Autumn and Winter are seasons that always require that you get warm and cozy. And thankfully, we have sweaters for them.
The good thing about sweaters is that you can simply wear them and still look good with no extra effort. But when you wear them for a while, you begin to wish there was a way to spice them up. The same sweater dress, but a different style.
If you’ve ever felt that way, you are not alone. I have as well, and I scoured the internet to see different style tips for dressing up my sweaters. It surprised me to find really simple style tips that completely changed the way I wear my sweater dresses.
Tips for Styling your Sweaters
While customized sweatshirts are much easier to style, here are some ideas I found during my search for ways to style sweaters.
1. Go Without Pants in Oversized Sweater Dresses
Have you had that oversized sweater sitting in your closet for a long time? Take it out and see if it reaches your knees or stops just above them. If it does, add a pair of knee-high boots and you have yourself a complete outfit.
This style was popular among celebrities from 2015 to 2017, with the likes of Beyonce, Ariana Grande, and J.Lo sporting it. You’ll still find the style out there today, as it is not yet completely out of vogue.
Just don’t use this style when it’s too chilly outside. Except you don’t mind walking on frozen limbs. But if you really want to rock this style on a chilly day, add a pair of thick tights.
2. Go With Leggings
Here’s one for you if you can’t go with the pantless sweater dress style up there because your sweater is just too short. Wear a pair of leggings underneath to complete your outfit. With leggings, your previously short sweater just doesn’t look that short anymore. This look is very modern and chic. Plus, it gives you more protection from the cold than the pantless style.
3. Belt It Up
This one is for swearers that aren’t already form-fitting. Yep, that loose sweater that has a lot of space within. Wrap a belt around it and watch the sweater sit just perfectly on your figure. The thing about this style, however, is to use the right kind of belt and belt placement. Those could be the difference between a sexy look and a simply cute look. Just play around with different belts and belt placements to find out which style best works for you.
4. Accessorize It
This style works best with sweater dresses that already look beautiful and have fine knit. These sweaters need nothing more than accessories. Just add high leather boots, a chic looking bag, and top it up with a stylish scarf. When you have it all, you are ready to be the center of attraction.
To make things even more interesting, you could match your accessories with a color that’s different from that of your sweater dress.
5. Add a Layer of Leather Jacket
This is a win-win for you, as leathers are just like sweaters; you can wear them in different styles. However, leather just looks extra-good when you layer it over something soft underneath. You could go with a leather blazer or a short leather jacket. And if the sweater dress is too short or you want to complete your leather ensemble, wear leather leggings. A nice looking coat can also replace your coat if you so wish. In addition to you already looking chic in this outfit, you are well protected from the cold.
6. Wear a cardigan over sleeveless sweater dresses
Sleeveless sweater dresses could tend towards being useless during really cold conditions. Although they make you look good, your arms could freeze in them. So, why don’t you add a cardigan? You get to wear that sleeveless sweater dress you’ve always eyed without sacrificing your arms to the cold.
Try these style tips for things like your sweaters, and see how they add a touch of elegance to your outfit. Feel free to try out new styles on your own as well. Who knows? You could hit brings one that brings out your style even more beautifully.