If there are two things in this world that I really hate more than anything (like, even more than whipped cream flavored vodka), they’re adulting and cold weather. If you enjoy being financially responsible and sitting by the fire, watching snow fall through the window, you’re a) crazy and b) probably on this website by mistake. Anyway, to remedy the fact that it’s freezing outside and you also probably have a million adult things you’re supposed to be doing, here’s something you can do to kill two birds with one stone: shop the Outnet for comfy designer sweaters. I mean, there’s pretty much nothing more responsible and grown-up than a designer sweater, right? There’s just something about a cashmere turtleneck that screams “hey world, I have my shit together.” Plus, everything on the Outnet is like, a million percent off, so it’s genuinely such a responsible way to shop. Here are seven sweaters you totally need.
1. Iris and Irk Livia Cashmere Sweater
This 100% cashmere sweater will make you look cozy AF, but it also has a v-neck that could potentially serve as an opportunity to show off some cleavage, so you can trick people into thinking you didn’t just roll out of bed.
2. T by Alexander Wang Ribbed-Knit Cotton Blend Turtleneck Sweater
Finding a slouchy, loose-fitting turtleneck that doesn’t look like something your dad would wear to shovel the driveway is actually way more difficult than it should be. Luckily, Alexander Wang created the T by Alexander Wang brand specifically for simple, laid-back styles, so obviously this one is perfect.
3. Zoe Karssen Paneled Metallic Knitted Sweater
Just when I thought mesh panels were officially dead, I found this sweater. Because the mesh paneling isn’t doing anything ridiculous, like giving you a chance to be basically naked at brunch, it’s actually a really cool detail. This sweater is ideal for those situations where you just want to wear jeans and a sweater, but like, want to look like you’re wearing something more than jeans and a sweater.
4. Line Imperfect Cashmere Sweater
For some, winter can feel like a total bummer, because there aren’t a lot of easy ways to
be a thirst trap show off the body you’ve worked so hard for. Lucky for you, this sweater has an asymmetrical hem that will make your butt look really good.
5. Elizabeth and James Amelie Ruched Cotton-Blend Terry Sweater
Leave it to the Olsen twins to create a sweater made out of a material that’s pretty much the clothing version of laying in your bed while wrapped in a towel after a shower. Everyone knows Mary-Kate and Ashley invented the whole “sleeping bag as casualwear” trend, so an Elizabeth and James sweater is something every lazy betch truly needs.
6. Dion Lee Open-Back Merino Wool Turtleneck
In the words of our lord and savior Cardi B, a hoe never gets cold, so you should prob get this really cute open back sweater.
7. Monrow Fleece Hooded Sweater
It’s a sweater and a sweatshirt, so you can totally pull off a hoodie in a situation where you normally might not be supposed to be wearing a hoodie. (Like, IDK, maybe when you’re pulling an Ilana Wexler and taking a nap at your desk at work.)
Unfortunately, not all of us can be a
Kardashian talentless-yet-somehow-insanely-rich celeb. As much as we’d like to list “v experienced Instagram private investigator” on our resumes, that under-appreciated talent won’t pay for our Stuart Weitzman thigh-highs obsession. We’d like to call ourselves bad and boujee, but in all seriousness, we’re bad and boujee betches who still drunkenly eat cold pizza and buy last-minute outfits at Forever21 to save money for our bar tab. BUT, what if I told you there’s a place you can buy things seen on NYFW runways at more than 50% off? The best thing you have yet to stumble across is THE OUTNET. The equally chic sister site of Net-A-Porter is changing the discounted boujee game as we know it. The site carries products from over 350 designers up to 75% off. Yes, that is exactly what I’m saying—those Alexander Wang boots and Rag & Bone jeans you’ve been eyeing can be yours for more than 50% off. With new arrivals every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, here’s everything you need to buy in order to start your new obsession with this hidden gem.
1. Diane von Furstenberg Printed Silk Scarf
The hot AF weather as of late may not feel like fall has arrived, but it’s here and it’s happening. The cooler weather is going to hit us like a wall of bricks and we have no idea when to expect it. When that happens, you better have some trendy, totally fetch scarves on deck to throw over any lame outfits. Unlike your raggedy scarves from last year, this real silk scarf is lightweight and despite the baby blue, has enough black you can pair with most dark things in your closet to pop some color in both your wardrobe and life.
