Most of us who are ethical-fashion-aficionados have come to realize that fair fashion comes with a price tag. If we want clothing made of quality fibers, produced in safe conditions, by people who are paid well, those expenses are going to drive up the price of what you and I are paying. After a few years of shopping and writing about this industry, I am generally prepared to save up and invest, but the item must meet many needs in my closet. Recently, my new thing is to brainstorm at least five outfits with an item before I consider purchasing it. If I need to buy more clothes to go with what I’m buying, then it’s probably not a good fit. If it breathes new life into what’s already in my closet, then we’re talking.
Today I’m excited to share with you a sweater that’s so good and versatile, you won’t even need to brainstorm outfits because there will be too many to write down! This fall, responsible fashion brand Vetta launched their Minimal Capsule, which included the Oversized Sweater, in both black and gray. I received this sweater as a gift from the company to style and review for you guys, but before I could do that, the sweater sold out crazy-fast! Today, Vetta is opening up pre-orders for their second release of the sweater. Before we get to those details (below including a discount!), I want to show you just how this sweater works.
Seen here as a turtleneck, this ultra soft sweater is made from 100% organic cotton, with fabric that’s knitted in the USA! The dolman style sleeves are super cute, and make the oversized style feel soft and feminine. I particularly like the vertically ribbed sleeves, which are nice and fitted, and at the perfect ‘bracelet length.’
The Oversized Crew
I love a good crewneck, and the detail of the buttons up the back elevate the overall look of this sweater. For me, a black crewneck sweater is the ultimate winter blank canvas. It’s perfect to show off favorite scarves, a new neck tie, and of course statement jewelry.
The Boxy Cardigan
I find the cardigan function of this sweater really helpful in my wardrobe because I can wear it over tops with boxy fits or wider sleeves (like the one I featured here). I love the look of oversized tops, but have struggled with how to layer over them to keep warm. This boxy cardigan has been an excellent solution!
I am wearing the Oversized Sweater in a small. The fit is generous, but definitely not overwhelming, the fitted sleeves help the oversized fit still feel ‘to scale’ on my body. Vetta recommends dry cleaning for this sweater, which is a bummer to me, because I’m not a fan of dry cleaning. But I always layer my sweaters over other shirts, so I don’t anticipate it being too much of a problem. Sometimes I cheat and wash things in the machine anyway, but the dark nature of this knit makes me worried it would fade if I machine washed, so I’ll probably stick with the occasional dry cleaning.
The Oversized Sweater is now available for pre-order. The price is $159 with free shipping, but you can use the code SEASONS to save 10%! The sweaters are expected to ship within a few weeks.
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