- How to style a boy-friend cable-knit sweater
- What to wear over a cable-knit sweater
- Accessorizing a BF cable-knit sweater
- Taking the outfit photos
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How to style a boy-friend cable-knit sweater
Over-size cable-knit sweater aka boy-friend sweaters are a perennial trend and having a moment right now. In this post I show examplarily how to style them and not look like drowning in them. See the post at the link what to look for in a cable-knit sweater.
When wearing “oversize” pieces of all kind fit in the shoulder and accentuating your shape is key to not look frumpy. For this look, I styled my boyfriend cable-knit sweater with a long-sleeved T-shirt and underwear, my plaid wool skirt, over-the-knee-boots, and Gucci belt for adding interest and shape, and to get the proportions right. Belting is a great way to add shape. See the link for a guide which belts are best for you.
Accessorizing a BF cable-knit sweater
Accessorizing any oversize pieces helps to avoid to look frumpy. In case of boyfriend or menswear, it is a Must to add a feminine touch. Obviously, the coarse knit prohibits to add any whimsical or delicate jewelry. It would get caught in the meshes. Coarse knits work best with bold pieces like the leather cuff and sports watch in this outfit.
What to wear over a cable-knit sweater
It is obvious that with all the volume (oversize, puff-sleeves) you have to wear outerwear that has enough room for all that extra fabric. You have to take care that the sleeves of your outerwear don’t look like the arms of a stuffed Teddy bear. In other words, look for the coat that has the widest sleeves.
For the commute I added my shearling motorcycle jacket, winter white beret, and my fuchsia 3.1 Philip Lim bag. I just love the combination of brown and a shade of pink.Don't forget to style your outerwear. It's an outfit too. #outerwear #agelessstyle Click To Tweet
Taking the outfit photos
Taking style photos in the Arctic is a challenge not only because of the light conditions, but also because of the cold. In these photos, you really see that I am feeling cold and uncomfortable presenting my indoor outfit outside for the photo shot. It is even worse for the photographer as he has to touch the cold camera.
How do you wear your oversize or boyfriend cable-knit sweater? Did you buy it the way or did you pick it from your significant other’s closet? Just curious. Mine is from by hubby’s closet, but with his permission.
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