Embellished sweaters are essential for lazy girls with a topnotch sense of style, especially if you’re in the market for a holiday sweater that’s *actually* classy. Not only will they keep you festive and cozy — key when the temps take a major dive — but they’ve got you covered in the accessories department too. Two-in-one styles make dressing crazy easy and, in this case, they’re easy on the eyes to boot. But statement pieces have their faults too, one in particular being that it can be difficult to make them feel effortlessly new every time you want to them. Luckily, it’s an issue that’s totally easy to overcome — just add a few just-as knock-out pieces and you’ll be out the door styled flawlessly like that.

How to Wear an Embellished Sweater for Work


An embellished knit won’t just help you beat those morning commute chills — it’ll take your 9 to 5 look into sartorial star territory. Instead of letting the topper take center stage, pair it up with pieces that command just as much attention. A bold graphic skirt in a creamy shade of white creates contrast with the soft, shimmery sweater, ultimately playing it down (which is the point). Opt for arresting ankle boots to introduce a fashion-forward edge, then round out the ensemble with warm, gilded accessories for a luxe, contemporary flair.

H&M Beaded Sweater ($20) + Zara Jacquard Skirt ($20), Cooperative Structured Handle Tote Bag ($69), Bauble Sunbelt Drops ($34), S’well Textile Water Bottle ($35), Zara Leather High Heel Ankle Boots ($159), Son of a Sailor Walnut Echo Flash Drive ($36)

How to Wear an Embellished Sweater for a Night Out


Stay snuggled up even when you’re hittin’ the town by styling that sassy sweater with flowy palazzo trousers (who says dressing up can’t be comfy?). Colorful metallic kicks and a killer clutch deliver the “party” factor in a big way, while delicate statement pieces, like an adjustable gold bracelet and fanned earrings, give you an unexpected way to shine.

H&M Beaded Sweater ($20) + Mango Flowy Palazzo Trousers ($80), ASOS Platinum Pointed High Heels ($76), & Other Stories Iridescent Reptile Leather Clutch ($35), By Boe Asymmetrical Fan Earrings ($238), RMS Beauty Nail Polish in Solar ($15), Sayaka Davis Lila Bracelet ($154)

How to Wear an Embellished Sweater on the Weekend


Take that sweater on a trip down memory lane with pieces that embody chic seventies style. Corduroy trousers serve as the base for this off-the-clock getup, with funky denim boots and a suede sac playing superior supporting roles. A look-at-me boa and shimmery stardust bauble add a touch of the unexpected.

H&M Beaded Sweater ($20) + Madewell Flea Market Flare Corduroys ($135), Charlotte Simone Candy Cane Boa ($282), Baggu Basic Tote ($160), Zara High Heel Denim Ankle Boots ($70), & Other Stories Stardust Ring ($19), Kjaer Weis Lip Tint in Sensuous Plum ($41)

What pieces in your closet deserve more attention, but stump your style game? Tell us about your trickiest wear-again garments in the comments below and we might feature them in our next Style Resolutions post!