I've often made the case that simple outfits can sometimes have the most impact. That is very true of this wonderful look from Barbie. It's about as edited as a look can get: a gray cropped sweater (with a cute asymmetric detail at the collar and bell sleeves), paired with leggings and given a twist of fierce via OTK boots. This is literally a perfect look for so many occasions that it's one we've got to put in our Lookbook file! Bell sleeves have been having a moment lately, so if you have a sweater with them, that's definitely a piece to consider. It doesn't have to be gray - any neutral will work. A special detail, such as said sleeves, or the flipped down collar on Barbie's sweater, adds an extra bit of chic to a simple look like this. It can still come together nicely with a basic knit piece, though. A simple cropped sweater in marled gray works via the texture created by the marled yarn. And don't forget - if you want to do a cropped look but are going somewhere showing skin is frowned upon (or you just like to stay warm ;), - layer a longer piece under your cropped top. This will still give you the proportion of the cropped style while keeping you cold-weather-ready! A chunky cable knit functions similarly to a marl - the texture of the knit creates a stylish visual dynamic. Designers have been doing a lot of really creative, beautiful knit designs lately, so it's worth taking a look at what is out there currently if you're ready to replenish your sweater collection. Also, don't be afraid to play with proportion in other ways. While Barbie went with a cropped styling, you can also use an oversized or boyfriend style sweater with this look by virtue of the leggings/skinny pants pairing. Slouchy on top with slim on the bottom has a great casually chic vibe and it's super comfy as well. Add the right touch of attitude to this pairing with OTK's - either flat or heeled will do equally well, so go with whatever floats your ducks :). If you decide to add jewelry to this look, keep it edited and casual - an artsy pendant or leather cuff bracelet are all you need to round off this simple, stylish statement. I hope this inspires you to give it a try sometime soon, lovelies! XO
PS Quick find: This cute ivory sweater from Garnet Hill has a fold-over collar like Barbie's.
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