Sweaters & Pleats

You all already know how much I love a good high waist skirt. The way they fit my curvy yet short figure is absolutely amazing, giving me much longer looking legs, and a tiny waist, while accentuating my assets if ya know what I mean 😉

Normally I pair pleated skirts with skinny belts and cute tops for a fun daytime look, my self-proclaimed “mom uniform” is a high-waist skater skirt, tee shirt, cardi and fun sneakers, but I wanted to mix things up a bit this season.

Since we are experiencing really nice cool weather down here in Florida lately, I thought it would be fun to experiment with layers for a cute winter wonderland inspired outfit.

Instead of tucking a top IN to my skirt, I opted for a longer tunic style chunky sweater to pair OVER the skirt. This totally switched up the look to make it appear more like a dress which was amazing. Instead of the fit-n-flare style I’ve grown accustomed to, this actually looked super cute- like that of a drop-waist dress which is super stylish right now. I haven’t been able to find a drop-waist dress to fit my proportions correctly because of my wide set hips and overall petiteness, so I LOVE this alternative.

To finish off the look with a bang, I added a great maroon felt hat which is so seasonally appropriate and a great burst of sparkle in my statement necklace. Adding the sparkle at the neckline of the sweater really helps to soften the otherwise bulky item and gives you just the right amount of festiveness this holiday season.

I kept the other accessories light and just wore my Steve Madden pumps with a black quilted Kate Spade bag. I love that this black bag has gold hardware, since I don’t often wear silver, it’s really great to find pieces that match my daily jewelry looks. This bag also has a TON of room and works well with basically anything and everything!

Have you ever tried a sweater OVER a skirt?! Did you love the versatility you found in this new style?! Tell me all about your fav winter wonderland inspired outfits below! <3

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