I thought I was looking forward to winter this year but now the freezing weather has come I’m not so sure! Luckily it is the season for big knits to make the cold more bearable. I’ve always loved those crisp Tumblr images of tall fashionista’s draped in chic oversized knits strutting the streets of New York. But at 5″3 pretty much every knitted jumper looks oversized on me and not in a good way! So here is what I look for when I shop for oversized knitwear:
Always Go A Size Smaller
Whenever I see the words “oversized” in a product description it sets alarm bells ringing in my head. I never really know how oversized they mean but sure enough when I try the item on I look swamped. I also find that knits stretch slightly as you wear and wash them. So to make sure you don’t end up looking drowned try buying a size smaller than you usually would.
I used to think there were only two styles of jumpers worth wearing, roll necks and crew necks. If I had to choose I’d still opt for one of those two varieties but sometimes us petite people don’t have that luxury. Now I tend to look for knitwear with more tailoring like a drop hem or a V-neck. It breaks up the bulky material and allows you to be more versatile.
Layering oversized knits makes them super easy to wear in unpredictable weather. There’s nothing worse than sweltering indoors because you’ve been prepared for the winter weather outside. That’s why oversized knits work really well, they leave you enough room to layer under and over.
- Fearless Knitted Jumper
- Fearless Khaki Caged Heels
- In The Style Khaki Coat
- Missguided Distressed Jeans
This post is in collaboration with Fearless but all views are my own.