how to style an oversized sweater

when: tuesday, oct. 25, 2011

what i wore:
sweater: h&m
skirt: forever 21
socks: target
boots: steve madden

where: work

i got a reader question from becca last week about styling large sweaters. she lives in wisconsin, where i’m sure it gets just as cold as it does here in iowa. staying stylish through the winter can be tough! i think the most important thing to keep in mind when you’re wearing a large sweater is proportion. because this sweater/cape/poncho is oversized, i made sure to keep it fitted on bottom with this skirt. i have also worn it with jeggings.

i’d also recommend belting a large sweater if it’s not quite this big…it just doesn’t work with all the fabric of this one. and if it’s long, i typically throw on a scarf or necklace, or both! you can also put a button-up shirt underneath (see here and here). do you guys have any other ideas on how to style large sweaters?

also, i want to say thanks to my november sponsors—free to be stacia lee and rachael, really—for supporting snappy casual!