I have been wanting to wear this sweater for SO long! It was one of my Nordstrom Anniversary Sale purchases in July and it’s finally cold enough to wear it… 5 months later. Vegas problems, right? My closet was lacking camel-colored knits, so when I saw this mock neck sweater with cute pockets in the front I knew it had to be mine! It’s super soft and cozy, so it will probably be on repeat this winter. For a pre-Thanksgiving happy hour with my husband I paired it with white skinny jeans and camo flats. Although dark jeans might have been a better idea because I definitely spilled some red wine on them… (don’t worry, it came out!). While mock neck sweaters are warm and comfortable, they can sometimes look boxy or bulky. They might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of a date night outfit, but you can still make them look flirty and flattering with these tips:
- Try wearing your hair up. I decided to go with a top knot for this look since it lets me show off a little bit more skin. Plus it creates a slim line that balances out the oversized top. Okay, and I didn’t wash my hair that day—thank goodness for dry shampoo!
- Don’t forget earrings! Statement earrings or simple studs will really pop since the mock neck draws the eyes to your face. I found these gold and marble studs at Nordstrom Rack a few months ago and they have gotten a lot of use since they are lightweight and versatile.
- Go for a bold lip. A conservative sweater calls for a stand-out lip color! You can still create a flirty style by wearing a colorful lipstick. I like that my pink lip color really pops against this outfit!
- Create balance. Similar to my tips for styling an oversized sweater (you can read them here!), it’s important to keep the bottom half of the outfit sleek and simple. I tend to wear skinny jeans and pointed-toe flats when I wear a looser top since it creates a balanced look. A neutral color palette also helps to keep it chic!
Mock Neck Sweater: Nordstrom, similar | White Jeans: Topshop, similar
Earrings: Nordstrom Rack, similar here | Sunglasses: Nordstrom, similar
Camo Flats: Banana Republic, similar here | Saddle Bag: Target, similar here
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What are your tips for styling a mock neck sweater?