I used to hate wearing sweaters! I think it dates back to third grade when I wore my mom’s sweater to school as part of an ensemble for hat day. I had this huge red hat on with her white sweater which was totally oversized on me. Who knew I was setting trends at such a young age! I saw a picture of myself in the sweater after I wore it and I was not happy about it! I felt like I looked like a huge whale! I was kinda chubby at that point in time, but the sweater just bulked me up even more and I was really embarrassed about the photo. Ever since then, I hated wearing sweaters because I thought they made me look bulky. Crazy how a small little traumatic experience can change our way of thinking for so long. I didn’t really start wearing sweaters again until more recently when I realized that I don’t really care if I look bulky, I care more about being warm! I love the cozy feeling. I would wear an afghan everywhere if I could!
My favorite sweater look right now is the cropped sweater with highwaisted denim! I love oversize sweaters, too, but for going out purposes, the cropped sweater is my pick! I think it adds a little more excitement to the everyday sweater when it’s cropped and has some other detailing going on, like cable knit, voluminous sleeves, and interesting textures and patterns. I like anything EXTRA, haha.
This sweater is by ASTR The Label. I found it online at Revolve. I love the steel grey color and the pattern detail in the knitting. The sleeves are nice and full and I like how it is cut slightly higher in the front and longer in the back. It’s also a cotton blend, so it’s not itchy at all. I paired this with some distressed black jeans from Express and my favorite new grey/lavender boots by 1.STATE from Nordstrom. My super cute little crossbody is by Rebecca Minkoff! I LOVE the color!
I’ve linked this outfit and accessories and some other cute cropped sweaters I love this season below!