Off The Shoulder

I don’t know if it’s just me, but I feel like winter sweaters often look the same in terms of structure and cut. I always struggle finding sweaters that don’t look like every other sweater on the racks! I mentioned this dilemma in my sweater post from a couple months ago.

When I saw this sweater on SheIn, I instantly fell in love with it- not just with the style but the price too! I love its cropped feature but also its exaggerated neck which can be worn off the shoulder or as a chunky cowl neck (as seen above).  This sweater also comes with a thumbhole, now I don’t know about you guys, but I love a thumbhole especially in the winter!

Featured in this look, I am wearing my SheIn Black Scalloped Jeans, my ASOS Western Belt, Stella McCartney Platforms, and my Proenza Schouler bag.

I’ve never got jeans from SheIn, and honestly, they are not that bad at all. After one wash, they did not stain and they are pretty stretchy and comfortable. The only thing is the button closure is a little flimsy but hey…for under $20?

Many of you have been asking me on Instagram about my experience from purchasing on SheIn and their quality. Here is my opinion:

•The quality is not the best but this obviously depends on the material of the item. I’ve scored some great pieces, such as this sweater!

•The sizing is very tricky. What I do is literally look at the sizing dimensions, and measure it against myself **THIS IS SUPER CRUCIAL**

•The pricing is super cheap, I would say the material is comparable to Forever21 but again, looking at the product reviews, if any, is also a big determinant in the quality of the piece

•Their one size products are either small or very large (based on my experience). The sweater featured here is a one-size sweater and fits me perfectly but I am also 5’2″ and petite. But again, looking at the measurements is super crucial

•I think that it’s worth purchasing pieces from their site, they have really cute stuff and you would most likely get use of the pieces for a season or two because it is fast fashion and isn’t the quality of luxury

•If you pick the right products and pair them with the right additional pieces, you can make your outfit look worth more than it actually is! My ultimate styling tip is a nice bag or a pair of shoes can make the outfit look like a hundred bucks even if you are wearing a $10 top.

Shop my outfit here:

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14 Comments

  1. December 23, 2016 / 2:34 pm

    Love this off shoulder sweater and effortless look with the leather jacket .
    Happy holidays

  2. December 24, 2016 / 10:16 am

    You look amazing in that SHEIN sweater Alexandra! And matching it with that leather jacket makes the entire look funky 😉 Hope you enjoyed your holiday weekend!

  3. December 25, 2016 / 6:38 pm

    I love the philosophy behind this post, which is: Wear cheap basics and pair them with something more expensive (or fun) to make it look like a million bucks just as you’ve done here 🙂
    xoxo
    Thomas

    http://www.thomasfalkenstedt.com/

  4. December 26, 2016 / 12:11 pm

    Nice pictures and love this cozy off-shoulder sweater. Nice match the bag with your shoes babe.
    Wish you a happy Holidays.
    xx
    Eva from Italy
    http://www.themermaidfashion.com

  5. December 27, 2016 / 1:46 pm

    I’m actually a big fan of Shein – I like that buyers can share pics and reviews and their measurements are pretty accurate. So much better than some other online stores with similar products! Love your look!
    XO
    http://www.lehoarder.com/

  6. December 27, 2016 / 6:49 pm

    I’ve been looking for the perfect off the shoulder. Love this sweater!

  7. December 28, 2016 / 9:55 am

    That off the shoulder sweater is so adorable and cozy! Im obsessed with this stunning handbag!! It’s so stylish and unique! Love it so much!

  8. December 28, 2016 / 3:19 pm

    I seriously cant believe that this sweater is only $10! It looks SO cozy, and I love how you can wear it as a chunky knit or over your shoulders. Great find!!

    http://aloveaffairblog.com

  9. December 28, 2016 / 11:09 pm

    LOVE your outfit! I am especially obsessed with that bag! I love bags with edgy detailing! Great post!

    Happy holidays babe!

  10. December 29, 2016 / 5:36 pm

    need my hands on that outfit! But how loing does shein delivers? I heard it takes awhile. love your platform shoes too! matches with your bag

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