How to wear a cardigan as a dress

Is it a Cardigan or a Sweater Dress? That is the question! Technically it’s a cardigan, but it can be whichever one you want it to be. This season all the sweaters and cardigans are big, over-sized, and chunky. This makes a perfect style recipe for wearing a cardigan as a dress— which is exactly what I’ve done here. When I first saw this cardi I knew it was a cardigan but I visualized it looking a lot better as a dress. And that is what fashion is all about, right? Taking clothes and creating your own style. The houndstooth pattern is classic and adds a chic elegance while still being relevant for the current Fall trends. Click on any picture or see the Outfit Details & Shop the Post section below for direct links to shop this outfit.


I’ve paired this cardigan with these super cute sock booties. I love these boots because they slip on easily and on days when I don’t feel like wearing a super high heel, it gives just the right amount of height while still being comfortable to walk in all day. I’m sort of madly in love with this burgundy color too!


Cardigan: Cardigan with Contrast Buttons

Booties: Heeled Sock Booties

Mini Bag: Mini Coffer Bag


You guys already know I am all about mini bags for Fall. I like a bag with utility and it’s nice to lighten my load instead of carrying an oversized bag with way more than I need in it. This mini coffer bag is retro chic and fits my iPhone, lipstick, credit cards, lipgloss, and a pack of tissue. That’s really all I need — especially for a night out!

So what do you think about wearing a cardigan as a dress— would you do it?

Xo, Melissa


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