I realized recently that I don’t have any cardigans in my closet this spring. I had a few that I used to wear a ton at this time of year, but I purchased them all at the same time so I found myself getting rid of them all at the same time.
These days I tend to wear more jackets than cardigans, but I still like the comfort and ease of a cardigan at times. I typically go for the boyfriend style cardigans that fall to the hip area, but I for some reason I was drawn to this long linen blend cardigan. It took me a few tries to figure out how to wear a long cardigan, but I’m pleased with how this outfit turned out.
I wasn’t sure about it at first, but now that I’ve styled it a few times, I really like it. It has a certain elegance that makes for the perfect dressed-up casual look that is great for lunch dates with friends or an event like a baby shower or casual graduation party.
I had planned to wear it over white jeans and a white tank at my conference last week, but I ended up wearing something else that day. I’ll definitely be wearing that outfit to church sometime soon.
For this post, I styled the cardigan with a white tank and dark jeans and wedge sandals.
I learned through some trial and error that a long cardigan looks better with high heels because they help balance out the length of the sweater. It also looks best with ankle-length or full-length pants, at least when wearing a different color top.
When I wear it over a monochromatic white on white, I can get away with cropped jeans and perhaps even a shorter heel. It’s all about visually creating the proper proportions. I’ll be styling the sweater again soon over white on white so you can see what I mean.
I added a long tassel necklace to dress up the look. This one is no longer available, so I linked to a few similar styles below.
This little grey studded crossbody is by Sole Society, and it is super cute and affordable at $44.
Long Cardigan ($68) // white tank c/o LNBF // Black Orchid released hem skinnies via Stitch Fix
Studded Crossbody ($44!!!) // similar tassel necklace ($80) or THIS ($20)
Stuart Weitzman sandals ($455) I also really like THESE ($140) and THESE in blush patent ($69)
nails: CND Studio White
I had a great time in Dallas, but it’s good to be home! Fortunately I had an uneventful flight, and I arrived home mid-afternoon yesterday. I was delighted to discover that I missed the spring snowstorm that surprised the northeast last weekend. Spring weather is supposed to return this week, hallelujah! I am SO ready for warm weather to be here to stay.
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