This sweater was meant for the holidays, so I wore on it on a chilly 17 degree New Years Eve. Even though the stores love to sell sequin body con dresses with spaghetti straps for New Years Eve, they are completely impractical in my climate. This outfit on the other hand, gives me the New Year's Eve sparkle I want, with the warmth that I need.
I wore my novelty sweater with grey skinny jeans (old, Target) and my new suede and shearling vest I picked up at my Mall of America shopping trip.
Believe it or not I only paid $10.00 for this sweater because I bought it the day after Christmas (not available on-line). And even though this sweater was meant to be worn for the holidays, I think it's appropriate to wear all winter long....so you will definitely be seeing this fun piece again!
In addition to my usual rings, I also wore a winter charm bracelet.
The key to wearing novelty sweaters, is to keep all the other elements of your outfit more classic. Let the novelty piece be the star of the outfit, and let everything else take a back seat. I accomplished that by keeping my entire outfit neutral and in the same color range. Although, when I wore this outfit I had several people comment on how much they liked my boots...so I think they were trying to upstage the sweater. :)
The sweater is very itchy for me (but most sweaters feel itchy to me), and it was also see-thru. To solve that problem, I wore a form fitting white long sleeve top underneath. The suede vest also helped cover up the sheerness of the sweater.
I carried my white, suede fringe bag from Stitch Fix because it went so well with the whites and creams already in the outfit.
I absolutely love my new suede vest. I mentioned in my last fashion post that I picked it up for only $20.00 when I was at the Mall of America the day after Christmas. It was such a steal! It is so well made and luxuriously soft. Many of the suede vests I've come across before this one I found very thin and cheaply made. The original price for this one was $54.00, so I'm sure that is why the quality is so good. Sorry, I don't have a link for you. I don't remember the name of the store I bought it from.
And here are the naughty boots who upstaged my new sweater. They are actually old, I bought them at Francesca's a year or two ago. They are a very unique boot so every time I wear them, they get attention. I do love them very much. And the best part about them? They are actually comfortable to wear! That's a rarity! A shoe that's both cute and comfortable!
Wear your novelty sweater with a skinny jeans and a coat or blazer.
Have a great day! Amy
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