Cold Shoulder Sweater

Hey, hey and Happy New Years! Man, I feel like I have so much to tell you guys, but I don’t have a lot of time because it’s getting late and I need to keep getting as much rest as I can. Which brings me to why this is my first post of the new year. New Year’s day I started feeling kinda icky, you know, sore throat, running nose, scratchy voice (queue Pheobe and her Smelly Cat sexy voice!) whathaveyou and didn’t really think too much of it. Figured it was probably residual from ringing in the new year the night before. Well, it got progressively worse and worse and before you know it, I’m out sick from work for almost an entire week and after finally going to the doctor, found out I had bronchitis, a sinus infection and a severe head cold. Lovely! Great way to start the new year out, right?

Cold Shoulder Sweater | Style in a Small Town

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Cold Shoulder Sweater | Style in a Small Town

Guys, I was so sick, that all of last week is a complete and total blur for me. It’s like it didn’t even happen, it’s so weird! So, we’ve been joking in my family that I just skipped the first week of the year and that my actual first week is this week! (insert monkey emoji with covered eyes!) 

Anyways, I hope you all had a great New Years and that your year is off to good start!

Cold Shoulder Sweater | Style in a Small Town

So back to today’s post…I have never really been a fan of purple before, but for some reason, this lighter lilac color has really grabbed my attention lately. This pastel hue gets a little bit of an edgier vibe with the cold shoulder detail and when paired with these oxblood wax jeans and OTK boots. Which by the way, I found an exact duplicate of the Steve Madden ones that I have for only $60! That’s $100 less than what I paid! They’re stocked in all sizes too.

Cold Shoulder Sweater | Style in a Small Town

Even though these photos were taken during the fall, the cold shoulder trend can easily be carried over into winter with these adorable sweater options. Wear it alone or layered with a quilted vest, leggings (my absolute favorite leggings!) and cozy boots (my Christmas present!), for a more casual vibe. Or dress it up with faux leather leggings, and a cute pair of booties.

Cold Shoulder Sweater | Style in a Small Town

Cold Shoulder Sweater | Style in a Small Town

Cold shoulder sweater: American Eagle (other cold shoulder options: here, here – loove this one! and here; purple sweater options: here, here and here – so adorable!) // Wax jeans: Old Navy (almost identical and here, other burgundy jeans here and here) // Boots: Steve Madden (on sale! Last seen hereOr you can get the exact dupe for $100 less) // Bag: Old Navy (color sold out online, option here) // Earrings: Nickel & Suede c/o (theee lightest, best dangly leather earrings!) // Necklace: Julia Marie c/o // Sunnies: Ray-Ban

Did you all watch the Globes last night? As a die-hard musical lover (is that a thing?!), I’m DYING to see La La Land!! What did you think of the dresses? Which were your favorite! I loved the ethereal dresses like Lily Collins and Guiliana Rancic wore. Kristen Belle looked stunning too! I love her and Dax in there commercials – major couple goals!

So what do you think of the cold shoulder trend? Would you wear it in the winter?

As always, thanks for reading!

xoxo, Hillary

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  • This sweater looks so cozy!

    xoxo Mandy

    • Thanks, Mandy! It really is! xx

  • I love the lilac sweater – super cute!


    • Thank you, Lauren! It’s a different color for me, but I’m kind of loving it right now! xx

  • That sweater looks super comfy and cozy!! I am loving those boots too.

    • Thanks, Bella! It’s really soft! xx

  • Such a gorgeous look! I LOVE your OTK boots!

    xo, Chloe //

    • Thank you so much, Chloe! You’re so sweet! xx

  • Anna English

    I love those jeans, they are my favorite way to add color to an outfit!

    • Thanks, Anna! Jeans are a great way to add a pop of color! xx

  • Loving those boots! Gonna have to check out that sale price too! Super cute outfit 🙂 xo

    • Thanks, Kelssey! Yes, you definitely need to! I literally did a double take when I saw found them and saw how affordable they are! xx

  • Sarah Lindner

    The sweater is absolutely adorable and looks so comfortable!
    Sarah Lindner

    • Thank you, Sarah! It is really comfy! xx

  • Loving your top babe!

    Xo Ally

  • Ashley Zeal

    Looks so cozy! I love the color of the sweater!

    • Thanks, Ashley! I’ve been really drawn this is color recently! xx

  • Stefanie

    omg feel better! At least you got all that during probably the worst weather week of the year!


    • Thank you, Stefanie! I’m already feeling 110% better! It hit me like a ton of bricks! xx

  • Such a great sweater. Love the ribbing on it and the cold shoulder detail!

    • Thanks, Laura! The waffle texture is what really drew me to it and makes it extra soft too! xx

  • Love this sweater on you!

    xo Jessica

    My Style Vita

  • Liv

    Love the cold shoulder detail!


    • Thanks, Liv! I’ve been obsessed with this trend lately! xx

  • wow i love the color of this sweater! xx toby

    • Thank you, Toby! It’s such a pretty pastel color! xx

  • Sorry to hear you were sick… Glad you are feeling better! Love love this cold shoulder top and those boots are stunning! The globes were so good.. Carrie underwood and Jessica Beil were my favs 🙂

    Brittany 🙂

    • Thanks, Brittany! It really sucked, ha but I’m so much better now! Jessica’s dress was gorgeous too! xx

  • It’s funny how obsessed I am with the cold shoulder tops, but I still don’t own one! I think I need to change that this week 🙂 Love the color of yours!

    • Thanks, Amanda! I can’t believe you don’t own one, yet! There are so many options out there right now! Hopefully you found something to suit you! xx

  • I hope you are feeling better now Hillary. This look is so chic! I want that sweater especially. Can’t wait to see what you bring in 2017. Watched the Globes and Mandy Moore was my fave in Valentino. Sexy and elegant at the same time. I saw La La Land and it was very good. I highly recommend. 🙂 Have a good week my friend!

    • Thanks, Kathrine! I feel 100 times better than I did last week, but it sure took its time going away. Mandy’s dress was a beaut too! I can’t WAIT to see La La Land! xx