lookbook // the cropped sweatshirt, II

dressing up/down // boatneck sweatshirt (in the XS) // current/elliott jeans // 
object & totem necklace // corso como heels (similar here and here) // everlane petra tote

part two in my styling the classic sweatshirt mini-series.

cold spring with my old banana republic camel coat 

for many seasons now, i've been falling back on the slouchy top + skinny jean combo. still loving that silhouette, but lately reversing the proportions seems quite fresh to me. i had originally ordered the boatneck sweatshirt in a S, but ended up switching to the XS as it is the ideal little 'tailored' fit. 

re: the full-on crop top revival, i'm old enough to remember vintage Britney Spears so i'm not going down that road again. a modified detail in the form of a chic sweatshirt = the perfect happy medium.

do you have a favorite set of proportions / silhouette? if you have a favorite sweatshirt, how do you wear it?


  1. Love this post, and this outfit. I love the length of this sweatshirt (have in grey and black). At first I was worried it would be too cropped, but it is perfect with higher-waisted jeans. I tried the longer "boyfriend" style sweatshirt from everlane and the length just hit me in the wrong place and looked frumpy. I had the same problem with their french terry sweatshirt. So for me this slightly cropped length -- although I wouldn't call it cropped -- is perfect. It has taken me a long time to learn that "boyfriend" styles in general just don't work for me. You have to be less curvy, taller, and very lean (I am petite and quite curvy) to pull that stuff off and it has been SO liberating to realize that I don't have to go there anymore.

    On another note, love the necklace. Any recommendations on where to get something similar? Or other ideas about what would work with this top? I know you had one from J Crew posted awhile back but it sold out....thoughts appreciated! Thanks!

  2. thanks P! i'll always love an oversized top/knit. i can appreciate but still detach myself from the latest 'trend reports'. it's all about what works best for your shape + lifestyle, no?

  3. Unfortunately for me that Everlane sweatshirt wasn't cropped at all...I don't know if it's because I mostly wear higher-rise pants or if the one I received was just longer than it should have been, or maybe it varies from color to color? (I bought the navy) Either way, it went back to Everlane :(

  4. I love sweaters and tops that hit right at the waistline like this--ones that I don't have to tuck in, and are fitted enough that I'm not drowning in them, and have just the right amount of drape to be body-skimming but not clingy. Unfortunately the Everlane sweatshirts and sweaters look universally horrible on me--somehow they look very boxy and unflattering. But this looks fantastic on you, and I will have to find another way to emulate the look myself.

  5. You look great - I especially like the top and the necklace (very Marni). My favourite proportions usually involve a draped/blousey unstructured top/dress and a narrow trouser or bare legs.

  6. I love the heels and the jeans! Where can I find them?

    Looking so chic as usual:)

  7. I actually just packed + postaged up an Everlane Boyfriend sweatshirt as a return. I noticed that the XS's are starting to trickle in for pieces that I've been wanting so I'm getting those to incorporate into my wardrobe - the Boat Neck in both Black and Grey and even the short sleeve sweatshirt in grey seems to be in stock! I just got the Boat Neck in navy and I LOVE the fit. I'm short torso'd and it fits wonderfully. I understand the boyfriend sweatshirt proportions and while they are still made for the female body, it just looked a bit frumpy. Thankfully the boat neck works!


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