Belt It Out // Striped Sweater Dress

Remember this loose fitting floral dress from the spring? I wore it an inappropriate amount last season and continue to do so now but as the weather begins to cool, I’ve been reaching for this warmer, navy number. When I first picked it up (inspired by The Londoner and her love of good quality, well priced basics) I had instant buyer’s remorse. The navy and white was a classic but it was too loose and I didn’t think I was tall enough to really wear the dress well.

Cue to a surprisingly chilly hump day morning a fortnight ago where I was hotfooting it out my bedroom door to catch the train and in an absolute hurry I threw this dress on and laced a belt around my waist. No time to toss up whether the outfit was flattering or not, it wasn’t until I got to work, checked myself out (HEYO we all do it) in the bathroom mirror and thought hey we have a new go-to piece for the next few months! Silly me to not think of this simple tailoring trick because going back to Rosie’s post made me realise she too had popped a belt on and that girl has legs for days! To keep the rest of the outfit clean and modern, I went with all round motifs – a bucket bag, round sunnies and my go-to earrings.

Now that I’m well satisfied with this dress, I am slightly remorseful over the fact that I never got the red and the light blue versions as well. Ah! What’s your go-to item in your work wardrobe at the moment?

Wearing: Uniqlo Sweater Dress (very limited stock left, similar here) / Lovisa Earrings (last seen here, similar here) / Oscar Wylee ‘Bryce’ Sunglasses in Rose Gold / Mango Belt / Forcast Heels (c/o last seen here) / Seed Bucket Bag (old last seen here, original version here and more affordable option here)

 

  • Elizabeth February 27, 2017 at 9:22 pm

    So pretty! Loving all the stripes. Happy Monday!
    Xo
    Elizabeth
    http://stripesandsolitaires.com

    • stylesmorgasbord@gmail.com March 4, 2017 at 4:29 pm

      Thanks Elizabeth xo

  • Tia Teilli February 28, 2017 at 12:04 am

    great outfit:)

    https://tiateilli.com/

    • stylesmorgasbord@gmail.com March 1, 2017 at 5:45 pm

      Thanks Tia!

  • Publicist in Pearls February 28, 2017 at 7:10 am

    Such a cute classic look!

    xo, Jennifer
    http://www.publicistinpearls.com

    • stylesmorgasbord@gmail.com March 1, 2017 at 5:45 pm

      Thanks Jennifer !!!

  • Kaitlin February 28, 2017 at 8:57 am

    What a classic dress!
    http://www.vanitycapital.com/style-blog/2016/12/5/snow-leopard

    • stylesmorgasbord@gmail.com March 1, 2017 at 5:46 pm

      Thanks Kait!

  • Mahi February 28, 2017 at 9:00 am

    wow looks great
    http://thestyleride.com/

    • stylesmorgasbord@gmail.com March 1, 2017 at 5:46 pm

      Thanks Mahi!!!

  • Tina March 1, 2017 at 5:01 pm

    This dress is so versatile! I love how you dressed it up here with a belt and those heels! I can totally see it being styled casually too. Great find!!

    Tina
    http://www.justatinabit.com

    • stylesmorgasbord@gmail.com March 1, 2017 at 5:47 pm

      Thank you Tina. It’s great with a fresh pair of white kicks too! Too right !

  • Stephanie March 1, 2017 at 8:55 pm

    Look so cute and beautiful 🙂
    Regards
    Lulus Coupon

    • stylesmorgasbord@gmail.com March 2, 2017 at 8:27 pm

      Thanks Steph xo

  • Rachel March 1, 2017 at 11:03 pm

    Beautiful sweater dress! You look pretty!

    http://chicglamstyle.com

    • stylesmorgasbord@gmail.com March 2, 2017 at 8:26 pm

      Thanks Rach !!

  • Vanessa March 2, 2017 at 1:10 am

    Love the striped sweater dress! SO chic!
    xoxo, Vanessa
    http://www.WhatWouldVWear.com

    • stylesmorgasbord@gmail.com March 2, 2017 at 8:26 pm

      Thanks Chicie!

  • Olga March 2, 2017 at 3:40 am

    Wonderful outfit:-)

    http://www.lostindaydreams.com/

    • stylesmorgasbord@gmail.com March 2, 2017 at 8:26 pm

      Thanks Olga!

  • Vicky T. March 2, 2017 at 5:51 am

    You could never go wrong with basics. It looks great!

    Vicky
    https://vickysscrapbook.com/

    • stylesmorgasbord@gmail.com March 2, 2017 at 8:26 pm

      Exactly! Thanks Vicky!

  • Jaime March 2, 2017 at 6:41 am

    The dress is so cute and I like that you added the belt to it! And love your bag!!

    ♡ Jaime
    http://thejaimeissue.com/

    • stylesmorgasbord@gmail.com March 2, 2017 at 8:26 pm

      Thanks Jaime xo