Jilly Moo's Basic # 9 : The Cardigan

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Every Gal Needs: Cardigans in a variety of colors and styles. They truly look good on everyone and can be dressed up or down.

Fit: Cardigans are most flattering and most popular these days that hit around hip length. We like them in all materials but find that a thinner cotton blend is most versatile as it can be worn in both warmer and cooler months. A thicker wool or cashmere sweater is great for fall and winter. Be sure to be mindful of proportion: big and flowy up top, slim and fitted on the bottom or else you will look like your clothes are swallowing you up.

Favs: Fortunately they are very popular at the moment and can be found pretty much anywhere. JCrew has some great styles in wool, cotton or cashmere for the fall. We also love Splendid and Velvet.
***Something to consider when trying to save on cardigan sweaters: very cheap sweaters can sometimes look just that: cheap! If it has a shiny appearance, feels scratchy, or sheds and peals, pass it up. Some things are worth spending a little more on for long-term wear.


cardigan weekend
Dream Shawl Cardigan $118 JCrew Current/ Elliot Boyfriend Jeans $245 Net-a-Porter Helmut Lang Printed Jersey T-Shirt $195 Net-a-Porter Small Knit Visor $17 Target Hobo Bag $375 Calypso St. Barth Ralph Lauren Tappered Hoop Earrings $32 Nordstrom Flash of Brilliance Flats $85 Anthropologie


cardigan work
Dream Shawl Cardigan $118 JCrew Acne Stretch Wool Pencil Skirt $260 Net-a-Porter Heather Grey Stripe Perfect Tee $10 Old Navy Frye Allie Softy Pump $192 Zappos Skinny Patent Leather Belt $33 JCrew Marciano Braided Handle Ruched Flap Satchel $175 Nordstrom


cardigan night
Dream Shawl Cardigan $118 JCrew Citizens Of Humanity Avedon Skinny Jeans $160 Net-a-Porter Twinkle By Wenlan Shutter Bug Top $202 Piperlime Christin Michaels Rena Shoes $160 Zappos Kenneth Jay Lane Bamboo Hoop Earring $75 Net-a-Porter DAY Birger Et Mikkelsen Antique Bottle Necklace $59 Net-a-Porter

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