I can’t lie, I’m kind of a Cosby kid. I grew up watching The Cosby Show as a child and the fashionable Huxtable clan still holds some influence over the things that I like to wear, even to this day. Strange but true.
I envied the fashion prowess of Denise Huxtable (a.k.a. Lisa Bonet) and would have surely raided my dad’s closet if he had been up on Dr. Heathcliff Huxtable’s sweater game. Since my dad is more of a sweatsuits and gym socks kind of dude, opportunities to raid his closet were rare. But thanks to the thrift store, I’m living the dream.
Sweaters designed for women are sooo boring and as a girl with broad shoulders they fit me kind of weird too. Reese has the same problem. When I’m at the thrift store I love to find oversized sweaters because they allow me to layer — a necessity during these long winter months. I live for cozy knits with funky patterns, hence my decision to call them Cosby sweaters.
If you’re looking for an alternative to the boring lady sweaters head over to the men’s section and even the boys section on your next trip to the thrift store. My favorites are at least two sizes too big.
And don’t sleep on the cardigans of it all. My favorite Cosby sweater is a grandpa cardi with missing buttons in the most awkward places. I’m too lazy to put on new buttons and I think the missing ones give it the all important “character”.
Even better, it’s starting to warm up. Chance’s are anything you’ll find is probably going to be on sale and you can stock pile for next winter.
What’s your favorite way to rock the Cosby sweater?