Category Archives: Winter

Oversized Sweater: The Winter Uniform

Don’t let this warm week trick you!  It is still winter and we are in store for another cold front (hopefully the warmth will last through the Inauguration though).  So my solution to braving the chilly winter winds is the oversized sweater.  If you haven’t embraced it already, it is time!  Remember the cozier the better, but always keep your frame in mind.  Regardless of the size, the sweater should always be flattering.  And if you don’t want to invest in this super cozy garment, which I highly suggest you do, you can always borrow or steal one from a boyfriend, friend, brother, hubby or any man in your life.

You can't go wrong with super skinny pants and an extra oversized top!  I'm also loving the flat pointed boots and Lennon glasses.

You can’t go wrong with super skinny pants and an extra oversized top! I’m also loving the pointed boots and Lennon glasses.

Photo courtesy of theyallhateus

Nothing like a little color to brighten your day!

Nothing like a little color to brighten your day!

Photo courtesy of misszeit.tumblr

Love the pewter pleats and the unexpected pairing that is executed perfectly!

Love the pewter pleats and the unexpected pairing that is executed perfectly!

Photo courtesy of carolinesmode

Super cozy and fashion forward, this wide brimmed hat helps elevate the look.

Super cozy and fashion forward, this wide brimmed hat helps elevate the look.

Photo courtesy of lookbook.nu

Obsessed with the monochromatic fur stole

Obsessed with the monochromatic fur stole

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Oversized Sweater: The Winter Uniform

This winter I am living in my super cozy oversized sweaters.  The secret to finding the perfect oversized sweater is gender bending and shopping in the men’s department.  As you’ve seen from previous posts, I am a huge proponent of menswear for women.  Oversized doesn’t mean overpowering, which is something you must keep in mind when shopping in the men’s department.  The key to successfully pulling off men’s clothing is proportion and respecting your body.  I tend to pair oversized with tight allowing you to still show off your figure, while also emphasizing the oversized article.  When shopping for your oversized garment remember that the piece must be large enough to achieve the desired effect, but not so large that you drown in it.  Keep in mind you don’t have to buy a men’s sweater to find oversized, but it is my go to.  So please embrace my winter uniform and get cozy and fabulous at the same time, who ever thought those two words would be in the same sentence.

Sweater: J. Crew, last season (similar found here), Pants: Tripp NYC (found here), Scarf: Zara (found here), Boots: J. Crew, old (similar found here), Bag: Alexander Wang (found here)

Sweater: J. Crew, last season (similar found here and here), Pants: Tripp NYC (found here), Scarf: Zara (similar found here), Boots: J. Crew, old (similar found here), Bag: Alexander Wang (found here)

Another key to beating the chilly winds are oversized scarves.

Another key to beating the chilly winds are oversized scarves.

Proportion is crucial when wearing menswear.

Pairing the white sweater with a printed camo pant brings a little more excitement to the ensemble.

Caught in the wind mid spin.

Caught in the wind mid spin.

My new fav, you will be seeing a lot of this bag!

My new fav, you will be seeing a lot of this bag!

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Staying Warm in Style

I know it’s hard to believe that it’s still winter, but the groundhog did see his shadow–so I think it’s only fitting to dedicate a post to the chilliness to come (maybe).  Take it from a girl who went to college in Wisconsin, I know it’s easy to get lost in layers and drab colors so my keys to surviving winter are vibrant colors, sensible layers, tights, warm shoes/socks (!), and of course a fabulous scarf.

I love the bright red coat combined with the fabulous scarf and bold tights--this outfit screams confidence and is a wonderful way to keep winter interesting

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The look is so classic with a bit of edge--highlighted by layered tights-socks

Photo courtesy of atlantic-pacific

Love the reindeer accents and the ease this outfit exudes. I am also always in search of the perfect holiday-ish winter wonderland sweater

Photo courtesy of lookbook.nu

comfortable and cozy....the olsens can do no wrong

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This outfit is absolute perfection and looks so warm! I love the interesting pattern, the incredible layering, the cozy scarf, the timeless boots, and the fresh super high bun.

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warm socks and fabulous boots are my secret to surviving winter. i love the zipper and the contrast of brown and gray.

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I am obsessed with this look! I love the oversized scarf and the simple color palette....oh and yes the AMAZING shoes!

Photo courtesy of cupcakesandcashmere

Amanda Brooks (Barney's Fashion Director)--comfortable and glamorous!

Photo courtesy of vogue.com

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