2. Alexander Wang Hana Leather Ankle Boots
I need these in my life like I need a bottle of wine to my face even though it’s literally only Tuesday. Oh well, buying these will make me feel just as better as alcohol. These block-heeled ankle booties are the perfect addition to any outfit, regardless of your Friday night plans—whether they involve a late office meeting, Bumble fuckboy meetup, or “classy” wine night with your PICs. The sleek black shoe elevates every look with just the right amount of sass and confidence, so you look like a boss-ass betch anywhere you strut.
3. Elizabeth and James New Claire Asymmetric Stretch-Jersey Mini Dress
The limit does not exist for how many LBD’s you can own, and never let anyone tell you otherwise—or else delete them from your life because you don’t need that type of negativity. The fitted black dress not only makes you look three pounds skinnier, but it’s also your next outfit choice for randomly getting tipsy on a Wednesday night because that’s what mid-week stress drive us to do. It comes to a perfect length of a little above the knee, creating an ideal balance of flirty and classy, without risking a wardrobe malfunction everytime you get into and out of an Uber.
4. Elizabeth and James Scout Cutout Cady Mini Dress
Do we have a Cady Heron here? Well, one for you, but none for Gretchen Weiners. Duh. This dress bearing the name of our fave
crackhead fake redhead actually refers to the luxurious structured fit of the classic skater style. It has just enough stretch to hide your bloat and still allow you to breathe. As a result, you have an hourglass shape in a thinning black shade so no one knows you already gave up on your 2018 summer bod.
5. Rag & Bone Denny Frayed Mid-Rise Skinny Jeans
Now that our denim high-waisted shorts are buried under an endless pile of leggings, it’s time to consider buying more jeans so you can occasionally look as though you put some effort into your outfit, even if it’s just pretend. These dark mid-rise skinny jeans come up to a comfortable height that will hide your slight muffin top without making you look like Steve Urkel. The dark wash is perf for pairing with stilettos or your fave flats and finishes with a frayed hem that (thankfully) doesn’t resemble ‘90s Avril Lavigne.
6. Rag & Bone Classic Newbury Suede Ankle Boots
In addition to black, you also need at least one pair of brown booties to ring in the new season. With suede being the season’s most basic material, you can’t go wrong with these suede almond-toe boots. Wear with a mini dress, distressed jeans, or cropped leggings for an effortless street style look.
7. Alexander Wang Alpha Leather Bucket Bag
In addition to your oversized tote, hipster-looking canvas bag, and too-small backpack, you’ll need a vibrant bucket bag to complete your bag collection. The fire red hue of this bag has fall-ish vibes and serves as a staple to any outfit without being obnoxious. It holds more than you can imagine and can easily be worn in various ways with its adjustable shoulder strap.
8. Vince Warner Nubuck Sneakers
These are basically upgraded Vans that are less skater boy and more of a subtle fashion statement. The slip-on zippered sneakers make for quick and easy transition from heels to flats or from lazy, unwashed hair to Beyoncé in seconds. They’re v versatile and also hella comfortable so you won’t mind making treks in your major city.
9. Alexander Wang Prisma Textured-Leather Backpack
Whether you’re still partying away in college or you’ve recently become a businesswoman who’s always on the go, the most classic style of a bag remains timeless for a reason. This all-black backpack makes holding your
secret alcohol stash absolute necessities look more stylish than anyone in your vicinity. It’s fully lined and comes with rose gold details so you can def let your basicness show loud and proud.
10. A.P.C. Printed Canvas Sneakers
As of late, the sneaker trend has taken over the fashion industry by storm, making it a hot item for betches near and far. Despite our love for plain Jane styles and all-white Adidas, fun patterns are emerging and bringing a lively flair to our
hangover outfits college hoodies and overly worn leggings. Opt for a low-key print like this neutral blue and white for a sneaker that goes with most of your closet and can still be worn for a variety of occasions.
If you’re like, not into designer labels or whatever, The Outnet is still going to be your shopping destination. They have their own in-house label, Iris & Ink, whose aesthetic is basically comfort meets style aka your personal life aesthetic. From lightweight cashmere knits to button downs with interesting details that make a statement, there’s tons of clothing that you’re going to want to live in. Also, it’s a little cheaper than the designer stuff, so that’s a win.