For my outfit inspiration this week I'm dressed cozy and casual, in an oversized sweater and leather joggers. Can we offer a quick moment of gratitude for the feeling of comfort that oversized sweaters and joggers provide? An oversized sweater is basically the closest you can get to leaving the house snuggled in a big blanket, and leather joggers are the fashionable excuse for sweatpants in public. So thank you, fashion gods, for considering fashionable comfort after creating things like six inch stilettos, skinny jeans, and pantyhose!
The oversized sweater I'm wearing has a built in undershirt to create the look of layers, and it also helps break up the black in my sweater and pants. If you're like me, someone who likes to wear a lot of black, I recommend mixing different fabrics to create contrast like I did with the knit top and leather bottoms. I accessorized this look with my Scala Pronto Slouchy Beret, which has become a cold weather staple because it provides warmth without making me look like one of the bundled up kids from A Christmas Story. I also have to mention that this particular knit is made very well. I've owned slouchy berets in the past that essentially end up slouching off my head, but that's not the case with this one! For shoes I'm rocking my snake print booties, that I'm currently obsessed with. Any bootie, or shoe, with a print like this instantly makes whatever you're wearing more interesting. It's also a nice diversion from the typical black bootie I wear on the reg, yet still neutral enough in color to go with most outfits.
December is here and I couldn't be more excited - like Buddy the Elf excited - because I genuinely love Christmas and the holiday season. The boo and I finished decorating our very first tree together last night, and although we're still in the process of decorating and getting settled in our new apartment (longest process everr), there's something about that twinkling evergreen that instantly makes our apartment feel like home. I will be posting some holiday outfits and gifting inspiration throughout the month so stay tuned, but in the meanwhile...
Stay cozy! Here's to a great week :)
Sweater: H&M (only listed in dark teal online, but it's available in black at the store!)
Leather Joggers: Zara (sold out) - similar here, here, and here
Booties: French Connection (sold out) - similar here and here
Sunnies: Elizabeth and James
Slouchy Beret: Scala Pronto Slouchy Beret
Bag: Forever 21 (sold out) - similar here & here