As you know from Instagram, last week I attended this awesome event with Her Campus & Aeropostale to kickoff the holiday season with an in-store shopping experience. I spent over two hours rummaging through every single rack because I was so surprised with the new winter styles. Every section had something I wanted: oversized scarves, chunky sweaters, shirts so soft they were made to sleep in – but cute enough to wear out, and of course lots of velvet & leather. Best of all? Aeropostale already kicked off their Black Friday sale so everything was over 40% off! I had so much stuff, I even did my first try on session in store on Insta-stories and it was so fun seeing what you guys thought of the pieces.
This sweater is technically in the loungewear / sleep section, but I won’t tell if you don’t. Kid you not, I wore it all weekend. It is so incredibly soft and while I wanted to sleep in it – it’s much too cute to stay homebound. I’m wearing a small because I wanted the fit to be a little more oversized and it’s available in two different colors: cream & beige. Best part? Right now it’s only $22!
I also promised you that you would be seeing more of these boots (a ridiculous amount of times, to be more accurate) but I can’t help it. I love them. If I was ever trying to show you how versatile these boots are, consider that my mission now. A little fun fact: when I put together this outfit to shoot I thought I had grabbed a different pair of non-torn jeans. Turns out, I like this so much better! I didn’t think that you could do excessively torn jeans with OTK boots, turns out – you can do anything you want as long as you are rocking a red lip.
When it comes to wearing chunky sweaters – which is pretty much my exclusive uniform for winter – I like to keep 3 rules in mind:
ONE // Add a Bold Lip
For this time of year, all shades of red are my favorite. Ruby red, deep red, blood red, orange red, even maroon/brown – but no matter what your color of choice is, spice up that white, brown, beige, black, or grey sweater with a fun lip. It will add style to your otherwise
basic perfect choice of top.
TWO // Wear Statement Earrings
No matter what you love wearing its fun studs, long tassle earrings, or colorful hoops – this is your time to break open that jewerly drawer and show your personality. I am a huge fan of tassle earrings: yarn tassles, beaded tassles, you name it. (In case you were wondering, Theo is also a fan. [insert rolling eyes emoji here]
THREE // Choose Fun Shoes
I’m a pretty boring person when it comes to shoes with sweaters. I almost always choose boots. The silver lining is that I have like 6 pairs of boots in rotation so whether its a OTK grey, OTK black, short beige, calf high brown, or lace up in both black and brown (don’t judge me H&M had a sale 2 years ago) – my options are aplenty. Don’t be afraid to venture out with fabric too. Boots in suede, leather, or even velvet can certainly jazz up a chunky sweater.
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This post was created in partnership withHer Campus & Aeropostale. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that work with Simply Sabrina and keep us up & running!