Over-sized Sweater, Three Ways

There’s not much worse than having an item of clothing in your closet that you can only wear with one other thing! Or for only one occasion! So I try to only buy items I can wear with most of the items I already have in my closet. Additionally, I like to be able to dress up or dress down the piece. And to get a bargain on whatever that clothing item is?? Jackpot.

A few weeks back I shared on my Instagram stories that I found this Free People sweater for such a bargain at Marshall’s. (In case you missed it, it sells for $168 and I found it on clearance for $44.) I would’ve paid full price for it because I liked it that much!

A few reasons why I love it? In my opinion, an over-sized sweater is a versatile piece to begin with! It’s long; so it can be worn with leggings as well as other bottoms like pants and skirts. This sweater was a solid color, so I don’t have to worry about only wearing it with solids if it were a print. I love neutrals, and this sweater is a great brown color that will go with most of what I already have at home in my closet. So here are a few ways I would wear this sweater.

Casual (jeans)

I tucked the front of the long sweater into my light wash jeans for a casual, everyday look. A pair of tennis shoes and fun crossbody bag make this exactly something I would wear to run errands, meeting friends for lunch, or just a Saturday around town.

Shop: sweater (my color is last season that I found at Marshall’s), similar sweater, jeans, shoes

Fun but Relaxed (leather leggings)

For this look, I wanted something that would be cute for dinner or drinks but still very casual and comfy. As it gets colder, the comfier the better! I kept the sweater long because I was wearing the leggings. Maybe its just me but I feel so EXPOSED if I’m wearing leggings and my top doesn’t cover my bum and front side. I paired the look with some little black booties.

Shop: leggings (and similar), shoes

Dressy/Date Night (skirt)

This midi skirt is one of my favorite things right now. H&M seriously KILLS the midi skirt game for all you petite girls like me. Now I didn’t tuck my skirt into my skirt because I didn’t want an unflattering bulge with the slip skirt. So instead, I actually tucked my sweater into my bra. If this sounds crazy to you, that’s ok. I only just found out about it too. If you already know this trick, great! But it’s a thing,trust me. (maybe google it? I know that few influencers recently shared how they do, with video). I threw my hair in a little low bun; put on some simple heels, and then a little more jewelry and voila! The sweater is now going to date night or a fun party.

Shop: skirt, heels, sunglasses

Which is your favorite way to wear an oversized sweater?

Flannel for Fall

What’s a few things that come to mind when I say fall style staples? Is flannel on that list? Well if it’s not, it should be! And if it is, let’s be besties.

Maybe it’s my Midwestern roots or that I tend to gravitate toward “classic” styles, but I love wearing flannel for fall and winter! Flannels can be worn under a sweater with just the collar and sleeves showing, worn open over a tee, or by itself. There are endless color options as well. And patterns? There’s plaid, gingham, checked… With all of these options, what’s not to love!?

I’ll most commonly wear my flannels with jeans. I like to tuck the middle front of my shirt in to my jeans (as seen in my photos) to elongate my legs. And once it starts to get REALLY cold, I’ll throw my flannel on under a sweater. Roll the sleeves of the sweater a bit to see the flannel at the ends and make sure your collar can be seen. If your sweater and flannel are a little long just put on some leggings and keep it comfy. Another option, that I don’t tend to do as often is throw on a flannel over a little graphic tee and keep it unbuttoned.This look adds layers but requires very little thinking. (Great for feeling put together!)

Some of my Flannel Picks Right Now:

  • I have this exact one from a couple seasons ago
  • Love these colors, and doesn’t button all the way down
  • Obsessed with the colors in this one and the over-sized top button. Boxier fit.
  • The little ruffle collar is so cute

Here I wore my Topshop flannel (old) with wide-leg jeans for a trendy touch. Dressed down with tennis shoes, or throw on some booties or heels for a dressier look. Wear a classic colored flannel with some brown riding boots and you’ll pull off the preppy look with ease! A flannel shirt is so versatile, there’s no way to go wrong.

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jeans, shoes, bag, necklace