I love a good oversized sweater. The larger the better. If you ask me what a must have winter item is…..it’s a large cozy sweater! It’s a perfect piece to just throw on over some skinny jeans or leggings and you look put together. You can also layer it over a collared shirt, add a leather jacket, or wear it as a dress. There are so many options.
Its a perfect gift for anyone on your Christmas list. I love the checkered detail on this sweater. The contrast of the white on black and the fuzzy texture adds just enough detail. Because this sweater makes a statement for itself I kept the rest of the look simple with all black.
The best part of dressing for winter is layering. You can add so much to your look by adding multiple layers. California winters do not allow us to wear chunky knits and thick coats so wearing a cool scarf, hat and pattern mixing can add the same effect.
Lately I have been all about a good hat. It can add so much personality to a casual outfit and is perfect for those days where your hair is just not cooperating. I love this Lack of Color fedora. It is so versatile, and if you are more adventurous than myself they come in multiple funky colors.
Pattern mixing has been in full effect this season. Things that you would have never paired together a few years ago are becoming trendy. Adding multiple patterns to a look is another way to add layers and volume to your outfit. This Scalpers scarf is a statement in itself with its bold colors and scull and cross bone pattern. Pairing it with my stripped shirt and Louis Vuitton bag tames it down. When I’m pattern mixing I try to have a basic pattern mixed with a bolder pattern. Having more than one loud pattern can be a little overwhelming for my taste. Some of the simple patterns I tend to use are stripes, leopard, and polka dots. These can all be paired with any other print.
Shirt: BCBG generation (Similar here and here maternity here) //