Updated Sweater Dress

styling a sweater dress, winter fashion

Brrr. It’s cold out there. Sweater dresses are the perfect style answer to the question: What will I wear today? I got this dress at Barney’s a while back. It’s a navy knit dress that’s warm and cozy.

The problem with this dress is that it get a little dowdy with just leggings underneath. When I styled this I wanted to add some sass. So I slipped on some Urban Outfitters stockings to spice things up.

urban outfitters stockings

This look requires some confidence. It’s not going to make your thighs look any thinner, but it is fun!

ralph lauren riding boots

From there I added old, but recently shined (TIP: don’t forget to shine your boots ladies!) Ralph Lauren riding boots (get similar boots here) and a fabulous Patricia Nash backpack ($248). A vintage hat box in an antique shop in Bologna, Italy inspired the Over Dye collection from Patricia Nash. Perfect for stylish moms, this bag can hold everything you need and still leave your hands free. Each bag has unique character. Get similar here

sweater dress and boots

Did I mention the necklace? I saw this at a recent Avon video shoot. The fabulous ladies at Avon sent this collar necklace from Mark home with me. Score!

trendy collar necklace

How are you spicing up some outfits this winter? Share what you’ve been wearing on Monday Mingle and you could win this collar necklace from Mark!

mark necklace


Monday Mingle is a fashionable collaboration between me, Jill from Glamamom and Kristin from BonBonRoseGirls. Each week we post about our personal style and then invite our friends to join in the fun.

All photos by Bellamy Blue our favorite NYC studio www.bellamyblue.com



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Momtrends was not paid for this post. As always, we get a lot of free clothing to style. But no one paid me to put any of this together. 
  • I have couple of long legwarmers from Urban Outfitters and America Apparel! Life savers!:-) You look so cool! Hope you are having a wonderful day!
    Style-Delights Blog

    • momtrends

      It has been a while since I stopped in AA. Have to check them out.

  • Happinessatmidlife

    What a great look you are rocking today! Love how you wore the tights with the boots!


    • momtrends

      Edgy! Having fun this year with styling.

  • Beata B

    I absolutely love the outfit:) you look Superrrr 🙂 love it:)
    Have a lovely week. kisses Beata

  • Love that leather backpack

    Cha Cha
    Cha Cha The Fashion Genius

  • April

    That sweater dress look nice and cozy! Perfect way to beat that cold weather!!

    • momtrends

      cozy-chic a new category.

  • I was just looking at a sweater dress this weekend and wasn’t sure about purchasing – but this number is great! Love the stockings with it!


    • momtrends

      I adore sweater dresses. Can’t wear pants all the time in the cold weather.

  • thriftychicmom

    What a fun outfit and I LOVE sweater dresses!

    • momtrends

      Thanks Ellen.

  • Tiffany

    Look at you, hot momma! I love those over the knee socks!


  • Mrs_Jack_of_all_trades

    Perfect! And I love the bag too.. looks so well loved 🙂

    MRS JACK OF ALL TRADES (a fashion and life-style blog)

  • Allison Cooper

    LOVE the sweater dress and those FAB boot socks!

    • momtrends

      Thanks Allison

  • Corinne C

    I don’t know what I love more, the sweater dress or the outfit!

    I’ve never heard of this link up before, I must add it to my directory on my forum!

    Corinne x

  • Kezzie

    It looks really nice on you!!! I wish I could do the long socks thing but it always looks silly on me!!!! The necklace is really pretty too and gives it edge! Lovely to meet you- I am a newbie!x

  • Carrie

    I love the look that the over the knee socks gives to your sweater dress!


  • Brianne Manz

    Adore these stockings on you!

    • momtrends

      Thanks Brianne.

  • Jenny @ Babblings of a Mommy

    This look is ADORABLE, Nicole!! So school-girl chic. 😉


    • momtrends

      And cozy!

  • momtrends

    Wanted to try something fresh.

  • momtrends

    Thanks for joining the fun! We love new guests.

  • momtrends

    adore getting new visitors! off to check out your site.

  • momtrends

    Expertly distressed!

  • momtrends

    Thanks–trying a new look…you never know what will work.

  • momtrends

    It’s a good one. Patricia Nash does distressed so well.

  • momtrends

    Thank you!