I honestly haven’t worn a sweater dress since 2007, which was my senior year of high school and probably with a combination of Ugg Boots. (Whatever, you did it too!)
Now when I think “sweater dress,” I picture “soccer mom going out with her girlfriends on the weekend and feeling hot” – this is not my ideal look.
However while browsing one of my favorite sites one day, aritzia.com – I fell in love with their take on the silhouette.
There it was, black, sleek and complete with an edgy hem. I had to have it! I didn’t know a sweater dress could make me say, “damn!” but it did.
I decided to make this look super easy and casual with my over the knee boots — and for some extra texture and warmth, I added my knee-high American Apparel socks. I like that these socks elongate the boots and allow you to show some skin without being over the top. You still get a touch of spring but still keep your legs from freezing as we transiton out of the cooler months. (Thank God!)
I can easily add a heeled bootie for a night out or give my feet a rest and wear these over the knees out on the town. What I love about an over the knee boot is that it gives the illusion of being dressed up but they’re flats so I can literally run to grab a cab or dance all night with ease.
These mirrored sunnies I scored at Urban Outfitters add that cool girl flare I long for (and not to mention super Instagram worthy). I am all about a mirrored moment right now.
This sweater dress is not only warm, but comfortable and chic – which you might consider an oxymoron, but I speak the truth! I would highly suggest scoring one if you don’t already have it in your closet.
Are you ready to join me in my new found love for sweater dresses? You won’t regret it, I promise.
Photos by Allison Schaller
SHOP MY LOOK:
BOOTS: Vince Camuto
Socks: American Apparel
Sunglasses: Urban Outfitters
Watch: Michael Kors