Shop Your Closet: Sweatshirt

[When moving into either a dorm or an off-campus apartment, your wardrobe will face two major challenges: 1. A major lack of funding (to add more to it), and 2. A major lack of storage space (for all the crap you’ve got). For these two reasons, maximizing what you already own becomes essential. That’s why you need to learn to Shop Your Closet. Each week, I’ll show you how to wear 1 item 3 ways – with the stuff you most likely already own! – to get the most out of your purchases.]

It’s the week after Christmas, you’ve spent the weekend enjoying holiday treats and all you want to do is bum around the house. It’s cold outside. You’re cringing at the thought of stumbling out into the treacherous terrain, but you made plans to meet up with a friend. Standing in front of your closet, you stare at the few things you’ve got and wonder how you can possibly stay warm.

Well, grab your trusty pullover sweatershirt, and I’ll show you how to wear it without looking like a slob!

Outfit 1:

Product Info: Sweatshirt, Plaid Shirt, Jeans, Boots, Liners, Hat.

Layer a collared shirt under your sweatshirt to give it a more refined look. If you have a plaid flannel shirt, this look will be super cozy, and yet you’ll still look cute! If it’s slushy outside, put a pair of fleece liners inside your rain boots so your toes will be toasty warm! Top it off with a cute beanie and you’re ready to brave the cold… in style.

Outfit 2:

Product Info: Sweatshirt, Skirt, Tights, Boots, Necklace.

A skirt and thick ribbed tights take your sweatshirt from sloppy to super feminine.  If you want to add a little sparkle to your outfit, a bib necklace is the perfect touch, and it’s an unexpected contrast to the more athletic feel of the sweatshirt. A pair of boots are the finishing touch for this outfit that make this overall look comfortably chic. That means you can go meet your friend for coffee in comfort, and still look cute if you run into your high school crush.

Outfit 3:

Product Info: Sweatshirt, Cords, Blazer, Shoes, Scarf.

If you bought a pair of cords this fall, they’re a cozy alternative to jeans during the winter. (Of course, this outfit does work with jeans as well, if you don’t own cords.) I tossed a blazer over the sweater, and then a cute scarf over top. (Seriously, a blazer and a scarf make everything look better!) Chic and warm, the perfect outfit for winter.

Find out other ways to re-work what you’ve already got stuffed in that closet of yours.

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