Take a look at what you're wearing right now—chances are you're wearing some sort of knit. It is December, after all. And come on, if you live somewhere super cold (hey New Yorkers!) or even in a warmer locale that gets cooler in the evenings (what's up, L.A. girls), it's impossible to get through the next few months without a cozy sweater. Certain sweater styles are inherently flattering—like a slim turtleneck (which elongates your frame) paired with trousers and a blazer, for example—whereas chunkier styles can be less so because of the excess fabric. But there is actually a simple way to make baggier silhouettes work—all it takes is one quick styling trick.
The key to ensure your waist is defined with an oversize sweater is to practice the half-tuck rule fashion girls love by simply taking one side of the sweater and tucking it into your trousers. This will break up your silhouette and keep your waistline highlighted—the smallest part of your body.
Want to test out this look? Go on to check out how street style stars practice the sweater half-tuck, and go further to shop our favorite knits of the moment.
If you live somewhere slightly warmer like L.A., tuck an oversize red crewneck sweater into statement shorts for an easy and cool vibe.
For a flattering look, tuck the front of your cable-knit sweater into your trousers (and let the back hang loose) to accent your waist.
This outfit feels very right now with a sweater tucked into a leather skirt.
Want to have a little fun with your look on the weekend? Go for a graphic knit and a metallic skirt.
We have a feeling you'll want to live in this ensemble of a cashmere knit and military-inspired trousers on the weekend.
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If you really need to bundle up, tuck your striped sweater into trousers, and add a scarf and parka.
Every woman needs the perfect gray sweater in her wardrobe.
This sweater is ideal for layering—wear a button-down underneath and you're ready for nine-to-five life.
For those of you that really want to make a statement.
The bell sleeves make this gorgeous sweater feel so 2017.
We'd style this sweater exactly as it's shown here—with cropped flares and boots.
Try this old school–feeling knit with distressed jeans and white sneakers.
Every fashion girl will be wearing this sweater.
The one-shoulder cutout feels so unexpected and current.
Yes, this is as cozy and soft as it looks.