How To Style A Baggy Sweater
There’s nothing better than a baggy sweater when it’s cold outside or on days you’re physically feeling kinda meh. Unlike fitted sweaters, this fashion staple is meant to be loose and baggy. And because of this, these oversized sweaters will allow you to stay super comfortable but on-trend. So to make the most of this style, I’m sharing some tips on how to style a baggy sweater. This will allow you to make a baggy sweater look chic, whether it’s for the gym, a casual day, or work.
How To Style A Baggy Sweater
Whatever look you’re going for, be it sporty, casual, chic, or professional there’s a way to make a baggy sweater work. Because baggy sweaters are intentionally oversized, opting for your normal size will usually provide you with the right fit. When styling an oversized sweater, it’s important to keep proportions in mind. To keep an outfit looking chic and to avoid looking sloppy, you need to create shape and balance. This can also be done by belting the sweater or tucking an oversized sweater into the waist of fitted bottoms.
Below is a list of outfits for inspiration, and tips to pull the outfits together.
Baggy Sweater Outfits
Tucking in your sweater and belting a pair of high-waisted pants will help your outfit avoid looking frumpy. Especially if you’re wearing wide-leg pants.
Skinny jeans look great with a cropped or tucked-in baggy sweater. In addition, you can pair them with some sneakers or flats for an everyday casual look.
A knit sweater tucked into a pair of high-waisted trousers looks both work-ready and feminine. In order to keep this look professional, it’s probably best to keep your colors neutral and skip any patterns.
A maxi-length sweater dress can keep you warm and looking ready for a cold-weather party. A high-leg slit is always sexy and will help avoid the dress from looking like a sack. Heels add extra height and accessories add glam.
A short sweater dress is a cold-weather staple. A pair of lug-sole boots will help anchor the shorter hemline.
A pair of non-gym sneakers like the hightop Converse in the photo, and a wool duster can easily transform an outfit from frumpy to cool.
A baggy sweater is a great option to throw on before and after a workout. It looks sporty and cute, and the tight leggings or shorts balance out the bigger sweater.
Baggy sweaters tend to make you look bigger. But by tucking your sweater into long jeans and adding pointed-toe heels you can lengthen your legs. This will help balance out your whole outfit.
When shopping for a baggy sweater, look for ones that fall right around the hip area for the best fit. This makes them easy to tuck in without looking bulky or frumpy.
Skinny jeans help balance out the bulk of the sweater. Another good option for sweater length is a cropped style. This will make it even easier to tuck into your pants, especially if they are tight.
By the way, I think Hannah over at cocobeautea has the best style when it comes to styling baggy sweaters. Her page is worth checking out if you’re looking for more inspo.
Again, it’s usually always best to pair a baggy sweater with a contrasting bottom. Short skirts work great for this. Also, when the weather is on the colder side, tall knee boots or tights can help keep you warm.
You can pretty much always count on an all-black outfit to be both flattering and slimming. However, you can further enhance the slimming effects by tucking in a sweater into black high-waisted leggings to accent your waist and lengthen your legs. A pair of knee-high boots will help balance out the heavier top.
If you want to cover your waist and backside, leave your sweater untucked. Pair with faux leather leggings and sneakers for a comfortable and effortlessly chic outfit.
Looking elegant in a baggy sweater is entirely possible if you plan the rest of your outfit correctly. A midi skirt with a high slit and pointed-toe high heels creates a long silhouette. And elegant accessories will elevate any look.