It was cold the other day so some layers had to be piled on. I love mixing different weighted fabrics and textures. Even wearing muted or monochromatic coloured outfits can be spiced up by mixing and matching different types of materials! This outfit was no exception. Keep reading to see more shots of my leather & knits outfit as well as some shopping suggestions based on this look 🙂
I found this long knitted sweater at TJMaxx a few years back because I thought it looked super cozy (it totally is) but with no intention of making it into an everyday piece I could wear. Originally I brought it home thinking it would be something I would lounge around the house in. Its a sleeveless long knit with an amazingly oversized collar. It layers perfectly under my All Saints Belvedere jacket without adding any bulk.
The large collar doubles as a great draped hood for chillier days. Not sure if that was the intention of the design, but it’s come in handy on several occasions (snowy days, windy days, long flights, messy hair, etc).
The cut of this sweater is also great and something that makes it unique. The asymmetrical bottom really adds some dimension to it and makes it a little more than just an old lady knit 🙂 It’s also great for any height. The shorter back keeps us shorter girls from looking like we’re drowning in fabric and the longer lengths in the front works for taller ladies by making the sweater appear to be the ‘right’ length. Everyone wins 🙂
I decided to switch it up with the silver turkish coin necklace and wear my antique gold one instead to match the button detailing on my Frye Adrienne boots and the deep olive and forest green fibers of my sweater. The gray longsleeve is a lightweight fitted henley from Abercrombie & Fitch and the liquid leggings from H&M. The necklace and some of the rings are from Forever 21 and the 3 gold rings are all gifts from my mom. Oh and here’s a closeup of my boots.
Below are some shopping ideas inspired by this outfit. How do you like to mix and match your textures?
$50 – hm.com