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I’ve been on the hunt for some great sweaters for years now – unfortunately I *always* wait until too late in the season because I was living in Texas and, let’s be honest, sweater weather comes late there. Now that I’m in Denver, it’s already very chilly (at least to me!) so I was looking to revamp my fall and winter wardrobe at the appropriate time.
A trip to Buffalo Exchange led to this beauty – a gorgeous sweater (that I can only assume is vintage). Everything about it made my heart swell – the metallic detail, the ribbon bow, the $13 price tag, the animal print, the long length….sigh. But like most of my outfits, I had to turn this into an edgy sweater outfit bc duh. Here’s how I did it.
- I grabbed my trusty OTK boots. Over the knee boots are surprisingly versatile, but at their core they’re definitely edgy. No matter how “basic” the rest of your look is, an OTK boot will look edgier than a riding boot.
- Swapped pants for shorts. Jeans are the first thing that comes to my mind when thinking of a sweater outfit so of course I had to change things up a bit and wear shorts instead.
- Added some fishnets. I’ll be honest, I have quite a bit of cellulite on my thighs, so when I’m wearing short shorts, I prefer to add some kind of tights. Fishnets are great for adding some texture to any look, and they double as a bit of cellulite camouflage. (Not that you HAVE to camouflage cellulite, by any means! But if it’s something you’re uncomfortable with, fishnets are great). I also think tights, even ones that still show skin, help shorts feel more seasonally appropriate. They don’t really keep you particularly warm but they still cover up the bare skin.
I’ve mentioned this before, but I’m trying to make sure this blog is super helpful for you guys. I know most of my looks aren’t shoppable since I shop a lot of vintage and clearance finds so instead I’m going to start including more tips on outfit ideas for unique pieces. Let me know what you guys think!
A few other edgy outfit ideas for this sweater (or any other patterned sweater!)
- black leggings, embellished booties and a whole lot of rings
- jeans, sandals with socks, and your favorite fall hat
- black skinny jeans, moto jacket and a statement necklace
- destroyed jeans, fishnets under your jeans and combat boots
What is your favorite place to shop sweaters?