With temperatures dipping into single digits, it’s safe to say we’ve officially reached sweater weather.
On chilly days it’s easy to grab heavy, cosy knits to wrap ourselves in, but are we forsaking substance for style? Or, if we want to, can we wear a knit in a smart, formal way?
Here’s a couple of thoughts on how to dress your favourite jumpers in balance with the rest of your winter outfit.
Taking refuge from the cold, swathed in a heavy, oversized jumper has its appeal. But you can look top heavy, especially if you’re wearing something tight on the lower half. Balance oversized knits and skinny jeans, for example, with chunkier boots.
If you choose to wear oversized knits with the loose or wide-legged trousers that are currently very popular, try partially tucking in your jumper slightly off centre at the front. Otherwise, it will drown the top half your body and you’ll lose all shape. Avoid dainty shoes with this outfit, or your silhouette will be top heavy.
Examples of half tucks below. See how they offer better proportion and elongated leg shapes.
Roll neck jumpers are in many people’s wardrobes as they offer warmth and versatility. Keeping the top half neat, wear these with straight, loose, and wide legged trousers. These would also look nice with this season’s denim maxi skirts, for an elevated casual look.
Crew vs V neck knits
Crew neck knits are often a weekend wardrobe staple and are very useful in neutral colours. They look good with a white T.shirt poking out of the top. Or wear with a white shirt underneath for a smarter look.
V-neck jumpers are the perfect formal jumper. They look great with a white shirt underneath for work. They also sit comfortably underneath a suit jacket or with blazer and jeans. However, they’re also easy to dress up. Wear with a necklace or statement earrings heading out for drinks and dinner.
Lastly, if you want more shape around the mid-section consider adding belt. A wide belt will add real definition to your waistline and structure to the overall effect. A thin belt adds a hint of shape and keeps the body elongated.
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