Faking Fall :: The Cropped Sweater

The word "cropped" is enough to bring terror into the hearts of many. But as is the case with most trends, there's a way to do the trend that's a little more subtle. Layering a cropped sweater over a longer top is one of my favorite ways to add a little interest to an outfit - and, bonus, it makes an outfit feel decidedly more fall-like for 90* days.

This one's a little tighter than I'd originally hoped (blast this weight gain and the boobs that come along with it!), but it did give me a little bit of an autumn boost on a day that I honestly felt like melting. To make this trend work for you, I'd choose a chunky knit with a bit of an oversized feel (see how I wore this trend during the winter here). Trend officially tackled.

PS - Want to see other ways I've faked fall? Check 'em out here.

Sweater, Forever 21 (similar from boohoo).
Tank, Forever 21 (cute plaid peplum from JCP).
Jeans, The Limited (this year's version).
Bag, Balenciaga (similar from Rebecca Minkoff).
Necklace, BaubleBar (exact).

More cropped sweaters I love: