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Winter is just around the corner, and the fashion trends this season are to die for. Sweater vests kicked off the fall as one of the most popular styles, but come winter, we’re ready to take it even further with—drumroll please—sweater vest dresses.

As you know, Abercrombie & Fitch has recently gotten back on our fashion radars with some incredible staple pieces we’re obsessed with, from cute shackets to warm coats, but we have to talk about their Sweater Vest Mini Dress for a minute, because it’s our favorite winter piece.

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We can’t get enough of the houndstooth print and the deep V-neck. We’re also obsessed with the dark academia vibes (think: Hermione Granger meets Blair Waldorf). Best of all, though, this dress is the perfect base for layering different tops underneath to add more texture and dimension to the look, whether you’re a turtleneck gal or a button-down devotee. (And don’t worry about your legs getting too cold in a mini length: Black tights—opaque or sheer—would look fabulous underneath.)

See how we are styling this dress below:

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1. '90s Oversized Button Up Shirt

Layer this simple white button-down underneath the dress to enhance the preppy vibes instantly. Throw on a pair of black tights, boots and jewelry to complete the look.

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Available in sizes XXS to XL

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2. Slim Turtleneck Sweater

Add a second sweater element under the dress for extra warmth and coverage. We would wear this with a pair of booties and maybe even a black hair bow, a la Blake Lively.

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Available in sizes XXS to XL

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3. Tailored Wool-Blend Dad Coat

Adding an outer layer of leather will modernize this preppy look a bit. With this option, the jacket will easily be the star of the show, while the sweater dress will complement its clean lines and smooth texture.

Buy IT ($220; $154)

Available in sizes XXS to XL

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4. Vivianne Leather Ankle Boots

A basic black bootie is obviously a winter staple. Throw these on over a pair of black tights or knee-high socks with the sweater vest dress for a feminine and clean look. These won’t add too much height, which makes them great for everyday wear.

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