Cardi Party! October 12 2012, 0 Comments

"I would probably summarize my whole personality by saying I'm very...cardigan."
-Reese Witherspoon

I'm right there with you Reese! This won’t come as a surprise to most, but if there’s one thing I love, it’s a cardigan.  I have long ones, short ones, striped ones, leopard ones, and embellished ones.  I wear them with jeans, dresses, skirts, you name it.  You can’t really go wrong.  It’s the perfect layering piece to make any outfit look effortlessly polished.

When shopping for cardigans, it’s best to invest in the most basic cardigan that will work with the most items in your wardrobe.  Since you’ll most likely be wearing it often, look for a quality made item that will still look nice after a few washes (J Crew cardigans are some of the best).   

Here’s a few fun ways to mix it up with the cardigan of your choice…

Pretty-
Celebrity inspiration- Think Reese Witherspoon (the cardigan queen herself), she does pretty so very, very well.   Try a solid cardigan open with a flirty dress (like below), but make it work for fall with boots and tights. A skinny belt (over or under the cardigan) would pull it all together for a finished look.

 

Modern Prep-
Celebrity inspiration- Blake Lively.  This cardigan, with jeweled buttons, is equal parts classic and current.  This style is a little more formal than most but Blake’s casual hair and the addition of the riding boots makes her look perfectly preppy.

Sexy-
Celebrity Inspiration- Rihanna (leave it to her to make a cardigan look sexy, right?)  Styled with heals, a low cut tank and bold shades this look is great if you want to be a little more flirty.

You don't have to be a celebrity to kill it in a cardigan.  Take your time to find the best style, fit and color that will work for you.  Be it trendy or classic you won't regret this fashion must-have.  Enjoy!

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