I know I have said this a couple of times this year, but I have really been trying to step outside of my comfort zone when it comes to oversized clothing or garments with extra details—like this fringe cardigan. Typically, I would avoid fur or puffy coats, oversized sweaters, and anything else that would add extra bulk on top of my already curvy figure. I realized that I was missing out on fun pieces by forcing myself to abide by standards and ideals that were fed to me as a young girl. I used to be told, “Don’t wear stripes or don’t wear baggy clothes because they will make you look bigger than you are,” and it literally scared me into following the rule closely, until just this past year. Back then, I didn’t want to look larger than I was, hell, I didn’t even want to be as big as I was. But as I found the fat acceptance movement and body positivity, I learned to accept myself. And the need to accentuate every curve and wear an ‘ultra-slimming’ all black outfit didn’t phase me.
So let’s start off this new year with a more progressive look for me! I found this Abbot Kinney Cardigan II on Fashion Nova Curve, and while I knew there was a slight chance that I would look like a grape-colored Big Bird, I was all in. I paired it with the Burnin’ Bridges Skirt, which is so comfortable and sexy. I absolutely love the material and the zip detail on this. The color is also Devine. Can you tell I was feeling extra burgundy when I ordered this? Heh.
Want to see this look in action? Watch my Fashion Nova Curve Haul on YouTube: FASHION NOVA CURVE SWEATER DRESS & MORE HAUL
I hope you all had a great new year! Let’s make this the best year and try new styles we never thought we had the courage to!