As fall approaches, it’s time to break out the cashmere. But where do you start? How do you make sure that oversized sweater you bought last winter still fits into your wardrobe? Check out this guide on how to wear an oversized sweater like a street style pro for all the tips and tricks to make sure your favorite sweater stands up to spring, summer, and fall.
Step 1: Pick out your top
When you’re styling an oversized sweater, the hardest part is figuring out what to wear on top. Luckily, there are many options that will give you some serious inspiration for your next look.
At first glance, it seems like a cozy sweater and an oversized shirt are the same thing, but they couldn’t be more different! One has sleeves that end right at your wrists while the other falls past them. One exposes your tummy while the other leaves it covered.
Step 2: Wear it with everything in your closet
The easiest way to style an oversized sweater is to wear it with everything in your closet. Just throw it on over the clothes you’re already wearing and your outfit will be chic and stylish!
The best part is that the oversized sweater hides any little fit mistakes we make when we go shopping, so don’t be afraid of finding a well-fitting one that’s just a little too big. Trust me, with these sweaters this is an easy fix!
Step 3: Layer it over something basic, like a tee or tank
Once you’ve laid the sweaters on top of one another, gently shake to flatten out any folds or wrinkles. You can also lightly smooth them out with your hands. As for what you’re wearing underneath, that depends on how revealing you want your look to be; but for this particular look, I just went with my standard dark wash jeans and a long-sleeved tee in order to create more of a contrast. And don’t forget about accessorizing!
Step 4: Experiment with sleeves
One great way to wear an oversized sweater is to experiment with the sleeves. Of course, these oversized sweaters are not a trend and are around to stay. Why? They are comfy! Plus, they look cozy, sexy and chic at the same time! While it is true that some styles don’t work on some body types- you might want to wear it around your waist as opposed to your shoulders- there are still plenty of ways you can wear them for any occasion or event.
Step 5: Get creative with accessories
Add finishing touches by wearing a hat, scarf or other accessory. Think of accessories as little pops of color that can liven up any outfit. Consider pairing your oversized sweater with a white beanie or opting for a bright scarf to make the look more dynamic. You may also want to go the statement jewelry route and wear your favorite necklace or earrings to bring some extra bling!