Dress Up A Basic Sweater + Lace Up Heels

Here’s one way to make a basic sweater look chic, polished, and very stylish.  I own a ton of sweaters because I am that person who is always cold.  Although spring for most is about ditching the sweaters, I will probably still be wearing my lighter sweaters or a jacket until late June.  But, I am always looking for different ways to dress up my basic sweaters.  Dressing Up Basic Sweater - Thrifting Diva Dressing Up Basic Sweater - Thrifting Diva Dressing Up Basic Sweater - Thrifting Diva
I thrifted this Zara cable knit cream sweater from New To You Consignment in Annapolis, MD.  My price, $3.50.  Retail price, $49.  Yes!  That is how much you can save if you take up my pleas to give second hand shopping a try.
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As I wanted to make this sweater outfit stand out, I decided to go with these beautiful wine colored lace up heels from Jessica Simpson.  I found these beauties at Macy’s online during one of their huge sales.  I sign up for email alerts regarding sales occurring at the big department stores.  This gives me the opportunity to keep an eye on ticket items that I have been eyeing, but simply not wanting to pay full price.  During their most recent sale, I was able to get these lace up heels for less than $25 with free shipping.  They retailed over $100.
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To add a touch of glamour, I decided to rock this wine colored floppy, wide-brim hat.  I recently found this hat at Georgia Avenue Thrift store in Washington, DC.  I paid $4, after a 25% military discount.  Yes honey, savings is my tea!  The hat color is awesome as it’s a color that can be worn year-round.  I think these floppy hats are not only chic and stylish, but super effortless in taking a “basic” sweater outfit up several notches.
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A very simple sweater outfit that now makes a statements with the simple additions of cute heels and a hat.  Of course, don’t forget to mention the low price tag!

What are your style tips to dress up a basic sweater?
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14 Comments

  1. I would love to go on a shopping outing with you one day.
    I could treat to lunch, pay for gas and learn some tips if you want a shopping buddy.
    I live in Hanover, MD, near Arundel Mills and I am USN Retired.

  2. Love this look! I love the burgundy accents, it works so well against a neutral palate. I ALSO love thrifting!! It can be addictive. Thanks for the inspo!

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