There are so many ways to style something simple for the holiday yet still look elegant and put together. But a sweatshirt dress? I agree it’s surprising, but after being drawn to the rich color, I picked up this teal sweatshirt dress and knew it would be a great holiday look!
Most of us shop at Target for toiletries, possibly a few groceries, and various other items, but have you shopped their clothing? While I know that many of you have, I imagine there are still a few hold-outs. I get that. I didn’t think Target would become a go-to fashion choice for me, but I have definitely changed my mind. You all know that I’ve featured lots of their brands and here are just a few of them that I’ve tried and liked:
- A New Day
- Universal Thread
- Goodfellow & Co. (This is a men’s line that both my husband and son really like! A good choice for affordable holiday gifts.)
Their newest line, Prologue, is one that I’m styling today. Following is a description of this clothing line in an article by Business Insider:
Prologue is Target’s answer to the modern, everyday woman’s search for trendy, but still timeless, pieces at prices that they can feel good about. It’s a new brand that aims to make the curated, minimalist look more accessible with a range of classic pieces that have modern twists, all under $50.
I honestly didn’t know anything about Prologue until I found this dress. They do have many very nice minimalist pieces to add to or refresh your wardrobe.
The good thing about a dress is just how simple it is to style one. Put on your makeup, style your hair, throw on your dress, and add shoes and a bag. Voila!! So easy, right? There truly is a benefit to a dress and this one is no exception.
Teal is a beautiful color in almost anything and I love the deep, rich shade of this dress. It’s a nice change from the forest green and red we often wear at the holidays, yet still in the festive hue.
This dress is described as a “scuba” sweatshirt dress, apparently due to the sleek, streamlined nature of the dress. I have to point out, however, that it’s an easy fit that isn’t too tight regardless of the “scuba” designation. It comes in three colors: teal, heather gray and purple. All are pretty shades.
If you look at this online, you will see a VERY TALL model wearing this as a rather short tunic!! Haha! Just goes to show you, you never know how something will look until you try it!
If you prefer an even easier fit, there is a similar sweatshirt dress in black, too!
This adorable little bag with the faux fur handle is another Target find. How cute is this? Why spend a lot of money for a special occasion bag when you are only going to use it a few times! This one is perfect for the holidays or any special occasion and comes in a pale pink, deep green, and black.
The hardest decision to make with this outfit was, “Which shoes?” Ankle booties with or without tights? Ankle booties and fishnet stockings? How fun would that be?! Suede heels and dark pantyhose? In the end, at least for this post, I styled them with my old faithful OTK boots. Just because they’re easy!! I’ve styled them several times, here with a sweater dress, and here with a midi skirt.
The right jewelry gives any outfit a finished look. It’s like that final layer of throw pillows and throws that you add to finish up a room design. This abalone adjustable necklace and earrings by Kendra Scott adds a bit of bling to this otherwise casual outfit. While the exact necklace and earrings are no longer available, you can still pick up these abalone pieces–and they are both on sale!! These would make a lovely Christmas gift for someone…like you!
I almost forgot to mention the POCKETS!! Don’t you just love a dress with pockets?! It adds such a cute element of laid-back style.
You can see how easy it is to take the simplest piece–like this teal sweatshirt dress–and give it some holiday or party style! You really don’t have to spend a lot to look amazing.
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