How do you make a baggy sweater look cute? Or some like to call it a slouchy sweater. Do you know what a baggy sweater is? I know, it doesn’t sound appealing or cute. Nor does it sound like it is fashionable. However, I’ve been a fan of baggy sweaters for awhile now. Baggy sweaters are the ones that are considered chunky knit sweaters, oversized style sweaters, or the boxy style sweaters. There are several reasons why I love to wear oversized sweaters.
- They keep me very warm during the Winter. Chicago winters are brutal and I need all the heat!
- They’re surprisingly very versatile. Most people think you can only wear these big sweaters with jeans, but trust me I have created multiple outfits with them.
- Versatility means stylish. Yup you heard me, wearing baggy sweaters is stylish. It’s all about styling them properly.
How To Make A Baggy Sweater Look Cute
So I will be sharing tips on how to look cute in a baggy sweater. After all, it is sweater weather in the Fall and Winter! I decided to focus on wearing my favorite oversized sweater. I just love the color of mine and had so much fun creating all these outfits. It helped me get out of that winter style rut. I’m so over wearing winter clothes and getting creative with this mustard colored sweater got me excited to dress up again. But of course, I did sprinkle in other sweater too! Plus, I think wearing the same sweaters will hopefully help you see how easy it is to style it multiple ways. You’ll be surprised that big sweaters are super cute to wear!
Choose the Right Length
Baggy sweaters can be tricky because if you don’t pick the right length, you can look frumpy. The best lengths are the ones that are just past the hip but not any longer. Anything longer than that looks like an awkward sweater dress. Remember, you want to be able to have versatility. Another good length is a cropped length because they look great with high-waisted pants or skirts. So rule of thumb, consider your height!
You want the bottom half to compliment the bagginess of the sweater. I usually like something more fitted or something that hugs the waist when it comes to pants or leggings or skirts. Again, it avoids looking frumpy. Either pair an oversized sweater with slim fitting bottoms like skinny jeans, faux leather leggings, or something high-waisted.
Have your sweater contrast against whatever bottom you decide to go with. This is why I went with the mustard color because it can look vibrant against dark jeans or neutral with light jeans. Another favorite color is a cream colored sweater. They can pretty much go with anything! It’s all about choosing the right color palette to make a perfect outfit.
Don’t be hesitant to layer underneath your sweater. Go for a lighter layering piece to give extra warmth during those cold days. It will also add dimension to your look. It gives off that cool street style fashion. I’m all about layering with a striped tissue turtleneck.
I’m a fan of tucking in my tops. I think they pull the outfit together and in general are flattering. Chunky knit sweaters are, well, very chunky and can look so top heavy. So doing a front-tuck or tucking them in, gives a more tailored look to it.
Pointed toe shoes are very elegant and chic. It easily dresses up your outfit. Go for pointed toe boots, pointed toe heels, or my go-to is pointed toe slingback flats.
Cute Baggy Sweater Outfits
Here are some oversized sweater outfits.
Chunky Sweater & Wide-Leg Sweater
Camel Sweater | Wide-Leg Jeans | Gold Monogram Necklace
Puff Sleeve Sweater With Overalls
Puff-Sleeve Sweater | Maternity Overalls, here is a non-maternity overalls | Gold Monogram Necklace
Oversized Sweater & Overalls
Oversized Sweater | Maternity Overalls, here is a non-maternity overalls
With A Wool Flannel Skirt
Camel Sweater | Wool Flannel Skirt | Brown Ankle Boots | Gold Monogram Necklace
Over A Dress
Slip Dress (fits true to size) | Sweater | Pointed Toe Heels | Monogram Necklace
Skinny Jeans & Layering
Sweater | Black Skinny Jeans | Velvet Crossbody Bag | Pointed Toe Flats | Brown Belt | Monogram Necklace
Chunky Cardigan Layering
Chunky Cardigan, also similar here | Turtleneck Sweater Dress
Red Chunky Sweater | Cropped Wide-Leg Pants | Pointed Toe Loafers | Brown Crossbody Bag
Chunky Sweater Dress With Knee High Boots
Chunky Sweater Dress (size down) | Knee High Boots | Double Ring Belt | Gold Monogram Necklace
Sweater | Mom Jeans | White Ankle Booties
With A Skirt
Printed Satin Slip Skirt (recommend going one size down – wearing XS) | Sweater | White Bag | Red Pointed Toe Shoes| Monogram Necklace
Off The Shoulder Sweater | Paperbag Waist Pants| Pointed Toe Loafers
How do you style a baggy sweater? Which one of these outfit ideas is your favorite?
The mustard sweater is SO cute!! I love it paired with skirts for spring.
