Boyfriend or also called oversize cable knit sweater are a perennial trend. The challenge is to style them in a way that you don’t look fat or frumpy as well as to to match it with outerwear. Read the stylist’s secrets to get it right when you want to jump the bandwagon this time around.
- How to Style a Boyfriend Sweater with a Skirt
- Boyfriend Sweater with Pants Outfit Ideas
- Accessorizing an Oversize Cable Knit Sweater
- What to Wear over a Thick Cable Knit Sweater
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How to Style a Boyfriend Sweater with a Skirt
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.
Boyfriend Sweater with Pants Outfit Ideas
No white after Labor Day. Well, it is an old fashioned fashion rule. At the beginning of the snow season, I still like white. When it’s cold, winterize your leather pants by wearing long johns underneath. The winter-white cable knit sweater is from my husband’s closet as is the hat. I am wearing a long-sleeve white T-shirt under the sweater to stay warm. To round up this winter outfit style-wise, I wear my heeled duck-boots and two charm necklaces.
Accessorizing an Oversize 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 Thick 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
How do you wear your boyfriend or oversize 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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