How to Style a Boxy Sweater
A boxy sweater has been one of my favorite silhouettes this fall. It’s classic, comfortable, and a little more dramatic than a traditional cashmere crewneck. But it can also be tricky to balance.
With the top being oversized and boxy, you may be tempted to reach for your skinniest jeans or leggings to try and add a bit of shape to your outfit. And many of us grew up hearing that if you wear something loose, you should also wear something tight.
But praise be, we can (and should) leave tight behind.
A skin-tight bottom paired with a boxy, oversized top feels off-kilter. The trick to styling a boxy sweater is balancing it with visual weight in the bottom half of an outfit. Instead of skinny jeans, try high-waisted jeans or trousers with a relaxed fit. Opt for bottoms with a defined waist that quickly fall into a looser fit throughout the leg.
Add shape to your outfit by tucking the front of your sweater into your pants. I love tucking the very bottom of a boxy sweater into the bottom of a sports bra or using a sweater belt to get an extra-tailored look. And then you can easily tuck your newly shortened hem into the waist of your paints without too much added bulk.
If you want to draw more attention to your waist, add a belt that is a different tone from your sweater. If you want to draw less attention to your waist, wear pants and a sweater that are similar in color, and opt for a belt that is close in color to your sweater and pants, or don’t wear one at all.
And if you’re a legging loyalist, balance out your boxy sweater with chunky mid-calf or knee-high boots.
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