A grey sweater dress doesn’t exactly conjure up images of a wildly exciting outfit, does it?
Strangely enough I’d had this basic item on my (wardrobe) radar for a while now, and to be honest I hadn’t really thought about how I was going to style it, or whether I’d just look like a big grey lump in it. First of all though: The hunt for the right grey sweater (or jumper) dress!
Over Christmas I ended up looking at and ordering several dresses – not all of them grey admittedly… I got distracted by some of the other sludgy colours out there. But grey is, of course, the perfect neutral when you don’t want to wear black (that’d be me, then).
The reason I went with this one from Marks & Spencer (sadly sold out, but this one from Zalando is pretty close) is because of the seam detailing down the front. It somehow broke up the wideness (=ahem= yes that’s a word) of the dress and made it a little more flattering and lengthening, especially when I added my Lizzy O double heart pendant… How pretty is that rose gold against the grey?
What really worked, though, was the addition of the sleeveless coatigan in this rich burgundy.
SHOP THE LOOK:
I’d had my eye on longline sleeveless waistcoats/vests/coatigans/whatever-you-want-to-call-thems for ages – Annette of Lady of Style being my guru of that garment – and so when I saw this burgundy colour with the beige panelling I knew this was the one.
Together with my tan OTK boots (which haven’t seen the light of day since the sciatica debacle) and ochre hobo bag, I am totally loving these colours right now. All warm, caramelly, rich and yummy colours. And talking of rich caramel colours…
The hair has changed.
I’ve since gone a completely different colour. Some of you may have seen it on my Instagram Stories last week, though as it was for a promotion (work, in other words) I’m not too sure how I feel about it. I may get it changed back to the colour you see here, but next week you’ll see an outfit post or two with the new colour. I just haven’t got used to it yet… It’ll be interesting to hear your reactions!
ARE YOU A SWEATER DRESS PERSON, AND HOW DO YOU STYLE YOURS? COMMENT BELOW, OR TAKE IT TO TWITTER @NOTLAMB!
Marks & Spencer dress (LOVE this one) | Marks & Spencer coatigan | ASOS boots (similar) | Marks & Spencer bag | Lizzy O heart pendant c/o | ASOS earrings (I like these) | Maybelline Vivid Matte Liquid Lipstick ‘Nude Flush’
OTHER GREY SWEATER DRESSES TO TRY:
OTHER SLEEVELESS WAISTCOATS (VESTS) TO TRY:
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The link up goes live every Monday at 3pm UK time and will stay open for a week. Whilst the original article was of course aimed at the 30+, you can be ANY age to link up. The only criteria is that you’re wearing whatever you damn well like!
Linking up etiquette…
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My favourite outfits from last week’s link up:
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