Minimalism Outfits STYLE // Fall

One Sweater —> 3 Ways

October 26, 2017

Vetta Oversized Sweater

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 closetRecently, 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.


The Turtleneck


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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


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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


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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!


The Details


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.

Styled with: U-neck tee, Everlane / Jeans, Rag & Bone / Clogs, No.6 / handbag, vintage


This blog post is not sponsored, but it does contain affiliate links. Thank you for your support of Seasons + Salt and brands that are committed to responsible manufacturing. All photography by Kiara Rose.

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35 Comments

  • Reply Kate October 26, 2017 at 6:25 am

    When are you going to announce who won the Belvele giveaway?

    • Reply Andrea October 27, 2017 at 11:54 am

      Hi Kate! The winner has been announced and notified – thanks for checking in!

  • Reply Abigail October 26, 2017 at 6:36 am

    I saw the title and got excited to see a “normal” sweater, styled 3 ways! Maybe an idea for a future post? ;) I feel like I’ve seen this Vetta sweater everywhere, especially since the Fall10x10.

    • Reply Andrea October 27, 2017 at 11:55 am

      Hi Abigail, that’s a great idea! I always love a good 1 item, 3 ways post!

  • Reply Meaghan October 26, 2017 at 7:30 am

    I have been following your blog for a few months now.. and I love it! I’m a university student in Canada, so it’s pretty hard saving up for big ticket items. However, I have found that saving definitely increases my excitement toward purchases, which is a huge bonus. I have added this sweater to my wish list – the versatility is just what I need (plus I love how you’ve styled it)! Thank you for inspiring me to live a more intentional, ethical, and sustainable lifestyle.

    • Reply Andrea October 27, 2017 at 12:00 pm

      Hi Meaghan, thanks for your kind words, it’s an honor to inspire you. I agree, something about the time of saving, and the building of desire helps me to savor items even more when I get them!

  • Reply Abbey October 26, 2017 at 8:22 am

    I love the idea of this sweater, but the trouble is that since turtlenecks, crewnecks, and cardigans are the things I wear the most, I actually already have separate garments that fulfill all of these functions in the colors that Vetta offers. And since I wear them so much, I’d be concerned about a single item getting dirty all the time or wearing out super fast.

    I can totally see this if you’re building a wardrobe from scratch, or for travel–if I traveled more in the winter, that alone would be worth it.

    I would also be really excited to see Vetta make this in more colors–I can justify a bunch of different gray sweaters, but the only way I’m going to own a goldenrod sweater, or a burnt orange or a dark green, is if it can be styled a ton of different ways.

    • Reply Krystal October 26, 2017 at 9:24 am

      We are totally on the same wavelength about picturing this for travel! I wish it was a *little* less oversized for my body-type, but I love the idea behind it. I can’t wait to see what they do next.

    • Reply Andrea October 29, 2017 at 10:30 pm

      Hi Abbey, totally a legit concern. I really like the idea of more colors too! It makes the idea of a unique color easier to invest in. Thanks for the feedback!

  • Reply Jodie October 26, 2017 at 8:38 am

    Love this so much!
    Put it on my birthday/ holiday wish list.

    • Reply Andrea October 29, 2017 at 10:31 pm

      Yay! I think the gray would be super cute on you Jodie!

  • Reply Chloe | Conscious by Chloe October 26, 2017 at 8:44 am

    It took me a while to understand that the turtleneck was detachable. Duh!
    A good versatile piece is absolutely perfect but I usually steer away from “dry clean only” pieces and totally would totally (hand)wash them anyways.
    I love how you styled it (your shoes + bags = <3)! and I'm a total sucker for the buttons in the back!

    • Reply Andrea October 29, 2017 at 10:32 pm

      Oh man, that’s kind of an important detail that I accidentally omitted! Yes, that’s exactly right, there are a few buttons that make it attach. :)

  • Reply Stacy October 26, 2017 at 12:47 pm

    I already wanted this sweater, but you really sold it to me here! Not sure that it’s in my budget right now, but hopefully soon! My only hesitation is the dry cleaning, but I usually just risk it and hand wash my dry clean only pieces, especially if its cotton.

    • Reply Andrea October 29, 2017 at 10:40 pm

      Sometimes I am feeling adventurous and I handwash my dry clean items, and other times I am feeling generous and i pay for dry cleaning. But mostly, I just air them out and then fold them up and put them back away. ;)

  • Reply Andrea October 26, 2017 at 1:02 pm

    I asked Vetta about machine washing when I ordered this sweater (ended up returning it because I just can’t get behind a cozy warm sweater that doesn’t cover my arms and it was more like 3/4 sleeves on me), and they said they thought it would be fine to machine wash, it just might not hold it’s shape quite as well.

