The Blanket Sweater and How to Style It

PiperlimeWe've been talking about this season's cozy cardigans and sweaters, which are emerging as possibly the most popular (not to mention most wearable) trend for fall.

Today, Piperlime is showcasing the "blanket sweater," yet another version of this oversized look. What caught my eye was how they styled it.

Wear your oversized sweater over a pretty dress, tights, and boots, and you've got a look that you could wear in many workplaces.

This also is a reminder that the 'belted' look can be done UNDER the sweater, as opposed to OVER it.

Many fashion spreads show models with belts outside their chunky cardigans, and while that may work for 90-pound women, most of us are just going to look huge with a belt around our oversized sweater.

I really prefer the belt beneath the cardigan -- don't you?

Read on to see more ways to wear your blanket sweater -- and find out where to buy an affordable version of the look for yourself!




PiperlimeHere's another way to wear the look -- an oversized blanket sweater allows you to wear a shorter tunic with leggings without 'showing too much,' if you know what I mean.

To make the look more work-appropriate, trade in the leggings for a pair of slim-fitting trousers.

The two sweaters pictured above are seriously over-budget. Not to fear, though, there are plenty of cheaper options ...


Piperlime ... like this Minkpink cocoon knit cardigan (Piperlime, $64), which also comes in natural.



I just want to curl up in this Dex twisted cable cardigan (Piperlime, $79).


Piperlime And I love the color of this Splendid Thermal Wrap (Piperlime, $77).

These are just a few of the many, many sweaters and cardigans out there right now. Go to your favorite mall to find one that's a good fit for you. And if you order online, read the reviews first -- many of these sweaters are so large that buyers are going down a size to keep from being overpowered by the oversized look.

Will you wrap up in a blanket sweater this fall?

Images via Piperlime

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