When I’m adding a piece to my wardrobe, I often justify a purchase by asking myself how else I can style it. (Creative styling is totes the way to get extra mileage out of your everyday basics!) I scooped up this denim dress at the beginning of the fall, you may remember it from this post. Every time I come across it in my closet, I sort of pause and try to brainstorm how else to wear it. After wearing this ruffle sweater recently (remember seeing it here?) I had a thought that it would look amazing layered under something else. (I mean, with a sleeve like that? It’s begging to be showcased under something else, right?) THIS week, I happened to flip across them both in my closet around the same time and was literally, like, hit by a bolt of inspiration to try pairing them together. (This happens to me, like, all the time lol!)
I got to thinking about how to layer a sweater under a dress and the things to keep in mind when trying to figure out what works together and figured I’d share!
Choose a sweater with a high neck. The high neck is key. A v neck will definitely never work, nor will a scoop. A turtleneck would also look amazing!
Keep it streamlined. Make sure the sweater isn’t bulky… it’ll just make you look large. A thin, lightweight sweater is key to pulling off the layered look.
Opt for a dress with a simple cut. Keep the dress simple to avoid looking overcomplicated and overdone.
Statement sleeve makes all the difference. Really, a statement sleeve makes anything better. In this case, a statement sleeve pulls the look together.
Check out more shots of the look below. I’d love to hear… do you have any great layering tips?? Hit the comments and let me know!
Choies denim dress, c/o Shein ruffle sleeve sweater, c/o Clare V. leopard foldover clutch Sole Society Tiia pumps Fantaseyes Sunglasses, c/o (get 10% off w/ code: SPARKLE10) Baublebar Nevaeh Drops earrings, c/o Baublebar Egg ring
Thanks so much for reading! I hope you’re having a great week so far. (Can you believe it’s the last day of January?! Where is 2017 going?!)