It’s Day 4 of 5 Ways to Wear a Grey Sweater, and today I’m styling a super casual look with a puffer jacket, ripped jeans, and hiker boots.
As you probably know, this outfit is my jam; I wear a variation of this almost every day during the fall and winter.
In fact, yesterday I wore a grey v-neck sweater with different jeans, black hiker boots, and this same jacket. I didn’t even think about it being one of my 5 ways to wear a grey sweater.
The washed red jacket is the icing on the cake. While you can certainly wear any coat with this outfit, I really like the pop of color.
My REI jacket is on sale again, by the way, and with free shipping! It comes in a wide range of colors, and it’s lightweight but deceivingly warm. It runs true to size; I have the small.
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Hiker boots are on trend right, now, and they keep this classic look modern.
Cuffing jeans can chop up the leg line and make you look stumpy, but since there isn’t much color contrast between the jeans, the cuff, and the boots, this works without throwing off the proportions of the outfit.
I did front-tuck the sweater, though, to shorten the upper body and keep a good balance.
And because this look is so casual, I kept it simple with studs for earrings, but you could certainly add a necklace or scarf.
If you’re shopping for grey turtlenecks…
Lord + Taylor has an amazing sale on their cashmere right now, and their essential turtleneck comes in a bunch of great neutrals, including charcoal. (I recommend sizing up if in between.)
I’ve also heard good things about this slouchy turtleneck at Old Navy, and it has no wool for those who are allergic.
On the other end of the spectrum, my Equipment cashmere turtleneck was an end-of-season sale purchase last year. It was springtime, and I really wasn’t in the turtleneck mood, but that’s time to make investment purchases like this one. When winter weather finally rolled around this year, I was really glad I had it. This year’s version is 15% off at Zappo’s, but I expect better sales at the end of the season.
At the moment, you’re going to get the most bang for your buck from the Lord + Taylor or the Aqua. FYI, the Aqua comes down to $60 if you’re a Loyallist and $53 if you shop with your Bloomies card. I love the super long ribbed cuffs, and the quality is better than L+T, in my opinion.
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photos: Alison Cornell