How to Dress up a Sweater

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How to Dress up a Sweater

Happy #FashionFriday friends!  I got a new pink sweater for Christmas and I absolutely adore it.  So today I thought I would share a few ways to dress up a simple sweater look.

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When my Dad was in town after Christmas we had all kind of errands to run, but I also wanted to show Dad something fun too.  I decided to take him to the WNC Nature Center to see some of the animals.  Many of them sleep in the winter, but we still saw plenty of cool critters.  And it was just warm enough to not freeze while walking around.  It was in the 50’s then!  I wish we had that kind of weather now.  It has been so cold this week.

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For our day on the town, I didn’t want to wear jeans because we would be out for a nice evening dinner.  I needed a look that would work for the entire day and be warm.

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I settled on this sweater but decided to dress it up with leggings, a sparkly headband and boot socks.

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A light brown purse finishes off the look to perfection.

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My three tips to dress up a sweater:

1- Pair it with leggings instead of jeans.

2- Pull out your nice boots.

3- Add accessories that look like you care.

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Sweater: Ann Taylor Loft

Leggings: Hue

Boot socks: Altard State

Purse: Coach (Christmas gift!!!)

I’m looking forward to a cozy weekend at home!  The hubs and I are hoping to get some good food in downtown Asheville and brave the cold to go for a walk/hike.  It should be a quiet and nice weekend.  And oh yeah, I’ll probably take down the trees.  πŸ™‚

I hope you have a great weekend planned too.

As for the Fashion, Thanks to Nicole for the linkup!

Fitful Focus


Your turn!

How do you dress us a sweater?

Did you get anything fun to wear for Christmas?

By | 2017-08-15T14:04:19-04:00 January 16th, 2015|Fashion, Trends, Winter|37 Comments


  1. Lauren @ ihadabiglunch January 19, 2015 at 10:17 am - Reply

    This is exactly what I would do! Leggings and boots for sure. I have a hard time dressing things up with jewelry though so I have to get better at that.

  2. Jessie January 17, 2015 at 10:42 pm - Reply

    Aren’t you just darling. I’m going to have to agree with everyone else – those boot socks are adorable!!

  3. Felicia January 17, 2015 at 9:49 pm - Reply

    Very cute and a great choice for comfort and chic! I LOVE the bag!!!!!

  4. AmyC January 17, 2015 at 7:00 pm - Reply

    Cute outfit!

  5. Sue @ This Mama Runs for Cupcakes January 17, 2015 at 3:30 pm - Reply

    Those boot socks are ADORABLE!! Love them!

  6. Sommer @aspicyperspective January 17, 2015 at 8:15 am - Reply

    Great tips Julie!

  7. Jamaica King | January 16, 2015 at 9:32 pm - Reply

    Can’t go wrong with a sweater and some leggings. Love the soft pink.

    <3 Jamaica King

    • JulieWunder January 17, 2015 at 9:59 am - Reply

      Thanks Jamaica for stopping by the blog today! Nice to meet you!

  8. Susie @ SuzLyfe January 16, 2015 at 4:47 pm - Reply

    I approve of this. I live in sweaters during the winter (hello, chicago), and i love me a statement necklace and boots. And a pashmina if necessary! Have a great weekend!

    • JulieWunder January 17, 2015 at 10:00 am - Reply

      Thanks Susie! I hope you have a great weekend too!

  9. Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl January 16, 2015 at 4:28 pm - Reply

    Love the shade of this sweater, it’s perfect for warming up the mood in the Winter!

  10. Libby Haire January 16, 2015 at 3:33 pm - Reply

    Hi, Julie — I loved #3 — add accessories like you care!! πŸ˜‰

    • JulieWunder January 16, 2015 at 4:15 pm - Reply

      In my opinion just putting a little bit of thought in an outfit goes a long way.

  11. Nicole @ Fitful Focus January 16, 2015 at 12:38 pm - Reply

    Love the boot socks! I dress up my sweaters with big chunky necklaces or pretty scarves πŸ™‚

    • JulieWunder January 16, 2015 at 1:29 pm - Reply

      I’m border line obsessed with scarfs right now too πŸ™‚

  12. Susanna @Zealous Mom January 16, 2015 at 9:52 am - Reply

    You are adorable! I love those book socks. I need to get to Altard State pronto.

    • JulieWunder January 16, 2015 at 10:55 am - Reply

      I’m kind of obsessed with the place! I want to trade in my clothes for theirs. haha

  13. Gingi January 16, 2015 at 9:29 am - Reply

    LOVE the boots! That is so chic!! <3 –

  14. Jennell January 16, 2015 at 9:16 am - Reply

    Beautiful Look, gave me something new to buy.

    Off topic, I want you to know I copied your exact look for my Thanksgiving table decorations from last year, the one with the pier one pumpkins etc. I love it, had so many compliments.

    This year I want you to post your Easter Table decoration, I want to copy it also. You have such good taste.

    • JulieWunder January 16, 2015 at 9:21 am - Reply

      Oh wow! Thank you so much! I’m so glad you liked to dΓ©cor so much. I had so much fun putting it together.
      I’ll have to work on Easter– it is such a beautiful time of the year!

  15. Mary Beth Jackson January 16, 2015 at 9:09 am - Reply

    you are super cute and I look adding the cowboy boots!

  16. Annmarie January 16, 2015 at 8:57 am - Reply

    You look SO cute!!! Love it! How do you take such awesome pics, btw?

    • JulieWunder January 16, 2015 at 9:08 am - Reply

      Oh thank you! I don’t know if they are awesome, but I really really try… so thank you!! For fashion pics my husband takes most of them. I’ll try to wear the outfit when we are going out anyway, I will set the settings on the camera and help him. He is really good with the camera though. Then I will fix them through editing. I’ve started taking some by myself with a tripod and setting the timer.
      As I’m writing this… it sounds like a great topic for a post- haha!

  17. I love boot socks and have been wearing them a lot!

  18. Joanna @Makingmine January 16, 2015 at 8:30 am - Reply

    Oh cute! I LOVE your boot socks! I desperately need a new pair of brown boots, but I’m so picky. Maybe I can find something on sale this time of year πŸ™‚

    • JulieWunder January 16, 2015 at 9:10 am - Reply

      I found my dream boots on such a good sale after New Years! They are starting to come down in price!

  19. Stacie @ SimplySouthernStacie January 16, 2015 at 7:30 am - Reply

    I have that exact same sweater! Color and everything : ) I actually wore it to work yesterday.

  20. Blane Sherer January 16, 2015 at 6:59 am - Reply

    Love the total outfit : very nice.
    Sweaters certainly can make a wonderful fashion statement as you have certainly shown here.

  21. Jenny January 16, 2015 at 5:19 am - Reply

    Cute! My go-to formula for dressing up a sweater is simple: a button down, dress slacks/crops, and great shoes! Love your purse! Santa is smart! πŸ˜‰

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