Looks for Less: Bring Balance with Cozy Knits and Tailored Trousers

Happy New Year! After this crazy past year, it’s time to relax, recharge and restore peace while welcoming 2018 with open arms. Bring balance to your wardrobe by channeling equal parts comfort and elegance. Consider wearing simple, cozy knits and tailored trousers featuring wide legs and clean lines, which will elongate your silhouette. I love this combination for the New Year because it’s a fresh take on classic wardrobe staples every woman already has in her wardrobe and it’s versatile.

Over 40 Style

Knits and tailored wide leg pants can be worn with pumps for the office or sneakers on the weekend. This perfect for over 40 look can also be simplified when worn with slicked back hair and a deep red lipstick, or styled more glamorously with an armful of colorful bangles and sparkly statement earrings. Don’t be afraid to shop trendy looks for less when you’re over 40. When worn in small doses you can get away with a few trends and save money, too.

If it’s simplicity you’re after, this soft, neutral sweater from ASOS is a no brainer and will work with a variety of other items in your closet pieces. It would look chic paired with these colorful striped wide leg pants from Topshop. I love the idea of combining different textures and prints for winter, and these retro pants are a showstopper in their own right.


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For all the dog lovers out there, this crazy stripe hound print sweater from Gap is a cheeky way to show your love for all things canine. Worn with bright pants, this cozy sweater would really pop. Create a sporty look by pairing it with these soft touch trousers from Urban Outfitters. They are made from soft cotton and are perfect for chilly days.

For the ultimate comfy top, this super soft, fine knit sweater from H&M comes in a rainbow of colors that are all amazing. I love the turquoise’s unique eye-popping icy hue which exudes effortlessness styled in a variety of ways, but especially with a sophisticated pair of trousers.

Hopefully donning an outfit that encourages you to stand tall and is equal parts soft and warm will make getting dressed during the next couple of winter months a little more fun and exciting. Happy 2018!

Shop these looks for less
  1. ASOS Only V-Neck Chenille Knit Sweater, $42
  2. Topshop Stripe Paperbag Wide Leg Pants, $95
  3. Gap Crazy Stripe Dog Graphic Pullover Sweater, $50.95
  4. Urban Outfitters Mid-Rise Striped Sweater Pant, $69
  5. H&M Fine Knit Sweater, $20

– Claire Mykrantz

You may also like to see more of Claire’s Looks for Less including Cozy Winter Whites and Colorful Coats for Chilly Occasions.

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