oversized sweater: gift from friend (tulle)
earrings: forever 21
ring: urban outfitters
Thanks to all your amazing comments on my post yesterday, and the general griping around blog-world about trying to dress for winter, I'm starting a Winter Style Project. The goal: figuring out how to get dressed in below-freezing temperatures without resembling a Michelin Man, your grandmother, or a giant walking sleeping bag. It would also be ideal to feel chic and like yourself even while you're staying warm.
Welcome to Part 1: the oversized sweater. There is nothing cozier than a big sweater in the middle of winter, and I am tempted to throw them over everything. The problem is feeling a few sizes bigger than usual once you layer them over your cords or wool trousers. As Emily wisely warned yesterday, it's best to balance the proportions when you're wearing a giant sweater. I kept this slimming (or at least, tried) by pairing it with skinny jeans and boots. I also belted the middle to give the look more shape.
I also think some bright jewelry (big earrings and a bright ring) do a lot to brighten up a gray look. And mmmm: check out the lovely kangaroo pocket on this sweater...is there anything better?
Stay tuned for the next installment! (and please insert your two cents on staying chic in winter--I can use all the ideas I can get!).