I’ve finally resigned myself to the fact that colder weather is here and I’m starting to actually get a little excited about it. Aside from Christmas, I’m not a huge fan of winter due to the really cold weather, but I’ve really grown to love fall as I’ve gotten older.
This fall, I knew I needed to add some cardigans to my closet. It’s really sad, but I’m realizing just how badly I’ve neglected my wardrobe over the past few years. I could have sworn I had a basic black crew neck cardigan, but could not find it for the life of me when I was looking through my closet. Then, I started to vaguely remember that it had gotten a small rip in it, so I’m pretty sure I had to pitch it. Thankfully, I have another black cardigan that will work for now until I can replace my other one.
All that to say, with fall approaching, I was on the hunt for some cardigans. They are so good for layering and adding some warmth without being bulky like a thick sweater. I also plan to get some more in brighter colors this spring, but I figured I’d better start with the basic colors for now – navy, grey, black, etc.
What I didn’t anticipate in my hunt for cardigans were the vast array to choose from. There are long, short, crew neck, v-neck, 3/4 length sleeve, long sleeve, patterned, and solid colored varieties and it’s downright overwhelming! But, this girl has to start somewhere, so I couldn’t let that phase me.
I found a cute cardigan at Target when I was browsing their clothing section. It came in 2 of the colors I needed so I snagged the navy and grey to try on. After much contemplation, I finally decided on a size. I’m notorious for buying a size up for fear of shrinking and then being mad at myself when the item doesn’t shrink like I anticipated and then looks “frumpy.” This time, I opted for my true size and will just make sure to hang dry in case.
I wore the navy blue earlier in the week with a pair of longer shorts (I was still in denial about fall) and I was pleased with how it turned out. I had planned to have Kev snap a photo, but then forgot before I had already changed into my pajamas for the night.
I knew I wanted to wear the grey cardigan yesterday, so I hopped in Pinterest to get some ideas on what I could do to make a grey cardigan a little more exciting. Here’s my inspiration photo for the outfit.
I loved the yellow and blue with the grey, so I was determined to see what I could come up with from my own closet. Here’s how it turned out.
I tried on a couple of yellow shirts to wear underneath the grey cardigan, but didn’t think they looked right. I first tried on my pale yellow broadcloth shirt and the yellow was just too pale. Then I tried on a longer tunic-type top and it seemed a little too busy with some ruffles on the neckline. At the end of the day, I went with just a basic white t-shirt under the sweater and paired it with my trouser jeans.
If you like cardigans, what are your favorite styles or colors?