Last updated on March 6th, 2019
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“Sweater Weather”— Does it get any better? I think not.
As you may know, I’ve been slowly making my way down the “do more with less” path. Whereas my past philosophy was that I needed tons of clothes in order to be stylish, (and let’s be honest, my still sucked,) these days I’m all about wearing just a few key items in a variety of different looks.
Today I’m styling one of my favorite “basic but not so basic” sweaters in two completely different ways. One is a more casual look, and one is more dressy, but they are both super comfy thanks to my favorite cozy sweater.
If you are in need of a few fresh ideas for styling your autumnal sweaters, then let’s get started!
My sweater weather favorites
Today I’m featuring a striped mock-neck sweater I purchased from American Eagle. This particular one is no longer available, but there are so many options out there, I know you’ll find just the right sweater for you!
My sweater is a basic mock-neck style that is super soft and slightly form fitting. The lightly contrasting stripes add a little extra interest to the piece, but still keep it looking neutral overall. I think it’s perfect.
Look for a sweater in a light neutral color. You can go super basic, or perhaps choose something with a little bit of flare. No wildly trendy silhouettes, super loud embellishments, or anything so “stylish” that it ceases to be functional.
I recommend light stripes (obviously,) cables in the knit, and fuzzy fabrics. These two make great options!
Karen Scott Mock-Neck Sweater in Cream >> MACYS
ASOS Cable Sweater with Volume Sleeve >> ASOS
Make the looks your own
Remember, this isn’t about going out and buying the exact items I am wearing to create these looks. In fact, many of my specific items are from previous seasons and are no longer available.
I hope this look book inspires you to shop your own closet and create stylish looks that you may not have thought of!
Of course, I have added links to items shown when I can find them. In other cases, I have linked similar items that think are good substitutes.
Outfit #1 Casual Day Out
If you see catch me out on a breezy weekend in fall, this is probably what I’m wearing! I get major FOMO when I see people from colder climates rocking their fall favorites when it’s still 80+ degrees around here. I can pull off wearing a sweater, but pairing pants with it would just be too much. Not to mention, denim skirts are very on trend this season.
I accessorize my look with a basic ballet flat, perfect for slipping on and running out the door. A brown belt pairs perfectly with the cream sweater. (A cognac shade would look even better, but I don’t own one of those yet. It’s on my list!)
I’ve really gotten into handbags as of late, and I now realize how huge of a difference the right handbag can make. This look is the perfect blank palette just waiting to be spiced up with a cute bag. I’m wearing my new Tory Burch Fleming bag because I love giving my outfits a dressier vibe. If that’s not your thing, a studded bag would add a cool and edgy streetwear vibe to the look.
Finally, I added a long gold necklace for a little bit of sparkle to help break up the coverage of the sweater.
ASOS Denim Original High Waisted Skirt in Midwash Blue >> ASOS
Good American High Rise Denim Pencil Skirt >> NORDSTROM
Kendall Ballet Flat >> NORDSTROM
Tory Burch Fleming Convertible Shoulder Bag >> TORY BURCH
Old Navy 1.5″ Belt for Women >> OLD NAVY
Kendra Scott ‘Devalyn’ Long Station Necklace >> NORDSTROM
Outfit #2 Something Dressier
When I want to dress my sweater up a bit more, I reach for a pair of black pants and heels. I still want to be comfortable because not having room in your clothes for a food baby is no fun. For this look I’m rocking a pair of sleek jogger pants. These are stretchy, soft, and roomy, yet the material gives it a fancier feel. They feel like pajamas, but they don’t look like pajamas.
I enjoy stepping into my ankle booties whenever it’s just cool enough, but a pair of black strappy sandals would also look fabulous. Statement earrings are an amazingly easy way to elevate a look, and I think these are jus the right mix of elegant and subdued.
Since most of the look is pretty basic, I feel like this is the place to feature a statement handbag. I’ll be honest, I basically purchased this bag, because hello, Selena Gomez. But it’s gorgeous, isn’t it? I thought I would have such a difficult time wearing a red handbag, but it has proven surprisingly easy to style. It adds the perfect pop to this look!
Gap Crepe Pleated Joggers in Black >> GAP
Treasure & Bond ‘Winsor’ Block Heel Bootie >> NORDSTROM
Coach x Selena Gomez Grace Bag in Selena Red >> COACH
Filigree Circle Drop Earrings >> EXPRESS
That’s all for today!
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Till next time. ♥︎
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