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How to Dress Stylish for Sweater Weather

Sweater weather is officially upon us. Whether you love the coziness of sweater weather or are just searching for ways to stay warm, a wardrobe update is necessary. In honor of the season for layering, scarves and sweaters, we have provided some style ideas:

Vintage and Retro Clothing

sweater weatherOne style that never goes out of fashion is vintage, also known as retro. Give these monikers to past style trends you’ve decided to re-designate as en vogue. It’s magical to be able to make fashion choices that go against the grain.

Vintage and retro looks are super fun – funky patterns, bright colors, and unique cuts and styles are everywhere! Pair an awesome 60s-style miniskirt with a chunky knit sweater, some bright tights, and some funky accessories and there you go: you’re a mod queen with killer style!

If searching for that one perfect piece sounds fun to you, make sure to peruse your neighborhood thrift store. It is likely the best place to locate finds from yesteryear. Secondhand shopping also offers your best opportunity to find authentic blasts from the past for your winter wardrobe.

Expressionist Wear

sweater weatherCertain fashion styles encourage identity expression, which can be a nice change of pace from an industry known for mass production. Winter can be dreary, and it’s easy to get lost in the dull colors that come with the season. When it feels hard to just be you, expressive attire is a simple way to promote your individuality.

The ability to put on a comfy sweatshirt that reflects your mood can feel liberating. Similarly, being able to wear a sweater or long sleeved tee that exhibits your favorite quote can be a subtle way to release pent-up emotions.

Expressing yourself through your wardrobe is one of the easiest means to get your point across, and you can do it by saying nothing at all. Let your true feelings show when you wear your favorite sassy sweater.

Camouflage and Military Apparel

Camouflage is making a name for itself in the fashion world as the “new neutral”. You can find camo clothing, accessories and outerwear in a variety of styles and colors at many retailers. For those not interested in paying a fortune to obtain this now-trendy gear, visit your local military surplus store or thrift shop. You can find amazing deals when seeking out gently-used treasures. Our suggestions: Stay warm and make a fashion statement with bomber jackets and heavy-duty coats.

Create Your Own Accessories

sweater weatherAn awesome way to amp up your winter wardrobe is by making your own accessories. Homemade necklaces, bracelets, earrings and hair décor can easily be yours. All you may need is a visit to a craft store and the dedication of some time. Or customize thrifted jewelry!

Experiment with beads, charms, ribbons, leather and anything else you might envision to design your own masterpieces. Show off your inner designer with one-of-a-kind creations.

Keep these tips in mind when shopping for your sweater weather wardrobe, and make your mark without breaking the bank.

About the Author

This blog was submitted by Emma Finn. If you would like to offer fashion advice and tips, share unique finds and what you used them for and/or stories you would simply like to share with other like-minded people, we want to hear from you! Contact us at blogs@iShopThrifty.org.

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