author
      January 22, 2017 / 2:36 PM

      Thank you!

    • Belle
      Author
      January 22, 2017 / 2:41 PM

      Thank you!

  68. almostindianwife
    January 19, 2017 / 4:19 PM

    Oooh I love this crossback sweater! I have a few with fun designs in the back and they’re definitely my favorite! It’s such a fun way to spice up a cute sweater!

    • Belle
      Author
      January 22, 2017 / 2:42 PM

      Thank you! That is so true!

  69. January 19, 2017 / 8:04 PM

    What a fun handbag, and love how it matches the sweater. I really like the front and sides of the sweater – definitely features that I would wear.

    • Belle
      Author
      January 22, 2017 / 2:44 PM

      Thank you!

  70. January 19, 2017 / 8:14 PM

    I love the bright yellow! Brings some sunshine to my winter.

    • Belle
      Author
      January 22, 2017 / 2:44 PM

      Thank you!

  71. January 20, 2017 / 1:48 AM

    LOVE that sweater with the detail in the back! Such a cute look! Your hair looks great! Did you use that brush straightener?

    • Belle
      Author
      January 22, 2017 / 3:01 PM

      Thank you! Yes, I used the brush straightener!

  72. January 20, 2017 / 2:00 AM

    Girl you look amazing in yellow. I love the color yellow even if it’s during the winter season

    • Belle
      Author
      January 22, 2017 / 3:01 PM

      Yellow is a fun color to wear even in winter. Thank you!

  73. January 22, 2017 / 2:42 PM

    Yellow is one of my favorite colors, and I never knew how to style it. I love that yellow bag. I bet it matches SO much!!

    • Belle
      Author
      January 22, 2017 / 3:35 PM

      Thank you!

  74. January 22, 2017 / 10:13 PM

    Such a beautiful sweater. I love the color and the details on the back. I also love that bag you paired with it. Fabulous!

    • Belle
      Author
      January 24, 2017 / 11:25 PM

      Thank you!

  75. January 22, 2017 / 11:04 PM

    That color is awesome. I love the way the sweater fits as well. It would be something I’d enjoy wearing to the office and it has just the right pop of color to make the outfit fun! I’m going to try and find something like that over here… Oh and I can’t forget the matching bag! LOVE!

    • Belle
      Author
      January 24, 2017 / 11:27 PM

      Thank you!

  76. January 23, 2017 / 11:32 AM

    That’s a gorgeous sweater! Love the pops of yellow and your handbag! Great outfit.

    • Belle
      Author
      January 24, 2017 / 11:48 PM

      Thank you!

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