    • Reply Lindsey October 26, 2017 at 5:56 pm

      Thank you for this comment! I was going to ask Vetta the same thing, if you could hand wash it. With 100% cotton I assumed so.

    • Reply Rachel October 27, 2017 at 1:00 am

      I’m so with you on the sleeves. I finally trotted a sweater I love on paper (alpaca, Nordic knit, in yellow and grey) because the sleeves are too short. I want cosy wrists as well as everything else!

    • Reply Andrea October 29, 2017 at 10:41 pm

      Good to know, thanks Andrea!

  • Reply Meredith October 26, 2017 at 1:42 pm

    Have you considered doing a home dry clean? You could get the kits, like Dryel, though that still involves some unsavory chemicals. I’ve made my own DIY Dryel cloths with borax, essential oils and an oxy-clean type thing. You can get the ingredients on Amazon, and after the upfront costs (maybe $20 or so), you’re set for a LONG time; plus it doesn’t really take that long to do, especially if you only do it every so often.

    I’ve lost track of the original post with the recipe I use, but it’s something like this: https://www.onegoodthingbyjillee.com/2012/09/how-to-make-your-own-dryel-cleaning-cloths.html

    Also, +1 on the thoughts of having it in a broader range of colors! I too am covered with what I need for black and grey, but would invest in an unusual color for an item could be worn many ways.

    • Reply Andrea October 29, 2017 at 10:43 pm

      I tried Dryel wayyyyyyyyyy back in the day. Thanks for the tips Meredith!

  • Reply Lindsey October 26, 2017 at 6:01 pm

    Hey Andrea, great photo shoot, you sold me on this sweater! I’m confused – can we preorder it or no? Your link has gotten me to sold out only except in a size L. Thanks!

    • Reply Andrea October 26, 2017 at 6:56 pm

      Yikes! All fixed, sorry about that! Thanks for letting me know!!!

      • Reply Lindsey October 26, 2017 at 7:20 pm

        Hey girl, thanks for the quick response! This updated link gets me to preorder in grey only? Is preorder available in black? Thanks!

        • Reply Andrea October 27, 2017 at 11:53 am

          Hi Lindsey! Unfortunately, it looks like the black went really fast! ;( So it is gone except in a size large. You can sign up to be notified (on the product page) if they get any returns in your size!

  • Reply Cara October 27, 2017 at 8:28 am

    Andrea!! We always love your breezy, casual style – thank you for making the Oversized Sweater look so effortless and chic!

    For all the questions, The Oversized Sweater in black was available for preorder, but it has sold out in every size except large. :( We do still have some grey available. The pre-order was for sweaters currently in production in our LA factory, so it was limited. And we can’t order more because we used up the last of our yarn unfortunately. Anyone who is super interested still can sign up via the “notify me” button on the product detail page below, which will notify you if there are any returns/exchanges in your size over the coming weeks. Sorry to sell out so fast gals!

    https://www.vettacapsule.com/collections/the-minimal-capsule/products/the-oversized-sweater

    Thank you for your support of sustainable fashion!

    xx
    Cara
    Co-founder, VETTA

    PS Also, thanks for the feedback on the colors ! will keep that in mind!

    • Reply Andrea October 27, 2017 at 11:56 am

      Thanks Cara!

  • Reply Mercedes October 27, 2017 at 4:51 pm

    I’ve never heard of the brand, but I’m always happy to find a new ethical company. What I really loved seeing is that they have product shots of all different sizes! That’s amazing. I wish more companies (ahem, Everlane) did this. Especially in a more oversized style, it really helps to see things on more than just a tall skinny model. It really makes me want to support the company.

  • Reply Amanda October 29, 2017 at 12:16 am

    I just came across your blog on Pinterest. Love your style and commitment to ethical fashion! I will be checking back regularly for style inspiration. :)

    • Reply Andrea October 29, 2017 at 10:44 pm

      Thank you so much Amanda – glad to have you!

  • Reply Paige October 30, 2017 at 3:20 pm

    Oh my, the buttons on the back of the Oversized Crew are to die for. Such dainty and classic detail!

  • Reply Anne October 31, 2017 at 8:54 am

    Have you seen the new sweater from Brass? it’s made to be worn like an open cardigan or wrapped around like a cowl neck. I really want that and their Modern Trouser as my next building block pieces!

    • Reply Andrea November 1, 2017 at 8:08 pm

      Yes, it looks like a fun option!!

  • Reply Shelbi November 6, 2017 at 8:51 am

    Well I can see why they sold out so quickly. ;)

  • Reply Hannah November 15, 2017 at 1:17 pm

    Hi – I love your blog and overview of fashion finds that are also ethical! I’ve been trying to find a fall/winter clog and saw your No. 6 option. I haven’t had success finding information online or by contacting the company to learn more about their ethical practices. Do you have any information on the ethical standards of items from No. 6? Thanks!

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