As much as I love to dress up in my black dresses and tiny shorts, I am definitely a person who craves comfort over style sometimes. I’ve been told I should stop dressing in clothes that are sizes too big for me, but for me I love a good oversized jumper.
My first one was an XXL UEA grey sweatshirt, an ex-boyfriend of my aunt. It was huge and unflattering but it was my comfort jumper when I was cold. I’m cold most of the time, I’m like a lizard that needs to bask in the sun to warm up.
Eventually I realised I needed to stop wearing this and after a few other hideous attempts, including an 80′s salmon XL jumper and other shapeless monstrosities, one of the first things I bought when I came to university was my green oversized jumper from H&M.
(cannot wait for my SLR and tripod…)
It barely cost anything and was baggy enough to chuck over jeans. Now, two years later, many washes and wearing it most days, it is so soft and even baggier that it is my fail safe item in my wardrobe. Again, I was proud I bought it because its a mossy green and changed my black wardrobe and brightened it up a bit.
I always wanted this cardigan that Vanessa Hudgens wears because it is the right side of baggy, but after finding out it was Antik Batik, I knew would not be buying one for a while, sadly.
And whilst not ever watching X Factor (or rarely at least), this outfit that Katie Waissel is perfect, with the baggy jumper and jeans combo with the red shoes for a bit of colour. And a cheeky bit of shoulder always makes an otherwise plain outfit a bit sexy.
My next on the list is another H&M jumper (love their knitwear) and its a burgundy slouchy cardigan, which would be perfect but I have a feeling is sold out. My only other comfy cardigan is one from Topshop, a beige one with massive buttons that is comfy but going slightly bobbly already and having long cuffs, I’m always making them look grey pretty quickly. Who cares, grimy is the new clean, baggy is the new tight.