Last week, I went to a fun little Wet Seal event in DTLA with a couple of my blogger-friends. I’ll begin by saying it was definitely one of those events you don’t want to show up late for. The event began at 7 PM and I got there around fifteen minutes later. To my surprise, most of the items in smaller sizes were already wiped! Still, I’m glad I went early enough to score some cool finds in my size, and some other things that I could make work. An item that fell under the “something that I could make work” category was an oversized sweater I saw peeking out from a corner! It was an olive green color which I adore. The fact that it was a plunging V-neck (that can be worn in front or back) had me sold. Hello, bralette (or open back) action! 🙂
For years, I had been on an active hunt for the perfect oversized sweater where I can wear bralettes underneath it. Needless to say, I was ecstatic to finally get my hands on it! The only down side was that the smallest size was a medium, which is most definitely one — if not two sizes too big for me. I mean, I’m literally an XXS if it exists.
#thestruggleisreal… Anyways, my super cute and petite blogger-friend Linh was there and told me she was planning on turning all these sweaters she had grabbed at the event into dresses. What a genius idea, right? I thought I’d give this trend a try with my new oversized sweater. Honestly, I’m quite happy with how the look turned out.
The best part about this outfit is that it’s super comfortable and effortless, despite how put-together it looks! I wore my sweater/dress with one of my favorite bralettes from Brandy Melville, boy shorts, and my go-to pair of over-the-knee boots. Who else is ready for a comfy night out in town? 😉
Olive Green Knit Plunging V-Neck Sweater – Wet Seal
Black Strappy-Front Bralette/Tank – Brandy Melville (similar here)
Black Over-the-Knee Boots – Ivanka Trump (similar here and here)
Watch – MVMT
Sunglasses – Zaful
Bag – SammyDress (inspired by Moschino)
Thoughts on this look — did I pull it off? Would you turn an oversized sweater into a sweater-dress this fall?
Photos by David Potter