Secrets to Pulling off an Oversized Sweater and Tall Boots


“In order to be irreplaceable one must be always be different.”
-Coco Chanel

It always surprises people who follow me online when they meet me offline and find I’m only 5ft. Being petite can present certain style challenges. There are always “special rules” for tiny ladies. Do wear tailored pieces, don’t do tea length ect. Personally, I’ve never ascribed to petite rules. I’ve instead turned to tiny style icons, like the Olsen twins. I get inspiration from these babes instead of looking to what a magazine tells me to wear.

The oversized sweater and tall boots trend has been popular for a while now! I’ve been hesitant to try it out. Not because of the proportions, but for fear of it feeling too revealing. The sweater may be long but let’s be honest- it’s still a pantless look. Here are my top three tips to pulling off this simple and modern look!

Oversized Sweater and High Boots Basking in Burgundy

1: Get Some Short Shorts

Getting rid of the pantless feeling is easy and simple. Just throw on some gym shorts under your sweater! The best part is they don’t even have to be Spanx still since the sweater is oversized.

Oversized Sweater and High Boots Basking in Burgundy

2: Play with Textures and Accessories.

An oversized sweater and tall boots look is simple. They are a wonderful base for your favorite accessories! Another way to take this look to the next level is to play with your textures. A thick knit will give the style a different feel than a thin knit or leather vs suede for your boots. Play around! Make this look yours.

3: Balance.

Both an oversized sweater and tall boots are statement pieces- keep them balanced. If there is a good bit of leg between your hem and boot perhaps make the neckline a turtleneck. It the sweater is longer keep the neckline open. If the sweater is a bulky piece keep the boots streamlined  and vice versa.

Oversized Sweater and High Boots Basking in Burgundy

Have you tried out this popular look? Did you feel pantless or like you were wearing a dress?

I’d love to hear your experience!

Basking in Burgundy Signature

PS: Btw, my babe Nicole from Where Your Heart Is Now wore a super similar look! You have to check it here.



    • February 15, 2018 / 9:55 pm

      It is! the best part is the silk pockets.

  1. February 13, 2018 / 12:16 pm

    You wear this look well! I love how cozy it is, but still super chic looking with the OTK boots.

  2. February 12, 2018 / 7:57 pm

    Yes! The Olsen twins always pull of this effortlessly chic look, and I love your interpretation! You look so cute and casual, and I really love how you styled it with that bag. The perfect look, without over doing it. So good!


    • February 13, 2018 / 4:26 pm

      Thank you babe! Your comment put a smile on my face. Hugs!

  3. February 12, 2018 / 9:52 am

    This look is so perfect!! Being petite is definitely working to your advantage with styling like this!

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    • February 12, 2018 / 3:44 pm

      Thanks babe!!! I think petite ladies need to take more style risks for sure. Hugs!

  4. February 12, 2018 / 9:40 am

    Love this look! I think the key is definitely making sure that there is some skin between the bottom of the sweaterdress and the top of the boots! All about proportions. You look so chic!

    • February 12, 2018 / 3:44 pm

      Yes! I think most of style is about proportions! Thanks for you kind words love.

  5. Lacey Douthat
    February 12, 2018 / 8:33 am

    This is one of my favorite looks to wear! It’s all about buying oversized I think!

    • February 12, 2018 / 3:44 pm

      Absolutely! I never shy away from the men’s section!

  6. adriana
    February 10, 2018 / 11:30 pm

    These are such great tips! I love this look, I think it’s so cute and it looks so comfy too!

  7. February 9, 2018 / 9:26 am

    Personally, it’s not my style BUT you sure can ROCK this!!!

  8. February 9, 2018 / 4:59 am

    Oh wow you little pocket rocket!! You totally rock the oversized sweater and OTK boots look! I actually think more petite girls look better in these looks than tall girls to be honest!

    • February 10, 2018 / 10:07 pm

      It’s easier for us short girls to find long sweaters! ?

  9. February 9, 2018 / 3:27 am

    Loving this oversized sweater girl!! You pull this look off so well, so cute!

    cute & little

  10. mylifeaslaurr
    February 8, 2018 / 10:33 pm

    One of my favorite outfit combos! Love this 🙂

    Lauren |

  11. February 8, 2018 / 3:06 pm

    Such a cute sweater dress! And your tips are super helpful 🙂

  12. February 8, 2018 / 1:51 pm

    i hate wearing pants! which is why i love wearing this look so much! it’s so easy and with tall boots you don’t feel freezing!!

    you look so cute!


    • February 8, 2018 / 10:40 pm

      I really do love how easy this look felt once I got over the pantless feel. You’re so sweet Victoria. Thank you!

    • February 8, 2018 / 10:40 pm

      Thank you babe! You just brought a smile to my face. Hugs!

  13. February 8, 2018 / 12:28 pm

    I love your cozy sweater! it’s so perfect how you styled it, or over skinny jeans, or over leggings-love it!!


    • February 8, 2018 / 10:41 pm

      I actually wore it last week with leggings and loafers! Thanks for dropping by babe.

  14. Liz
    February 8, 2018 / 11:44 am

    Haha! I now the petite struggle all too well. I’m 4’11” and when people meet me in person they are always so surprised! I don’t go by the rules lol!


    • February 8, 2018 / 10:42 pm

      I feel like they are there to be broken. It’s always funny to watch their initial reaction to my height. ?

  15. February 8, 2018 / 10:53 am

    Lol, the same thing always happens to me!!! People are always so shocked that I’m only 5′ as well. This look is SO cute!

    • February 8, 2018 / 10:44 pm

      I would never guess that about you!!!! Thank you for your sweet compliment.

  16. Nataly
    February 8, 2018 / 9:56 am

    I love how you styled this sweater dress! It looks so cute on you!

  17. February 8, 2018 / 9:45 am

    I love this look! I have always wanted to try it out but haven’t found a long enough sweater yet. It looks great on you though!

    • February 8, 2018 / 10:45 pm

      Check the men’s section! They always have simple classic sweaters that are longer. I love shopping on the other side of the store.

      • February 9, 2018 / 9:53 am

        Super good tip! Thank you!

  18. February 8, 2018 / 3:17 am

    This is such an awesome look! I love wearing my OTK boots with an oversized sweater. Not so much anymore since I’m chasing a toddler, gotta throw on a pair of leggings to go with but still such a great look!

    xo, Laura

    • February 8, 2018 / 10:46 pm

      This is definitely not a toddle chasing look but breaking up the pieces and pairing with leggings is a great way to take down you cpw!

  19. February 8, 2018 / 2:37 am

    I love the over sized sweater. And i love how you put your outfit together! Great job girl!

  20. February 8, 2018 / 1:21 am

    I am loving this oversized chunky knit sweater dress!! So cute on you girl!

    cute & little

  21. February 7, 2018 / 8:36 pm

    I love this trend but haven’t tried it yet! You look great!

  22. February 7, 2018 / 7:52 pm

    I may not be petite, but I still gain such inspiration from your style! So cute! Love the oversized sweater look!

    • February 7, 2018 / 8:59 pm

      You are so sweet! Thank you for your kind words. Hugs!!!

  23. February 7, 2018 / 7:31 pm

    Such a cute look on you!

  24. February 7, 2018 / 3:54 pm

    I’m short (5’2″), but you’re even shorter than me and rockin’ these tall boots. Love your short girl style tips and the oversize sweater.

    • February 7, 2018 / 9:01 pm

      Tall boots work for everyone and always make your legs look super long! Thank you for reading.

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