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FY’s Top FIVE : Ways to Spruce Up Your Sweater

November 2, 2011

What do you do with those boring granny-inspired sweaters lying in your closet? You tucked them away each time you got one as a Christmas present, swearing never to wear those reindeer-and-snowballs horror knits again.  If you’re in the mood for some serious awesome this season, simply dust them out, try them on and whip them into shape!


Miss Selfridge

1. Add a Bling Thing:
I simply adore this look! Wear your round-neck sweater over a collared shirt and then add a little pizzaz to the outfit with a statement choker necklace. Or you could pin a vintage brooch onto the jumper or perhaps even on one of the sleeves. Choose from metallic, sparkly and chunky choker or brooch to glam up your sweater.

Choker necklace

Anndra Neen Cage Choker


Beaded choker necklace


Betsey Johnson-Macys

Crystal butterfly brooch

2. Layer up:
Stuck with that notorious printed jumper? Don’t sweat- just layer it with a long scarf, clinch it with a slim belt if the jumper is long enough and throw on a tailored blazer over it. If that’s too stuffy for November, then simply swap the blazer with a sleeveless faux fur waistcoat. Voila! All anybody will be able to see, is just a hint of print on your nerdy schoolboy sweater and will actually enhance the ensemble.

Faux fur waistcoat : Zara

Cashmere scarf

3. Go Chunky:
Chunky, cable knit jumpers are the favor of the season so steal your boyfriend’s jumper and wear it like a sweater dress! Throw on some tights, (I’d prefer leather skinnies) ankle boots and a cross-body satchel for some serious attention around the block.

Boyfriend jumper

Boyfriend jumper

Jimmy Choo ankle boots

Jimmy Choo ankle boots


Burberry leather mini

Burberry leather mini

4. DIY project:
Sew on sequins, patchwork or even brass Buttons (or request mum to do it for you J). If you’re feeling artistic, bring out the Picasso in you, grab a felt pen and let your old sweater be your canvas!

Sew on some brass buttons

Glam up your old sweater with sequins

5. Make it off shoulder!
Grab a pair of scissors and cut off the neck line of your old sweater to transform it into a sexy one shoulder smoulder :-P  wear with dangling earrings and sweep your hair back to show off those elegant collarbones.

Knit jumper

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