Guys, I give. I fold, I cry uncle, I forfeit. I have fought and fought in this battle and it is officially time to give up. What battle you may ask? The battle against oversized sweaters.
So maybe not the battle of the century, but a pretty intense one for me. As a petite woman, I always assumed wearing an oversized sweater would have me looking like a small animal trying to escape from underneath a blanket (cute, but also a bit pathetic). Plus, I just didn’t understand the point of purposefully buying clothes that aren’t your size. I mean, it took me a long time to figure out how to clothe this body of mine, and now you want me to intentionally dress like I haven’t the slightest idea? Just seemed a bit counter-intuitive.
But I kept seeing all you fancy bloggers out there with your gorgeous chunky knit sweaters all half tucked in looking so cool and devil may care (apparently oversized sweaters are the cigarettes of our time…except, you know, they won’t kill you.), and I just couldn’t resist. So I started hunting for the perfect oversized sweater, one that would be bulky yet streamlined, cozy yet sleek, and most importantly, did not have sleeves so long I looked like an ape. It took a while, perhaps too long, but I finally did find the perfect fit at H&M (and at like $25 each, I bought two. That’s just good financial planning right there), and here I stand before you, a happy, carefree girl in a chunky, knit, oversized sweater.
I may have lost this battle, but trust me, the war against leggings as pants rages on!