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Knit Dresses

By Amra B. 

How to style knits in the fall and winter season:

With the cold winter days, I find that I often look for warm and practical fashions that I can easily incorporate into my existing wardrobe. Knit dresses have been one of my favorite winter staples; they are incredibly easy to wear and look equally amazing when worn with a flat boot or a high heel. The current trend of oversized knits has made the Row designers Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen pair up their knit “dresses” with wide legged pants for an effortless and chic office attire. 

Below are some suggestions on how to wear knit dresses this season: 

Knit inspiration: the Row fall 2014

1. Wear it as a dress: the easiest way to wear a knit dress is to add a pair of tights and knee-high boots. I love dressing my knit dress by pairing it up with flats during the day, and adding a high heel bootie/boots during the night.  I also love combining a knit dresses with trendy sneakers for an ultimate cool (yet relaxed) vibe. 

A knit dress with tights and knee high boots

A knit dress with sneakers 

A knit dress with oxford shoes and knee high socks

Add a pair of pumps to your knit dress for a feminine and polished look 

2. Wear it as a shirt: The seasons oversized fashions have inspired me to wear my knit dresses as a sweater. Fashion icons like Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen have combined their oversized knits with wide legged trousers for a ultimate fresh take on knit wear. If knit on knit seems like a bit much, I suggest pairing your knit dresses with wide legged jean bell-bottoms or dress pants. 

Knit dress with a flowy skirt 

Add a pencil skirt to your knit dress for amazing office attire 

A knit dress over a loose black pant

Add (p)leather pants and pumps to your knits for a "très" chic look 

For a perfect weekend style, add loose jeans and a pair of pumps

3. Don’t forget to accessories: chunky knit looks best when worn with chunky jewelry; simple jewelry tends to get “lost” in the thickness of the material. I also love adding a belt to emphasize the waist and a hat or a head-piece for a touch of boho vibe (see mine below). 

A knit dress with a chunky necklace

A knit dress with a chunky knit hat 

4. Size matters: chunky knit dresses are meant to be worn loose; if in doubt, go for one size bigger. The roomier the knit, the more it gives off the slimming-effect. 

Oversized knit dress with a multicolored detail 

Loose black knit dress 

Oversized knit dress with a pair of nude pumps gives an extra slimming effect 

Oversized knit dress with chunky platform boots 

Wishing you a great day!

Outfit: H&M knit dress, Brian Atwood boots, Zara socks and a headpiece, Gucci purse

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