A Stylish New Way to Wear a V-Neck Cardigan

Before I launch my summer style series on Monday, I wanted to share one last SPRING outfit with you!

Depending on where you live, you may be able to wear something like this into the summer, but this looks definitely has more of a spring vibe, in my opinion.

One of the newer trends is wearing a v-neck cardigan buttoned up, so it basically looks like a v-neck sweater, but the buttons add an element of interest. You can obviously wear this cardigan unbuttoned over a tank or cami for another look, so it’s a great way to make your wardrobe go farther. I should have showed it that way too, I guess!

Anyway, for this post, I paired this floral v-neck cardigan with dark wash jeans. I really like how this floral pattern almost looks like a starburst design.

This sweater probably runs true to size, but I’m wearing the medium for a more relaxed fit. It’s also 60% off today with code FRESH, bringing it down to just $23.80 in cart.

These jeans are the rag & bone Cate, and I picked them up on sale on the rag & bone website.

This is the Dahlia wash, but you can find this Cate style in other washes as well. Many are on sale at Nordstrom right now. It generally has a 9.5″ rise and 27″ inseam, so they’re an inch or two shorter than most ankle-length jeans, but an inch or two longer than a typical crop.

I love this length on me, personally, because it allows me to wear a shoe with a higher vamp and still show some skin in the ankle area, which tends to be more slimming than letting your jeans touch the top of your shoe.

These jeans have a legging fit, and the material is 42% cotton 29% lyocell 15% modal 12% polyester 2% elastane, so they’re thinner than traditional denim, and they have quite a bit of stretch. They’re TTS, or size down if in between; I’m wearing my usual 28.

I’m also a fan of the trademark rag & bone pockets. They tend to be very flattering to the rear view.

I wore my white leather Everlane loafer mules to keep the look classy but modern. These are one of my favorite shoe purchases of the spring, and I’ll wear them all summer long. They’re so comfortable, and the quality is really good.

These mules come in tons of other colors, if white isn’t your thing, but I think a white shoe is so fresh and fun for summer, and I really like how they contrast with the dark denim.

If that price tag is a bit steep for you, this pair at Target is really cute, and DSW has this pair. I love the woven texture for summer.

I carried a white bag, and I added a pendant necklace to the neckline.

I also meant to wear silver hoop earrings, but I left the house for this photo shoot without any of my jewelry, and I didn’t even have earrings in! I would have added a simple bracelet as well, like maybe this mixed metal bangle.

Look at how light my hair is getting on the ends… I really need the salons to open up. I haven’t had a cut or color in 3 months. 💇🏻‍♀️

Outfit Details:

jeans // cardigan // mules // necklace // bag

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A Stylish New Way to Wear a V-Neck Cardigan

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12 Responses

  1. What a stunning cardigan!  Love the whole outfit, perfect 10!  Enjoy your weekend!  I don’t mind the heat, but glad we’re getting a break from that humidity!  

  2. What a striking outfit! I have never worn cardigans because, by the time I get it big enough to fit the girls, it’s huge at my waist and too long. This Loft cardigan looks like it might work for me. And I adore the pattern. I’d love to try the sweater, I’m just debating whether or not I should be buying spring sweaters now as the weather seems to have turned finally and we’ve had several 80 degree days in Delaware this week.

  3. This is one of my very favorite outfits on you and how you put the pieces together.  I just ordered the sweater!  I don’t even care about the shipping cost for this one.  I actually envision me wearing the cardigan at least 8 months out of the year.  I love that your parents are able to travel like they are and that you get to have some time with just your dad.  Caroline can afford the carbs, unlike us more mature ladies.  She will make someone a very good wife one day.  Enjoy your weekend!

  4. Hey JoLynne!! I Love, Love this Outfit. It looks so good on you. Also love Loft. I think the last time I saw button up cardigans was back in the 60’s. Yes I’m a Grandma and a Great Grandma. I’m also looking forward to Yours and Cyndi’s 22 Days of Summer fashion. Hope you have a Great Weekend hanging out at the Pool and eating all those carbs. My favorite. Love you Blog. ……….Linda W. 🌸🌷🌹🌻🌺

  5. You look fantastic in that outfit! I love the cardigan and the white shoes pull it all together nicely.

  6. Would you and Caroline mind sharing her cinnamon roll recipe, please? It seems she makes them often so the recipe may not be as involved as mine. Thank you and I love your outfit today. 

  7. I love the pattern on this cardigan and the way you styled it today!  Very cute!  And I also like the natural ombré color your hair is taking during the pandemic!  Trust me….you hair looks much better than my overgrown pixie!  😀

  8. I bought the same style LOFT cardigan a month or so ago in a pretty pale green color with an embroidered floral design. I’ve always loved wearing button up cardigans like that. 
    I just realized I hadn’t read your email post for today. I’ve been watching all the news coverage of protesters/riots/looting in nearby Los Angeles and Beverly Hills. The Nordstrom in a beautiful huge outdoor shopping mall was looted and set on fire as well as several high end stores on Rodeo Drive (Gucci and Alexander McQueen). The Whole Foods on Melrose was broken into…..I’m sick to my stomach. Literally feel like I could get sick. What is happening in our world? 😓First a pandemic with a three month lockdown and now a horrible act of racism that has spurred on lawlessness and acts of vandalism and criminal activity. I feel helpless. 

  9. I wasn’t sure about this trend, but this looks amazing on you! I might try to find just the right cardigan and give it a try. 🙂

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