It was hard to think about fall with the GORGEOUS summer-like temperatures we had last Saturday, but then Sunday arrived and with it, fall. And as much as we love summer in the Dells, fall is really where our heart is. Football, leaves, apple orchards and, most importantly, sweaters! It’s comfort food season, people…so warm up your casserole and take a seat as we talk about fashion trends for one of our most figure forgiving fashion staples.
First, let’s go casual. This look couldn’t be more comfy/cozy:
SO many things to love about this look. It’s simple, right? just a sweatshirt really and a pair of jeans. But we’ve amped up the style factor with the design of the sweater/sweatshirt with the turtleneck detail and the finishes at the seams. It’s also super soft, which doesn’t mean a lot from a style perspective, but we’ve ALL had those really cute sweaters that we just can’t wear because they’re so scratchy. So when a sweater is on trend and comfy it’s a win win. This look is from Apricot Lane Boutique and on sale!
Another beauty bit of comfy goodness from Apricot Lane: We love this claret ribbed crewneck (perfect for a Badger game). It’s a simple sweater, but when the multi-pattern scarf and suede riding boots are added, the simple sweater is transformed into a complete and cohesive look. Not into scarves this season? You could layer a button down under the crewneck in a fun pattern for another option.
This is variation on the sweater theme from Maurices. The color palette and the mix of patterns makes the look a bit edgier, but it’s the same basic premise: Sweater, jeans/jegging, boots. The best part of this look for us? THAT BAG. It’s beyond fun and wearable with so many things.
Now, let’s look at the business/business casual side of the sweater, shall we? Here’s some options for the Casual Friday look, or any day of the week look if your workplace has a more casual dress code:
But let’s not forget the dressier side of the sweater. Like these adorable sweater dresses! Who doesn’t love a sweater dress? Pull it together with some tights and a pair of boots and you’re out the door in a jif, but looking polished like you slaved away on your look for hours.
And our look of the week: the basic sweater with the so-not-basic pencil skirt. This look has us at first sight: the knotted detail and rusching in the skirt along with the asymmetrical hemline needs a simple sweater to show it off. Even though the sweater plays in the background here, it’s 100% perfect with the skirt. And those shoes! Just because it’s cooler out now doesn’t mean you have to completely give up the open toes….just keep it for days when you’re inside most of the day.
Interested in these looks? Shop at Outlets at The Dells now and get them while they’re hot so you can wear them when it’s cold. Happy Shopping!