How to Wear an Oversized Sweater - 10 Styling Ideas
Does anything read “cozy comfort” quite like an oversized sweater? Finding an article of clothing that feels like wearing a snuggly blanket but looks like something you can actually leave the house in is kind of like finding a unicorn out in the wild–but, if styled correctly, oversized sweaters work exactly that kind of magic!
Here are 10 styling ideas for how to wear an oversized sweater in a trendy way.
- Look snuggly but sophisticated wearing an oversized sweater over leggings with black over the knee boots.
This is the ultimate cold weather outfit. The slim fit of the leggings and over the knee boots balances out the proportions of the sweater for a look that’s cozy but still chic. Monochromatic black leggings and boots will help elongate your legs. Tie the outfit together with a structured tote bag that fits all of your essentials.
- Layer some long necklaces over a cozy, oversized turtleneck.
Daintly, layered necklaces are a big trend right now. Pick a few that are meaningful to you to add some sparkle, and sentimental value, to your look. Finish with dark wash jeans and a pair of pointy toe flats for a versatile outfit you can wear anywhere.
- Tuck your sweater into a leather skirt for a fun outfit for girls’ night.
Mixing leather (or faux leather) and knits creates a cozy texture pairing that feels fresh. Tuck the sweater into the skirt to define your waist (it’s not as hard as it sounds) and then add black over the knee boots to complete this fun and flirty look.
- Rock frayed-end jeans and a cute pair of booties with a chunky knit sweater for a casual-cool outfit.
If you’ve ever struggled with how to wear booties in a way that feels casual but still on-trend, this is the outfit you’re looking for. Frayed-end jeans are super stylish and play off the texture of a chunky, cable knit sweater. Keep the accessories to a minimum.
- Dress it up with statement earrings and slingback pumps.
Yes, it’s totally possible to wear an oversized sweater to the office and still look professional! Add a pair of statement earrings and slingback pumps for a poised workday outfit that’s just as perfect for date night afterwards.
- Give off retro-chic vibes–style with capri pants and ballet flats.
Capri pants and ballet flats are a match made in timeless fashion heaven. Add a blush sweater and classic pearl earrings to help the look feel sophisticated but not stuffy.
- Bring out your inner traveler by accessorizing your sweater with a wide brim hat.
Wide brim hats inspire just the right amount of wanderlust and make everyone look like a world traveler. Pick one that’s more plain in color and details, as the sweater’s what should make this a soft and romantic fashion statement.
- Wear them over straight leg jeans with chunky white sneakers.
Oversized sweaters can toe the line of frumpy if the rest of the outfit isn’t tailored to your body. Make sure this casual look stays on-trend by opting for straight or slim cut jeans and crisp, chunky sneakers. Pull your hair back at the nape of your neck to tie everything together.
- Throw on a beanie cap for the ultimate in snuggly comfort.
Give your cute sweaters an extra touch of snow bunny sweetness with a knit beanie cap. Whether you choose a solid neutral, a bold pattern or even one with a poofy pom pom, you’ll stay warm and look adorable.
- Belt it over a floral skirt for some romantic, feminine flair.
This outfit is part prairie girl, part off-duty supermodel and entirely flirty fun. Stick to dark florals and simple black booties to showcase the texture of your sweater and the small part of your waist.
Caring for Your Oversized Sweater: While there are many examples of how to wear an oversized sweater and make a bold fashion statement in the process, these delicate fashion staples should always be handled with care! If you’re feeling uncertain about how to wash sweaters, always refer to each garment’s care label for laundry symbols that explain how to clean them safely.
How do you plan to style your oversized sweater? Share your ideas in the comments!