The mind behind the Shot From the Street blog, Lizzy Hadfield is known for her chic and minimal style that sometimes features layered pieces and knitwear styling. According to Lizzy, it took her a long time to work out what style she likes best. Though it is important to adapt your style with contemporary trends, always dress for yourself and not for others or for the latest trends as women who dress in what they feel great in always look the best. Looking for inspiration how to dress up and style your knitwear? Keep on reading to scoop some of her tricks.
Knitted shawls are highly versatile that can turn your seemingly dull ensemble into a stylish and functional one. You may pick neutral shades like gray, black, white, brown and classic prints like leopard, stripes, checks, plaids, and such. Having a diverse range of shawls will revamp your outfit in a classic style.
Knitted tank tops can add a ‘smart’ touch to your casual looks. Like Lizzy, you may wear your knitted tank tops with distressed jeans, culottes, palazzo pants, straight-leg pants, and even skirts. Just finish your looks with stylish sandals, classic pumps, boots, or even sneakers to give some sporty vibe.
Wearing fitted knit tops is a great way to look sexy in a demure way. The figure-hugging silhouette allows you to flaunt your curves without baring some skin. Lizzy paired her fitted knit tops with jeans and culottes. Always play with proportion and balance on your looks just like wearing a fitted top with a loose fitting bottom or a loose fitting top with a fitted bottom.
The oversized trend is a great style to nail your knitwear in a stylish and functional way. Wear an oversized jacket with fitted bottoms like shorts, pencil skirts, and skinny jeans to bring some balance. You may want to polish your casual looks with statement footwear, stylish bag, chic hat, chic sunglasses, and even some jewelry. Just keep your look intentional by wearing pieces meant to be oversized rather than ones with two to three sizes larger than yours.
Gone are the days when knitwear was associated with matching twin sets and pearls. Now it’s all about layering your look with different colors and knits. Finer knits are perfect with pencil skirts and can also be worn with a shirt or blouse underneath to smarten up the look a little more. A fine knit can also be tucked into the top of the pants or skirt. Like Lizzy, you may wear a knitted sweater with a dress or a knitted sweater with a coat. By keeping her colors neutral and tonal, Lizzy ensures that her outfit will stay sophisticated and expensive-looking.
Fashionable ways of wearing women’s knitwear is almost endless. So, don’t get stuck in a rut of wearing baggy, shapeless sweaters that hide your figure but instead wear them in a way that flatters and accentuate your feminine curves like Lizzy did.