Thank you so much Rachel!
You look amazing in all of these! I absolutely love how it looks with the silky skirt. Definitely something I want to try out!
Thank you Lizzie!
OOO i absolutely love it styled over a dress!
Thank you Lee!
I love how you styled this baggy sweater — so cute! I always prefer baggy vs too tight!
Girl me too!
Love it all.
Thank you Regine!
I’m all about baggy sweaters, and I love how you styled yours! The tip about wearing it over a dress is such a great idea! Thanks for sharing!
Thank you Valerie!
I am SUCH a sucker for an oversized knit – and this particular mustard sweater (and the other few you shared) is so cute! I love how you got creative with the stylings. I think my favorite way to wear a sweater like this is with high-waisted skinnies and a great pair of boots or heels!
Oversized sweaters are the best! Thank you Stephanie!
You definitely know how to rock the baggy jumper where most people find it difficult to style. I like the colours of your sweaters, it definitely makes a difference to wear a bold colour one.
Thank you Mercy!
Love these tips so much!!! Anytime I can make something cozy look stylish is a win win!
Totally! Thank you Emely!
Oh it really looks good with your skirt.
Thank you Ann!
Just like you I love to tuck my sweaters.
Amazing tips here and amazing outfits.
I love everything you’re wearing.
All your sweaters are also really beautiful !
Thank you so much Margot!
Love a good chunky sweater…great tips and love how you styled them! xoxo, Sarah
Thank you Sarah!
I have two sweaters that are literally so baggy… and I love them but didn’t know other ways to wear them besides with leggings. THIS IS AWESOME!
Glad I can help!
Ashley Hargrove says
You have totally nailed this style!! Oversized sweaters are some of my favorite things to wear in the Fall/Winter. They are just so easy to mix and match with so many different pieces. I love wearing them with leggings and over more fitted dresses!
Thank you so much Ashley!
I love how you styled all of these looks. Baggy sweaters are the best.
Thank you Jennifer!
I feel like I can never pull off a baggy sweater but you have nailed it! I love all the different ways you have styled these sweaters, such beautiful looks!
Thank you Elise! I hope you give it a try!
I am loving the look of the off the shoulder sweater, Rach!
Thank you Katerina!
I love a cozy oversized sweater! All of these styling ideas are so cute!
Jill – Doused in Pink
Comfy sweaters are my jam! I love how cozy they are and how great they look with everything.
Thank you Greta!
Makeup Muddle says
These tips are really helpful as I live in baggy sweaters right now, but I always worry about it looking dowdy! love that mustard sweater xo
It’s so much more chic than we think! Hope these tips help you!
That’s such a pretty and chic sweater dear, especially with the skirt! So gorgeous on you!
Jessica | notjessfashion.com
Thank you Jessica!
Hillary Conheady says
I’m loving this sweater and how versatile it is! I think over a dress is my favorite!
Thank you Hillary!
Great post, thanks for sharing! These looks are so stylish!
Great autumn look ❤
Thank you Kinga!
I love oversized sweaters & love how you styled this one!
Thank you Em!
All of these outfits are so cute! I love it paired with the silky skirt. I feel like chunky sweaters are tough for me but I might try these ideas out!
Thanks Lizzie! I think they’re def worth trying!
Amanda C Burrows says
Oversized knits are essential for fall! I love wearing mine with midi skirts and wide-leg pants, for example. Such a great mustard color you have it looks amazing on you!
XO Amanda || Affordable by Amanda
Thank you so much Amanda!
Yesss once it gets a little chillier here i will be living in oversized sweaters for sure! Love how you styled them with midi skirts here.
They really are the best during cold weather!
Great tips! I love it styled over the pink slip dress!
Thank you Lee!
I love a good chunky sweater! That white one is so cute! Also, you styled them all so well.
Thank you Logan!
Such cute styling ideas! Can’t wait to break out my sweaters, will definitely have to try these ideas!
Thank you Amanda!
i am loving all your looks babe!!
love from the sandpits of dubai..
Thank you Mahryska!
I love wearing oversized knits for the coziness factor so I am forever wearing them this time of year. These are great tips! xoxo, Sarah
You always find the best sweaters Sarah!
Have a beautiful day friend.
Anna English says
I love the versatility of a good sweater, especially this one!
Thank you Anna!
Oh I love baggy sweaters especially over a dress or a skirt.
So many beautiful looks here.
I love them all.
Thank you Margot!
These are great tips and I love all the looks! My favourite is the mustard sweater with the satin print skirt!
Thank you Julia!
I have always loved baggy sweaters! I think they are the cutest accessory to have to have for chilly weather and these are so cute!
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