How to style a sweater and skirt in the winter

Lately, I can't get enough of a dramatic sleeve. Statement sleeves have been SO major the past season and I, for one, am totally on board. Gimme all the sweaters, tops, and dresses with a ruffle or bell sleeve. I MEAN... you know that I'm a sucker for a ruffle just IN GENERAL. Ruffles are all the yes to me.

Fashion blogger Stephanie Pernas wearing a blush ruffle sleeve sweater and jean skirt outfit

So when I spotted this blush sweater, it clearly had to be mine. (Available in 4 other colors, btw.) Seriously considering wearing all blush, all the time. I just love the color and I especially love pairing it with leopard. When I got this sweater, I had a VISION of the outfit I wanted to make it into. (Does that only happen to me?? LOL!) I knew I wanted a jean skirt, my leopard Clare V. clutch and these amazing Chanel slingback dupes that are only $33.90. If you've been drooling over the classic Chanel slingbacks but don't want to drop the $$ for them... they are a PERFECT affordable alternative and I can't recommend them enough! They're very comfortable. I am kind of loving this move towards a more comfortable shoe, aren't you?? I can actually WALK PLACES IN MY SHOES it is a miracle. I checked and it seems sizes are limited, but they are constantly restocking them, so I will keep you posted on when they restock. (Stay tuned to Instagram!)

But back to the skirt. I literally had this outfit in my mind for, like, 3 weeks while I tried to track down the perfect skirt. Ummm jean skirts are sort of tough to find by the way. Like, a good one I mean.This jean skirt was on sale and I had sort of been eyeing it, so decided that for $31, I had to take the plunge. I like that it has a higher waist and I feel SUPER skinny in it. As always, don't forget to size up in Topshop. (I am wearing an 8, but don't tell anyone.) I can already tell it's going to be on major repeat. It's just such a good skirt! I'm into a skirt all the sudden. Bring back the jean skirt, I say.

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"There’s something so cozy about a long sleeve dress, especially in a knit material. I’m ready for lots of comfy cozy fall pieces. I know soon enough I’ll be so over layers, and craving warm weather, but while it lasts I’ll take it!" - M Loves M

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"I gravitated towards this dress because it’s casual yet dressy, depending on the accessories and shoes – I actually wore this one to Blake’s company party! I’m also a sucker for dresses that aren’t cinched at the waist…and this one provides plenty of breathe room!" - Livvy Land

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"A sweater dress and over the knee boots is such a timeless combination and I can’t believe I waited until now to wear this." - Just a Tina Bit

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"Between the below-freezing temperatures and painfully short days, I found winter to be quite a struggle. One of the best parts about living in California is that we have winter days where you can still go bare legged!" - Seamless Sea

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"Everyone loves a good sweater dress, right? Unless I'm poorly mistaken, I believe the hunt for the perfect sweater dress comes around every year and it's pretty hit or miss."- Covering the Bases

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"First off, I love a good turtleneck sweater dress just like the next gal…or any sweater dress for that matter.  When I find one with good quality {and one that doesn’t make me look a billion pounds heavier}, I go ahead and snag every color." - A Southern Drawl

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