Wearing a dress when it’s cool outdoors can be a little tricky; the last things you want are shivers and goose bumps running up and down your legs. That’s where the beauty of a sweater dress comes in -- especially one in a neutral color like cream. The cozy knit will keep you warm, plus it pairs perfectly with a host of different leggings and accessories. Create any number of looks by mixing up colors and textures -- you’ll ward off the chill and look hot doing it.
As a light neutral, a cream sweater dress meets its match in rich, dark neutrals. The contrast of the soft dress against black, chocolate, charcoal or even navy-denim leggings creates a sumptuous, fall-friendly palette. Be adventurous and mix several neutrals into one look. For instance, wear black leggings with knee-high cognac riding boots and a matching satchel. Add a chunky gold cuff and a burgundy scarf for a little extra color. To glam up your sweater dress, opt for textured gray leggings or a houndstooth pattern, and slip on a pair of black high-heel pumps or taupe suede shooties. Rock dangling metallic chandelier earrings, and carry a studded black clutch for the picture of polished elegance.
Stacey Kole was managing editor of the International fashion and beauty publication Savvy where she penned stories on all things beauty and style, while writing cover stories on such celebrities as Victoria Hudgens and Julianne Hough. She continues to write for a variety of online fashion, beauty and health publications.
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