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Would You Wear… an Embellished Sweater?


Fashion trend: Embellished sweaters
A LaROK cardigan and two street stylers rocking embellished sweaters. Photo Credits: 1, 2, 3

The doldrums of February are seldom inspiring. I find myself staring at each summer dress in my closet, fingers lingering on the breezy fabrics, yearning for warm weather, before I finally reach for yet another sweater. If you find yourself facing the same sweater-wearing rut as me, why not snazz one of your trusty ones with some embellishment?

I’ve been spying them everywhere: Sweaters with rhinestones, studs, chains, and beads are – dare I say it – popular? The best part about wearing a sweater with edge (other than the fact that you will be on-trend), is that you can do it yourself! There are so many great tutorials, so why not spend an afternoon embellishing a sweater of your own? Be sure to check out P.S. I Made This’s tutorial on embellished gloves or Runway DIY’s screw-studded sweater.

However, if you decide you’re going to shop for one instead, loads of budget retailers are bound to have them. Try Zara, H&M, Forever 21, or Topshop.

Here’s a sample way to style one…

Embellished Sweater Sample Outfit
Product Information: Sweater – My Wardrobe, Tights – Shop Ruche, Shorts – Miss Selfridge, Booties – DSW, Bag – Zara, Ring – Modcloth

What are your thoughts?

Leave a comment below and let us know! Do you like embellished sweaters? Which sweater above is your favorite? Of course we want to know how you’d wear it, so describe what you’d rock one with!

Posted on on February 7, 2012 / Filed Under: Would You Wear? / Tags: , , , , ,

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17 Responses to “Would You Wear… an Embellished Sweater?”

  1. 1
    February 7th, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    I definitely would wear an embellished sweater, I just need to find a nice one!


  2. 2
    February 7th, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    I think they’re adorable :) really loving the michael kors sweater!!

  3. 3
    February 7th, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    Hell yes. I think an emblish sweater is a statement piece on its own and I would ROCKIT!

  4. 4
    February 7th, 2012 at 2:34 pm

    Heck yeah! Love the embellished cardigan.

  5. 5
    February 7th, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    I like sweaters that are subtly embellished — either on the shoulders or around the collar. It’s probably the easiest way to integrate a little glitz into a sweater without looking over the top. Also loving the booties you picked out!

  6. 6
    February 7th, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    i lovee shoulder details! definitely would! :)

  7. 7
    February 7th, 2012 at 4:58 pm

    nice outfit!! have an embelished sweater too!!

  8. 8
    February 7th, 2012 at 5:59 pm

    Love them…but wouldn’t buy any because it’s hard to wash them! and I don’t have time to hand-wash :p

  9. 9
    February 7th, 2012 at 7:02 pm

    I think they’re very cool. I have sweater that’s grey with pearl and gold beads all over it and it’s absolutely one of my favorite sweaters :)

  10. 10
    February 7th, 2012 at 7:06 pm

    I like this trend! It’s seems like a good way to add some fun to your sweater and some pep in your step while were all waiting for warm weather! :) I would where one just like you styled it, great post!

  11. 11
    February 7th, 2012 at 8:43 pm


  12. 12
    February 8th, 2012 at 12:09 am

    Shoulder or collar details = YES. So wonderful.

  13. 13
    February 8th, 2012 at 12:28 am

    YES! I own a gorgeous pink embellished sweater and it looks amazing – I always get compliments when I wear it and find that it can be dressed down too!

  14. 14
    February 8th, 2012 at 1:13 am

    Yes! Love embellishments.

  15. 15
    February 8th, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    Yes, I think it would be the perfect look, one that you can dress up for a night out or more of a casual look for class. Love it!

  16. 16
    February 10th, 2012 at 12:02 am

    I so would wear that, they’re gorgeous! But it’s still summer where I am, so not just yet :P

  17. 17
    February 20th, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    I love cute sweaters! :) With being petite and loving easy-throw-on pieces, I absolutely adore wearing an embellished sweater. So versatile as well!

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