Today's Everyday Fashion: Cozy Knits

I like hers better
How I wore it

Top photo: I like the inspiration outfit better than my recreation, but this photo answers two questions I've been hearing a lot lately. The first is can you wear cropped pants in the winter? I don't have boots that come up high enough to illustrate, but I think her outfit is a good example of how to do this. To cover the gap between the pants and the top of the boots, I would add a thick cable knit sock. The other question is how to not look "bigger" when wearing thick sweaters? While you can never look completely slim in a thick sweater and coat, you can wear something slim on the bottom to counteract the puffiness up top - either leggings (if your sweater covers your bum), cropped pants, or skinny jeans.

Bottom photo: When it's chilly, it's tempting to just throw on a hooded sweatshirt and jeans and be done with it! I opted for a knit sweater and slip on booties instead. Just as cozy, but packs way more style punch.

Inspiration photo: Gap
Sweater: c/o Conversation Pieces, $48
Printed pants: H&M, $18 (similar, similar)
Shoes: c/o Nine West, $62
Jeans: American Eagle, $25
Boots: c/o Chinese Laundry, $150
Watch: Michael Kors, family gift
Rings: My Stella & Dot website $39 and $69 and $39
Bracelets: My Stella & Dot website $59 and $59 and $79 and $19

1. Victoria's Secret  2. Conversation Pieces  3. Love 21  4. Shopbop  5. Old Navy