April 28, 2013

Don't sweat it: simple ways to style your favourite sweaters!

While the Sydney weather still allows for us to bare skin in dresses and singlets, we’re well into Autumn now, and as the mercury starts to drop, sweaters are quickly becoming our best friends. Once upon a time, the only sweaters anyone wore were those grandma knitted and sent us for Christmas. But let’s just say, Grandma was onto something!  Sweaters are one of this season’s biggest must-haves for both men and women. Not only are they perfect for throwing on on those lazy days, but they are extremely versatile and can be styled for almost any occasion. “How?” you ask?! Here are just a few ways we like to personalise our basic, and definitely one of the most worn sweaters in our wardrobe.
 
 
Collars
Whether it be a collared blouse or dress, peeping a collar over the top of your sweater adds a cute touch to what would otherwise be plain and boring. Experiment with different colours, styles such as Peter Pan collars, and even textures such as lace, studded or sequined collars!
 
 
 
Statement Necklace
What better way to style a trend than with another trend?! Statement necklaces and sweaters are a match made in heaven. During the colder months many of us tend to turn to duller palettes. But necklaces, like the bright pink one we've got on, add the perfect touch of colour to brighten your look and jazz it up for the fanciest of occassions.
  
 
 
 Scarf
Scarves are the optimal functional accessory. The infinite patterns and styles of scarves out there mean you can personalise your winter look, while staying super cosy!
 
 
 
 
So next time you decide to throw on a sweater, make sure you remember our quick and simple tips to turn lounge wear into an outfit fit for any occassion.
 
Let us know which one was your favourite or other ways you might add a little pizazz to your sweaters!
 
©M + K

103 comments:

  1. I love the scarf!! I've just unpacked all my winter woollies, we've had frost in the mornings here.

    Thanks for the lovely comment you left on my blog, I am following you on GFC and Bloglovin now, us aussie bloggers need to stick together lol...

    Jac x0x

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    1. It hasn't been to bad here in Sydney. There have been a few cooler days but we've still been rocking our shorts!

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  2. love the first look :) collars and sweaters look great together! really helpful post xx
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  3. Great styling tips and nice photos too:-)
    Loved the pink statement neckpiece!
    K
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  4. I've always found the collar over the sweater look so hard to pull off! I need to keep trying this year haha :P

    -Bee

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    1. Definitely persist with it and let us know how it goes!

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  5. Great tips! I also love layering sweaters with collared shirts, it makes it look a bit more dressy without trying too hard. Another alternative to the statement necklace I like to do is to pin a few decorative brooches.

    xx Bo
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    1. Yeah, it really adds an effortless touch to the sweater!

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  6. I love all of the ideas. But The one with the statement necklace is amazing. I love that necklace!

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  7. I love the first way to style sweaters!

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  8. Cute sweater!!! Where is it from?

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    1. We love it beause it is so simple and easy to style in so many ways! It's from Cocolatte.

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  9. Che bella collana

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  10. Great post! I love all these ideas! Simple yet effective!
    Fashion Ganache.
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    1. They're simple and great for when you're tight on time!!

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  11. This is so useful! I always find myself wearing sweaters with a collar and hasn't really thought of any other ways! x

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    1. You should definitely give these others a go :)

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  12. Loved all the photos about this! check out my blog: http://fionashepherd.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thanks a lot. We'll defintely make sure we swing by your blog!

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  13. Amazing! Please check out my blog: http://fionashepherd.blogspot.co.uk/

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  14. sometimes I like to put multiple vintage brooches around my neckline of a plain jumper, or just one in the middle of my collar if i'm wearing a shirt underneath, sometimes it can make a quirky alternative to a necklace :)
    I love that pink necklace in the picture though. beautiful!
    Such a good idea for a post, I'm never out of my sweaters in england! <3 xx

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    1. We love the idea of having a brooch in the middle of the collar. We will have to try it out!

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  15. I love that you can pair a jumper with anything. Love that pink necklace!
    x Kirsty
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    1. KNits are so versatile so you can definitely get alot of wear out of them

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  16. Very informative post, thanks for sharing!:) xx
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  17. Such great ideas! I'm a self confessed scarf addict and absolutely love the one you've got on! Where is it from?

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    1. We are scarf addicts too! We're always looking to add to our collection. The scarf is from Portmans. They have so many nice styles to choose from :)

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  19. Such a pretty outfit I love how you have styled the shirt by layering with the jumper they match perfectly, hope you both had a great weekend :) x

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    1. Layering is a great way to create the illusion of a well thought out look when you're in rush.

      p.s. we had a lovely weekend, Krystel :)
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  20. That necklace is just gorgeous! I love how you stayed away from duller and boring colours usually associated with autumn or winter. Thanks for the inspiration!!

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    1. You welcome! We don't really follow rules when it comes to colours and seasons. We love our pastels and brights so we still love wearing them throughout the cooler months. We think it's a real mood-lifter on a gloomy autumn/winter day to be wearing something bright :)

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  22. Loving these ways to pair sweaters! Now I just wish Singapore was cold enough for me to layer.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!
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    1. it isn't cold enough for us to really layer here either. But there are other ways of layering with vests and dresses too :)

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  23. Hello, Australia!!! :-) We're getting into the warmer months over here in the UK (thank goodness!) but over our winter, sweaters (we call them jumpers!) were a huge thing! I love my loose-knit cram jumper teamed up with a long necklace and coloured jeans. Great post!

