OOTD: STATEMENT SLEEVE, BURNT ORANGE SWEATER
I’ve talked about this many, many times before, but one thing I enjoy a lot in fashion is simple, easy to match clothes with interesting details that make them special. Don’t get me wrong, I do love a super busy, colourful leopard print or a patched-up, grungy denim jacket. But when it comes to creating everyday outfits, I love to keep it simple and clean, without being boring. And that’s where cutouts, rips, asymmetrical hems, bows, frills and other details and embellishments come in.
If you guys have been following along for a bit, you know I’m allll about a statement sleeve. So when I saw this sweater at Forever 21, I JUMPED at it. Not literally, but almost, ha! I’m gonna go ahead and assume I’m not the only one who loved it, because it unfortunately sold out super quickly, but I found an almost identical version that I linked below, with some similar designs in a bunch of colours.
Speaking of colours, this burnt orange is definitely a shade that took me a LONG time to get on board with. To be totally honest, I’m not a big fan or orange, yellow or green shades. There might be very few exceptions to the rule, like this bright yellow dress, but as a general rule of thumb, they’re not shades I gravitate towards. So when burnt orange started having a moment, I was like meh, no thanks.
So I was quite surprised when I had the option to buy this sweater in burnt orange or cream, which is just SO chic, and I went for the orange. I was like “who am I and what the heck am I doing?” you know?
But I’m super happy that I picked this shade, because not only is it major Holiday/Fall vibes, but it’s also a super flattering shade. Seriously, if red looks good on you, I highly recommend you try burnt orange, even if it’s a little out of your comfort zone.
Since this sweater is a little boxy, I wanted to pair it with super slim fit jeans. I completed the look with my black felt rancher hat and black Jimmy Choo pumps, because I really wanted to sweater to stand out as the only colour in this look.
I also wore this sweater with my black patent leather leggings and knee-high boots, and it looked amazing too.
Do you guys have any ideas what else it could be paired with? Like, something black? If you do, please let me know in the comments below, and I’ll make sure to try it out for my next look and give you a shout-out for the idea!
Love, Jenny xx