5 Ways to Style a $20 Sweater for the Holidays

5 Ways to Style a $20 Sweater for the Holidays

I recently found this beaded sweater and I officially love it. It’s under $20 and it also comes in cream and black. You should probably just buy all three because it’s that good 😉



The Fit:

I have a long torso and I always wear high waisted pants. This sweater was the perfect length for high waisted pants on me. If you are shorter in the waist I think it would be fine if you don’t have a long torso. When I say I have a long torso, I mean…my Chiro said I should join the circus because of it. Anyways, I’m wearing a size small and it was still super roomy. It kind of looks boxy off the hanger, but just give it a chance. My jeans are old from Abercrombie, but here and here are similar styles. I love their jeans, especially their high waisted denim.

How to Style This Sweater:

When you pair this sweater with something sparkly it instantly gives holiday vibes. If I worked in an office, I could wear this all winter long paired with a pencil skirt or pants… probably wide leg because I’m dramatic like that. If I wanted to wear this on a playdate, I would wear it with denim and cute sneakers. To wear to a casual party, I would style it with flat sparkly mules like I’m wearing in the photos. Going to a dressier party, I would pair it with a sparkly pencil skirt and heels/sock booties OR a shorter skirt with over the knee boots. Look below for links to the exact breakdown of how I would style this sweater.


beaded sweater | straight pant | wide leg pant | pencil skirt | heels


beaded sweater | high waisted black denim #1 | high waisted black denim #2 | sneaker #1 | sneaker #2 | sneaker #3 (SPLURGE)

Casual Party:

beaded sweater | high waisted black denim | sparkly mules | shiny mules | sparkly flats

Dressier Party:

beaded sweater | knee length sequin skirt | sock booties | short sequin skirt | over the knee boots


beaded sweater | pleated midi skirt | heels | sock booties

There you have it folks, a versatile sweater with a little touch of extra at an affordable price. Have a fab weekend. This is the last weekend I’ll be 35, so CHEERS to my pre-birthday weekend. -Jess

Jess Cathell

Jess Cathell is an Atlanta based lifestyle and interior creator, designer, and tastemaker. With years of experience in home decor and a portfolio ranging from farm house to the beach, Jess is known for creating balanced spaces with notes of the unexpected. Inspired by the fusion of traditional elements with bold contemporary design, she has developed a clear transitional style. Her most recent work can be found in the Atlanta Magazine as a tribute to the modern home work space. She has collaborated with brands such as Williams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn, and is continually looking to connect with local and sustainable sources.

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  1. 11.10.18
    Franki said:

    WAY!! franki