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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Purple layered tank top + Blue lace edged shorts – #fashionfriday

I found this purple layered tank top and the blue lace-edged shorts both at Kohl’s on their clearance racks. With another $5 off savings card + an additional 20% off, I got both items for just under $5 bucks! If you like to spend full price on stuff, this is not the fashion blog for you. I love, love, love a good deal!

The tank top is actually really well made – two layers of material – t-shirt material on top and a lightweight chiffon material on the inside in a complimenting shade of purple, creating a bit of a ruffled look on the bottom edge. The sequins at the neck are a nice touch, too, because who doesn’t love a little bling?

The shorts are super cute, but I almost wish they made a smaller size than small so they would feel like they fit me better. They look a bit like a skirt on me. Still cute, but a bit baggy for a skinny person like myself. I love the lace cut-out on the bottom edge. Details like that always make an outfit stand out.

The combat boots are from Sole Society – but from a few years ago so you won’t find them on their website any longer. The tights I got a Marshall’s a year or so ago – on clearance, of course!

 

Layers of blue and purple

Layers of blue and purple

 

Feelin' funky

Feelin’ funky

 

Purple layered tank top + blue lace edged shorts

Purple layered tank top + blue lace edged shorts

 

Purples & blues - oh my!

Purples & blues – oh my!

 

Fall style

Fall style

 

Last photo by Calvin Hodgson. You can find his work on here on Flickr and on his blog.

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