Photo: Courtesy of Samantha Wennerstrom.I’m notoriously cold all the time and I don’t even live on the East Coast! I know, I know. Cue the tiny violins. One way I combat my perma-goose bumps is by having a ton of cozy knits in my wardrobe to layer with. I never leave home without one. Enter, the oversized knit coat.
Since it has a cocoon-like shape, styling this has been quite a lesson. For starters, always try it on. Knits look weird when displayed on a hangar and you can never tell its shape when folded. Take the time to head to the dressing room, trust me you’ll end up being surprised.
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Photo: Courtesy of Samantha Wennerstrom.And, if you’re feeling stubby in it, pick a pair of shoes with a heel and wear dark shades from your waist down for a slimming effect.
Photo: Courtesy of Samantha Wennerstrom.One tip when hunting for your own oversized layers is to stick to neutral colors so that you can easily pair them with patterned blouses and tees. I love having a collared top peek through a sweater at the top or even layering with a statement necklace.
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