Thursday, 28 March 2013


You may have noticed my obsession with grey sweaters; lets discuss. a) They are unarguarbly comfortable and toasty. b) They tone down a look when any scary busy print of the trend variety is involved. c) You can pretty much wear it with anything, and take it from the day into the night, with little changing or accessorising involved.

I've picked this Topman 'NYC' sweater (see my previous post) as an example to show you how to team it with a number of pieces, but also to encourage you to raid your boyfriends wardrobe and see just how well certain pieces can work. I can confirm this originally did not go down too well; "No really please, that's my favourite sweatshirt", to eventually, "Ok it does look better on you". 
Success! Let's look further. See all the looks after the jump.

Look 1: Motif sweater and Ripped jeans sounds like it could be disastrously untidy, but add statement heels and it immediately makes it work-appropriate.
Wearing Zara Ripped Jeans (get similar here), Isabel Marant Heels, Proenza Schouler Bag.

Look 2: Sweater and Skort (an amusing new word invented by Zara that apparently is the answer to when shorts look like skirts). Break up wearing light colours together by adding black accessories; these cut out shoes are the answer to everything! I'd team them with Look 1 too.
Wearing Zara White Skort, Alexander Wang Liya Pumps, Celine Box Bag.

Look 3: The most realistic and weather-appropriate outfit for right now; jeans beanie and sneakers. Because lets face it, its freezing outside and this whole 'off-duty' everyday look will keep you toasty warm, guaranteed.
Wearing Topshop Grey Leigh Jeans, Isabel Marant Bekket Sneakers, Celine Luggage Tote, Cos Cashmere Beanie

Which look would you most likely wear the most? You can follow me at @thecovetcase for more pics too!