Sweater weather is officially here in Philly, and this leopard print cardigan is the perfect way to usher in the season!
It reminds me a lot of the Barefoot Dreams leopard cardigan that sold out so fast during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, but for a fraction of the price.
Whereas the Barefoot Dreams cardigan is more appropriate for loungewear, this one from Amazon is one I would wear out and about.
It’s soft and stretchy, and fairly thick, and I like the length. It’s not as long as some, but it comes down well past the hips and covers the bum if you want to wear it with a longer tee and leggings. It’s true to size; I’m wearing the small.
I’ve styled them a few times, and I really like the wash and the fit, but the 11″ front rise is definitely too high for me to tuck into. All I see in these pictures is my mid-life paunch.
In fact, I almost ditched the whole batch, but then I figured it’s a teaching moment, so here we are. Not only does the higher rise with the front-tuck emphasize my belly, it throws off my proportions.
This tee is rather shapeless, if left un-tucked, so a better solution would be jeans with a lower rise. I much prefer the rag & bone Cate for tucking.
FYI, this pair is 30% off, and the wash looks very similar. I’m not sure what’s up with the measurements, though. Those are not typical for the rag & bone Cate. They usually have a 9″ or 10″ rise, not 8″, but with Nordstrom’s generous return policy, they’re worth a try!
Also, note the inseam is 26″, which is typically more of a cropped fit — but that depends on your height, of course.
My booties are from last season and have sold out, but I linked them for anyone who wants to see the exact details. You may be able to find them on a resale site.
I love the Western details, and the light grey is the perfect pairing for this sweater.
I’m carrying my Rebecca Minkoff Love crossbody once again. Oh, how I wish this color weren’t sold out! It is so versatile, I feel like I want to carry it with every other outfit in this series.
There are other colors/sizes available, but not this exact combo. This is the geo quilted Love crossbody (the regular size) in mushroom color, for anyone checking resale sites.
Also, this is my favorite white tee for layering, and it’s 40% off today! I recommend sizing up in these; I have the medium.
I kept my accessories simple with a star necklace and hoop earrings. I’ve been asked a few times about how I choose my accessories.
This look is casual, and there’s a lot going on with the printed sweater so I didn’t want anything too big and attention-grabbing. Sometimes I wear a statement piece and a smaller supporting piece, but this this time I just went for two smaller pieces that complement each other.
I love this easy, casual leopard print cardigan outfit for daily errands or working from home. (I would swap the booties for flats or slippers when at home.) My only caveat is, I wish I’d worn mid-rise jeans.
Shop the Post:
leopard print cardigan // rag & bone Nina high waist ankle skinny jeans // Banana Republic slub cotton-modal scoop-neck t-shirt // rag & bone Ramone western booties // Gorjana star necklace // Kendra Scott hoop earrings (also at Nordstrom) // Gucci sunnies (option) // Rebecca Minkoff Love crossbody
Be sure to visit Cyndi Spivey and see the fall look she’s styling today!
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photos: Alison Cornell