Nothing Short of Chic: Personal Style: Striped Sweater Sunday

23.11.15

Personal Style: Striped Sweater Sunday


Layer a striped sweater over your all-black outfit for a chic updated look | Nothing Short Of Chic
 
 LOCATION: VIBORG, DENMARK
   
 
Spicing things up with stripes and a pinch of sass.

It's officially cold. Here in Viborg, the midday weather likes to hop between 1˚C and -1˚C (34˚F and 32˚F), and at night it's colder - it even snowed the tiniest bit yesterday and it's quite frosty. And of course, there are places where it's much, much colder. Even when inside, with the skin-drying heating on at full-force, a sweater is often mandatory. So yesterday, I piled on the layers, resulting in this cozy look.

I, however, am not satisfied with just pulling a sweater over a jeans-and-tee combo. A sweater is winter wardrobe royalty, because it's so versatile and adds luxury and dimension to even the most boring of outfits. This outfit is pretty basic - all-black tights, miniskirt, and short-sleeved turtleneck - so this cozy striped knit, which I snagged from my little brother (don't worry, I gave it back!) makes the ensemble not only wearable, but super chic. A sweater - maybe borrowed from your father's or boyfriend's or brother's closet (a men's sweater is often chunkier, thicker, and larger, which makes it even cozier and more versatile), or perhaps from the menswear section of your favorite shop - makes anything from office slacks to a summer dress to ripped boyfriend jeans ten times more chic, and of course, wearable in the colder temperatures.

Layer a striped sweater over your all-black outfit for a chic updated look | Nothing Short Of Chic

Layer a striped sweater over your all-black outfit for a chic updated look | Nothing Short Of Chic

Layer a striped sweater over your all-black outfit for a chic updated look | Nothing Short Of Chic

Layer a striped sweater over your all-black outfit for a chic updated look | Nothing Short Of Chic

Layer a striped sweater over your all-black outfit for a chic updated look | Nothing Short Of Chic
Photography by Aiden Cleland-Hura | Sweater: Thrifted | Skirt: Thrifted | Shoes: Naturalizer (Thrifted) | Sunglasses: Thrifted

So I went a bit crazy and wore a turtleneck over a turtleneck. Feel free to call me out in the comments, but I felt a bit daring and very cool. I also piled on the rings - which you should try too, now that long sleeves are basically all we wear, and bracelet-length sleeves leave you shivering. A good pair of earrings also makes up for missing neck- or wrist-wear.

Despite being very cold, it was very sunny, in case you were wondering why I'm wearing sunglasses.

I'd love to see your sweatered-up ensembles, so tag me in your photos on Facebook (@Nothing Short Of Chic), Twitter (@nikiclelandhura), or Instagram (@nothingshortofchic).

2 comments :

  1. I love stripes! The skirt is giving the outfit a very chic look. Lovely post :)

    xoxo
    Sayantini
    Cherry On Top

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    1. Thanks, Sayantini! Yes, stripes make everything chicer. xx

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