Styling a Chenille Sweater: Winter 2020

Outfit Details:

Sweater: thrifted (originally Jones New York) (similar) | Pants: TJ Maxx | Barrette: Amazon | Booties: TJ Maxx (similar) | Bag: Michael Kors (similar)

Today is an exciting day. Because today is the day I am sharing my favorite sweater, maybe ever? But definitely my most worn sweater this winter. Without fail this sweater has been in the wash every time I have done laundry since October because I just can’t stop wearing it. It looks good with jeans or leggings, and is made of chenille, aka it is the SOFTEST and coziest sweater I own.

I found this sweater towards the end of last summer at Plato’s Closet for only $9, and since it was still hot out I almost didn’t buy it. But I loved how soft it was and the color of it drew me in, so I picked it up. I am so glad I did since I have already gotten so much wear out of it, and it has been fun styling a chenille sweater It is originally from Jones New York, which isn’t a company I had ever bought anything from before. When I googled it, it looks like all their sweaters are $69 or higher! This is just one reason why I have been shopping second hand more in 2019 and into 2020. You are able to find some great deals or some unique pieces, and it is perfect for trendier pieces or pieces that aren’t quite your style that you want to try out.

When it comes to styling a chenille sweater, you can easily dress it up or down. The way I am styling in this post is how I wear it more often, and I would say some variation of this is my winter uniform. A pair of booties, jeans, and a sweater are a simple combination, but one that I find myself going back to day after day when I want something casual but not just leggings and a hoodie. One thing I have been adding recently to spice up this combination a bit is hair accessories! Headbands and barrettes are very popular right now, and I have loved dabbling in both of these trends this winter. I got this set of barrettes for Christmas, and I have really liked all the different ways you can style the different colors and patterns! I will warn you that if you are planning on buying them, the resin part falls off of the barrette easily since I don’t think it was glued on well. This wasn’t a problem for me since I had jewelry glue that I used to secure any that fell off initially, or that looked a little loose and at risk for falling off.

Have you been wearing chenille this season? Or have you tried out any fun barrettes recently? Let me know in the comments below!

xo, Scarlett