STYLE GURU STYLE: Sweaters & Top Knots

Winter weather does not have to sacrifice all casual weekend looks. One of the most important trends for the winter season is layering. Layering can include almost anything, but simple layering staples every Fashionista should have in their closet include a patterned T-shirt dress, a neutral oversized sweater and a plethora of simple accessories to top looks off. All of these pieces can be worn in various seasons and with different looks. In this case, I was able to make a comfy layering look seem chic by adding darker and more urban accessories.

Taking inspiration from the Kilian Kerner fall 2016 Berlin fashion show, I combined casual knits layered over a print with a weekend friendly style, similar to the Kilian Kerner collection. I stuck to the color pallet with neutral clothing and darker accessories but made the outfit a more casual look. I combined the looks seen in the Kilian Kerner collection with a more relaxed feel, including the oversized sweater and tan suede booties.

Simple sweaters never go out of style. In this outfit, my goal was to create a fun weekend look by combining simple pieces with trendier accessories. To achieve this idea, I first layered a striped T-shirt dress under an oversized tan sweater then added the accessories. The finishing pieces included the ruffle socks and classic tan suede booties, which added a playful girly detail to the look.

My outfit includes a striped Wasabi+Mint T-shirt dress, an oversized Piko sweater, Forever 21 ruffle socks, Tommy Hilfiger suede booties, and a vintage black leather clutch. To add to the look, I layered three simple gold necklaces and added a classic gold Michael Kors watch. A trendy half topknot bun and ‘70s inspired round framed sunnies completed this look by adding a fresh vibe.

The plain striped T-shirt dress and chunky sweater will always be closet staples but by adding the vintage clutch, round sunnies and ruffled socks I was able to make a casual look more fashion forward. Combining all of these different items made for the perfect weekend inspired outfit.

Get My Look: 1. T-shirt dress. 2. Sweater. 3. Ruffle socks. 4. Black clutch. 5. Round framed sunnies.