Don’t dive into the back of your wardrobe for a winter coat just yet! Oversized sweaters will do the job just as well, and there are plenty of them around for autumn 2014. They stalked the runways of Michael Kors, Stella McCartney and others, showing off their diversity and versatility.
Team with neutrals and simple lines, or think of all the other ways in which you could use them! This staple is amenable to whatever takes your fancy; match or mismatch, it’s up to you.
Try a pale cable-knit over a leather mini. Pair thick wool with pleats, or a slouchy grey number with skinnies. Allow your cut-offs to peek out from under your sweater, adding opaque tights for the cooler days. Better still, wear it as a dress with over-knee boots! Pull on a beanie, a beret or a fedora, and pick up an oversize bag. Jump into some booties or heels (don’t forget your ankle socks), and you’re done.
Add heels to a pencil skirt, and you’re smart but comfy for work. For a bohemian slant, wear a statement gold necklace, or some large plastic hoop earrings, and splash your lips with scarlet. Go for grunge in partnership with ripped jeans. Glamorise with silver threads, a metallic sheen, or an embroidered white roll-neck, like the one spotted at London Fashion Week. Pair it with distressed denim.
Colour-match jumper, midi, maxi and pants, or the strongest shades in floral or other patterns. Opt for a brown, tan or maroon cable design, and break it up with a wide leather belt. Search for (and acquire) unusual cuts, appliqués, and bold prints – large spots can hold their own here. Contrast chunky wool with light material such as thin cotton or chiffon, or wear your oversize sweater over a dress. It’s ideal for layering, so start with a loose shirt beneath it, but don’t stop there.
Be snug in a cowl, or chic in a turtle neck. Plump for patterned knitting in ribs, herringbone, stripes, and textures, worked in mohair, alpaca, bouclé, and wool blend, as well as synthetics and cotton. If the weather takes a turn for the worse, a faux fur or full length camel will fit easily over a baggy garment.
You can’t beat oversized sweaters for warmth, cosiness, comfort, and adaptability. We think this autumn style staple is so practical, that you’ll still be rocking it next spring!
The featured photo is of Figtny wearing an oversized knit blue sweater from Aritzia and a bag from Proenza Schouler
Danielle Bernstein is wearing an oversized tan sweater from & Other Stories
Mirjam Flatau is wearing an oversized grey knit sweater from Closed
Paulien Riemis is wearing a grey oversized mohair mix sweater from H&M
Sendi Skopljak is wearing an oversized white sweater
Valerie Husemann in her olive oversized sweater from Zara
Rosalia Salas is wearing an oversized off white jumper from Zara
Benedichte is wearing an oversized dark grey sweater from More Than Shoes
Paulien Riemis showing us how to weat an oversized sweater and leggings
Oversized Sweater from worn by Figtny. Don’t you just love the black lace trim?
An oversized roll neck jumper from Zara worn by Caroline Louis
The Oversized Sweater from H&M Trend. Worn By Anouk Yve
Jessie Bush is wearing an oversized black merino wool sweater from Acne Studios
Lisa Olsson is wearing an oversized rollneck in grey from Zara
Tine Andrea is wearing an oversized brown sweater
Benedichte is wearing an oversized knit military green sweater from H&M, dress from Camilla Pihl By Bianco and the boots and the bag is from Saint Laurent
Andee Layne is wearing a white oversized off the shoulder sweater from NastyGal and the fedora is from Janessa Leone
Celina Clausen wearing an oversized sweater from Zara, leather skirt from River Island, clutch from Marni and sunglasses from Céline
Amy Spencer is wearing an oversized jumper from H&M and a leather jacket from All Saints
Jessie Bush is wearing sunglasses from Nick Campbell, oversized jumper from Proenza Schouler, skirt from Uniform Studios skirt, clutch from Danielle Foster and the boots are from Saint Laurent
Grey oversized Jumper Unknown Fashion Blogger
Arielle Nachami is wearing a red shoes from Christian Louboutin, jeans from AYR, plaid button down shirt from Rails, oversized heavy knit sweater from NastyGal, sunglasses from Ray Ban and the clutch is from Marie Turnor
Maja Wyh is wearing an oversized beige jumper, jacket from Diesel, vintage shirt, jeans from Cheap Monday and shoes from Zara
Kayla Seah is wearing an oversized grey sweater and jeans from & Other Stories, bag from Proenza Schouler, sunglasses from Le Specs and shoes from Zara
Amber Fillerup Clark is wearing an oversized rib stitch sweater from Calypso