January 19, 2018

Red sweater dress

Hey, I'm going to let you all in on a secret... this sweater, it's actually not a dress. Yep. I decided to get a little creative and turned this comfy oversized sweater into a slightly edgy dress. Yay for finding new ways to wear clothes! 

Sweater (old, similar here) || Overall Dress (styled here) || Over the Knee boots || Earrings c/o via Rocksbox (use code: PASTELNPINKBLOGXOXO for your first month free!) || Tote

Happy Friday friends!

Anyone else has trouble finding sweater dresses that are the right length for them? I feel like I'm at the awkward height where something is too short to be a dress and awkwardly too long for me to be a top. I had always loved the look of cute sweater dresses with over the knee boots and I've yet to find the perfect one that looks just right to me. Also with being on a budget, I was really trying not to spend any more money on clothes after the After Party Sale (RIP bank account).

Related: How to look chic on a budget

I decided if I can't find the perfect sweater dress / want to spend the money on one, I'm going to "make" one of my own. I have always loved this distressed sweater and have actually had it since high school (it was also my very first Urban Outfitters purchase!). With the length, it had always looked weird with jeans so I'd always paired it with my favorite pair of leggings but had always thought if only it was a few inches longer it'd be such a cute sweater dress. 

I decided to play around with the idea of layering a skirt underneath to give it some length, but every skirt I paired with it just didn't look right. I'm not how this came about, but I just randomly decided to throw the sweater over my favorite black overall dress and BAM instantly my sweater turned into the perfect sweater dress. And there you have it, how my barely long enough to be a dress sweater turned into the sweater dress of my dreams. 

Haha, on the real note though, I thought I'd share this fun little clothing hack with you all. If you have a piece that you really want to wear it as a dress, try layering it over a mini skirt or even a dress! It's a great way to repurpose your clothing pieces and give them a little more life! 

Related: Thrift store shopping tips

Do you all have any go-to clothing hacks? If so, let me know in the comments down below! I hope you all have a wonderful day and as always, thank you for reading!


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