Well, winter is finally here. Each year I find myself so mesmorized by summer's lazy, hot days and endless, balmy nights that I forget about our cruelest season. In July, the bitterly cold temperatures and tip-of-the-nose frostbite seem so far away, like something that happens to Russians and Eskimos.
It gets dark at 5pm now, and the sun is obscured by a haze of gray clouds. This is how it's going to be for six to seven months. We'll have moments of hope and actually consider believing a celebrity groundhog's weather forecast, but it won't matter. Winter lasts well into April. I'm already planning a vacation.
On the bright side, dressing for the cold ain't all bad. Layering is my specialty, and I just got some new combat boots perfect for sloshing about. I love armwarmers, knit hats and socks so thick they might as well be slippers with little grips on the underside. But so far the trend I'm most excited about this year lies in the men's department at thrift stores: oversized boyfriend sweaters.
Whether they're southwest-themed, straight out of a ski chalet or inspired by Mr. Rogers, oversized sweaters are a versatile staple for your winter wardrobe. Belt 'em, wear 'em with jeggings, layer them over t-shirts and button-ups, and use 'em as a palette for statement jewelry. They're easy to find and cozy to wear.
Grey and cream striped V-neck cardigan sweater from Vonlenska Vintage
Log cabin pullover from Madewell
Oversized handloomed vintage Irish wool sweater from tractordog
Vintage Liz Claiborne striped sweater from drysalvages
Vintage oversized knit sweater from theovinyl
Vintage '80s pumpkin diamond cardigan from Oma Vintage