A cable knit sweater dress is one of the most classic, versatile pieces you can own. It’s perfect now since we’re all focused on dressing more casual and comfy and getting the most out of our fashion dollars. Here’s a peek at a super cute sweater dress (similar, similar too) and four fantastic ways I found to style it!
Look #1 Modern: Sweater Dress + Belt and Booties
Switching it up is super easy when you start with a simple, beautiful sweater dress like this. All you need are a few accessories, and you can change the vibe of the dress to suit your mood or the occasion.
This darling cable knit sweater dress from Talbots is fabulous, with its flattering straight up and down cut, perfect length, and classy gold shoulder buttons. But to make it a little more trendy, I’ve added a wide wooden buckle belt and some sassy suede booties!
This chic belt gives my outfit a great focal point and adds excellent texture. I purposely picked a belt in a similar color to my dress because tone-on- the tone is always so slimming. My belt is also a great way to fake a waist. Naturally, we get a little thicker around the waist at midlife, and the belt helps combat looking like a block! ( Don’t forget the Spanx for an ultra-smooth look)
How do you like the booties?
A suede is ideal with a sweater dress. It’s so rich looking with a knit, and the color is fantastic. It’s early in the fall, so I went with bare legs, but by all means, throw on a pair of tights once the weather turns. It will be!
The cute pendant necklace also adds a lot to the outfit, and you can never go wrong with a touch of animal print. This calfskin leopard bag work like a charm to unite all these pieces
Look #2 Elegant: Wrap + Sweater Dress
This kind of look is always a favorite of mine. I’m a big fan of wraps and capes – I love the drama! And with sexy tall black suede boots – Lookout, I’m coming for you! This is my power fashion look. It’s always so elegant and chic. This time I went with a thinner black belt to match my boots and then tossed on my cashmere leopard print wrap. My trusty Tory Burch tote fit in perfectly!
These dark oversize glasses added a glamorous finishing touch.
Think about how much fun you could have with different wraps. This leopard wrap has a sexy edge. A plaid wrap would also be stunning. A floral wrap would give it a romantic vibe, or you could go with a bold, graphic wrap if you wanted to project an artistic, creative feel.
Look #3 Chic: Long Vest +Sweater Dress
Now, this is a little different. I had been wearing this vest (similar vest) over a top and pants and thought I would try it over this sweater dress. I was not disappointed. This was another great look – very sophisticated with a fashion-forward feel. I thought this was a great way to show a little authority without wearing a traditional jacket, although a jacket with this dress would be great too!
You could wear the vest open. I’d wear a long pendant with it if this were the case, but I like the pulled-together look of the vest belted over the sweater dress. This outfit has an authentic executive presence!
Look # 4 Cute: Hike It Up and Belt It
Here’s an idea that came to me when I thought about a casual way to wear this cable knit sweater dress. I don’t always want to wear a bootie or heels, so how could I wear them with flats? Yes, I could wear it as it comes with a pair of flats, but I wanted something a little sportier, so I decided to hike up the sweater dress with a belt and wear these shoes.
The nice thing about this dress is that it is slim-fitting but not clingy or tight. I could belt it loosely and then up the fabric above it so it hung over the belt a bit. It made the skirt shorter and sportier, so it looked better with flats ( a longer can look dowdy with apartments), giving my outfit a more relaxed feel.
Super cute, right? Just what you want for buzzing around town, and the leopard detail makes it flirty and fun. There are endless ways to style this rust sweater dress. I’ve just touched on a few.
You can’t go wrong with this cable knit dress. It’s an obvious winner, so do check it out, and if you purchase one, I would LOVE to see how you style it. Don’t forget to send me a photo or join my private Facebook group for newsletter subscribers and post it there!