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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  1. 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

  2. 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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  3. 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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