Kelly / IslandChic77 wearing a wool coat, sweater dress, over-the-knee boots, with gold jewelry, sunglasses, and YSL bag in Soho NYC.

Are you looking to stay stylish and on-trend this winter without breaking the bank? Look no further than the classic sweater dress and over the knee boots. This winter fashion staple can take any outfit from not to hot in no time! Whether you want to dress it up for a night out or dress it down for a casual lunch date, you can look like a million bucks with just a few simple styling tips. Read on to find out how to style your sweater dress and over the knee boots on a budget.

Kelly / IslandChic77 wearing a wool coat, sweater dress, over-the-knee boots, with gold jewelry, sunglasses, and YSL bag in Soho NYC.

Well before we get into it, let’s talk about my dress that I’ve had for awhile and I love it. I keep finding new ways to wear it which literally made the hubbz ask me; “Is that New”? lol. We’ve been having some warmer days this Winter and your girl has been taking total advantage of that. What I love about wearing a sweater dress is that it always gives cozy meet sexy and your outfit almost always looks more expensive than it actually is, and we are always here for that. Another thing I love about wearing sweater dresses is that you can eat as much as you want and no one will ever know; so let that tummy be relaxed girl hahaha; unless you are going for a more fitted sweater dress.

Kelly / IslandChic77 wearing a wool coat, sweater dress, over-the-knee boots, with gold jewelry, sunglasses, and YSL bag in Soho NYC.

When it comes to finding the right sweater dress on a budget, there are so many options to choose from. If you’re looking for something more affordable, try looking in stores like H&M and Zara. You can find great options that won’t break the bank. For more of an investment piece, try browsing department stores or high-end boutiques.

The first thing you may look for in a sweater dress is the neckline, try to figure out which looks more flattering on your body type. Do you prefer a turtle neck style dress or do you prefer more of a V-neck to show cleavage, a V-neck universally looks good on just about anyone. It helps to elongate your body and draws attention to your beautiful face.

The next thing you want to do when looking for a sweater dress is find the perfect shape for your body. Do you prefer a more roomy- loose dress? Do you want it to be a more fitted, longer or shorter style dress? Do you need the waist to be cinched in? Which you can always achieve with a wrap  style sweater dress or you can simply do so with a blazer, jacket or a belt. 

The next thing you want to look for is the fabric weight and knit. You may prefer a thinner sweater dress or a bulkier look like the one I’m wearing. I honestly love both for different occasions. So in Summary keep in mind the neckline, shape, fabric weight, and knit of the dress as these are key features that will help you find the perfect piece for you!

Kelly / IslandChic77 wearing a wool coat, sweater dress, over-the-knee boots, with gold jewelry, sunglasses, and YSL bag in Soho NYC.

When it comes to boots or shoes in general the shoe simply has to be comfortable, can I walk around all day or just for several hours? Because let’s face it, if the boots are uncomfy you’re not going to wear them. So be sure to shop from brands that pride themselves in comfort. For example; if you have a wide foot a narrowed toe isn’t going to feel good.

The next thing you want to be sure of is the shoe size; especially for over the knee boots. When choosing your boots, pay close attention to the size of your legs and ankles in order to look flattering. If you have wider calves, look for boots made specifically for wide calves. Boots also stretch so if you buy them loose they will only loosen further. These boots I’m wearing are from Steve Madden. I’m a huge fan of their boots so I always look there first. Be sure to pay close attention to the material. When buying boots, I recommend a leather option as leather is tight, lasts longer and it also stretches. 

Ohhh can’t forget this one, when shopping for over-the-knee boots always pay close attention to the heel. The wrong heel can be very uncomfortable. So look for a heel height that is more suitable for you. Lastly, be sure that the boots you’re shopping for as arch support. 

Kelly / IslandChic77 wearing a wool coat, sweater dress, over-the-knee boots, with gold jewelry, sunglasses, and YSL bag in Soho NYC.

Okay there you have it, I hope this post has convinced you to go out and invest in a sweater dress. Sweater dresses are cute and feminine. They will always be in style because of their knit material. You can take it day to night and most importantly it looks good on women of any body shape and age.  WIN! WIN!

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