Welcome back to another installment of my fall styling mini series! If you’ve made it through the last 3 posts I’m going to go out on a limb and guess that you, like me, enjoy finding multiple ways to style new and even well loved pieces in your wardrobe. I mean, I for one hate nothing more than a piece that I can only wear one way and create one outfit out of. Honestly, the more I think about the requirements that any given article of clothing or shoes needs prior to being added to my closet, the more I realize that versatility is #1.
Now obviously styling a cardigan for this time of year and heading into cooler temps is easy 101, but I’m always trying to keep it real with you guys and cardigans are a staple in my wardrobe so it’s only fitting I showcase a few different looks with this pretty, cozy little number from J.Crew.
I bought this particular sweater nearly a month ago after patiently waiting for it to go on sale at J.Crew and I have worn it on nearly every chilly (aka below 72 degrees for me) day since. It’s cozy without being too heavy, simple to layer under and the navy is sort of a like a new ‘neutral’ for me. Seriously, I talked about rekindling my love for navy here and I have not been able to stop myself from reaching for dark blue hues in my closet ever since.
This sweater has a lot of things going for it, if ya ask me. First of all, I’m a sucker for a great grandpa (or grandma) cardigan, I love how it’s fitted through the sleeves but long and slightly oversized giving it that extra cozy feeling while not swallowing me whole like some of the oversized styles on the market (looking at you Free People). The pretty ribbed texture throughout makes it a little more interesting to style and the color is so perfect for this time of year. As you can see from above it’s great with a romantic, rosy neutral outfit for date night, so fun with a buttoned silk blouse and black skinny jeans and a poppy red lip and gorgeous paired with pretty chestnutty browns and denim for keeping warm on these cool mornings. The color is a bit deeper and darker on the navy spectrum which lets it work as a great replacement for black while keeping the overall look a little softer than a black sweater would.
I love it and plan to style it so many more ways throughout the fall. Prepare to see it a whole lot in the coming weeks. 😉
PS- somewhat unrelated to this specific post, but as my mini fall style series approaches its close I’ve been brainstorming what to do next. Do you guys like these 1 pieces, 3 ways posts? Should I keep doing them? (I personally find them very fun and creative) Or do you prefer a fresh 1 outfit per post style post? I’ve also been thinking of adding a fun new post series in addition to my Wednesday style posts and Friday food posts. Any requests? Any ideas? I love hearing from you guys!