I’ve been swamped in the office for the past three days. I haven’t had time to share what I’ve worn, but decided I needed to today.
So here’s “three of me” and the common theme this week is my variety in cardigans.
No. 1 Cargo cute – I’ve had this green cargo skirt for years, as well as the black faux wrap top and black cardigan. I accessorized with the wide brown belt (yard sale, $.25, 2010,) brown sandals (gifted) and wood jewelry.
No. 2 Lavender sweet — I purchase this satin/silk dress two years ago from Marshall’s for $9.99. I’ve only worn it twice and typically in the summer when it’s hot. It’s sleeveless so it’s cool. I thought my lavender cardigan (thrifted new with tags, $6, original price $30,) large floral coral colored pin (Lane Bryant, free with $10 coupon,) pearls (long strand, Kohl’s clearance, $7 and short strand with pendant, yard sale $.50) pearl earrings (yard sale, $.25,) large floral ring (Target, $8,) and shoes Anne Klein, (thrifted, $6) which highlight the floral colors in the dress.
No. 3 Green and blue hue — I last wore this two-toned Inc. International Concepts dress back in December. I received it as a Christmas gift. I like the island sea flower pattern and I thought to brighten things up I would wear the line green cardigan. What pulls the outfit together is the blue and green beaded necklace I picked up on clearance at Kohl’s last year. The blue Cato patent slingback (clearance, $8) go nicely too.
Although I work in an office where the attire is more business casual, I still like to look nice and professional so that means I more than likely will not be going sleeveless. The only exception is when I have to stand outside and cover an event in 90 degree weather.
Cardigans are one of the more versatile clothing pieces. If you don’t have any get one or two and here’s why:
They add color and interest to any outfit. Bright colors are good for this.
Dress them up or down. Cardigans work with jeans as well as with a party dress.
You will be prepared for the outside/inside elements. Carry a cardigan and you’ll never get cold. During the summer months often times it can be just as chilly outdoors as it is during the fall.
Wear summer tanks year round. A cardigan through over a bright colored top looks great.
I would rather wear a cardigan than any other type of sweater. Why? The piece can change the look of any outfit in the time that it takes to change your sweater. A cardigan is class piece every woman should have in her closet.
Do you wear cardigans?