Renae Put You On Series: How To Manipulate Your Threads

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‘ve been listening to you guys on what you’re interested in and want to see here on the blog. So here goes the first Renae Put You On creative series focusing on “Manipulating Your Threads”. I received a lot of questions about my oversized sweater posted on my Instagram (@McKenzie_Renae) the other week and wanted to share the deets as well as a super helpful styling tip when shopping for an oversized sweater or top like this one.

 

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Think bigger! If you’re not finding the right oversized top that fits how you want, go up a few sizes until your satisfied with the hang time. I picked up this Mossimo sweater from Target in an XXL , and funny enough it was the last and only sweater left. So I had no choice but to make it work. By working with larger sizes you can get the perfect off-the-shoulder drape and pair it with denim shorts, skinny jeans, a pencil skirt, or even by itself with a mean pair of heels.

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Don’t think so literal next time you’re out shopping. Another tip is to browse through the men’s section. Often times, a men’s small can be equal to a women’s medium for example and offer a great oversized fit as well. I’ll touch on the men’s section in another series in more detail for you.

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Keep in mind, a look like this should be effortless. I paired my sweater with a pair of ripped knee Renae Cut Offs skinny jeans, a suede zip clutch, metallic gold wedge heels, and dainty jewelry. Depending on the time of day, opt for a red or nude lip to really make your makeup pop!

 

What do you think about this new series? Is this something that you would like to see more of? Please comment below if so, and if you have any burning style questions, ask away! 

13 Responses
  • Nsleak
    May 11, 2015

    Love the new series! Always looking for style inspiration in affordable accessible locations!

    • admin
      May 12, 2015

      Awsome! Thanks so much for your feedback! Anything you would personally like to see or get tips on?

  • Nsleak
    May 12, 2015

    Clever ways to use or repurpose accessories. I love discovering that items are multi-functional! I’m also a plus girl so I would like to see how trends can be worn across a range of sizes and body types. I’m also in a place where I like certain things, but have to be thoughtful about whether it is too young for me. . In other words how can trends be worn by women beyond their 20s, 30s and 40s?

  • Dominique
    May 12, 2015

    Love this series! Please keep doing it!

    • admin
      May 12, 2015

      Thanks Dominique!

  • etyler
    May 12, 2015

    Hi McKenzie,

    I have been following your blog for a while now and I have loved the progression of your content and your work. As a result, I love the new series. Would you be willing to do an updated post about your favorite makeup picks for those willing to splurge and those on a budget? For example, foundations, blushes, mascara, eyeliner. Thank you! Praying for your personal and professional success. Best.

    • admin
      May 12, 2015

      Hey, thanks so much, I really appreciate that! Of course, that’s a great idea. I’ll work on that for an upcoming series for you 🙂

  • Jo
    May 20, 2015

    Nice..great advice!

    • admin
      May 20, 2015

      Thanks! Glad you loved it 🙂

  • Dear Naturalista
    May 22, 2015

    Yes!!!There are so many gems in the mens department. Lovin’ the oversized look 🙂

    • admin
      May 28, 2015

      I know right! Thank you xoxo

  • ISA Professional
    August 7, 2015

    We just love how great you look with that over sized white sweater, you are rocking that look! Keep up the great posts and thanks for sharing!

    • admin
      August 8, 2015

      Thank you!!

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