I am so in love with this vintage sweater dress that I couldn’t leave it out of this weeks peak at my vintage clothing.
This little lovely came from a swishy second-hand shop in Daylesford. I fell in love with it because the print reminded me a bit of a Marni type print and I loved the olive-green with the bright turquoise blue circles. Not to mention the price was right $10! That’s what happens when you buy winter items in the summer, you get a bargain!
The Sweater Dress, Vintage Version One – You may recall this basic look. It’s absolutely one of my favourite looks from my wardrobe and very easy to wear to any number of situations…work…out…you name it, the classic nature of this look will do about anything for you. I have added grey tights, black vintage style patent leather handbag (Target, two years ago, about $25), and my Prada patent leather penny loafers (bought at an outlet store on the border of California and Nevada two years ago – $250), as well as an olive coloured beaded necklace. Simple and classic, just the way I like it!
Vintage Sweater Dress, All Rugged Up – Just the concept of a sweater dress screams winter and staying warm so I went with that for this look. I stuck with the same basic accessories because I wanted to show that it doesn’t take much of a change to get a different look out of what you may already be wearing. So to the previous look I have added a grey faux-fur vest (purchased at a boutique in Hawthorn last winter and insanely expensive) and a scarf to keep the cold winter air out, everything else is the same. I think this look could be worn in Melbourne, even though it’s not all black, you’d still look cool and chic.
Vintage Sweater Dress Goes to Work – To put a little more business into this look I have changed out the faux vest for a tweed fitted blazer (Target again, two years ago, probably around $50) and the big olive necklace for a vintage art-deco piece I purchased in California back in February ($35).
I really did want to show that it doesn’t take much to change-up a look that you love to provide a bit of interest. It would have been easy to change the handbag or shoes and work with leggings and perhaps I’ll do that in other posts using this dress. Really this was an exercise in doing more with less.
What do you think? Are you a more or less kind of person?