A friend recently relocated from Notting Hill to Hampstead. It’s less fancy restaurants and shops, she said. And more wellington boots, she added. So true. Muddy tracks and deep forests are also part of the London scene. And Hampstead High Street is surrounded by it. But there’s no reason cramp your style, when getting some fresh air out and about in Hampstead Heath.
Challenge: One oversized chunky knit sweater, Essie Kid in Light grey by Acne Studios for Autumn Winter 2013.
A beautiful oversized sweater is the perfect wardrobe statement when the days are getting colder and darker.
I originally received Essie Kid sweater as a gift, in size small. I’m 1.75m (5.8) tall and an average size 12. Without doubt I’m clearly a size Medium, at the least. So back in the shop, returning from the fitting room with a size medium, the shop assistant asked “How did it fit?” “Oversized!”, I replied, with a happy smile. She looked dissapointed, “So it didn’t fit?” “Uh… It’s meant to be oversized…”
Well funny shop assiants stories asaide and on with the task, how to wear a oversized sweater?
Solution: There are simple rules to follow. First off all, you need to find the right size. The sweater should end where your bum ends. No shorter, no longer than that. Wear your oversized sweater with simple monochrome trousers or leggings, so your sweater will be what catches the eye. Similar dark boots, ankle or knee is what you need to complete your outfit. A statement necklace or a beautiful scarf is also nice accessories, together with leatherbag matching your boots.
Here’s a few images, for your inspiration, on how to wear a oversized sweater in a fashionable and feminine way.
A contemporary take on the classic cowboy boot, Acne’s Pistol ankle boots, is a wardrobe staple regardless of season. With a clean leather finish, curved heel and almond toe, these Swedish designer boots are made for walking. Available from all leading fashion stores, rrp £380. Available in different colours and there’s also an option with fur lining to keep feet warm in the colder months, with more colour options such as the beautiful vanilla. Just to add to the confusion. But I’ll aim for a classic pair of pistol boots. Only problem is, what colour do one choose?
See more styles and shop online at acnestudios.com
Acne Studios is part of the creative collective Acne, “Ambition to Create Novel Expression” which was founded in Stockholm, Sweden in 1996. Co-founder of the Swedish brand Jonny Johansson created one hundred pairs of jeans in raw denim with red stitching and gave them away to friends and family. This became the foundation of the clothing branch of Acne, now known as Acne Studios. Today Acne Studios designs, markets and distributes fashion apparel and jeans worldwide. The styles for Spring Summer are structured, sharp and tailored yet some are more feminine. We have made our favourite picks…
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We also recommend heading over to find your perfect pair of jeans in the Acne Denim Guide.