How to Add Interest to a Basic Sweater


how to add interest to a basic sweater


Button-up shirt, sweater, statement necklace…it’s an easy look that has been my uniform all winter. I have several of these crewneck sweaters that I reach for every week. A basic sweater doesn’t have to be dull. To add interest to a basic sweater, I opted for a plaid button-up instead of a solid color. Plaid shirts also seem to be the right weight for layering without being bulky, and the print gives the look some added personality. Finishing up with a statement necklace transforms this simple outfit into something special!


Styling tip: keep the collar out, rollup the sleeves, and leave the bottom untucked. 


navy pullover sweater + plaid button-up and statement necklace

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Shop How to Add Interest to a Basic Sweater:

Gap Crewneck Sweater

Plaid Shirt (option)

Silver Suki Joga Jean

Sam Edelman Petty Bootie

Necklace c/o Happiness Boutique

Earrings (option)

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Shellie at The Fab Journey is our co-host this week. She is from the South but has lived and worked in Asia for the last 21 years. She is married, has two kids, and follows Christ. Shellie shares how to live your life journey to your best, shares fashion and health posts as well.



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My pick this week is Valerie from The Style Files! Her winter look is cute and cozy, and I love the stripe and herringbone pattern mix!

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Thanks for visiting Doused in Pink, a Chicago style blog. I am here to bring simple style tips and outfit inspiration to help you elevate your everyday style. You will also find posts on the best beauty products, wellness, DIY projects and decorating ideas. My goal is that you leave feeling like you learned something new that helps you feel confident when you walk out the door.

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