Whether you live on the east or west coast, Florida or Minnesota, when fall rolls around, you’re ready to pack your light tank tops and tulle dresses for something warmer. Comfortable. big.
After endlessly browsing Instagram, we noticed that fashion influencers and bloggers have collectively locked on a sweater that meets all of these requirements. The oversized jumper from Free People is called the Ottoman Slouchy Tunic, and it comes in a rainbow of shades, from soft cream to intense bubblegum pink, and it’s easy to change with you as the temperatures drop.
The Ottoman debuted in 2015 and is re-released each year in a range of new colors, before fans rush to buy it before it sells out. What’s so good about sweaters? Its main advantage is its versatility. “The Ottoman Slouchy Tunic is a classic Free People piece that works with any style,” Ana Hartl, Free People’s senior managing director of creative, told CNN Underscored. “The tunic can be worn in a variety of ways, allowing customers to style it however they see fit.”
Among devotees, Ottoman’s fake neck is one of several design details to admire. The wide, flattering cut provides more coverage than a crewneck, but isn’t as restrictive as a standard turtleneck. Next: It’s bouncy! This tunic is made of cotton, nylon and spandex, not fluffy noodles. Instead, it hugs in the right place, despite its slouchy, oversized shape. Finally, the thick knitted rib adds texture and does a good job of covering up any bulges you want to hide, and it’s also a great defense mechanism against spills and stains.
Instagram influencers have also jumped on the bandwagon, with fashion blogger (and former Ralph Lauren buyer) Kate Brennan of The Chic Series recommending this comfy sweater to her 63,000 Instagram followers. “It suits any event in my life,” she told CNN Underscored, adding that she owns the tunic in six colors. “When I go to Pilates, I wear leggings over my tank top, on the football field I wear skinny jeans and sneakers, and if I want to dress it up, I wear Spanx faux leather leggings and Above – over-the-knee boots. Also, I have sensitive skin and I’m allergic to wool, and this is one of the few winter sweaters I’ve found that is comfortable, comfortable, and not itchy.”
Along with Brennan, fashionistas including former Bachelorette and HGTV “Love It or List It Vancouver” star Jillian Harris, Texas blogger Bridget Barbir Mueller and countless others, All shocked Ottoman’s laziness. If you want to keep up with trends, shop the most color options at Free People, or check out Nordstrom or Zappos. Oh, be sure to downsize because the tunic is huge!