Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Wonderful Winter Wardrobe- CROPPED SWEATERS

Happy 2012 Fashionista's! I hope your holiday's were as smashing as mine!
It has been quite some time since my last post. I am going to try and make an effort to post more often. Some posts will be just my fav outfits and some will break down the current trends. But, all will still focus on what looks good on women with CURVES!
Ok, let's get down to business. A popular trend right now, that will carry into the Spring, is the cropped sweater. At first I stayed away from cropped ANYTHING! It reminded me of Britney Spears circa 1999, which she ROCKED with her flat-abs and belly ring. Hesitant, I tried on an UBER soft, loose knit, navy blue, cropped sweater that I found at Nordstrom (listed below). I tried it on with no layering underneath and it looked AWFUL! I was ALL boobs, no torso, and my muffin top was spilling over my jeggings (think, Chris Farley "Fat guy in a little coat" from Tommy Boy). Like I said, AWFUL! I then went and grabbed a long navy tank to layer underneath it and voile; I LOVED It!!
So, the key to cropped sweaters for curvy women is to get a size that fits well, not too big or you will look like you are wearing a potato sack; and not too tight or you will look like you're in a toddlers sweater. Once you find the right fit, grab a long layering tank. You can add some color with the layering tanks or go for a monochromatic look and stick to the same color. Play with it!
I wear my cropped sweaters with jeggings or a long, flowy, romantic skirt in a bold scarlet color and brown riding boots. I wore this outfit Sunday in Walnut Creek and had quite a few compliments.
Below are some of my favorite cropped sweaters and layering combos. Let me know what you think!!

Cropped Sweaters and flowy skirts

Leifsdottir metallic top
$80 - anthropologie.com

Rubbish sweater
$54 - nordstrom.com

Old Navy long sleeve top
$37 - oldnavy.gap.com

Old Navy scoop neck top
$10 - oldnavy.gap.com

Leifsdottir chiffon skirt
$40 - anthropologie.com

$49 - stelladot.com

1 comment:

  1. Cute stuff! I have wanted to try a few cropped sweaters from Anthro but just haven't gotten around to it yet. If you do it right it can look cute I think!