The Must Have Sweater

by Fashiontandf
The “IT” Sweater

Every fall/winter season there seems to be an “it” item! What do I mean by an “it” item you ask? When you can see a clothing item in square after square after square on Instagram, I call it the “it” item of the season. At times, I’m tempted to jump on the bandwagon but don’t. However, when I kept seeing this sweater and it looked cute on everyone wearing it (young and midlife and all body types) plus it looked so cute all the different ways it was styled, I had to jump on the bandwagon!

“It” Sweater and Leggings

Since the sweater is oversized and has good length like a tunic, it makes sense to style it with leggings! The sweater comes in 33 colors and patterns. I opted for the white (off white?) color since I felt it could be paired with anything on the bottom. Remember the styling tip: If it’s loose fitting on the top, wear something fitted on the bottom! I ordered my usual size; but you can see I could have probably gone down a size. This first picture is not the most flattering but I wanted to share it in order for you to get a sense of the oversized fit. By the way, it’s super soft! It can be washed and dried. This whole look is so comfortable. In fact, I’d put it up there with wearing leisure wear!

(I promise my Christmas decorations have been long down! Clearly I took these pictures during the holiday season!)

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Faux Leather Leggings

White Boots

It Sweater

“It” Sweater and Dress Pants

Since I ordered the sweater around the holiday, I opted to pair it with some red dress pants and my plaid booties. I could swap out this jewelry and add some heart accessories for a Valentine’s Day Vibe! Truly the options are endless! This picture shows the length in the back…good booty coverage! That’s probably why I’d keep my regular size instead of going down a size. I’m 5’8 for your reference and wearing a medium!

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Red Pants

Plaid Boots

It Sweater

“It” Sweater and Jeans

The “It” sweater pairs well with any slim fitting jeans. I opted to wear my jeans with the side stripes in sequins, rhinestone belt and add my silver pumps. This is also a great holiday look, weekend date night look and party vibe! As you can see, I opted for a slight front tuck to give me some more definition in the middle. Plus I wanted this amazing rhinestone belt to shine and be seen!

Jeans: My Closet (Stein Mart) Silver Pumps: My Closet (Target) Rhinestone Belt and Necklace: My Closet (Chico’s) It Sweater: Amazon
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Silver Pumps

Rhinestone Belt

It Sweater

“It” Sweater and Leopard Pants

Any print pants would match this sweater and that’s one reason it’s so great! I opted to pair it with my leopard pants and add my Steve Madden sneakers with gold and leopard side stripes. Sneakers aren’t always my go to as I tend to prefer some type of heel but I think this look turned out pretty cute and of course very comfortable.

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Leopard Pants

Leopard Crossbody Bag

Steve Madden Sneakers

It Sweater

In all seriousness, I could have kept going and who knows how many outfits I could continue to create! Do you have a favorite?

The “ It” Sweater was sitting in my Amazon cart waiting for me to pull the trigger when I read a Facebook post written by my friend Suzanne. (You know her from Stylish Mondays.) She was commenting on how great the sweater is and I chimed in that I was thinking of ordering it. Then Andy added comments that it was also in her cart. (You also know Andy from Stylish Mondays.) We each ordered different colors and put our spin on styling this year’s “It Sweater”.

“It” Sweater Andy Style

You can follow Andy here: Pearls and Pantsuits and Instagram

“It” Sweater Suzanne Style

You can follow Suzanne here: Ask Suzanne Bell and Instagram


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