Clothes vs. Outfits: Chunky Knits Conundrum
Oct 29, 2013
A sweater and jeans, a classic combination. But even with a sweater as cozy and chic as this one from J.Crew, the pairing is not an outfit. So let’s jazz it up a bit, shall we?
Upper Left. This preppy look was inspired by this photo found on Pinterest. You can wear the button-up with the collar down or the collar up, peeking out of the sweater. Add the stylish plaid scarf, a pair of riding boots, and a coordinating red bag, and the outfit is complete.
Middle. For a look that’s more glam than American sportswear, I chose a tweed, long vest from Maison Scotch. If you are looking for a less expensive vest, try this Sonya waistcoat from Need Supply.
I added a sleek leather glove, a pair of burgundy booties and a bracelet in a similar collar. Wear the bracelet over the glove, it’s stretchy, so it should fit. Want a cheaper pair of colored ankle boots? Try this burgundy suede pair from Sam Edelman or these fashion-forward Tripplee heels from Steve Madden.
Lower Left. This look mixes a tailored blazer with simple accents to create a great look for Sunday brunch or a casual dinner. The pine green in the blazer looks lovely with the tortoise-shell pumps. Looking for a pair of heels for less? Try the Corso Como Del heels.
The Furla tote is a great casual/business casual bag. If you’re looking for something similar, try this $45 vegan leather tote from Gal. To complete the look, I added an inexpensive horsebit ring and a Carnelian ring for a bit of color.
Some carefully chosen layers can spruce up a simple sweater and jeans. So try adding some pieces to your basic attire this season.