How to Wear an Oversized Sweater

An oversized sweater might be winter’s most ideal, staple garment, but the decision on how to wear it can cause some queries. Luckily, this season, oversized sweaters have not only taken precedence on the catwalk, but they have made it onto the backs of Instagram’s elites, consequently giving us much more inspiration on how to wear them. From the likes of MM6, MSGM and Christopher Kane we have seen everything from the patchwork designs to the turtleneck feature, and at Coggles we want to you with how to wear them best…

Bare Legs and Boots

Bare legs during winter might not be the most practical of style options, but it sure does look stylish. Whether you add tights is at your discretion, but the bare legs and boots trend is here for the duration of this season. From chunky cable knits to hoody jumper dresses, an oversized sweater paired with boots brings real attitude to an outfit. Try cobody boots, ankle boots or sock boots for the best effect.

Boots to pair with…

Layer Over A Shirt

At first you might think that the preppy look is a style from history, the layered look of a jumper and shirt can add great sophistication to an outfit. Try contrasting colours, clashing patterns or keep it simple with a neat white shirt and your look will change instantly.

Over Skirts, Jeans or Wide Leg Trousers

An oversized jumper worn with a pleated skirt, jeans or wide leg trousers is the ultimate casual combo offering style yet comfortability. Oversized sweaters in this sense, can be worn with great versatility; including off the shoulder, round the waist or slouchy. Having the ability to be teamed with skirts, jeans or trousers exclaims their need as a winter investment due to the mass of outfit opportunities they bring.

Options to wear with…

Over A Dress

Dresses aren’t usually paired with oversized sweaters, but this season has exposed the rise of relaxed dressing, and consequently this once unlikely pairing. Bringing not only warmth to an otherwise, chilly outfit, the jumper and dress combination is commonly paired with sneakers, boots and statement accessories. Try contrasting colours or simple and busy designs to alter your overall look.


Words by Olivia Seed

Olivia Seed

Olivia Seed


A minimalist fashion fan with high interests in the odd print or check. Constantly trying to make my home look like a catalogue; you can find me shopping for cute bedding, candles and other Instagrammable interior accessories.