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Oversized Sweater

This past Saturday I explored the Monroe Street Market in Brookland and visited the Sartorialist’s Q&A/book signing.  For this super chilly Saturday, I turned to my new favorite oversized sweater.  I recently tried to clean out my closet and got overwhelmed very quickly and had to stop, but before I did I realized a lot of my wardrobe is oversized.  My go to pairing is an oversized top with skinnies of some kind, but an oversized top can work with different silhouettes and articles of clothing.  Try pairing an oversized top with a skater skirt, maxi, or boyfriend jeans.  Experiment with volume and fabrics and find your cozy, stylish weekend go to ensemble.

Leather Skirt

Sweater: Vince (similar here), Scarf: Zara (similar here), Skirt: H&M (similar here), Shoes: Sam Edelman (found here), Bag: Michael Kors (found here)

Oversized sweater

Close up of the coziest sweater that is essential to surviving chilly weather

Leather Skirt

Leather Skirt

Leather Skirt

Leather Skirt

Leather Skirt

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Denim on Denim

The Texas Tuxedo (also known as a Canadian Tuxedo, but I am partial to Texas because that is where my mom is from) cycles its way in and very far out of style, luckily it is IN (in all caps) this spring.  Like all cyclical trends the key to success is taste and fit.  If something is done tastefully it never goes out of style.  Denim on denim can be tricky and if done incorrectly can get a lot of judgmental stares, but when done right it is absolute perfection!  The trick? Making sure the denims do NOT match!  Go with two different shades and you are set for success.  This is also a gender neutral trend so to all my male readers out there, jump on this band wagon!

Shirt: Vanishing Elephant (old, similar found here), Jeans: J Brand (old, similar found here), Shoes: Zara (old, similar found here), Hat: J. Crew (old, similar found here), Sunglasses: Han Kjobenhavn (found here), Sweater (pictured later): Life After Denim (last season, similar found here),

Shirt: Vanishing Elephant (old, similar found here), Jeans: J Brand (old, similar found here), Shoes: Zara (old, similar found here), Hat: J. Crew (old, similar found here), Sunglasses: Han Kjobenhavn (found here), Sweater (pictured later): Life After Denim (last season, similar found here)

it was a seriously windy day!

It was a seriously windy day!

the beanie is a winter necessity! i love this one because of its sparkles of gold, which makes it a bit more feminine.

The beanie is a winter necessity! I love this one because of its sparkles of gold, which make it a bit more feminine.

Denim on Denim

I really do love a good Texas tuxedo! Just remember to go with two different shades!

Denim on Denim

Another winter necessity is an oversized cozy sweater!

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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.

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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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Maxing out

The star of street style this fall is the maxi!  Everywhere I turn I see the maxi flawlessly paired with leather coats, utility jackets, and oversized cozy sweaters.  The way to successfully pull off the fall maxi is to respect proportions and make sure the maxi is the centerpiece of the look.

bold pairing of red and chambray

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so versatile and comfy!

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fall nudes, so on trend

Photo courtesy of southerngraceandsunshine.tumblr

love the casual tee, mossy green, edgy leather and masculine briefcase

Photo courtesy of be-mod

in love with this sweater! i need it for fall!

Photo courtesy of carolinesmode

color blocking perfection

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fab blazer and top knot

Photo courtesy of dressinterest

i am obsessed with every detail of this look–from the emerald maxi to the cropped top to the incredible necklaces this outfit is absolute perfection

Photo courtesy of harpers bazaar

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