Wear Now & Later: LOFT Ribbed Open Cardigan
Good morning, friends! Happy Monday! I hope everyone stayed safe over the weekend with all the weather events and the marches going on.
Thanks for all your feedback on my post yesterday regarding hair color and covering grey. There were so many comments that I gave up replying to each one, but I read them all, and I can see that it’s not crazy at all to consider getting my color touched up more often than every 7-8 weeks. I think I’m going to talk to my hairdresser this week about backing it up to a 6-week schedule and see how that goes. I start noticing the grey peeping through around 4 or 5 weeks, but it’s not super noticeable at that point, and it’s mostly in the temples and some on top.
As someone said yesterday, why do we start going grey in the most conspicuous spots!?! So annoying, but then, I have experienced hair loss, and I know how demoralizing that is, so I can’t complain too much about the grey. I’m just glad to have hair.
So today I’m styling a really cute cardigan that’s a great wear now and later piece, and I think you’ll be happy to see bootcut jeans for a change!
If you follow me on Instagram, you may have already seen this cardigan. It’s such a great basic, and what I love most is that you can start wearing it now and then continue wearing it into spring on cooler days. It’s the perfect transition piece.
Straight cardigans like this one don’t usually do a lot to flatter your curves, but this one is made in such a way that I find it slimming, and those deep side slits seem to help somehow. I like how it hangs straight down in front and doesn’t require a lot of fussing with it to stay in place.
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Blue is THE hot color this spring, and this shade is flattering on just about everyone. For today’s post, I decided to style this cardigan over a white tee with bootcut jeans and brown ankle boots, but I can see this with white jeans and ballet flats for spring, and it might even look nice over a dress. For size reference, I’m wearing the small in the cardigan.
These Sam Edelman ankle boots are great for wearing under bootcut jeans because they have a pointy toe, which elongates the leg and help create a visually slimming silhouette. They’re also very comfortable for a 3-inch heel. I really like this woodland brown. Cognac and taupe are having a moment, but this traditional brown is timeless, and it compliments blue so nicely. Bonus, they’re on sale for $89 at 6pm.com! That’s not a bad price for a quality leather boot. They run true to size.
I’m wearing the perfect white tee (size medium) designed by my friend Carly, over at Thirty Something Fashion, and I carried the saddle brown feed bag that came in my last Trunk Club. Isn’t it the perfect warm neutral against all the cool blue and white tones in the outfit? I like how it coordinates with the boots without being matchy-matchy.
This bag holds more than it looks like it will, and it’s easy to access everything inside. The leather is like butter, and it’s a fun alternative to the tote or satchel that I normally carry.
Finally, I accessorized with silver. I love this layered necklace. I find myself wearing it often with cardigans because it fills the vertical column nicely without overpowering the outfit. I added my favorite silver link bracelet and a smallish pair of triple hoop earrings.
cardigan // perfect white tee (similar for less)
baby bootcut jeans (more sizes here)
ankle boots (Woodland Brown) // feed bag
layered necklace // link bracelet // triad hoops
watch // nails: CND Creekside
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