Fashion {experiment} week | sweater + summer dress

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I’m always looking for ways to extend the life of my clothes.  Two ways to wear is a big deal around here.  My summer dresses almost always get some love in the winter because I can throw a jacket, scarf and boots with it during colder months.  But a chunky, slouchy sweater over a short, summer dress?  This is a first for me.  I’ve been wanting to try this look after seeing many others perfect it.

If you’ve missed out on Fashion {experiment} week, you can see yesterday’s post here.

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I have one more Fashion {experiment} week look prepared for tomorrow.  Don’t miss it!

S H O P  the  L O O K
{Sweater} Forever 21 similar | {Dress} 6pm similar | {Ankle boots} Carlos | {Scarf} Romwe similar | {Bag} Charming Charlie similar


What I Wore Wednesday with Cappuccino and Fashion
I Feel Pretty with Get Your Pretty On

Shopping My Closet

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Pumps and Push-Ups

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  • Love this look on you! I’ve done a sweater over a maxi dress but never tried it over a spring dress. I really like out it turned out. I really love the way you styled your hair too! So cute!

    • It was kind of my “I’m over it” hair day but thankfully it turned out to look halfway decent.

  • I love layering summer pieces with sweaters or jackets to wear them during the chillier months! I just hate putting away those cute summer dresses! Love this!

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

    • I know! This was one more attempt to find a way to wear that dress. I enjoyed doing it this way.

  • Kaitlyn

    All time favorIte look you have done on the blog!! Everything about this outfit is perfect!

  • Love it! This is the perfect combination for Florida winters! -Dorrie @ Bear Den Plantation

    • For sure. You can totally rock it!

  • Such a great way to extend the life of a summer dress and is it weird to say I really love your hair like that?! xo, Biana – BlovedBoston

    • I like it that way too because it doesn’t take any time to do it and it stays out of my face all day long!! So it’s a good change of pace… that’s the reason I like having long hair.

  • Amy Ann

    I am always trying to find multiple ways to wear things too. Love how you styled this.

    Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

    • Thanks, Amy Ann. Now I’m wondering why it took me so long to pair this look together?

  • I love a good sweater over a dress! Yours is so cute!

    • Thanks Megan. This was a fun twist to the usual cardigan.

  • What a cozy sweater! Such a great idea to wear your sweater over a dress. You look adorable!
    We Shop in Heels

    • Thanks Tatiana! Always trying to find new ways to wear the same stuff!

  • Such a great way to wear a summer dress! Love your hair too, it’s effortless and cute.

    pumps and push-ups

    • Thanks! I’ve gotten so many comments on that today – which makes me laugh because it’s just my “uggh” hair day. But it’s nice to know that it looks halfway decent 😉

  • I love this look on you so much! I have to say too, I really love your hair like that. My buns never look that good!


    • Girl, it happens that way on some days but not so much on other days. Completely hit or miss… this just happened to be a hit day :)

  • You look so great! Love the dress you picked to go over the sweater. Love the way you did your hair, too!

    • Thanks, Olya. It’s nice to be able to just throw the hair up and have it look halfway decent because – believe me – there are plenty of days that it doesn’t!

  • I have so many great summer dresses that could definitely use a winter transformation – love how you layered this for a brand-new look!

    • Yes, try it out!! I think the key is to have a short dress and a long sweater. That’s what I was noticing about all the inspiration looks I found.

  • Great outfit! I’ve never tried a little dress under an over sized sweater, but I should. It looks great
    Dresses & Denim

    • I kept seeing it on Pinterest and other blogs so I figured it was worth a try and I’m really glad I did.

  • Jan

    That’s really cute! Been thinking of doing that but haven’t had the “perfect weather” to do so :)


    • Thanks, Lady! You should definitely try it.

  • I am LOVING this!!!

    • Thanks, Joey. It was a brand new look and I really enjoyed it.

  • How cute are you?! I love this look and your hair!

    • Thanks, Amanda! Half the time when I throw my hair on top of my head like that, it looks terrible. This was one of the days that it turned out to look decent.

  • Claire, I love your hair that way! Looks awesome! You are so bold with your outfit decisions – I love this fashion idea!

    • Thanks, Lauren! I’m laughing at all these comments about my hair because… this is my lazy hair look! Sometimes it turns out looking terrible and sometimes it looks good… this was one of those good days!

  • You’re seriously a babe! I wish my hair looked like that on my lazy hair day! And girl… that outfit is amazing! xo

    • Well, it doesn’t happen this way every time so don’t get too jealous! I’m not sure why it took me this long to rock this sweater over the dress… what was I waiting on??

  • I absolutely adore the way you’ve styled this look! Wish I could pull of a sweater + shorts combo!

    XX, SS || A Little Seersucker Sass

    • I know! I want to try that one too :) I’m sure you could pull it off!

  • Love this outfit! I never think to put sweaters over dresses. Such a smart idea! I love those sunglasses too by the way. So chic!

    • I always do cardigans or jackets but this one was a fun change. The sunglasses came from Wal-Mart for $5. I always buy a cheap pair for the lake… because I’ve been known to lose a few out there… but I liked these so much that they go beyond the lake!

  • Love you smile! Great look beauty!
    The skirt is precious!!
    Happy week end!
    Maggie D.
    Fashion Blog Maggie Dallospedale fashion diary

    • Thanks Margaret! I really loved branching out and wearing that look.