One Piece, Two Ways: The Floral Sweater


As much as we love our chunky grandpa sweaters, some days we want to ditch the Kurt Cobain vibe for a sweater that’s just a bit more feminine. And what screams feminine more than floral? The classic pattern has made a comeback this fall, making way for prettier, funkier outfits. And lucky for you, we found the ultimate floral sweater to put a fresh spin on your everyday look.

Here are two ways to incorporate this piece into your fall #ootd:

Monday morning ‘Intro to Sociology’ class:  Whether you’re cooped up in the library or strutting through the halls with a pumpkin spice latte in hand – it’s always nice to warrant a double take. We paired our new favourite sweater with low-rise jeggings, brown Timberland boots, and a classic black toque. This look is practical and comfortable – without being the least bit boring. Pro tip: Trade in your traditional backpack for something a little bolder by choosing a colour and fabric you might not normally go for. This neon faux leather option is a simple way to take your look from standard to standout.

Thursday night cocktails at The Mitchell Block: Going for drinks with your girlfriends is the perfect opportunity to dress up and flaunt those pieces that might be a tad much for school. For an edgier look, try juxtaposing the sweetness of the floral with bold accessories and rocker-chic textures – cue the black (vegan) leather pants. Between the killer texture and ultra-flattering fit, they bring an edge to the sweater without going overboard. Break up the monochrome palette with bright pops of colour by adding a bold suede clutch and matte berry lips. Finish the look with show-stopping cage heels. Together, the textures and sleek accessories will keep the sweater from feeling too ”daytime” for a night out. If heels aren’t your style, swap them for your favourite pair of boots or cool-girl brogues – check out our must-have fall shoes here.

See something that caught your eye? Visit these St. Vital Centre retailers to shop the looks:

Look #1 - University
Floral sweater: Aeropostale, $32
Low-rise jeggings: American Eagle Outfitters, $49.95
Brown boots: Hudson’s Bay (Timberland), $170
Yellow backpack: Hudson’s Bay (Kensie), $69.30
Black toque: Garage, $12.95
Circle scarf: Aeropostale, $26.90

Look #2 – Night out
Floral sweater: Aeropostale, $32
Vegan leather pants: RW&Co., $79.90
Black grommet heels: BCBGMAXAZRIA, $468
Emerald drop earrings: Le Chateau, $18
Diamond/braided bracelet: Le Chateau, $25
Clutch: Aldo, $45

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