Thursday, February 07, 2013

Island of misfit clothes #2: The thick, moss brown sweater

I bought this sweater at Winners when longer tops were just starting to come into style.

Pros: The sweater is an unusual colour (moss). It's thick and cozy in winter. The back is cut in a pretty V-style.

Cons: The sweater is an unusual colour (moss can also be called 'vomit'). It can add bulk around the middle. Sometimes I get chilly when my neck is exposed.

Solution: Play off the earthy tones with peekaboo lace top and a cream-and-gold pearl belt, which also cinches the waist. Wear with very slim bottoms. Add enough layers (via tall boots) to ward off chills. 

Sweater - Winners 
Blouse - Max Studio via Winners (most recently here)
Jeans - Forever 21
Boots - Thrifted (Etienne Aigner)
Belt - Thrifted
Earrings - Gift
Watch - Kenneth Cole


  1. WOW this is amazing what you have done with such a simple sweater well done!
    You have talent!

  2. I think you've styled the sweater quite nicely in this outfit. it's very classic yet a bit romantic. it suits you.

  3. kat, i really like what you did with the sweater. the v neck showed off the lace collar beautifully, and that rope belt with those boots looks outstanding. well done professional, stylish, and fun. :)

  4. Ooooh, you know how to make a sweater work! Those longer styles can be a little tricky but I love how you used the lacey top to add depth (and it shows of the color of the sweater as more of a moss shade!) and paired with the jeans and boots, it looks really sleek. The belt just makes the outfit for me, the white really pops against the sweater and it's so unexpected and beautiful looking.


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