Layering Sweaters over Button-Ups

17 Mar

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Shorts : Old Navy
Button-Up : Levis
Sweater : Cotton On
Shoes : Unknown
Glasses : Warby Parker

Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone! I promise my sweater is green, so you’re not even allowed to think about pinching me ok? It’s this muted yellow-green that is a color I don’t see very often, but a flattering, easy to wear green.

My mother told me that I wasn’t showing my legs enough in posts so people were going to think I was a nun, so Ma this post is for you. Honestly, I often just pull on a pair of tights because I’m a total wimp with weather and I’d rather be really warm than even the slightest bit cold. But as the weather warms up that’s become less of an issue.

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See my hair? I’ve never been able to pull off a top knot before, but since I got that haircut, I feel like this style is a lot more flattering. I think it’s because I have those face framing pieces that make it look a little less harsh.

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Tip 1: Layer sweaters over button ups to add variety to your wardrobe. I think the extra pop of color at the collar and at the sleeves makes a simple sweater more interesting.

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Tip 2: Roll up your sleeves both so you can see the button-up peek out underneath and so that you don’t look like you’re being swallowed up by the sweater and shirt combo. Since layering a sweater on top of a button-up adds extra width, showing off even a little bit of your arms kind of balances that out.

Don’t forget to wear green today! I’ve gotten pinched one too many times over the years. I typically forget that it’s St. Patrick’s Day, walk out of the house and then get pinched by everyone I know. But today, I remembered!

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2 Responses to “Layering Sweaters over Button-Ups”

  1. frompaulwithlove March 17, 2013 at 11:29 am #

    I love the whole sweater over button ups style (though I am quite terrible at step 2, rolling the sleeves)! It always seems to make every outfit feel a little bit scholarly.

    • Mega March 17, 2013 at 10:19 pm #

      I’ve found that when rolling sleeves, it helps to push up the sweater layer to your elbow and just roll up the button-up sleeves, and then adjust the sweater sleeves so the edges are hidden in that last fold. This is especially helpful with bulkier sweaters. Let me know if that helps :).

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