Collab with Styled By Mckenz: White Sweater Stylin’

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Hey guys! Today I’m collaborating with Mckenzine from Styled by Mckenz, on how to wear a white sweater. We got 4 different outfits, so you definitely don’t want to miss out! Go check out her blog, right here.

 I always get tons of questions on how to style a white sweater, and it’s a pretty simple and cute outfit to create. I love styling sweaters in general, especially white sweaters, because you can have so many options with them. Add, you can pull off some pretty cool bottoms, like these. I’ve got 2 casual outfits I’m sharing with you today. Before we head into the outfits, I’m gonna give you some styling tips just to make sure we don’t have a wardrobe malfunction 😉


 

TIPS WHEN WEARING A WHITE TOP:::

Make sure to even out your outfit when wearing a bright white top or copy your top. Like my outfit below, I balance the crisp white with a more dull and dark pair of jeggings and black booties.

Yes, you can wear white in the winter. No, it’s not a fashion sin.

Try pairing your white top with a pencil skirt and/or a scarf to give it more of a wintery feel and look. Another cute look for fall/winter would be to pair your white sweater with overalls and heeled booties 😍

To add more definition to your outfit, pair with some distressed denim, colored pants, or patterned bottoms.

Keep your accessories to a minimum, to keep your outfit clean and simple.


OUTFIT 1:::

lydia outfit 2

top: american eagle // bottoms: american eagle (sold out of copper) // booties: sam edelman

Up first, I’m wearing this gorgeous white sweater + copper jeggings + black booties. As you can see from the first picture, I definitely take a lot of time doing my hair for pictures, lol! Like my tip above, the outfit is balanced so you get the perfect amount of bright and casual. Lately, I’ve really been liking mock neck sweaters. It’s like a turtleneck without the commitment. Amiright ladies? I ordered a size bigger (normally an XS but this is a S) and it was def a little large. I shrunk it up, but it’s still a little large. Hopefully it will shrink up after a few more washes. If you guys have any tips on shrinking outfits, comment below!! You definitely don’t need to size up for this sweater, wear your normal size! Plus, you can dress up this outfit with high-heeled booties, too!

Because I can’t wait, let’s talk about these jeggings. If you didn’t think copper-colored jeggings could get any better, they’re made of velvet. This is when I would cue my favorite saying “On a scale of literally to even I can’t”. Ever since Pitch Perfect I’ve kind of been obsessed with velvet. Is that weird? Didn’t think so. You guys know my love for comfy clothes, and these jeggings don’t fall short. This entire outfit is worthy of a LOTR binge.


OUTFIT 2:::

lydia outfit 1

top: american eagle // bottoms: american eagle // booties: nordstrom 

Next outfit, I paired with some distressed jeans with heeled booties. I love these jeans with a passion. They’re seriously the best jeans ever, and have the perfect amount of rips. I love pairing these jeans with some graphic tees (tucking them in) with some converse, too!

Thanks for reading! Which outfit was your favorite? Don’t forget to head on over to Mckenzie’s blog! And go follow her on Insta! Read on to see how Mckenzie styled her white sweater —>



Good morning friends and Happy Friday! Today is very exciting and yet it may seem small to others, it’s very big to me- my first collab! I frequently get asked about how I wear my white sweater and/or tops. I find that there are endless outfits to create with this timeless piece and lucky for you, my friend Lydia and I are showing you four different ways to style a white sweater! My looks are going to be more on the casual/lounge side and Lydia’s are going to be a little dressier and perfect if you’re looking for something classy and chic!

 

I know I’m definitely not the only girl that wants to hit the snooze for a whole hour on Monday mornings. However, for some reason nothing irks me more than starting the week off with an outfit I threw together in three seconds and lacks all adjectives, especially style. I love the way olive green and off white look when paired together and if you live on the East Coast, you’re fully aware that Mother Nature isn’t always in our favor which is why I love layering my army jacket over this already warm sweater. Pair it with some matching socks and you’re in for a put together look while staying comfy and cozy in leggings. Feel free to switch it up and add jeans if the leggings aren’t working out for you.

Outfit Details: Sweater- Hollister, jacket- TJ Maxx, leggings- American Eagle, socks- Target, riding boots- Target, watch- Kate Spade, necklace- Forever 21, bracelets- Alex and Ani

A white sweater and riding boots is a combination that will never go out of style whether it be fall or winter. I like this outfit because it can easily be altered to your taste. The sweater on its own, a flannel underneath, or even a jacket over top are all ways to wear this simple and classy outfit. Not to mention the fact that nothing screams “quick outfit idea” louder than a sweater and some dark wash skinny jeans. I cuffed my sleeves for this look and added some of my favorite arm candy to dress it up a bit.

Outfit Details: Sweater- Hollister, jeans- Hollister, leg warmers- Kohls, riding boots- Target, watch: Kate Spade, necklace: Forever 21, bracelets- Alex and Ani


 

I hope you all enjoyed my looks and Lydia’s as well. I want to thank Lydia for collaborating with me and all of you for the endless love and support that I hope you share with her. Thanks for sticking around, have a happy Friday. With love, McKenz.

My Blog- styledbymckenz.wordpress.com My Instagram- StyledByMcKenz

Comments

  • CraftyCath

    You girls look great! Thanks for sharing the tips!!

    • Lydia
      CraftyCath

      Thank you!

  • Kristen

    I love the color of those leggings! Perfect for a wintery day. Who would’ve thought that copper would make cute leggings??