Hello, friends. Welcome back to 25 Days of Winter Fashion! I hope your week is going well.
Today I’ve got another casual winter outfit with a mockneck sweater and jeans, but I’ve turned it up a notch with over-the-knee boots.
I’m kind of obsessed with turtlenecks and mockneck sweaters right now. I realized this morning that I’ve already photographed three outfits with a variation of this outfit. #ooops
Can I be honest with you? Not that I’m ever dishonest with you, but true confessions here: I try (I really do) to make sure I have a variety of outfits when I do these style series. But in reality, I’m a plain Jane. I live in pullovers and skinny jeans and boots (or ballet flats) and even when I think I’m doing something different, my day-to-day outfits still tend to look rather similar.
For me, the color of this sweater is unusual and the boots are a stretch. Ha! (No pun intended!) I’ve been wearing over-the-knee boots for a few years, but I finally decided to get a pair of the stretchy suede style. So while this outfit still looks pretty typical for me, it’s not as “safe” as what I normally wear on a daily basis.
But yeah, it is still basically a pullover sweater, skinny jeans, and some type of boot/bootie. I guess I’m okay with that. (But I am planning a work wear outfit for tomorrow… so don’t lose hope on me. Okay!?!)
I found this sweater at Madewell. See there? It’s not Nordstrom or LOFT. I am branching out! It’s a really good quality, tightly woven knit, and the ribbed details and angled side seams add interest.
For those who don’t know, Madewell is owned by J.Crew, and I’ve always been really pleased with their quality. As an added bonus, if you join the Madewell Insiders program (it’s free), you get free shipping and free returns on all orders.
I would definitely say this sweater runs big. For size reference, I’m wearing a small. I almost tried the XS but decided there’s no way I’m an XS in anything, and it’s supposed to be chunky, so I stuck with the small.
It also comes in pink, ivory, charcoal grey, golden harvest (great fall color!) and black. I chose this hthr cactus since I don’t have any tops this color, and I also think it will look festive at Christmastime. Oh, and this same style comes in a gorgeous neutral they call donegal snow.
This sweater also has that high/low style that is trending this season. Like I said yesterday, it’s nice because it covers your backside if you’re wearing low-rise jeans, but it gives you the nice proportion of a shorter top in front.
I wore it with dark super skinny jeans and chocolate brown OTK boots. I got these boots during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale and they sold out, but I’m linking to some similar styles below.
The key to wearing the stretchy suede OTK boots, I’m learning, is to wear leggings or super skinny jeans with them. These jeans are cropped, which is even better, so there’s less material in the ankle area. They do slide down a bit as you wear them, but I find them pretty comfortable and very warm, which is nice as it’s been quite chilly here lately!
I like this outfit for casual occasions when I want to look a little nicer than normal. Best of all, it’s super warm and comfortable while still being fashion forward.
Madewell Northfield Mockneck Sweater (wearing hthr cactus; also love golden harvest for Thanksgiving) // Paige Verdugo Crop Skinny Jeans (similar for less) // similar boots here, here, and here // necklace // earrings
photo credit: Alison Cornell
Be sure to visit Cyndi and see the winter outfit she’s styling today.
I also wanted to let y’all know that I’m planning to do my first ever Facebook Live Q&A tomorrow around 11AM EST on my Facebook Page so make sure you’ve liked and followed it. I will admit, the idea of this makes me all sweaty and nervous. I hate anything live because there are no re-dos, and if I stick my foot in my mouth, there’s no way to back out of it. But I also find these really fun when other bloggers do them, and I think it could be fun if I can get over my nerves so we’re going to try it and see how it goes.
You can basically ask me anything about fashion, blogging, family, whatever! If it goes well and I decide to do them regularly, we may get more organized and have topical Lives but for tomorrow it’s a free-for-all. So be thinking about your questions!
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