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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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Holiday Gift Guide

Day Eight of Garden of Glam’s Holiday Gift Guide: Dan (Marketing Director for Etre)

Dan is the Marketing and Press Director for Etre, a clothing line that draws its inspiration from traditional British workwear.  Etre looks to the best time-tested solutions from the past, as well as pioneering innovative techniques.  Each piece is lovingly crafted in the British Isles, using ethically sourced, time-honored British materials.

As a reminder, I have asked each contributor to share what’s on their wish list and give list this holiday season with the hope of making your holiday shopping a little easier.

DAN’S WISH LIST

found here

Found here

YMC Navajo Umbrella.  Given the poor weather that we’ve been experiencing in the UK this year this is at the top of my wish list.  Like our AW12 collection, London Undercover has Britishness at its core and has returned the umbrella to its rightful position as a fashion accessory.

An umbrella is such a great an unexpected gift! It is incredibly practical and thoughtful and perfect for both genders.  I never want to spend much on umbrellas so always end up with the cheapo ones that turn inside out with the slightest breeze.  A well made umbrella is necessary, but isn’t something people typically buy for themselves.  Check out this purse friendly vibrant umbrella! Great for a friend, roommate, significant other, parent, sibling, in law, aunt, uncle….anyone!

DAN’S GIVE LIST

Found here

Found here

 Etre Touchy  or Five Point Wool Gloves. Our Etre FIVEPOINT gloves have been designed specifically for use with touchscreen devices. Thanks to their special contactwoven® fingertips, they do what other gloves don’t: They let you use devices without having to take them off.  The Etre Touchy gloves have missing thumb and index fingertips to provide additional dexterity. They have proven popular not only with mobile phone users, but with photographers, portable videogame players, e-reader/Amazon Kindle users and the visually impaired (who use them to read Braille in wintry conditions).

Gloves are crucial for surviving winter and these are perfect because they still allow you to use mobile devices!  Gloves are on my wish list every year!  These would be perfect for significant others, parents, friends or really anyone that you need to buy a present for.

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