The Cross Front Sweater

green statement earringsHappy Monday, my friends! I must wish you one because mine will be spent cramming for the two projects and two exams that I have this week… and have not yet started. I hate to always live for the weekend, but can you honestly blame me?! However, knowing myself – I’m 100% positive this time next year I’ll be longing for these types of days instead of #adultlife. Anyways, on to what you came here for!fall date night outfit ideasLast week I introduced you to prettiest top that I bought from Francesca’s, and I mentioned that I picked up this cross front sweater, as well. You guys know how much I love my oversized sweaters (as evidenced here, here and here), but one of my goals for the fall is to wear sexier clothes (who am I?), and this sweater combines the best of both worlds! grey sweatergap denimI’m a huge fan of the cross-front tops, and while it’s closed in these photos, I love that it can be loosened to give off a more revealing look.

Ditch the jeans, tuck in the back, pair it with an edgy skirt, and voila – you’ve got an entire new look!pandora braceletblack strappy sandals 1While I’ll definitely be wearing it with booties during the cooler temperatures, I’m keeping with my “fall on top, summer on the bottom” trend, because let’s be honest – it’s still 80 degrees outside (and even when it’s not, I have a hard time of letting these go)!

Do you guys like the cross front trend?

Sweater: Francesca’s (similar) // Jeans: Gap // Heels: Zara (identical) // Bag: JCPenny’s (similar – looks so close to the Chloe cross body!)


Photos by Katie Ardner


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  1. 10.7.15
    Jessica said:

    ahhh! I’ve been looking for a top like this that’s flattering and doesn’t make me look….fluffy. This looks amazing on you! Thanks for the post!


    • 10.8.15
      Lauren O. said:

      Thanks so much, Jessica! And I totally get not wanting to look fluffy lol You should give it a try, I’m sure you would look great!!

  2. 10.3.15
    Bash said:

    Love your sweater, it’s definitely cozy for fall weather! <3 It's sounds like you're really busy right now with all the papers coming up. Oh adult life, why must you be so busy?

    xx Bash | Hey Bash | bloglovin’

    • 10.3.15
      Lauren O. said:

      Thank you, it’s SO cozy! And yep, you got it. Papers and tests are killing me, but I don’t want to graduate so soon, either haha!

  3. 10.3.15
    Tina said:

    I love the draping and fabric of your sweater! It’s perfect for fall!


    • 10.5.15
      Lauren O. said:

      Thanks, Tina! I’m so obsessed with these tops… I just want to keep buying more!

  4. 10.2.15
    Larisa said:

    Personally, I love the “fall on top, summer on bottom” look. If only it were warm enough in NYC to replicate this!

    xx Larisa @

    • 10.5.15
      Lauren O. said:

      Thank you! And I know, the weather these days is absolutely crazy! This weekend it reached 46, and then today it was 74?!

  5. 9.29.15
    Kelly said:

    You sound like me, avoiding all homework to focus on your blog 🙂 I like the way you think my friend, and DEFINITELY like the way you look. Love the edginess that you brought to the table with the black heels and black pants. I’m not sure these cross front sweaters would be as flattering on me as they are on you, but I certainly appreciate them!


    • 9.29.15
      Lauren O. said:

      Omg I’d rather do this any day over my horrendous homework haha! And thanks so much, Kelly… you always have the sweetest comments and you for sure could pull it off (especially after seeing your crop top and flared jeans outfit)!!

  6. 9.29.15
    Mia said:

    Stunning outfit! I love your heels!
    Urban Obsessions // Vegan Food, Beauty & Lifestyle

    • 9.29.15
      Lauren O. said:

      Thanks a lot, Mia! You have NO IDEA how often I wear them… it’s sad haha!

  7. 9.28.15
    Julianna said:

    I LOVE this top on you and then how you explained how to wear it. You look gorgeous my friend!

    xx Julianna
    IG @julianna_claire

    • 9.29.15
      Lauren O. said:

      Thanks, Julianna… you’re the best! And I know, I love how you can switch it up for different vibes!

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