Creating a laidback look in a sweater paired with a dress shirt

If you’re  thinking of  a sweater, chances are it’s probably somewhat cold outside, so with that in mind, it’ll be in your best interest to get a sweater that can give you a warm, sophisticated look that’s both smooth and complementary.

If you’re  thinking of  a sweater, chances are it’s probably somewhat cold outside, so with that in mind, it’ll be in your best interest to get a sweater that can give you a warm, sophisticated look that’s both smooth and complementary.

But cold days aren’t the only time that sweaters are acceptable. You can still pull off the look on warm days, especially weekends or that evening out, in this case a cotton fabric sweater will be your best bet.

The great thing about sweaters is not just how they look, but how they feel. Sweaters are really comfortable when they fit well. The first rule you should always keep in mind when buying a sweater is that the sweater will shrink, so make sure it’s not tight when you’re trying it on in the boutique.

You don’t want the sweater to hug your body like a skin-tight, but at the same time, it shouldn’t hang off creating a baggy look. It should lightly hug your body and arms.

The elastic bands at the wrists and bottom should hug your body but not squeeze it; they should adjust to the natural contours of your body. The bands at the wrist should also be tight enough so you can push the sleeves up your arm and stay in place, not slide down.

Although there are many types of sweaters, the type that is suitable for our weather is the slim cotton V-neck sweater, one of the great things about v -neck is how dynamic they are. They can be worn in a variety of ways.

Wearing a V-neck sweater with a dress shirt underneath is the easiest way to wear a V neck formally as it will add an extra touch of class to your look.

The important things when wearing a dress shirt under is make sure the shirt and sweaters go well together, and that the color coordination works.

Also wearing a shirt that is either too large makes you appear disheveled and overstuffed. For example, a nice sweater worn over a dress shirt that’s too big looks messy and unkempt.

 “Proper dress shirts are very long, so as to prevent the shirt from coming untucked by accident. These should not be purposely untucked because then you will have 8 inches of the shirt popping out below your sweater. You won’t look smart; you’ll look like a slob. But there are less formal dress shirts available now that aren’t long at all, and these can be pulled off untucked.” Advises, Pacifique Ngabo, a local fashion designer.

When wearing a dress shirt with a solid colored sweater, it is better to go with either a white or light blue dress shirt. Also, remember that the collar always looks better when it’s inside the sweater neck instead of letting the collar outside.

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