I LOooooooOOOve dresses. I’d wear them all day, err day if I could. So when I find one I really REALLY like (like this brown balloon sleeve sweater dress), I wear it as much as I can. Not only is this dress extremely comfortable, it’s flattering and warm.
I love it on its’ own but it’s super easy to throw on a cardigan or top layer to make it look like a whole new outfit. This is a simple trick to perk up any older or tired dresses. All you need is a block color dress, a belt, and a cardi or jacket to add and voila! New Outfit!
Let’s start with lewk 1. I popped on a brown belt and a cheetah mule for the most simple look. The dress is pretty substantial and can absolutely stand alone. I mean, give me a puff sleeve any day and I’m g2g.
Look 2: Very simple. Very easy. I found this thin shawl and immediately saw it over this dress. A shawl like this adds a little *oomph to a block color dress and can dress it up a little. I paired this with a suede slouch boot and a tortoise belt.
Look 3: I love a good cheetah print. I especially love it when it’s on a plush cardigan. As the weather gradually turns colder, it’s nice to have heavy layers that not only add warmth but ~fashun~ as well.
Obviously, where you wear the dress determines how you wear it. For work, I would wear it with a more structured piece or alone and add a more conservative shoe. For weekends or more casual events, a slouchy boot or oversized cardigan would be perfect.
**SN: While I always say comfort is key, I do recommend Spanx with this dress or others like it. Instead of thinking about undergarments as a pain or constricting, think of them as just another layer of warmth on those colder days (bulk not included).
Belt 1: Land’s End
Belt 2: Amazon
If you enjoyed this post, make sure to check out THIS POST on one of my favorite fall trends: Men’s Wear!