Last week, I finally went through my closet (more on this later, it was an experience) and packed away all my overtly summer clothes. I’ve never been a huge switch out my wardrobe person, but my closet in our old farmhouse is much, much smaller, so this is a necessity. Of course, as soon as I finished packing away all my warm-weather clothes, it went back up to 80 degrees this weekend. Really hoping Connecticut decides to commit to fall weather after this. I’m ready to dress for cooler weather.
Oversized sweaters are one of the staple pieces to my fall uniform. I love me a good slouchy sweater, so cozy for the colder months. But oversized sweaters can also be tricky to style, especially if you’re petite. I want to look slouchy and casual without getting swallowed up in my sweater or worse, looking frumpy. So today, I thought I would share a few tips for styling oversized sweaters.
When I was pregnant with Hannah and we found out we were having a girl, everyone kept telling me how lucky I was. “It’s so much more fun to dress little girls.” And I was excited, I was dreaming of dresses and bows. It wasn’t till a year after she was born, when I had Carter (yeah, they’re just over a year apart) that I realized I was lucky either way. Plaid shirts, little mini boots and suspenders, don’t even get me started on bow ties, little boys were just as fun to dress as little girls.
Here’s the thing I didn’t realize at the time. Dressing little boys like that is extremely short-lived. From about 4 years on, they’re more interested in wearing a shirt with their favorite cartoon character, and by the time they’re 10 they’ll be begging to wear athletic shorts to school, you’ll buy them sweaters that they’ll never wear, and they’ll look at you like you’re a crazy person if you even suggest the word suspenders.
You guys, I just love a good houndstooth. I think I might be a total peppy at heart, at least in the fall. I swear as soon as there’s a chill in the air and the leaves start to turn, I’m suddenly in the mood to dress preppy all the time. Like, “give me all the houndstooth, and sweater vests,” preppy. You know what I love about this style, it’s as at home on the city streets as it is on a sun-dappled country road. I wore this outfit in New York a few weeks ago and then again the other day, just running around our little country town. Gotta love a good versatile preppy fall outfit.