Pretty Fix – Styling a Sweater Dress

While we may have spring on our minds, we’re not finished with winter yet. That’s why for this month’s Pretty Fix we’re styling a sweater dress with some fabulous knee-high boots! Not only are these two pieces closet staples, but they are seriously having their moment this winter! Both pieces are super on-trend but sometimes it’s just a matter of figuring out how to style them and make them work for you.

So just what is the GYPO Pretty Fix? The Pretty Fix is where we style a head-to-toe look featuring a few trends mixed in with a few closet staples. In some cases like today, the closet staples are the trends. Plus, the outfit formula below is easily able to be tailored to fit your style. As always, we recommend closet shopping first but if you have any gaps, we provide shopping links below to help you out. Now let’s check out this month’s Pretty Fix!

Solid Sweater Dress + Neutral Boots + Neutral Handbag + Chunky Earrings + Neutral Belt

1. Solid Sweater Dress

A solid sweater dress in a classic silhouette is a great closet staple that can be dressed up or dressed down depending on your accessories. For this Pretty Fix, we’re styling an ivory sweater dress and using the accessories to create a monochromatic look. However, if ivory isn’t your color, you can easily swap in whatever solid color you love!

2. Neutral Belt

When selecting a sweater dress you’ll want one that gives you a little shape. Look for a sweater dress that has a more fitted silhouette. If you find one that’s a little boxier than you’d like, add a belt to give it some shape. By adding a belt to your sweater dressed you’ll be able to pull it in at the waist and create a timeless silhouette.

3. Neutral Knee-High Boots

Knee-high boots are a classic closet staple that pair well with any skirt, over your favorite skinny jeans, or in this case, with a beautiful sweater dress. Finding some with a chunky block heel will aid in providing long-lasting comfort and if you don’t want a heel, opt for some flat boots. Also, pay attention to where the dress hits you. Opt for a sweat dress just slightly above the knees to pair well with knee-high boots. If you want your dress a little longer, opt for a pair of lower Chelsea boots.

4. Neutral Handbag

Having a great handbag is not only a closet staple, but one worth investing in. It’s okay to pay a little more for something you’re going to get a lot of use out of and want to carry all the time. We styled this look with a cognac brown handbag with some structure but if you want to be a little more bold you could opt for a bright handbag.

5. Chunky Gold Earrings

Since this specific sweater dress has a cowl neck, we decided to go with a chunky earring and skip the necklace. However, if your sweater dress has a neckline perfect for a necklace feel free to add something in a delicate layer to complement the chunky earrings. This dress is styled with gold earrings but silver will work too, the choice is yours!

Your turn! Have you tried the sweater dress yet this winter? Is it a heck yes or a no?