When to bring out your sweater dresses

I had someone ask me a couple of weeks ago if I thought it was time to bring out the sweater dresses. Why yes! Yes it is time! But it got me thinking. When is it the right time to bring out the sweater dresses?

 

There is a right time to bring out the sweater dresses and a wrong time. Summer time, no. Winter, yes. Here are a few tips on when to where a sweater dress:

Cold temperature. I tried wearing one of my thickest, warmest sweater dresses in October. The mornings and evenings felt cold, but day time temps were mostly in the 60’s. I put on my thick sweater dress and felt so stuffy in it, right from the get-go, that I took it off and found something more lightweight to put on.

The thickness of the sweater dress.  The sweater dress I’m wearing in this photo shoot is a lightweight knit material. It was perfect for the changing season!

Short sleeves vs. long. I have a few sweater dresses / tunics that are short sleeved. I have been wearing all of those lately. But as temperatures are starting to get colder, I’m pulling out more of my long sleeved ones as well.

Accessories. When temps are cool, but not cold, wear a sweater dress with booties, heels or sneakers. When it gets cold, bring on the tights and higher boots for added warmth.

Layered. You can also try layering a sweater dress with a collared shirt underneath or a long tunic over the top when it’s cold. When it’s just cool out, skip the layering. The sweater dress itself will be warm enough.

Bonus tip: A sweater dress is also a great piece to wear to a holiday meal. Most sweater dresses have room to expand so you won’t feel uncomfortable after eating that big holiday dinner. Skinny jeans, on the other hand are probably not a good choice. Unless they are stretchy!

Happy Turkey day to all and to all a good night!

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How to wear hearts after Valentine’s day

Valentine’s day is over, but your love affair with hearts is not. What’s a girl to do? Never fear! This post will help you sneak hearts into your wardrobe all year round.

One way to wear hearts year round is to find a smaller more subtle heart pattern, like the chambray top I’m wearing below. From a distance, it looks like polka dots.

 

Faux fur trimmed winter coat, chambray heart button up top, pink tee, white pants, rose gold purse & sunglasses + sparkle converse

 

Another way to wear hearts is in your accessories. I have heart earrings and heart socks on as well. You could also wear necklaces, rings and bracelets with hearts or heart tights.

 

Faux fur trimmed winter coat, chambray heart button up top, pink tee, white pants, rose gold purse & sunglasses + sparkle converse

Faux fur trimmed winter coat, white pants, rose gold purse & sparkle converse

Faux fur trimmed winter coat, chambray heart button up top, pink tee, white pants, rose gold purse & sunglasses + sparkle converse

Faux fur trimmed winter coat, chambray heart button up top, pink tee, white pants, rose gold purse & sunglasses + sparkle converse

Faux fur trimmed winter coat, chambray heart button up top, pink tee, white pants, rose gold purse & sunglasses + sparkle converse

Faux fur trimmed winter coat, chambray heart button up top, pink tee, white pants, rose gold purse & sunglasses + sparkle converse

Faux fur trimmed winter coat, chambray heart button up top, pink tee, white pants, rose gold purse & sunglasses + sparkle converse

Faux fur trimmed winter coat, chambray heart button up top, pink tee, white pants, rose gold purse & sunglasses + sparkle converse

Faux fur trimmed winter coat, chambray heart button up top, pink tee, white pants, rose gold purse & sunglasses + sparkle converse

 

If you want to go big and bold, you could wear a top with a gigantic heart on it and layer a jacket or a blazer over it.

The same goes for a skirt or top. Wear a heart dress with a cute little cardigan. Or wear the skirt with a solid color top.

Those cute little sweaters with the heart patches on the elbow are also a good year round pick. Until it’s too warm to wear a sweater, that is.

And furthermore, why not wear a swimsuit with hearts in the summer with a cute cover-up?

Keep in mind, hearts aren’t  nearly as big of a no no after Valentine’s day as say, wearing Santa / Christmasey stuff is, so no worries if it’s after Valentine’s day and you still want to keep going with all the cute little heart clothing you own. Usually just toning it down a bit is enough to not look overly ‘Valentinesy’ after Valentine’s day.

Happy weekend everyone! Monday I start a new job as a medical assistant for a counseling office. I’ll be working with a couple of people I worked with at another counseling office. So excited to be working with them again! Wish me luck.

 

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~ All photos were taken by Calvin Hodgson.  You can find his work on Flickr and on his blog.

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