how you can style a sweater dress for 5 days

how you can style a sweater dress for 5 days; creative ideas on styling a simple wardrobe staples for every day of the week without breaking the bank REDRETICULE.COM

Yes, I’m wearing the same dress all week! It took me years and several “I have nothing to wear this with!” moments to realize the importance of basics. Having versatile pieces and good quality basics comes with a ton of advantages starting with a more organized and transparent wardrobe to saving more money. I picked a super simple sweater dress to challenge myself and style it for 5 days a week. This is what I came up with on how you can style a sweater dress for 5 days…

1. pair it with a structured blazer for a polished look

how you can style a sweater dress for 5 days; creative ideas on styling a simple wardrobe staples for every day of the week without breaking the bank REDRETICULE.COMhow you can style a sweater dress for 5 days; creative ideas on styling a simple wardrobe staples for every day of the week without breaking the bank REDRETICULE.COM

Adding a structured blazer and a pair of heels changes up the whole look from laid back casual to perfectly polished, “ready to tackle the next project” outfit.

 

2. top it off with a full skirt and blazer

how you can style a sweater dress for 5 days; creative ideas on styling a simple wardrobe staples for every day of the week without breaking the bank REDRETICULE.COM

Since this sweater dress has a very soft and relatively thin fabric, I pulled it up so the bottom portion does not hang out. Put a long sleeved blazer on and there you have your next work outfit!

3. throw on a long sweater and add a belt for a fun layered look for a casual Friday

how you can style a sweater dress for 5 days; creative ideas on styling a simple wardrobe staples for every day of the week without breaking the bank REDRETICULE.COM

Adding a belt can make all the difference in turning laid back into business casual. This layered look is cool, effortless and creative. A striped sweater is such a staple for year round!

4. layer it with a moto jacket for a casual brunch date

how you can style a sweater dress for 5 days; creative ideas on styling a simple wardrobe staples for every day of the week without breaking the bank REDRETICULE.COM how you can style a sweater dress for 5 days; creative ideas on styling a simple wardrobe staples for every day of the week without breaking the bank REDRETICULE.COM

5. add your favorite chambray

how you can style a sweater dress for 5 days; creative ideas on styling a simple wardrobe staples for every day of the week without breaking the bank REDRETICULE.COM how you can style a sweater dress for 5 days; creative ideas on styling a simple wardrobe staples for every day of the week without breaking the bank REDRETICULE.COM

Create an effortless and super chic look by adding your favorite chambray shirt and a pair of pumps! Swap out those heels for flats if you have a lot of running around to do. This pair with pointed toes is my go to basic when I want to look polished without hurting my feet.

What are your tips on how you can style a sweater dress for 5 days?

P.S.: Did you read the post on how you can style a shirt dress in three creative ways?

Photos by Rick Robillard

how you can style a sweater dress for 5 days; creative ideas on styling a simple wardrobe staples for every day of the week without breaking the bank REDRETICULE.COM

  • http://www.styleapastiche.com/ Chaicy Style A Pastiche

    I’m in Love with this chic and simple sweater dress that you styled in 5 ways, How versatile is that! And those shoes are really pretty. You look great !

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  • http://notjessfashion.com/ Jessica

    you really are a fashion inspiration, I love how always polished and classy your looks are 😀

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

  • http://pinksole.com/ Rachelle

    amazing styling, and thanks for these great tips.

    xo
    PinkSole

  • http://www.mixmatchfashion.com/ Tara

    Looks fab each way! My favorite is with the pink blazer.

  • Kathy

    I really love all 5 of these looks you created. It is giving me inspiration for my own sweater dress I recently purchased. Thanks for the great ideas. You look great in all of them.

    Kathy
    http://www.glamsimplified.com

  • http://themayden.blogspot.com May Cho

    Oh my gosh, this is such a great idea for a post! I think you look great in all the looks, and I love all of them! I think the greatest part about this post is how versatile the turtleneck dress is! I’m ALL for the blazer!

