Coats, scarves, sweaters … fall and winter necessities are pretty much the same from year to year. But there are a few small details that will make those essentials either look on-trend and current or like you’re stuck on last year’s version.

Take the sweater dress, for instance. We turn to the knitted staple every year to keep us warm and looking cute. But what looked great a couple years ago might not be such a hit as we close in on 2019. But we’ve got six tips that will ensure your sweater dress is up to date.

Start with the first look above and try layering one over trousers and find 5 more refreshing ways to wear sweater dresses, thanks to the style stars ahead.

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