What are some ways to dress up my favorite sweater?

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    Elevating your favorite sweater is easy, just be sure to keep these tips in mind when creating your look. 

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    Throw It Over A Dress

    While a sweater is most predictably paired with denim, try buttoning up this soft layer over an overtly feminine dress. A textured, shrunken sweater can feel intentionally coy over a printed frock—especially one that explodes with volume from the waist down. Pair the whole look with tights, and wear your spring dresses well into winter.

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    Add A Pin

    Feminize and decorate your most boyish cardigan or pullover with a cluster of pins and gems. Gather grandma’s old brooches and special pieces that mix and match metals, pearls, and rhinestones. This unexpected shine can elevate an otherwise casual look to feel party-worthy

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    Wear It With Slinky Pieces

    Your mohair, furry, or fuzzy textured sweaters look totally scrumptious when styled with a lingerie-inspired camisole or dress. Let a silky number intentionally stick out the bottom of a warm knit. This combo can look romantic (especially in creams and nudes) or very ‘90s-esque (in a slip-dress-and-cardigan sort of way).

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    Pair It With Fancy Pants

    In the spirit of true high-low dressing, pair a menswear crewneck sweater with super fun party pants. Think: sequins, prints, or embellishments. Since your sweater will feel roomy and understated, you can take risks with some seriously festive trousers that would otherwise feel too costume-y.

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    Try It Belted

    A thin, longer cardigan can feel new when lassoed in with a thin belt. Try a colorful or metallic belt that can define your waist, and pair your cardi-belt combo with a knee-length skirt.

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    Go For Statement Earrings

    Glamorize any old sweater by pulling back your hair and letting an amazing pair of earrings steal the show. Look for earrings that are oversized and over-the-top with gems, shine, and shape. Skip necklaces or bracelets that compete, and pair back to a simpler pant or jean (a cropped skinny, perhaps) and a super sexy heel.

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    Give It Some Edge With Leather

    A traditionally cabin-friendly sweater can feel super relevant with a sexier fabrication, like leather. A leather pant (slim works, or try a baggy silhouette for extra cool points), shorts, or skirt updates this knit for date night or holiday celebrations. Be thoughtful in your color pairings—perhaps dark green with black, or a soft peach with burgundy—to really make an impact. 

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    You probably are already familiar with Emily Current and Meritt Elliott. These Los Angeles-based stylists are known for their work with red-carpet favorites like Emma Roberts and Mandy Moore, to name a few. In addition to their noteworthy stylist careers, the ladies are also the geniuses behind the beloved denim brand Current/Elliott. They will be answering your style questions, so be sure to submit your most pressing queries today!

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