Last week I shared my winter capsule wardrobe with you, which featured quite a few pastel colors (also showcased yesterday).
We also talked about bulky sweaters recently and many of you were concerned that they add too much bulk. Today let’s have a look at how I wear my bulky pastel peach sweater!
I bought my bulky peach sweater especially to combine with this faux leather skirt. Even though I think that bulky sweaters look even better with straight or pencil skirts, I could not resist this fit and flare model that has an asymmetric twist. As the skirt is fitted at the top, I feel I can still wear the bulky sweater without adding too much bulk.
Of course a bulky sweater will always add some bulkiness. But as that is to be expected of this kind of sweater you should not be too afraid of that either. If you combine the sweater with fitted items at the bottom, it will still give you a great silhouette.
Adding a scarf (see picture on top) helps to break up the bulkiness too and has the extra advantage of adding some lovely color! I absolutely adore the feeling of silk and am so enjoying this scarf almost every day now. Thanks again for this beautiful gift Suzanne!
The advantage of a bulky, thick sweater is that you don’t always need to wear a coat. With blanket scarves so modern now and with so many great ones to choose from in shops, you just wear one on top of your outfits on milder cold days days when outside.
I also love wearing this sweater with my cream boyfriend jeans. This was an addition to my original winter capsule as I so enjoy wearing white in winter. I love the warmth and feel of corduroy in winter and the relaxed fit of these boyfriend jeans. Although you could see these pants as an unnecessary double to my cream skinny jeans, I am so happy I brought this one as well as I get to wear winter white more days!
Here is the sweater with my cream skinnies, which I love just as much as the previous look. Simple, comfortable and practical.
Looks lovely with the blanket scarf too!
Although I can wear the sweater loose over my pants too, I prefer the semi tucked look as it created more overall balance and a better silhouette in my opinion.
Here are some examples with the fitted pink sweater.
Here is a side-by-side look of a bulky sweater versus a fitted one.
The comparison is not completely fair as the pose on the right is slighly more fflattering and the sweater tucked in higher.
However, we can safely say that the sweater does indeed add bulk. Do I still like it and feel it’s a flattering enough look? Yes I do. If you look at some of the other pictures of this skirt with the sweater, I think it looks great.
If I wanted to improve on the look though, I would opt for tighter fitting booties or shoes with higher heels.
So what do you think? Do you like the bulky sweater? Or do you much prefer a fitted look? Will you wear a bulky sweater this winter?
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