One of the many reasons I love a good sweater dress is because it serves as a blank canvas. You can pair it with any type of shoe (heels, boots, and even sneakers), and it's super easy to accessorize with various styles of bags and jewelry. If you're looking for ideas on what to wear this week, here are my favorite ways to style this winter staple no matter the occasion...
This winter you can accessorize your sweater dress with just about anything- and I mean anything. The new rule is that there are no rules!! From minimalist earrings to maxi necklaces, statement belts, opulent earrings, multiple bracelets, and wide-brimmed hats, the more creative you are, the more use you will get out of your staple piece. I'm always hesitant to belt a dress, but I love love love the way Jessie Kass has belted her sweater dress below. The belt + jacket = perfection!!
1. HELMUT LANG Sweater Dress 2. MARCHESA Ear Jackets 3. FANTAS EYES Retro Sunglasses 4. DESA COLLECTION Leather Jacket 5. ELIZABETH AND JAMES Ring 6. DOLCE & GABBANA Knee High Boots 7. LANVIN Thin Belt 8. MEL BOTERI Dark Green Croc-Embossed Taylor Tote
PERFECT OFFICE OUTFIT
I love wearing sweater dresses to work, because they are super comfy yet still office appropriate. Depending on how you decide to accessorize, you can turn your look from casual to elegant in a snap. By simply changing your shoes (from boots to heels for example), you can go straight from the office to happy hour, wearing the same...yup, you guessed it...sweater dress!! Courtney Kerr is wearing the perrrfect piece that works for the office and beyond. Throw on a pair of tights and a black boot for a more conservative office environment.
1. MAISON MARGIELA Midi Dress 2. BAUBLEBAR Necklace 3. ELIZABETH AND JAMES Cuff 4. GUCCI Oversized Sunglasses 5. JULES SMITH Ring 6. MEL BOTERI Black Saffiano Leather Watson Tote 7. GORJANA Stud Earrings 8. TED BAKER Ankle Boots 9. MICHAEL KORS Bracelet Watch
SEXY WINTER STAPLE
My winter wardrobe can pretty much be summed up in one word: oversized. While I am all for hiding the winter weight that can sometimes sneak up during the holidays (guilty!!), I think a tight little sweater dress is the perfect way to bring a little sexy into your cold-weather look. Nicholl's midi-length dress leaves just enough to the imagination, giving her the perfect amount of sexy without crossing over the line into trashy territory.
1. MAISON MARGIELA Wool Dress 2. CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Nail Primer and Nail Gloss 3. JOHN HARDY Wrist Cuff 4. MICHELE Watch 5. CASADEI Pumps 6. MEL BOTERI Slate Grey Saffiano Leather Watson Tote 7. TOM FORD Lipstick
Trust me, you will not regret adding a few sweater dresses into your wardrobe this winter. Try starting off with a few casual dresses then work your way up to an office look and then finally a sexy date night dress. You will be surprised at just how easy, and flattering this piece can be!!