As we kickoff the new year I aim to give you some fresh takes on everyday style. So, in the month of January I’ll be decoding my 2019 sweater season formula with a few fresh looks you too can try on this season. I say “decoding,” because sometimes a fresh perspective can elude us as we fall into a rut in our seasonal wardrobes, which is especially easy in the winter when the cold weather shows no signs of easing up. Opting for a cozy sweater and jeans or leggings day in, day out starts to feel old by the time the new year rolls around. Consider these sweater pairings you winter wardrobe palette cleansers.
SHOP THE OUTFIT: SWEATER & LEOPARD PANTS
My first Sweater Season Formula is to pair a cozy, oversized sweater with a printed and tailored pant like these leopard ones from Reformation. A low-heeled mule or slingback matches the effortless, chic vibe of such a pairing. But a sock bootie or pump is equally effective.
So, let’s talk about what works here. For starters, I always find a little leopard goes a long way in reviving a winter wardrobe. Any animal-print pant for that matter is a bold choice that does much of that stylish statement-making legwork for you. And a printed pant in vertical stripes, or plaids are also on-trend ways to switch things up. You can opt for comfy and cozy on top and choosing a tailored bottom adds a nice balance to an oversized sweater. I like to tuck my sweater in at the front to show off a belt or tailored waistline or just to neaten up a look. Now, you try it with your fuzziest, coziest sweater for maximum results.
I love OOTD formulas like this one because you can replicate the look with different pieces over and over with the same stylish result. If you like this post be sure to check out some of my other #OOTD formula posts here and here. As a stylist and blogger my goal is to make dressing stylishly easier and more accessible so I often find inspiration in breaking down celebrity and blogger looks and the latest trends in a way that’s wearable and accessible right from your own closet. Or, if you don’t own the staple pieces of a particular look I always link to similar styles so you achieve an overall look. I’d love to hear from you in the comments and let me know if there is a particular trend or celebrity’s style you would like for me to break down for you here on Artfully. Up next, a sweater refresh with jeans that is anything but typical …