Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Cardigan Corner

Cardigans are the perfect wardrobe essential during the transition into fall. Throwing on a coordinating cardigan enables you to continue wearing your favorite sleeveless tops and dresses well into fall. (As long as they aren't too summery of course!) Find a cardigan style you like and buy it in multiple colors. This preppy basic never goes out of style! Here are some of my favorites:
J.Crew Jackie Cardigan
This is seriously one of the best cardigans ever! I have it in at least seven colors. I recommend getting these at the J.Crew outlet where you can get the same cardigan for a better deal.

Lilly Pulitzer Caroline Cardigan (Image via Pinterest)
I love this cardigan style by Lilly. I have gotten a couple of them thru Rue La La sales in the past year. This cardigan is shorter than other styles, so might not work as well if you're tall. I'm only 5'3" so it works great for me! Sadly Lilly Pulitzer does not have the Caroline available in their current Fall collection but you might be able to find one on eBay or the Re-Lilly Facebook page. Hopefully Lilly will bring this style back in future seasons!

Lilly Pulitzer Paley Cardigan
Again, another favorite style of Lilly cardigan that is not currently available. The Paley is longer than the Caroline and it has gold-rimmed buttons, which is a nice extra Lilly detail. Hopefully Lilly will re-introduce the Paley as well.

Target Merona Cardigan
Target has a great classic cardigan as well, and the price is unbeatable. I don't like theirs quite as much because they are a little bit longer on me than I would prefer, but this brand is a great option for those of y'all who are taller. I used to have several of these cardigans but gave them away when I realized the J.Crew and Lilly styles fit my petite short-waisted frame better.

Lilly Pulitzer Printed Paley Cardigan
I also love my polka dot Paley Cardigan from the Lilly Fall 2011 collection. Lilly did not come out with any printed cardigans this fall either. Hopefully their cardigan selection will be better next fall!

Do you wear a lot of cardigans? What are your favorite brands and styles?


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  2. I completely agree with you! I've been adding a cardigan to many of my outfits recently to add a hint of Fall to them :)

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