Knit & Knot

In my mind, oversized knitwear calls for a top knot. Nine times out of ten, my mane is in a messy bun by 5PM anyway (if not long before). Aside from being the perfect excuse not to style my hair, this olive green knit sweater is a favorite recent closet addition (it’s also comfortable and affordable). I was drawn to the different patterns on the front and back, and it made me want to curl up with a cup of coffee when I tried it on. That’s the scale I use to measure sweaters.

H&M Olive Green Knit Sweater

H&M Olive Green Knit Sweater

H&M Olive Green Knit Sweater

H&M Olive Green Knit Sweater

H&M Olive Green Knit Sweater

H&M Olive Green Knit Sweater

H&M Olive Green Knit Sweater

H&M Olive Green Knit Sweater

H&M olive green knit sweater (available in black or cream here), Club Monaco leggings, my favorite Doc Martens (highlighted as a fall essential in this Sunday Shopping post), studded Michael Kors tote (a great blogger bag because it fits my laptop), Oliver Peoples sunglasses, Charming Charlie pavé spike necklace (not available online yet—check out more necklaces here), Michael Kors watch, Catbird hammered first-knuckle ring and alphabet ring, K/LLER Collection V rings and pavé pinky ring (my own design).

Might I also add that I spoke too soon here. It’s officially freezing.

4 thoughts on “Knit & Knot

  1. love your sweater. where is that from? what are the best things to wear with leggings? I always try to find like long sweaters like this (I hate wearing short shirts with leggings!!!) but i have a difficult time…

    Christina on October 30th, 2013 at 7:40 pm
    • Hey Christina! My sweater is from H&M (it’s a great item for a great price). The link to the sweater is included in the body of my post. All my links are highlighted in light gray. Email me at lana@nulllanajayne.com if you have trouble finding it :).

      For fall, I love long sweaters with leggings (as you mentioned), but I also like wearing long, plaid flannels over leggings with ankle boots. You can leave the flannel unbuttoned over a slouchy T-shirt, button it up all the way, throw it on under an anorak jacket and pull the plaid cuffs out of the jacket sleeves… the options are endless. I even throw unbuttoned flannels on over basic maxi dresses (Alternative Apparel makes great ones), which creates a cool kind of grunge look.

      H&M, Forever21, GAP, Aritzia and ZARA have a great selection of long, oversized sweaters and flannel shirts.

      Another way you can style leggings for winter is by putting on a long-sleeved tee with a long faux fur vest over it. The vest can take the place of your jacket. Madewell has great plain long-sleeve shirts that provide enough coverage to wear with leggings, which is rare. I hate short shirts too! Alternative Apparel (available at Bloomie’s and other department stores) makes amazing basic long-sleeve tees as well. They also make great graphic long-sleeve shirts that can be worn over leggings on their own if you want to look casual and cute.

      My other favorite is putting on a graphic hoodless sweatshirt over leggings. Brian Lichtenberg makes really cool ones, Wildfox makes amazing ones too, but if you want a slightly less expensive option, Forever21 also has a bunch right now.

      Hopefully that helps! If you ever have more questions, don’t hesitate to email or ask!

      Lana Jayne on October 30th, 2013 at 8:13 pm
  2. Loved this. You’re really encouraging me to take a second look at all the items in my closet. There are so many pieces I neglect because I’m bored of how I was wearing them, but your pictures give me ideas on how I can mix it up to make the old new. You show me how a simple outfit can still look chic and pulled together. Keep the posts coming!

    Chelsea Castner on October 31st, 2013 at 10:24 am

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