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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Such a fun outfit and love the colors of gray and white. We recently got a H&M store in the mall about an hour away from us, I was so excited because I remember the chain from Germany. Sadly I was so disappointed in this particular store, that I most likely will never return. They would not allow parents to go into the dressing room with their kids, like I am going to let my young child stand outside the dressing room while I try on clothes. And I was not allowed to assist her in trying on her clothes either. There were a couple more moms shocked when they were told about this "policy". Needless to say, I put everything away that I was going to try on...ReplyDelete
Wow! Thats shocking. I don't have small children, so I wasn't aware of their policy. I did notice they have high security in their dressing rooms so they must have a huge problem with theft, but to take it to that level seems extreme.ReplyDelete
Fun novelty piece! I love it with your vest and greys.ReplyDelete
Straight A Style
too funny, I just purchased that sweater after Christmas and was going to wear it on NYE. I love the way you have styled it.ReplyDelete
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Love the grey pants!!ReplyDelete
That sweater looks great with those gray jeans and the white tassel bag from Stitch Fix (I love when you style your Stitch Fix items!). I also LOVE THAT VEST! I need one!ReplyDelete
What a beautiful look and background in your pictures! The sweater is so cute and perfect for winter! I love how you paired it with that suede vest!! Your snow looks so fun, I like it for about a day and that's it, we don't get much here in Seattle.ReplyDelete
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Fashion and Travel
Totally loving that sweater and vest combo! I just love all the sparkles!ReplyDelete
Love the top! Thanks for linking up with me today, hope to see you next week and I'll be pinning this look to the link up board.ReplyDelete
Such a cute sweater! I love wearing cozy graphic items like this on the weekends!ReplyDelete
I always love a fun sweater!ReplyDelete
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