Do you struggle with transforming your outfits from day to night? Don’t worry, CF is here to help turn that daily annoyance into a fun challenge. Class to Night Out focuses on one piece per week, and aims to help you take your look from study sessions in the library to dancing the night away.
Sweater dresses are always a super comfy choice as the weather starts to get cooler. Sleeveless or thinner knit versions look amazing when layered under jacket and coats, and heftier versions in thick knits with sleeves can keep you warm all on their own. It doesn’t matter if you’re edgy or preppy – there is a sweater dress out there for you!
Sweater dresses this season aren’t all classic and ladylike – this piece has been given a fresh vibe with cool patterns, textures, and colors. In this post, I’ll be showing you how to style an adorable sleeveless sweater dress with a full skirt for both class and a night out!
Sweater Dress: Class
This black-and-white geometric print sweater dress looks city sleek when paired with black Chelsea boots featuring buckle detailing and a tote bag with a utilitarian feel. A silver wrap bracelet adds to the minimalistic, urban vibe.
Contrast the minimalism with some girly elements. Black-and-white polka dot socks with contrasting white lace add a sweet touch to the Chelsea boots. It’s also a fun way to mix prints! A classically feminine black cardi will keep you warm, while light pink fingernails look perfectly ladylike.
Sweater Dress: Night Out
The shape of this dress is very flattering, and is also very sweet looking. To keep this sweater dress from looking too sweet for a night out, toughen up the ensemble with a faux leather jacket.
Silver heels add a touch of glamour and shine, while a silver seashell-shaped bag with a holographic finish adds the perfect amount of whimsy. I saw that bag and I just thought it was adorable. It stays within the theme of the look, but adds a quirky flair. The only pop of color needed is a bright pink lip. Finish your beauty look off with a perfectly executed graphic cat eye.
Would you ever wear a sweater dress? To class? For a night out? On a date? How would you style this sweater dress? Let me know what you think of the outfits in the comments, and tell me what other pieces you’d like to see featured on Class to Night Out!
Halloween is just around the corner, so of course it’s time to bust out the spooky jams. Whether you’re at a costume party or watching scary flicks at home, there are some staple songs that you just can’t seem to escape.
Below, I’ve put together four outfits inspired by classic Halloween songs and their corresponding music video/movie scene looks. These outfits can easily be worn casually or tweaked and accessorized to wear as an actual costume. Scroll down to see them!
“Thriller” is arguably one of the top Halloween songs to ever exist. It’s a song that pretty much everybody knows, and an essential on any spooky playlist. Michael Jackson‘s look in the video is also one of his most iconic, making this a perfect candidate for Halloween fashion inspiration.
Of course, a red jacket is the most important part of the outfit, and you can wear a basic black tee underneath. If you aren’t comfortable rocking red on red like he does in the video, black pants are a great option. Lastly, a pair of loafers with white socks finish off the ensemble. For an added touch, a little eyeliner will emphasize your eyes like Michael’s in the beginning of the video, or, you know, create some sunken in zombie eyes.
Who You Gonna Call?
If there’s somethin’ strange in your neighborhood and you need an outfit you can go ghost-busting in, we’ve got you covered. A utility-esque jumpsuit is all you really need for the base of this look. And although high-tech ghost catching equipment isn’t currently available, strapping on a black backpack offers a pretty similar effect.
To follow the movie more closely, wear a black top underneath the jumpsuit and put on sturdy black boots. For a more cool and casual look, roll up the legs of the jumpsuit and wear some high-top sneakers, as well as a graphic tee that features the Ghostbusters logo.
You’re Into the Time Slip
The Rocky Horror Picture Show is a cult-classic film and definitely a favorite to watch on Halloween. One of the most popular songs from the musical is “The Time Warp,” a fun dance song that gives you instructions on how to dance along.
This outfit is inspired by the party-going group of “Transylvanians” who sing and dance to the chorus. The members of the chorus all don funky takes on tuxedos with colorful shirts and party accessories. For a similar look, start with a simple black blazer and Mary-Jane style shoes. Instead of plain black slacks, I included a pair of shiny disco pants for a more party-like vibe. Wear a shirt in any bright color that you desire, as well as sunglasses and bright lipstick to top off this danceable getup.
And Now You’re Mine
Although this isn’t the original version of the song, “I Put A Spell On You” is probably most recognized from Disney’s Hocus Pocus. One of my favorite things about the Sanderson sisters is that they aren’t witches who just dress in all black. Instead, they wear drapey and colorful dresses with capes and other wacky details.
To achieve a more toned-down version of the sisters’ attire, a dark blue maxi skirt and lace corset top paired with a waterfall-style cardigan are perfect for a colorful yet mysterious look. Black ankle booties, a funky statement necklace, and dark lipstick complete this bewitching ensemble.
What do you think?
Are you looking forward to Halloween? Do you have a favorite Halloween song? Would you wear any of these outfits? Would you like to see more posts like this in the future? Let me know in the comments below!
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