Wear it Better: Straight Legged Pants and a Thigh-Length Sweater!

In everyone’s life, cold weather will fall. And, if you are built like me and prefer excessive sunshine to dismal chills, there is one benefit of fighting off frigid weather! Bundle up clothes are comfortable and aesthetically enjoyable to wear!

A terrific ensemble for easing the pain of cold weather is wearing straight legged pants and long, thigh-length sweaters. Adding jackets, sweatshirts, shawls, etc. and layering your clothes not only adds warmth, but style as well. Battle the cold looking chic and swell!


Straight legged pants seem to go better with longer, layered shirts and sweaters than bell bottomed or flaired pants. With the loose fabric on top, and pants that fit snug and taper at the ankles, the look tends to create a long, thin appearance. Symmetrically, the look is eye catching and stylish. Add boots or a pump shoe, and you radiate a vogue, cozy, warm look.

Straight legged pants (or slim-fit pants) have a snug fit through the legs and end in a small opening that can be anywhere from 9 inches to 20 inches, depending on the size. Denim straight legged pants are often times referred to as skinny jeans or pencil pants.

A sweater is a knit garment intended to cover the torso and arms. Sweaters are often worn over shirts, blouses, T-shirts, tank tops, or merely against skin.

Cover the skin that you are in by adorning yourself in straight legged pants and an oversized sweater. What could be better?



To give yourself a more tapered, fashionable flair, wearing a belt around your waist to accentuate your figure, and wrapping a shawl over your shoulders, or a scarf around your neck, adds to the coolness of your cold weather outfit.

Various types of sweaters that wear well with straight legged pants are pullover sweaters, button up sweaters, zip front sweaters, cardigans, turtleneck sweaters and V-neck sweaters.

Sweater Fun Fact: It was in the late 20th century that the sweater increasingly came to be worn as an alternative to a shirt, when finer materials made the sweater comfortable against the skin. My most favorite sweater to wear as a shirt? A cashmere sweater. Cashmere sweaters are soft, furry, feminine and rich looking. Pretty and pleasing!


Wear it better! Straight legged pants and a thigh-length sweater.

In fashion, the straight legged pants and long, layered tops are a universal favorite for inclement weather or overcast days apparel. There are so many ways to wear this look, and the results are always spectacular!

Sweater Fashion Tip: Sweaters can be worn with a blouse or top underneath, which has the advantage of allowing the wearer to have the option of removing the sweater if it gets a tad warm, and the wearer will still look glam and presentable for most all events that you are attending.

Saunter the streets in style wearing straight legged pants and a long, hot looking sweater!


Hats on the head and boots on the feet add an extra batch of oomph when you strut down the street!

Not a fan of the cold?  Winter clothes help to take the sting out of the biting freeze!


Sweater Fun Fact: In South African English, a sweater is called a jersey. In the sport of Ice Hockey, the top of the hockey player’s uniform had traditionally been a sweater, and even though modern hockey uniform tops are more commonly a jersey, they are typically referred to as a “hockey sweater”, regardless of the style.  Frequently, in the United States, it is called a hockey “jersey.”

Whether you are attending an ice hockey game, a roller hockey game, or some other sporting event, take center stage when you dress spot on glam, unable to look much better, when you show up dressed in straight legged pants and a thigh-length sweater.

The weather may be cold, but you will be amazingly comfortable when draped in diva winter wonderland duds!

Author Nancy Mangano is the author of two Natalie North murder mystery books, A Passion for Prying and Murder Can Be Messy. Nancy has blended her love of detective work and her lifelong style allure into her books. Visit Nancy on her author website http://www.nancymangano.com, her fashion/style/beauty/book blog http://www.passionforprying.wordpress.com, Twitter @nancymangano and her author “like” Facebook fan page Nancy Mangano.


About authornancymangano

Nancy Mangano resides in Orange County, CA. She has blended her love of detective work and style in her novels, A Passion for Prying and Murder Can Be Messy.
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