Long Elegant Legs Review Tall Sweater

Tall Textured Sweater – Long Elegant Legs Review

I’ve been having really fantastic luck with the Long Elegant Legs fall collection.  As part of my Tall Specialty Shop Challenge, I recently purchased three items from LEL, and I’m really excited by how nicely they all play together.  Take the gray Olivia sweater that I’m reviewing today for instance.  You already got a peek at it when I wore it under my Long Elegant Legs ruana wrap.  I’ve also been wearing this textured sweater layered over button-up shirts like my LEL tall chambray top as shown in Long Elegant Legs’ Top Looks page. Speaking of “top looks”, make sure you check out the LEL blog for some great fashion inspiration.

Back to layering pull-over sweaters over button-ups, I’ve actually never tried this look before owning this gray sweater.  I know this fashion trick is as old as the hills, but I’m a rather late bloomer when it comes to putting outfits together so creating the pictured look with my sheer, plaid Banana Republic blouse and the Olivia sweater was rather exciting for me.  In fact, it has been so exciting that I’ve worn these two tops together three different times recently!

One of those times was during a last weekend’s visit to Zurich Switzerland where we were treated to some perfect fall temperatures (and colors).  I knew this layered outfit would be just the ticket for trotting around town since the mornings were a bit cooler/gloomier and the afternoons warmer/sunnier.  If I became too warm, I could just peel off a layer.

Long Elegant Legs Review Olivia Sweater

LEL Olivia sweater (Size Small)

Lest you think I’m rolling up my sleeves because they aren’t long enough, this is most certainly not the case.  As with all tops that I’ve bought from Long Elegant Legs, the sleeves are the perfect length for us tall ladies.  Instead of showing off how perfectly long the sleeves are, I decided to roll them up and show a little wrist (and plaid).

Gray and plaid Sweater and button-up shirt Fall sweater for tall women

You may be thinking that my New Balance sneakers don’t fit with the preppy vibe of this outfit and, indeed, I normally wearing cute flats or booties with this look.  However,  I had walked 10 kilometers in my Chelsea boots the previous day. My feet held up pretty good for the first 8 km or so but were toast for the last 2 kilometers.  I decided to go for a preppy/sporty look by wearing my New Balance fashion sneakers.  I’m not exactly sure if it works but my feet were comfy and I figure I’ve seen oodles of photos of chic ladies wearing New Balance with pretty skirts and dresses so why not wear them with this outfit?

I love that the sweater has a textured pattern on the front and back.  I find that the fabric is shedding a bit but I think this will subside after a few washings.  I will certainly keep you posted on that!

Tall Gray SweaterLong Elegant Legs Review

Your turn…

What do you think of the sweater-over-button-up look?  Also, what are your thoughts on New Balance sneakers (the “fashion” ones as opposed to the running ones)?

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  • Reply Happiness at Mid Life November 5, 2015 at 2:43 am

    Love the plaid paired with the textured sweater. I love layered looks but don’t get to wear them often since it just does not get cold enough here.


    Hope to see your Thursday for TBT Fashion link up.

    • Reply Tall Fashion Adventures November 6, 2015 at 2:37 am

      Thanks for stopping by Alice! Glad you like the outfit. Funny you should mention not being able to wear layered looks very often as I just arrived in OC to visit my family a couple of days ago and it’s definitely stunningly gorgeous sundress weather as opposed to layers weather. I’m soaking up as much CA sun as I can since I’ll shortly be in the midst of a long, gray cold winter in Europe. I must say that I do enjoy the changing of the seasons now that I’ve moved away from CA, but I also love the perfect CA weather.

      P.S. I’m excited to participate in your TBT link-up today.

  • Reply Andrea@WellnessNotes November 5, 2015 at 5:13 am

    I love the sweater over the button-up look! Plus, you can always make it look different if you change the shirt!

    For years, I have bought black “fashion” sneakers – I actually wear them for my long walks, which I probably shouldn’t… But I think a nice grey pair would actually be nicer. I have also recently seen a pair of really nice nude sneakers, sounds weird, but they looked great.

    • Reply Tall Fashion Adventures November 6, 2015 at 2:45 am

      Thanks Andrea! You’re so right – this look is easy to switch up by changing the bottom layer.

      I’m curious about these nude sneakers. I agree that they sound unique but I could also see where they might work. I think gray is such a fabulous neutral. I might even like it better than black. If you buy a new pair of sneakers, I’d love to see them!

  • Reply Dawn Lucy November 7, 2015 at 2:02 pm

    Looking fall-fabulous!

    I love LEL … I know I’m not officially tall enough, but most regular lothing seems to be cut for the 5’5″ woman and at 5’7″ and long waisted, lots of things feel a bit too short.

    Thanks for linking up!

    Dawn Lucy

    • Reply Tall Fashion Adventures November 19, 2015 at 5:13 pm

      Thanks Dawn Lucy! I remember seeing you feature LEL on your site once and I can see where you’d enjoy garments with a longer cut.

  • Reply Paty @antesAltaquesinsilla November 9, 2015 at 11:22 pm

    Simply perfect!
    I think you’ve paired 2 trends together with great style. On one hand, the grey sweater will always be part of the fall closet but combined with a checked buttoned shirt you get a casual yet smart look. On the other hand, wearing running sneakers is risky if your outfit doesn’t reflect a bit of effort-less touch. You found the perfect equilibrium!! Thanks for the review, I’ve never bought in LEL but will consider it for sure!!

    Paty from antes Alta que sinsilla

    • Reply Tall Fashion Adventures November 19, 2015 at 5:15 pm

      Thanks Paty! I agree that wearing sneakers can be a bit risky. That’s why I bought these fashion sneakers because I don’t like to wear my running sneakers with my normal outfits. I still feel like these fashion sneakers look a bit too “running-ish” but they were only $40 so I can’t complain.

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