Let’s get casual. Sometimes blazers are too entirely too dressy, bulky, or hot. So why no swap out the blazer for a nice solid colored cardigan? Cardigans are 80% more breathable, 100% more self-washable, and equally as clean. What makes a cardigan over the top? Elbow Pads. Elbow Pads are a little piece of the 1920’s that are slowly returning to modern day style. They add to the sophistication of any outfit, and can take you from noon to night. A good cardigan should only run you about $55 for a 100% cotton cardigan, or $90 for a good cashmere/cotton combo. I recommend avoiding stores like Forever21 or H&M as their cardigans are much more low grade so that they can maintain such low prices… instead try Gap or Banana Republic or Nordstrom. They have frequent sales, multiple locations, and much more higher quality products.
Start off buying essential colors, navy blue, gray, camel, and as your supply builds start wondering over into more funky colors and even stripes! We want to buy staples first so that we get more use out of our closet supple more quickly.
Cable Knit cardigans are also extremely clean, sharp, and classy for the more winter months. HE by Mango and J. Crew offer some of the most impressive cable knit cardigans we have seen, at very reasonable prices. Because they are cable knit, we suggest sticking those on during the colder months, and during the colder months only. We want to stay cool…
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