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.
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.
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.
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.
Which is your favorite way to wear an oversized sweater?