Simply Sam’s Style

Samantha Salvio

The perfect fall sweater (Photo obtained via Pinterest)
The perfect fall sweater (Photo obtained via Pinterest)

Fall Trend: Oversized Sweaters

Morning and nighttime temperatures have been dropping dramatically within the last week, so it’s time to bring out all your chilly weather clothing or make a trip back home to change out that summer wardrobe.

The tricky part now is during the afternoon when it’s still nice and sunny and the usual layer look may not be in your favor. For all you commuters who don’t want to drive all the way back to your house to grab a change of clothes, or may not even have time in between classes to waste the gas: I feel your pain. The easiest solution to stay warm during morning classes and accommodate for the warmer afternoons are oversized sweaters!

These sweaters are not only comfy and cozy, but can make any outfit fall fashion appropriate. These sweaters come in all different colors, patterns and designs that provide a plethora of choices to match your own style. The best part is it’s an easy transition to take off that extra layer and just have a regular tee underneath.

One more thing to be cautious of during the colder months of the year is not to lose your natural body shape under all those extra layers. I know it’s not the first thing that comes to mind when all you want to do is make sure you don’t die of hypothermia, but it is also not attractive to go around looking like a curtain or pile of layered fabrics. Here are three different styles of oversized sweaters that accentuate three different body types:

1.Tall and lanky: If you are looking to make your body look a little curvier, opt for a longer sweater that reaches the middle of your thighs or even to right above the knees. With whatever color or pattern sweater you choose, pair them with a darker colored jean or stay comfy through the whole outfit and wear black leggings. Tuck the front of the sweater into whatever bottoms you choose and slip on some boots and you’ll be good to go.

2.Hourglass: Select a monochrome tee from your closet as the base of your outfit and then layer an oversized knitted cardigan over it. Wear some skinny jeans as your bottoms and choose your favorite sneakers to match—my go-to for this casual outfit would be classic Chucks. If it’s a little windy outside as well, this outfit does allow a scarf to be added without looking too boxy or overdone. Depending on the day, either a thicker knitted scarf or fabric scarf would suffice.

3.Short: For my shorter girls on campus, the trick is to accentuate and lengthen your legs with a high-low oversized sweater. This style creates the illusion that your legs are longer because the front is shorter, and you can even tuck in the front if you so desire. It’s best to pair some leggings and some platform sneakers with this outfit. If raised sneakers aren’t your style, a bootie or short-boot would work too. Taller length boots, like the classic riding boots, will only counteract the sweater and shorten your legs. Even at this time of the year, and with classrooms being so chilly, I recommend a thicker knitted sweater for these girls to make sure it’s warm and snug with less layers.