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    1. We love wearing coloured jeans with sweaters (or jumpers!) too! It's a great way to brighten up any outfit

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  24. Love the 2nd and 3rd photos. I'm such a sucker for anything bold, bright and colorful so that necklace and scarf surely caught my attention! Thanks for your wonderful comment on my blog by the way! Cheers!

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    1. We love our bright and bold accessories too! Even in the cooler months we don't stick by the warmer/darker tone rule :)

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  25. Thank you for the sweet comment on my blog! Your blog is lovely! Xo

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  26. these look great, loving the collar =)

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    1. that's definitely the favourite of the 3!

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  27. I love your sweater its soo cute! your statement necklace is really pretty! I love putting collars under jumpers :) Your blog is lovely and I am now following!
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    1. Thank you Sofia!! We've only started experimenting with collars under our sweaters and have been liking it so far :)

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  28. nice post, that bright statement necklace is great!
    Happy to be your newest follower!! xx
    pls, turn the word verification off, it's a real pain.....
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  29. I did the collar trick today! Worked a treat ;) xx

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    1. Isn't it cute! You know what makes it even better? We got it when it was on sale! Gotta love a bargain :)

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  31. Definitely stocking up on the knits! I've also found that most sweaters work well layered over denim shirts ;)

    x Gi
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    1. Knits are a definite must-have! We love layering denim with sweaters whether it be a shirt or dress :)

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  32. I love all three ways of styling it! A simple accessory change makes such a big difference in a look!

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    1. Doesn't it?! You could wear the same sweater for an entire week (not that you would) without anyone noticing!

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  33. Thanks for the comment on my April favourites :)

    I looove love love this necklace its so vibrant & pretty!

    Love Em, from www.dollhousebeautyblog.blogspot.co.uk

    -new follower.. can't wait to read more x

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    1. No problemos! Yes the colour is definitely what drew us to the necklace :)

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  34. All about accessories and collars lately too. Thank you for your lovely comment - I'm now following you on google and bloglovin'. Your blog is fab :)

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    1. Thank you, Anthea!! Collars are definitely the new statement necklaces of the season!

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  35. so fun! im going to wear mine the first way today.

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    1. That's great to hear! We love it when you guys let us know how you like to style your outfits :)

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  36. Nice afternoon read thanks! Love Laura xx A Scottish Lass

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    1. That is exactly what we aim for our blog to be! Something you can read while relaxing in your comfy pjs and sipping a nice cuppa tea!

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  37. Just about to go shopping and this has given me some great ideas!

    Can't wait to read more

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  38. Love that necklace
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    1. We love that it's nice and bold but still versatile too!

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  39. Hey Love!

    AWesome guide
    Lovely post!



    Please follow and visit me :D

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  40. That sweater is so completely gorgeous, your pictures are so crisp and the colors looks great! :)

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  41. thank y'all for the sweet comment! following y'all now on GFC and Bloglovin' (:
    cute blog!

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  42. Love the sweater and collar combo!

    xx
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    1. Isn't it cute?! It's so easy to recreate too :)

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  43. great tips! i love wearing big statement necklaces to dress up a plain sweater :)

    I hope you're having a beautiful day ~ XO
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  44. it's been so cold this week!!
    love this outfit and that necklace! x

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    1. Hasn't it?! We've already brought out all our knits!

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  45. Hey there!
    Thanks for the comment on my blog
    BTW You have such a great blog!
    And this is such a great post :)
    I followed you with GFC and Bloglovin' :)
    Hope you can follow me back! :)

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  46. What a beautiful post! Honestly, I loved it! Thank you for the tips, too bad it's almost summer in South-East Europe and I can't wear sweaters anymore.

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    1. lucky you! while we are excited to be whipping out our knits and putting these tips to good use, summer is still our favourite season. We are already missing the sun!

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  47. You are gorgeous. Love the light of the pictures, the colours and your ideal style :)
    Such great ideas there!

    xx

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  48. love those amazing pictures! You look so good girl, wearing those pullover, awesome! Wanna follow each other? it would be very nice and we could keep in touch though! Just let me know, honey! XOXO

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  49. lovely necklace, super love it <333

    xx,
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    1. So do we. We love the colour!!

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  50. Great blog, nice atmosphere, interesting here with you. :) Regards! In my note of
    extraordinary event involving historic steam locomotives. You are cordially invited! :)
    I hope you enjoy it. Kisses.

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  51. I love the shirt and scarf with that jumper!! :)

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  52. Wow, great tips, thanks for sharing! xxx

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  53. I love the collar and the scarf! I'm more of a minimal girl, so statement necklaces never seem to do it for me, but I do love a nice simple necklace =)

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    1. We sometimes like to keep accessories to a minimal too but it's only recently that we've started to experiment with statement necklaces. We think that a simple dainty necklace will be just as effective in spicy up any sweater :)

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  54. The collar photograph is so adorable I love it!:-)
    - From Annie ToadRoad http://toadroadfashion.blogspot.co.uk/

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  55. I could definitely never live without sweaters- so cute and comfy!

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    1. Neither could we! They're the ideal no fuss item!

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