howto wear a slogan sweater

Three Ways to Wear: A Slogan Sweater

I’ve heard it said that every time you buy a new item of clothing, you should try to make sure you can wear it with at least three other items: just so you know you’ll get your money’s worth, you know? 

Now, I’ll be honest: I don’t always do that. By which I mean, “not ever, really.” But then last week I bought this Poppy Lux ‘Daydreamer’ slogan sweater, and because it’s a little bit different from the kind of thing I usually wear (And, I mean, it’s just a slogan sweater: I’m not claiming it’s some kind of huge departure or anything, it’s just a bit more casual than I normally go for), and I thought it would be fun to do a little “three ways to wear” kind of post. And by “fun”, I mean, “Look, it’s been raining for so long now I haven’t left the house in weeks: it’s either this or ‘outfit photos’ featuring me trying not to cry while the rain lashes at my face.” I’m going to go with this.

So, here’s the sweater:

Poppy Lux 'Daydreamer' slogan sweater

And here’s also a photo of me pointing at my boobs. So that’s an unexpected direction for this post to take, isn’t it? I dunno, it seemed like a good idea at the time?

(Word to the wise: size down, unless you like the super-slouchy look, because it’s a big ‘un..)

And here are three ways I’d wear it…

01. Dressy (ish)

grey slogan sweater with red midi skirt

Tibi skirt*; Studio TMLS peep toes*

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Well, there was just no way I wasn’t going to include a midi skirt in at least one outfit, was there?  I don’t think any outfit involving a slogan sweater can ever really be “dressy”, but my experience is that basically ANY combination of skirt and heels will be instantly branded “dressy” by a lot of people, so I’m just going to go with that description. I’m actually a big fan of looks which combine dressy and casual: I have a tendency to look overdressed basically ALL the time (other than the times I’m really under-dressed, in workout clothes and uncombed hair, obviously), so at least this would allow me to get a bit of use out of this satin skirt without feeling like I was off to tea with the queen or something.

02. Casual

outfit featuring blue jeans and slogan sweater

Topshop shirt, Zara jeans, Primark shoes

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I feel like such a fashion blogger in this outfit. Like, all I need is a blanket scarf and a Starbucks mug, and I’m there. With that said, this is how I actually wore this sweater last week, so it’s not like I can judge anyone else, is it?


03. Chic

outfit featuring capri pants, ballet flats and slogan sweater

Lindybop capri pants, New Look flats

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I feel like a bit of an ass for describing my own outfit as “chic”, but this one is basically a halfway house between dressy and casual, and that seemed a bit clumsy for an image caption, really. For this one, I’m following the guiding principle of style (for me, anyway): if in doubt, wear capri pants. These ones are by Lindybop, and I bought them after seeing them on Porcelina a few weeks ago: then I bought a second pair as a backup, because these pants are the bomb diggity – and you can trust me when I tell you those are not words I use lightly. Or at all, actually: seriously, “bomb diggity”? The hell?

Now I’m struggling not to order them in every single colour (I’m not joking – I almost ordered another pair when I went to the site to get the link. I might have to get Terry to block my access to it or something…), and don’t even get me STARTED about the dresses  I could also add to that order. GOD. Anyway, pointed flats + capri pants is a combination that almost always works, is what I’m saying: it’s as comfortable as jeans, but looks a little more polished, and it also gives you an excuse to hit up the Lindybop website on the regular, so it’s a win-win, really.

Anyway! I hope you enjoyed this slightly different take on an outfit post: and who knows – maybe one day I’ll actually get to leave the house and do a real one again!

3 waysto wear a slogan sweater

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  • Argh, I love all three of your outfits here and have been eyeing up that sweater for a while now. I obviously love the midi skirt one best and it’s the only one I could try to emulate, as I really can’t wear trousers – I’m just not the right shape.

    November 23, 2015
  • Love all your outfits, I never think to wear a jumper with a skirt but then I don’t own any midi skirts so maybe that’s why. I definitely need to adapt the “three ways to wear it” in my shopping process because some things just sit in my wardrobe after I’ve worn them once xx

    November 23, 2015
  • The Other Emma


    Love all 3 looks but I think the casual look is my favourite (I may spend far too much time eyeing up fashion bloggers outfits 🙂 )

    November 23, 2015
  • It’s like the internet wants me to buy those capris, so who am I to argue… Heading to Lindy Bop’s website right now – save yourself!!

    November 23, 2015
  • Yessssss… I can finally have a slogan sweater guilt free. Because I am one of those people with a tiny closet and I don’t let anything in unless I can wear it lots. 🙁

    November 23, 2015
  • Maria


    This was a great post!! I totally think you should do the 3-ways to wear it post again! My favorite outfit was the second one — the red pumps really made it for me. But I also wanted to comment that your updo looks gorgeous in the Capri photo. The ribbon is a really sweet touch!

    November 23, 2015
  • Mana


    I’m so in love with that sweater now! And i can’t help but add a suggestion, you could wear it with your shoe booties and your Capri pants pictures above (or full length black pants), and then you could wear your green biker jacket wth it (or a black one.)

    November 23, 2015
  • Who knew that a simple sweater could make for such an amusing post! Had a great chuckle, and yes, I’d be blocking that link to those pants, they are hot hot hot diggity!!

    November 23, 2015
  • oh goodness, I want that shirt and all of these outfits. These are almost too chic 😉

    November 24, 2015