/ 20 April 2015 / 4 Comments
3x8 HOW TO WEAR A CROPPED SWEATER
Hello hello! How was your weekend? It was my birthday yesterday! I haven't really celebrated because Giorgio was away this weekend, but we're doing something special for it over the upcoming bank holiday weekend.
Today I wanted to share this outfit that has been sitting in my drafts for two weeks. It features my favourite cropped sweater - it's fluffy and soft to touch - a perfect style for spring and summer. I don't know if you have this problem too, but I sometimes struggle to style a cropped sweater. I only had one prior to this blue one. I loved wearing it, until one day I put it on and it just didn't go. I paired it with everything, even with the things it has worked before but somehow I didn't like it anymore. Does that happen to you too? That all of a sudden an item you love and wear just loses its appeal?
I haven't lost my love for cropped things altogether though, so for this capsule I decided to challenge myself. I'll get a cropped sweater, it will be in my wardrobe and I'll be forced to wear it and style it and perhaps...perhaps I'll find out what I was doing wrong before.
The way some cropped sweaters are cut and made makes them puff up a little right where your waist is. Not really what you want, right? But don't worry, there are a couple pointers to keep in mind and you won't look like you had seven slices of cake for breakfast.
Wear it with skinny jeans: If your top is going to be unfitted, your bottoms should be the exact opposite. Skinny jeans, my friends. I've tested this theory and tried it on with boyfriend jeans - no go. I believe only models can pull that off :)
Wear it with a high-waisted skirt: A bodycon skirt would work great - it will hug your hips and waist so a loose cropped sweater won't enlarge you. I've also tried it with a pleated midi skirt - just tuck in at the front or sides for the best look.
That's my two secrets to cropped sweaters. What are yours? Do you like the cut or is it just not for you?
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