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How To Wear Oversized Sweaters: 7 Fabulous Looks

Ever wondered how to wear oversized sweaters so that they look just right? The basic look is not hard to plan out: take an oversized sweater, add some skinny jeans and you’re good to go, right?

Well, things can be a little bit different if you’re going for an out of the box look. Think: short skirts, pencil skirts, maxi skirts or leather leggings. Hey, even the classic oversized sweater and skinny jeans combo can look majestically different if styled right. Remember, the devil is in the details…

How To Wear Oversized Sweaters #1: With Skinny Jeans

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The oldest trick in the book is to balance out the volume on top with some tight fitting bottoms. But if you want to flex your styling muscles, go for a preppy look and add a (chambray) shirt into the mix and a pair of platforms.

How To Wear Oversized Sweaters #2: With Leather Leggings And Sneakers

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For a more casual twist, pair the sweater with a pair of (faux) leather leggings and some sneakers. After all, we shouldn’t sacrifice style for comfort even on our laziest days.

How To Wear Oversized Sweaters #3: With A Short Skirt

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Paring a mini skirt with a large, oversized sweater can be so much fun! Keep the proportions in check by having the skirt end a little lower than the sweater, so it can actually be seen. Bonus points if you’re going for a matchy-matchy color pallet: it will make your look more harmonious.

How To Wear Oversized Sweaters #4: With A Pencil Skirt

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This is a sleek look that you can wear to feel powerful and comfortable at the same time. Since you’re all covered up at the top, go for a pair of ankle booties to give the ensemble a sharp edge.

How To Wear Oversized Sweaters #5: With A Maxi Skirt

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OK, you may need a bit of courage for this one… but it’s worth it! Play with the contrasts by adding a casual, oversized sweater to a delicate maxi skirt. You can elevate the look by adding a fancy necklace or a bright lip (or both!) and you’re ready to hit the town!

How To Wear Oversized Sweaters #6: With Shorts

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This may not be a look that you can wear all winter long, but you can certainly get away with it in fall. Allow the shorts to be seen by tucking in your sweater and, why not, try out this look with a pair of thigh-high boots as well.

How To Wear Oversized Sweaters #7: By Itself

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This might be breaking into sweater dress territory, but if your sweater is large and long enough, why not? Make sure to have a contrasting shirt peeking underneath, as it makes for an unexpected detail.