How To Wear Oversized Sweaters and Coats

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When it comes to dressing for fall, it’s all about being able to adapt to the ever-changing temperatures — This time of year, one minute you’re bundling up, and the next you are taking layers off. I always find myself wanting to bring a coat out (especially at night), but never want to wear anything that is too bulky or warm. That’s why this year I have invested in a few oversized sweaters and light coats instead, and I am so glad that I did! I love wearing pieces like this because I can easily layer under them, and I don’t find myself having to carry around a big coat when I get too warm.

This season there are a ton of beautiful cardigan-style sweaters and light coats in stores to choose from. I suggest picking up one (or two) pieces that will be versatile staples in your wardrobe, and that you can carry over into spring as well. Go with a sweater or coat that is fairly simple or neutral in tone, and that can be paired with a lot of different colors and looks. I like to buy sweaters and coats that can also be dressed up or dressed down — That way I know that no matter what my outfit is, if I get chilly I know that I have a chic option to stay warm.

Finally, make sure you invest in a sweater or coat that is comfortable! Don’t buy one that doesn’t feel cozy to you … The coats and sweaters that I have bought have especially come in handy when I have been traveling and tI get cold on an airplane. Trust me, you will definitely be happy you bought a piece you are warm and comfortable in!

Here are some of my favorite oversized sweaters and light coat looks for fall:

SWEATERS

TOP ROW, LEFT TO RIGHT: BB Dakota Ardsley Jacket | Jack By BB Dakota Lauritz Jacket | BB Dakota Kennedi Coat | BOTTOM ROW, LEFT TO RIGHT: MINKPINK Fearless Coat | Etienne Marcel Indigo Faux Fur Coat | Vince Drape Front Cardigan

How do you guys dress for the ever-changing fall weather? Let me know if you have any other tips for staying fashionable and comfortable!

Xx
Tamera

Wear It: 10 Winter Coats That Don’t Break The Bank

Well everyone, winter in Los Angeles has finally knocked on our doors. With El Niño hitting Los Angeles and some midwinter travel in my plans, it’s time to invest in one warm, cozy, and most importantly chic winter coat! Finding a quality coat with a guilt-free price tag can be overwhelming to say the least, and trying on heavy jackets in a crowded mall is somehow as never fun as it sounds, lol. For all you who missed out on those holiday sales, I’ve rounded up 10 styles that fit the bill. Flip through my gallery below to see what I chose (you can click the image for more details too).

A few fave styles…

Waterfall. Have you heard of this design? The oversized lapels flow into the rest of the coat, transforming a cozy texture into a sophisticated everyday jacket. It looks amazing with a plain ol’ sweater and boyfriend jeans, yet you can dress it up as well. Wear open or snag one with a belt (like in the first photo) for slightly more structure.

Cape. These hybrid coats have the sleeves of a cape but the structure of an everyday coat. You can find them in a ton of styles and weights. These are the perfect compromise for anyone who hates being weighed down by bulky sleeves and layers!

Belted. I chose several different styles of jackets that are belted, because it can be super flattering. Considering coats that are actually warm have a tendency to come off as anything BUT chic, the added waistline (worn loosely or more snug) will banish any frumpy vibes.

Trench. Ladies, the trench coat ain’t what it used to be! Though the quintessential big buttoned, camel colored trench is a staple, you can go bold with a checkered or gray coat that keeps you dry and warm on drizzly days well into spring.

Do you have a go-to coat for this time of year?

Xx,
Tamera