How to Style Dad Sweaters Without Looking like a Bum…

It’s STILL winter, the snow is STILL falling, it’s STILL COLD AF… Maybe you don’t feel like wearing a bra, but need to look presentable… or maybe you want to look cute, but not freeze your nipples off… what do you wear? Enter the *Dad Sweater*. Cute, comfy and sometimes even a little sexy… You can even low key wear layers under them… but how do you rock them without looking a sack of potatoes? Here are a few ways to style them…

1. Cute… but Casual

Brunch wear af. Wearing fishnets under girlfriend jeans is my favorite… for this look I did that and paired my Dads vintage J Crew sweater with my Forever21 utility coat (neither are still available online). Some Adidas shell toes to complete the look and keep it super comfy, casual!

2. Night on the Town

Wore this great Goodwill find with my favorite Express skort and DSW over the knee boots! I accessorized the look with my Nine West bag- probably from Marshall’s- and a pair of nude fishnets from Express… don’t forget the softest Old Navy scarf (sold out) to keep the outfit winter appropriate. This is the perfect GNO outfit. *the skort is no longer available on the website, so I linked a Poshmark account that I found it on!

3. Wine and Dine

Can you say date night?! Grabbed this sweater (again at Goodwill) & wore it with black ripped jeans. I coordinated the gold in the shoes with my belt, so I was sure to tuck the front of my sweater in to show that off…. I’m all about the details, as most of you know by now! The only thing still available for purchase in this outfit are my black beloved ripped jeans.

4. Tomboy Style

This is a great “brunch with the gals” look. I wore my oversized H&M sweater with a pair of Express joggers and my Cape Robbin clear boots. I added my Target utility style raincoat to give it some Yeezy vibes. I’m always trying to figure out how to incorporate heels and sweats into any look… this one made me feel a little badass, for really no reason BUT it did. The boots are the only things still currently listed online, but sold out. I linked them anyway just in case!

5. The Basics

I saved this look for last because it’s the most obvious “Dad Sweater” look. Grab your fav pair of leggings and a pair of boots and BAM you’re ready for anything… lunch date? You’re here for it, grocery shopping? You’re ready & you’re ultra comfortable. This is the same cable knit sweater as the picture above, just with some Express leggings. Nothing you can’t find literally everywhere else!

I hope you all enjoyed this and that it was helpful! If you’re struggle to style a certain article of clothing or failing to achieve a certain look you’re striving for, comment below or message me on Instagram. I’m always looking for unique inspiration & I love to help others look as great on the outside as they are are on the inside!



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