Oh, the weather outside is blech, but this sweater is so toasty and snug and another synonym for waaaaaaarm… Ok, so maybe I’ll never be a Grammy-award winning songwriter, but at least I have this oversized cardigan to keep me cozy (I own a thesaurus, I know what’s up). I absolutely adore this thing- it’s like being enveloped in a big, warm hug and I would absolutely wear it every single day of the winter if I thought I could get away with it. I must confess though, there was a time in the not too distant past where I would’ve given this little-ish slice of heaven a hard pass. This may come as a shock to you, but I once had an overwhelming fear of wearing too big things.
I know, I know… it’s very easy to look at my borderline obsession with blanket scarves and my ‘I can stop whenever I want to… OOOO! Shiny!’ fascination with over the top statement necklaces and assume I am the biggest fibber to ever fib. But it’s true! There was a tragic time in my life where I was absolutely terrified to try things that weren’t exactly my size. I was afraid that those oversized items were going to swallow me whole in a way not dissimilar to the way I unhinge my jaw when pizza is present. But then I learned a secret that I’m now going to pass on to you just in case you too have TheresTooMuchRoomForActivitiesPhobia: Go big, then go tight. I have found the key to styling any oversized, billowy garment is balance. If you’re rocking volume in one area, tone it down everywhere else. So, If you’re wearing wide-leg pants, pair them with a more form fitting top, and believe me, leggings are an oversized cardigan’s BFFL. Yes, really, it’s just that simple.
Don’t believe me? Try it yourself! (Don’t worry, Mr. T and I will try and keep our fool-pitying to an absolute minimum)