One of my favorite developments in style lately has been the embellishment of fall and winter sweaters. It used to be that cold-weather clothes were only available in classic cuts, but now they come with bows on the wrists, bells on the sleeves, ruffles on the shoulders, ties on the neck – you name it. I can’t get enough, and I think this trend is here to stay.
If a trend has staying power, I like to jump right in and make it a part of my ongoing wardrobe – but only if I can get a lot of wear out of it in all the various facets of my life. I need a piece to be work-appropriate but also weekend-friendly. And if it can transition into date night, then it’s definitely going into my cart.
So how exactly can you get all that mileage out of fall’s stylish sweaters? Here are three fall outfit ideas to get your creative clothing juices flowing. And, if you’re in the market for a few new purchases, scroll to the end for my recommendations.
Work – White Oxford and Pencil Skirt
A white oxford makes any piece work-appropriate – except maybe a leather bustier, don’t do that. But seriously, I’ve even worn a crop top over one so that I could make a coord set work at the office. And of course, a pencil skirt or crisp black ankle pants are the staple to any workwear wardrobe. Grab a pair of simple black pumps, and you’re golden.
Date Night – Mini Skirt and OTK Boots
Baby it’s cold outside! Ditch the corporate wear and tuck your sweater into a mini-skirt to dress it up. Pair it with OTK boots to keep warm. This cute, sexy and playful look makes you date-night perfection.
Weekend – Jeans and Booties
No explanation necessary! Since your sweater is already embellished, it doesn’t take much to keep it stylish yet casual. Your fave jeans and a suede bootie make this weekend look easy, breezy and functional. Run errands, grab brunch or just relax.
So what should you spend on a fall/winter sweater? I try not to spend more than $100 on any one item, so I always aim below that. The sweater I’m wearing was a Nordstrom Anniversary Sale pick by one of their house brands, Chelsea28. It sold out pretty quick, so here are a few of my other picks for fall’s stylish sweaters under $100 for your inspiration. I’ve got a few of these in my cart right now, actually!
Happy Monday, and I hope you all have a wonderful week ahead. I’m prepping for quite a bit of work travel coming up, so I’m hunkering down at home as much as I can for now!