Open Cardigan + Grey Jeans

Good morning and happy 🐫 day! I woke up to a LOFT sale in my inbox, so I thought I’d share this outfit with this hazy purple heather open cardigan.

SALE ALERT >> Starting today you can get 40% off your LOFT purchase with code NEWNOW, and remember that if you don’t want to pay for shipping, you can opt for the Store Pickup option.

I was drawn to this sweater immediately because of the gorgeous color and also because it looks so cozy, and I am confident that despite the warm, humid temperatures that are lingering into late September, the day is coming that I will want to wrap up in a cozy cardigan again.

This cardi is made of that really soft, stretchy knit that doesn’t stretch out or grow on you, but feels so nice against the skin. I also like the open style and draped pockets. For size reference, I’m wearing the small.

I don’t know about you, but whenever I go to put on a pink or purple sweater, my first thought is to pair it with grey jeans. I almost paired that sweatshirt trim sweater (also 40% off!!!) with these jeans for last Saturday’s post, but I wanted to try to keep some variety in my posts, so I did blue jeans and grey booties (my other go-to combo with these shades.)

These jeans are old, but I found this AG pair that looks amazing, and there is also this ripped pair. Both of those are on sale with code SAVEMORE, and for a more budget-friendly option, this pair at LOFT is 40% off with code NEWNOW, and this Wit & Wisdom pair looks good too.

When looking for grey jeans, I’ve learned that I like the darker shades better than the light ones. I don’t know why, but I’ve tried a bunch over the years, and I always end up wearing the light ones once or twice and then giving them away because something looks off. These dark ones are from the #NSale three years ago, and I still love them.

These shoes are from last season, and the grey is no longer available, but there are some sizes left in the black suede, and I actually have half a mind to order a pair because I loooove these shoes. I wear them several times a week through the fall and winter months.

Yes, they’re a bit of a splurge, but they’re half the original price at Nordstrom Rack. They’re Vince, so the quality and comfort are bar none. They’re leather lined so they feel amazing to slip your feet into, and they’re comfortable to wear all day long.

Fortunately there are lots of other options for suede smoking slippers out there at a variety of price points, although I’m having trouble finding much in grey. I ordered the J.Crew ones in navy, and I like them, but they’re not as comfortable as these. They also run really small, so I need to exchange mine for a half size up. If you do order those, order a half size larger than your regular shoe size.

I carried my leather shoulder bag in Putty, and I accessorized with a layered necklace in shades of silver and grey.

I’m excited to tell you that this bag is 25% off in my Putty color, plus you can get an additional savings with code SAVEMORE! Unfortunately the necklace is sold out, but this one is similar. In fact, I just ordered it. Stella & Dot has a BOGO 25% off sale on necklaces right now.

I threw this cardigan over my Madewell muscle tank, but you can wear it over a long sleeve tee when it gets colder, or over a cami for a dressier look. I love this easy outfit for days I’m running errands and working from home.

cardigan // tank // similar grey jeans herehere, and here // smoking slippers (options here and here) // shoulder bag // similar necklace

photo credit: Alison Cornell

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35 Responses

  1. Very cute outfit! I actually have this same cardigan from Loft! I hope to see this cardigan again in future posts so that I have more ideas about how to style it 🙂

  2. I bought that sweater during the labor day weekend. The store I was shopping at (Fairfax VA) only had a medium, which was a little large, but I took it anyway because it is so pretty and comfy. It looks great on you.

  3. Just place my order at Loft…I’ve been waiting to for a sale to order that black tweed dress and the sweatshirt trim sweater!!!

  4. Love the color combo. That color of pink is very flattering on you. Never think of gray jeans but they are a nice change. Enjoy your lunch in Philly.

  5. I really appreciate how you remind your readers that a splurge item is often worth it based on comfort. I don’t know how many times I have purchased shoes that were cheap “knock offs” of a pricey pair and regretted it because my feet hurt and I felt like I wasted money. The older I get the more important comfort in footwear becomes, so I am glad you mentioned that about the shoes in this outfit.

  6. Grey jeans are a Fall favorite and I loved how you styled them with a pastel cardigan. Thanks for reminding me to unpack my grey jeans for fall. 

  7. Thank you for styling an outfit with dark gray jeans! I love them with the pink cardigan. I feel the same way about my light gray jeans and hardly ever wear them. I feel that I look heavier in them than in my darker gray jeans. I hope you’ll style these jeans again for us.

  8. Soft pink and grey is a lovely combination. Those Slip-On look a little wide on your feet. I always have difficulty finding ones that fit my narrow feet (A width). 
    Have a fun day in the city! 

  9. Hi Jo-Lynne,
    So glad to see the Vince shoes that you are wearing in this post, these are the ones that I was looking for back along. I ordered two more pair of the black as they are sold out of everything else, do you think they will restock any of the other colors? They are the most comfortable shoes that I have ever worn!! xoxo

  10. So pretty!  The sweater is already out of stock in petite xs & s.  I just communicated with Loft and they do not restock. 😢

  11. I so love this color combo, and you look so pretty in it!  I received my cardigan from Kohl’s today, in the same color you have, and it fits!  I have a tendency to size up in sweaters so they don’t hug my arms, but I didn’t in this one, and it looks very nice vs. sloppy!  You’ve mentioned that you have narrow heels, so I’m wondering how you keep shoes, like the ones you have on in this post, from flopping up and down.  I hope you will let us know what the doctor said about your foot.  Be blessed!

  12. So cute as usual! I have a rosy pink long cardigan I’m definitely going to pair with grey jeans and a white tee in a similar manner this fall. I love this bag, I’ve been looking for one to go with grey shoes. Your Putty color is pretty but it looks a bit on the light side. I wonder if I’d get more use out of this same bag in the Gray color once it gets later into fall and winter. Do you carry the Putty bag year round?

  13. I LOVE this outfit on you.  I seriously want to own the whole thing, except I don’t think it will look as good on me (those icy colors, which look gorgeous on you, wash me out).  Oh well, you still look great!  Have you tried the J Crew shoes?  I love the Vince ones, but don’t need black.  

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