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Wardrobe Wednesday..The Power of a Good Cardigan


I have an unhealthy obsession with cardigans. They are the perfect layering piece to turn a drab outfit into a fab ensemble.

A plain T shirt and a pair of jeans gain new life with the addition of a cardigan, and some jewelry. Cardigans offer flexibility and an endless range of design options for people who may be a little style challenged. We all have accessories and shoes. That’s all it really takes to pull off a polished look with a cardigan.

Day at the mall

Football Mom
Date Night

 

Don’t be fooled by how plain they look on the hanger. The possibilities are endless with just a T-shirt, jeans and a cardigan. Have fun, punch it up with a touch of color or keep it classic with a solid color and accessorize. The other killer thing about cardigans is they are easily found in low cost retailers such as TJ Maxx and Target. I have had a ton of luck finding them at the Goodwill and other thrift and consignment stores. Next week we’ll talk about how to kind those killer deals at the thrift store!

Do you love cardigans? Have you been missing out on their potential to build a great outfit?


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20 Comments

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    Kim
    September 19, 2012 at 12:59 pm

    I love cardigans too. You’re right a plain tee shirt and jeans can go from drab to fab with a cardigan, accessories and heels. It’s my go to outfit when I feel I have nothing to wear or just want to be casual.
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    Aracely
    September 19, 2012 at 1:26 pm

    A cardigan is definitely a must have piece in my closet. I’m going to have to hit up the local goodwill and find me a few cardigans. I never have any luck. 🙁 I love the outfits you created.
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    Candace
    September 19, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    You are so right!! They brought the blazer back and I’m obsessed w both. You go from super casual to chic and pulled together so fast
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    Kita
    September 19, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    Love them and that’s very odd for me I need them to cover my arms with shirts without sleeves or with short sleeves. I actually have a few in some different colors too *shocking* I know. Cute outfits

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    LaShawn
    September 19, 2012 at 7:47 pm

    I love cardigans!! I need some in colors other than black though….
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    Teems
    September 19, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    I love a cardigan. For style and for camouflage LOL! I like your style.
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    BossyGirl
    September 19, 2012 at 10:05 pm

    I love cardigans–especially printed ones! Animal print, polka dots, etc… Let me go and get some of these outfits..
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    Brandyne
    September 19, 2012 at 10:52 pm

    I’m a cardigan/ shrug fiend. I actually need more basic T’s to layer because I have enough cardigans to be an elderly man 🙂
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    Amanda
    September 20, 2012 at 8:05 am

    This is so true! Aside from being almost late for work today, I am surely wearing a white tee, colbat jeans, and a cardigan! How perfect!
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      Mimi
      September 20, 2012 at 5:31 pm

      Exactly. Throw on a cardigan and all is well in the world! Where have you been?!!

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    KalleyC
    September 20, 2012 at 9:40 am

    I love cardigans. It can really make an outfit especially when the weather starts getting cooler. It’s such a cool investment.
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    Baby Shopaholic
    September 20, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    Yes cardigans ROCK! Cute outfits!
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    EbonyCPrincess
    September 20, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    I totally need to step my cardi game up! I’ve been so on blazers lately that like you said, I have forgotten how versatile and handy a cardigan can be.
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    Tia
    September 20, 2012 at 11:29 pm

    I LOVE a good cardigan. I’m thinking about wearing them this fall with some of those wedge sneakers if I ever find the right pair! Please do tell where you found your TOMS?? I peeped them on Instagram and I scoured the internet for them!
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      Mimi
      September 21, 2012 at 2:12 pm

      I actually got them off of the Toms site. They are called botas. There is a link on the left hand side once you go to Toms.com

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    Tami Rebekah
    September 21, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    Lovely!! Loving your blog!! New follower on BlogLovin!! Feel free to follow back!! Have a great weekend!

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    Eliss
    September 24, 2012 at 12:12 am

    Besids being the queen of pearls, I’m also the queen of cardigans. I think I was the only known 9th grader who produly wore cardigan sets, LOL! I love cardigans, and I have them in just about every color and style. They can be dressed up or down, and it’s a classic look.

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    ChicRoni
    September 26, 2012 at 7:58 pm

    I love the looks you created! I am a HUGE fan of cardigans too.
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    Xenia
    October 31, 2012 at 1:17 am

    I love cardigans! I’m so lucky to have found some good ones at thrift stores!
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      Mimi
      October 31, 2012 at 12:55 pm

      I have to stop myself when I am at the thrift store because I will by so many and will never wear them!

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