{sweater (sold out, but this one is cute too) & shirt: J. Crew, jeans: Gap; shoes: Schutz, handbag: Zara; sunglasses & ring: David Yurman; necklace: Banana Republic; watch: Michelle; bracelets: David Yurman & Ettika }

This sweater is right on trend for the ‘sequins for day’ look that is so hot this fall.  Since the chunky fit of the sweater feels casual already, I pulled up my hair and added leopard heels and a matching statement necklace to spice things up.  (I have tried not to say “spice up” anymore after hearing myself on Gilt TV.  In my first video, I used up my lifetime supply! Cringe.  But, the pretty cinnamon color in the sweater makes it seem appropriate in this post.)

This sweater is meant for a casual day outfit, but I listed some easy styling tips below to make a dressier piece suitable for brunch or the office.  (See here where I used some of the tips below on a sequin skirt.)

Styling Tips:
1. Wear flats to give a more casual vibe
2. Pair with baggy fitting trousers so you don’t look like you are tying too hard.
3. Style with stripes or plaid to add a playful twist
4. Add denim to the mix with a jacket, shirt or jeans
5. Top off the look with a casual hat