    May | THE MAYDEN | Bloglovin’

  • http://www.eleventhandsixteenth.blogspot.com Kimberley Pavao

    I LOVE this dress, the turtleneck aspect is so classic! Bravo!

    Eleventh & Sixteenth

  • http://forsevenseasons.wordpress.com for seven seasons

    I love when you do posts like this. You’re amazing at taking once piece and making it look different!

    https://forsevenseasons.wordpress.com

  • http://www.coffeeandablonde.blogspot.com Victoria Fox

    In love with with these posts you do! You look so amazing like always!
    xoxo,Victoria
    http://www.coffeeandablonde.blogspot.com

  • http://roadesque.com Valerie Price

    I love how you styled this dress…such beautiful looks!

    http://roadesque.com
    http://ourruins.com

  • Elisabeth Klassen

    Thank you for sharing this post. I love these ideas for how to style that kind of a dress. Amazing ideas and outfits.

    Diary of Elegance
    http://diaryofelegance.blogspot.ca/

  • http://tickleyourvanity.com/ TickleyourVanity

    What a brilliant styling options! You look lovely dear! xo
    http://tickleyourvanity.com/

  • Jacqueline Rendine

    These are great! So many great ways to wear a dress over again!

    xo,

    Jacqueline

    Stylin In St. Louis

  • Carylee

    Love this!! Love love love this! You truly remixed this to the max vs simply changing accessories/cover ups. Nicely done! So much awesome inspiration!
    Carylee | http://morepiecesofme.com

  • Shell Peterson

    Love this! I love expanding your wardrobe and getting the most out of your closet!
    -xo, Shell (http://acourageousbeauty.com/)

  • http://www.straightastyleblog.com/ Amy Ann Arnold

    You make this look so easy! I totally agree about having good basics. That dress is so versatile.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  • http://www.sweethelengrace.com/ Helen Veyna

    This is such a fun post! I definitely agree that having good basic pieces helps reduce those “I have nothing to wear” moments. I love how this dress looks layered underneath a skirt! That’s such a clever way to maximize your wardrobe.

    -Helen
    http://www.sweethelengrace.com

  • http://www.eatpraywearlove.com Leah Behr

    these are great tips! I love it with the sweater!

    xx Leah / http://www.eatpraywearlove.com

  • http://CH1K.com Helen Chik

    Adore how creative you got with the one sweater dress! I am so bad at figuring out different ways to wear the same pieces but this has really given me some ideas hun!

    Would love if you would check out my page and let me know your thoughts xx Love connecting with new bloggers!

    Helen
    http://CH1K.com

  • http://www.justatinabit.com Tina Phan

    This dress is so versatile! You got really creative especially with the black and white sweater over the dress. I love it!

    Tina
    http://www.justatinabit.com

  • http://michellespaige.blogspot.com Michelle Orsi

    Wow you are truly the best at taking pieces and remixing them in different ways! I am loving how you added a full skirt OVER the dress – so chic!

    michellespaige.com

  • thefashionsalt

    What a great post! I love it with the pink blazer and with the long sweater and belt! This is so inspiring!

    ~Lili
    http://www.thefashionsalt.com

  • http://www.sierraelizabethblog.com Sierra Oblad

    Love this post! All of your looks are perfect! I’m going to have to try doing something like this with one of the basics in my wardrobe! Thanks for the inspiration :)

    Sierra
    Sierra Elizabeth

  • Edwige A.

    Sweater dresses are my favorites… and I really love this post. Shows many creative and fun ways around just one piece! I love all the looks here. Definitely inspired!
    Edwige | http://www.hypnozglam.com

  • Charlotte

    This dress looks gorgeous on you and I love how you styled it :)

    Charlotte | MissyDress

  • http://www.rachelslookbook.com/ Rachel

    All of these are SO SO SO great! I’m loving how unqiue and chic #3 is!

  • http://www.dousedinpink.com Jill

    Wow! You did a fabulous job remixing! These looks are so chic and fun!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink