With the cold weather of fall and winter comes the need to wear warmer clothing. Unfortunately, sometimes warmer translates into shapeless and drab. Luckily, the oversized sweater trend is still going strong and with the right pieces paired with it and the right style of sweater, you can be warm and toasty as well as trendy and chic this winter. When we talk about oversized sweaters or oversized cardigans there are several factors that we could be talking about. First, the sweaters can be baggy and wide throughout the body. Other oversized sweaters have extra long or extra wide sleeves. The extra long sleeve is a particularly popular trend for Fall/Winter 2016/2017. Oversized can also mean extra long. Extra long sweaters can go as far down as the mid calf.
Oversized cardigans are an essential part of any winter wardrobe because layering is the key to staying fashion conscience in cold temperatures. You can pull an oversized cardigan sweater over a wide variety of outfits to stay warm. For example, a cardigan with an interesting print can be worn over a solid colored dress or skirt like in the look above (bare shoulder optional). Interesting prints can also be worn over plain t-shirts and jeans to add some spice to your outfit.
Cardigans are not the only oversized sweater style, though. Oversized sweaters come in all shapes and sizes and a having a variety of them can make help complete your winter wardrobe. In fact, oversized sweaters are not only appropriate for frigid temperatures. You can layer an oversized pullover with skirts, dresses, or shorts if you live in a more tepid climate for a great winter look without sweating yourself through your clothes. Oversized sweaters come in all cuts including plunging v-necks, crew, and turtlenecks. Oversized turtleneck sweaters can have tight necks or loose ones. The loose ones tend to work better with the oversized trend like in the look above that you can find on yourstyle.io. Another benefit to chunky knits like this one are that they are great for those days when you are feeling fat or bloated. You can still look great without having to worry about sucking in your stomach all day.
Chunky knit sweaters like the one above also come in crewnecks and can work well tucked into a pair of jeans or skinny pants for a chic look like with the J.o.a. sweater above. Lightweight oversized sweaters like the Free People look above also tuck into jeans well. This sweater also has a plunging neckline which adds a nice contrast to the bulky sweater so that it still looks feminine. One last trick to keep in mind when wearing oversized sweaters is that sometimes all that fabric can make you look shapeless. You can elongate your torso and negate that impression somewhat with a long necklace like the one below.