The Perfect Piece for When You Want to Look Chic Yet Stay Cozy This Holiday Season

And keep your budget in check, of course.

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Cream cable-knit sweater dress on model.

The “Fabulous Find of the Week” column brings you a new style steal weekly that will both keep some cash in your wallet and keep you looking, well, fabulous.

Ladies, December is finally upon us and that means holiday cheer is in full swing! Bring on the Christmas tree decorating, hot cocoa sipping, and The Polar Express watching.

Now, all of these activities require the perfect outfit (obvi). Besides Christmas dinners, church attendance, or New Year’s Eve party gear, holiday activities scream coziness to me. So you’re in luck, ’cause that’s what we’re here to give you today!

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As I perused the web to find the perf Fab Find for y’all, I stumbled upon what seems to be the coziest, wear-with-anything sweater dress. And I just about flipped when I saw that it came in winter white!

Okay, technically cream but I got excited.

This cable sweater dress from Hollister is the perfect piece to throw on no matter what your day has planned as it will keep you warm + looking awesome. Oh, and yeah, it’s $24. Bless.

So, whether it’s studying for finals, reading/netflixing with some hot cocoa, or spending some time outside, I’ve got ya covered. Check out 3 outfit ideas for these activities down below!

Cozy Sweater Dress Look 1: Class + Studying at Your Fave Café

Outfit for studying including cream sweater dress and starry tights.

Products: Dress – Hollister, Tights – Urban Outfitters, Booties – Target, Backpack – Forever 21, Binder – Macy’s, Scarf – JCPenney, Earrings – Macy’s, Lipstick – Amazon

If you’re a lady who likes to look a little more put-together as she heads to class or out for some studying (I mean, look good, feel good amiright), this is the look for you. Sometimes I show up at class looking like I just rolled out of bed, but I try to minimize those days. I know I feel more on top of my game when I put effort into my appearance.

Pair your sweater dress with these unbelievably chic silver starry tights that glisten as you walk. Grey oxford booties come next, and will contrast with the cream tone of your dress.

Keep your neck warm with a snug grey scarf and accessorize with golden pearl drop earrings. Swipe some red lipstick on if you get the chance, and throw your binders and books into a chic red backpack. Don’t stress about exams, girl — you got this.

Cozy Sweater Dress Look 2: Curled Up On the Couch With a Book + Hot Cocoa

Cozy sweater dress outfit with slippers + socks for relaxing.

Products: Dress – Hollister, Slippers – Macy’s, Socks – Urban Outfitters, Mug – Etsy, Throw – Belk, Scrunchie – Etsy, Mask – Bed Bath & Beyond

Ahhh, so you come home after a long day of studying and it’s time to give your body + mind some self care and read a book, do a face mask, and/or watch some TV. Oh, and don’t forget the hot cocoa of course.

Slip on some comfy cream socks and cream slippers to mimic warming your toes by a fire. Throw on a red plaid blanket for overall comfort and slip on an eye mask if your eyes need some R+R after all the homework cramming. Toss your hair up out of your face with this chic, red silk scrunchie (see our tips on how to wear scrunchies!) and you are ready to relax and destress the day away.

Cozy Sweater Dress Look 3: Taking a Walk in the Snow + Watching the Christmas Lights

Sweater dress outfits: How to style a sweater dress with green vest and red scarf.

Products: Dress – Hollister, Leggings – Macy’s, Vest – Target, Socks – Lord & Taylor, Booties – Lulu’s, Scarf – Old Navy, Clear Ornament – Cracker Barrel, White Ornament – Christmas Central

One of my favorite winter pastimes is taking a walk in the snow and reflecting on the past year, what it’s taught me, and things I can work on for next year. Or, if I don’t want to feel sappy, I love to simply see how people decorated their homes for Christmas.

On these occasions (or any outdoor event), cozy up in warm leggings under your dress. Slip on some festive light socks because even if you’re the only one who sees them, they’ll put you in the mood (promise). Black ankle booties are the perfect staple for this look.

Grab your favorite vest to throw on over your dress, whether it’s army green like this one, or a chic, faux fur vest to dress this look up a little. Wrap your neck with a snug red scarf, and you are ready to catch some snowflakes.


What do you think about this week’s Fab Find? How would you style a sweater dress? Which outfit is your fave? Start the convo below.

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