The knitted dress is such a classic winter wardrobe staple because it keeps you cozy while still looking fabulously chic. But, who’s to say you can’t keep donning this versatile piece in the summer? If you’re looking for ways to keep wearing knitted dresses this summer, fear no longer! I’ve rounded up 5 different ways you can style this piece to make it your go-to look this season.
1. Pair It With Your Favourite White Sneakers
Nothing screams summer style more than a classic pair of white sneakers. A clean pair of white sneakers can stylishly dress down any outfit while adding a fresh element to your look. Throw these shoes on with a knitted dress when you’re going for a more casual look. It’s perfect for when you’re running around the city doing errands, or when you’re meeting with friends for weekend brunch.
2. Dress It Up And Belt It
Styling a knitted dress with a belt is far from groundbreaking, but this pairing is a timeless look for a reason. If styled with the right belt, this combo can accentuate your curves and create a well-defined shape (that can be lost under some knitted dresses!) Throw on some demi mules or a pair of wedges, and it becomes a cute outfit for date night or a night out with your girls. Want to make your outfit a little trendy? Pair your knitted dress with a belt bag – just please, for the love of god, make sure it’s not a cheap fanny pack.
3. Slip On Some Oversized Sunnies
There’s something about a pair of oversized sunglasses that can glam up any summer outfit. Though the trend was fun while it lasted, it is time to say goodbye to your tiny, razor-thin, Kendall Jenner-inspired shades and opt for something ten times their size. If you’re looking for a trendy look with your knitted dress, throw on a pair of shield shades or cat-eyed sunnies – these styles are all the rage this season. For a more timeless look, put on some oversized aviators or circular-framed sunglasses. No matter what you choose, this outfit will surely turn heads.
4. Be Bold With A Big Hat
Ginormous and floppy straw hats are a summer wardrobe staple. For when you’re going for a day at the beach or lounging by the pool, these hats give a bohemian feel to any look and instantly make you feel chic the moment you throw one on. Wear this accessory with a earth-toned (or even brightly coloured) knitted dress, and you’ve got a great outfit for patio drinks or a day out in the town. Are these floppy straw hats not really your thing? Channel your inner country girl and throw on a cowboy hat with some on-trend cowboy boots.
5. Accessorize With A Statement Bag
If you’re wearing a simple knitted dress and feel like you need something else to give your look a little more pizazz, why not make a statement with your purse? Depending on the bag you go with, it is a simple yet effective way to either dress up your look or play it casual. If you’re looking for an outfit to wear to work (or just love to dress your look up), a monotone-coloured knitted dress with a brightly coloured bucket bag and your favourite heels is the right way to go. For a more casual, laid-back look, accessorize your knitted dress with a structured or circular wicker bag.