This Fall Fashion Trend Is Actually a Super Smart Packing Hack
As the weather cools, you've likely already added cozy sweaters and comfy fall dresses to your packing list. And while a pullover is always a fit atop your favorite denim and dresses will generally require a jacket of some sort; why not try the two together?
Layering dresses with knitwear, though, can sometimes read a little sloppy. The key to mastering this pairing is narrowing in on what you’re trying to achieve that day (or on that trip) and then, paying attention to proportions.
Planning to be out all day? You’ll want to be comfortable and not too constricted — loose-fitting dresses and oversized cardigans and pullovers with long lines are your best bet. Add a waist belt over top of both if you're more comfortable with that shape. Have an important meeting? Try a more put-together look like a fitted turtleneck under a no-frills, tailored dress. Attending a holiday party? Embellished knitwear and monochrome silhouettes are the perfect solutions to dressing up your dress and sweater combo.
Below, we show you our favorite dress and sweater pairings for fall.
Vince Oversized Cashmere Turtleneck Sweater + Mango Floral-print Dress
J.Crew Mercantile V-neck Cardigan + Elizabeth + James ‘Malta’ Satin-crepe Maxi Dress
& Other Stories High-neck Sweater + Albus Lumen ‘Alma’ Silk-satin Maxi Dress
In a season where holiday parties are in full swing, don’t get discouraged by the need to cover up. A monochrome look in the form of a dress and pullover knit combo is an easy solution to remain warm and elegant while party hopping during the colder months. Add festive earrings or embellished pumps to jazz up the look.
Everlane Pima Micro-rib Turtleneck + Silvia Tcherassi ‘Cedrine’ Dress
Rejina Pyo ‘Ella’ Off-the-shoulder Cardigan + Madewell Wrap-effect ‘Georgette’ Maxi Dress
Mes Demoiselles ‘Chelsea’ Cable-knit Cardigan + Batsheva Floral-print Prairie Dress
Prairie dressing is the best way to welcome the crisp air of fall. A Batsheva dress in all its historically American glory with a cozy cable-knit cardigan with feminine floral detail is the perfect set for an autumnal weekend in the country.