9 Sweater Dress Outfits That Aren’t as Basic as They Sound

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If autumn is the start of sweater weather, by wintertime, we’re well into sweater dress season. Think about it: The combination of back-to-back holidays and chilly temperatures call for looks that are comfortable, classic, and warm, right? Well, no ensemble achieves those qualities quite like sweater dress outfits. Plus, this cozy wardrobe staple can be worn season-round, so long as you know some fresh ways ways to style it.

See, sweater dresses are an outfit in and of themselves, and that’s why we love them. A done-in-one article of clothing, these dresses can be worn as-is, and you’ll look fabulous with minimal effort. That being said, any effort you put into accessorizing determines the number of looks you can get out of just one dress. To prove it, we scoured Instagram to find a few examples of how influencers are styling this quintessential winter piece. Scroll and learn.

Have any oversized sweaters or tunics that hit just above the knee or lower? Give lampshading a shot. The styling technique (originally coined by TheSkimm) saw a lot of traction between 2015-2017, with celebs like Ariana Grande, Kendall Jenner, Beyonce, J.Lo, and even Katie Holmes embracing the pantless look. Grande is still known to rock the trend, and we think it’s a great way to upcycle an item already sitting in your closet. Simply pair the oversized top with knee-high boots and accessorize how you see fit, but if it’s a little too cold to go bare-legged, a pair of thick tights and booties will do, too.

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