Cozy, oversized or “chunky” sweaters are not only fashionable but are almost a necessity if you experience NE Ohio like temperatures. Chunky sweaters can run upwards of $60 at most retail stores but you can easily find racks upon racks of them at local thrift stores. I’m not joking, there are so many thick wool sweaters available that I don’t even know where to begin sometimes. If you’ve ever felt overwhelmed shopping for a cozy sweater at the thrift store, here are a few tips to help steer you in the right direction:
A simple “cozy sweater’ search on Pinterest will yield hundreds if not thousands of results. Go ahead, try it. Take a screen shot of your favorite one and use that as a guide when you go to the thrift store next time. Although every girl on Pinterest makes styling a cozy sweater look effortless, it can be a little tricky sometimes. I like to keep my bottoms slim and depending on how big the sweater is, sometimes I prefer platform booties as opposed to flat ones so I’m not drowning in sweater. It all depends on the style you choose. Play around with it until you feel comfortable. Because that’s the whole point, cozy sweaters are meant to be comfy.
An oversized sweater will serve as the focal point of your outfit so why not go for a cool, unique pattern? The thrift store carries tons of one-of-a-kind textures and prints that can elevate a casual look. Personally, I’m a huge fan of 1980s or Cliff Huxtable chunky sweaters. Some sweaters may look awful on the hanger but don’t be afraid to try things on! You will be surprised how different they can feel and look once you style them.
Be like the Boys.