As the temperatures are drastically dropping, it is clear that winter is inevitable. This means more coats, layers and red noses, oh my! Something great that has been happening this season is designers and stores are making thick cardigans that could even pass as a jacket. These oversize, thick knits are the perfect thing to throw on as you're running out the door without having to deal with peacoat buttons or toggles. It also adds a little print and variety to the outfit if you aren't bold enough to purchase a printed coat.
This Fashionista has a classic example of how owning this sweater is the recipe to the perfect casual chic outfit. Instead of vibrant colors, the black in white mix on this trendy Urban Outfitters aztec print make the sweater more wearable and classic. She paired this busy sweater with more of a demure rest of the outfit, creating the perfect balance. Her skinny jeans and gorgeous Frye boots complete the outfit and give a little structure to the oversized top. Another way to add even more structure is by belting the cardigan and cinching the waist. This may not only give the outfit more structure and give you more shape, but it also helps keep the edges together, which in the end will keep you warmer.
As the winter months drag on, this sweater as a coat may become a little too demure, at least here in London! Eventually, we will have to don our “big girl coats”, but for now we can enjoy our variety that is found in these great cardigans!