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Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Mommy Style | Mom Style Remix - Cardigans

Let's talk cardigans.  I find it funny that I don't wear them that often anymore considering that they were such a staple in my wardrobe a few (or maybe 10) years ago.  I honestly can't believe that it was 10 years ago, but back when I was in college, I had a summer job where I wore a cardigan every day!  It was kind of a strange job... an online university that was located in California but the billing was done out of one of the owner's house in New Jersey.  I got the job through a temp agency and I helped do the accounts receivable, which was a lot of work since it seemed like no one paid their tuition on time!  Anyway, because it was a very casual work environment, I was able to wear bermuda shorts, a tank top, and a cardigan... my self imposed uniform.  Not only did the cardigan complete an otherwise super casual outfit, but it also kept me warm in the air conditioning!  Since then, I haven't really utilized a cardigan as much as I could or should.  So I used this month's Mom Style Remix as an excuse to put some outfits together with some of my favorite cardigans.   I definitely feel like I upped my cardigan game in the past 10 years! 


First up, I wanted to come up with an outfit using my new white jeans   The temps over here are still all over the place.  As a result, in order to feel confident wearing my white jeans right now, I added some darker colors and a long sleeve cardigan.  I feel that the cardigan just completes the outfit and there would be something missing without it!  I also like that this outfit kind of has a nautical feel.  

white jeans | striped shirt (JCrew) - similar  | navy cardigan (Limited) - similar, in white

Next up, is my new favorite take on a cardigan... the kimono!  I personally love the floral kimonos the best, but really there are so many amazing options out there right now.  What I love is that it's the perfect cardigan for the Spring and Summer.  It adds so much interest to an outfit without adding extra warmth, so it's ideal for the warmer months.  I recently wore this outfit to a birthday party and got so many compliments.  

jeans | navy shirt (TJ Maxx) - similar 
floral kimono (Gray Monroe) - more options from Gray Monroe and Urban Cowgirl

So tell me, are you a fan of cardigans?  How do you like to wear them?



Head on over to Jenn and Anne's blogs to check out how they styled cardigans for the Mom Style Remix!

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15 comments:

  1. I love the floral cardigan...great colour combos!

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  2. That floral kimono is ADORABLE! I love it!

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  3. Super cute! I love that kimono! I have numerous cardigans or long sweaters that I wear in the chillier months. They make it easy to complete an outfit.

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  4. That floral kimono IS perfect. I looked and looked for one last year but never had any luck finding the right one.

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  5. Such classic looks! I, like everyone else, am swooning over that kimono!

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  6. I love your intro to the post, because this prompt made me realize the same thing! Totally was my post-college work uniform to do dress pants + a cardigan (and then a phase of always belting the cardigan), but I've been using them a lot less lately. Fun to see some updated, more "grown-up" looks that are still totally practical for mom-hood. The darker colors really are a great way to make white jeans feel more appropriate in the cooler parts of spring, and the pattern on the kimono is so fun - great way to add interest to an outfit without getting too hot in the spring/summer. And great addition of the espadrilles to make it fun and "now" too!

    Thanks for joining us!

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  7. Hmm, I might need a kimono like that one!

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  8. I wear cardigans every Sunday to church! It’s always so cold in there. I love the cardigan and the kimono!! Great outfits, friend.

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  9. I adore your floral kimono! Ive been wanting one for ages hopefully Ill have luck with finding the perfect one.

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  10. I have tons of cardigans but always forget about them! I swear I wear the same thing every week and that's that. I need to pull those cardigans out more!
    I love your floral kimono!

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  11. I may join you for this linkup in October and December. Jackets and scarves... my favorite.

    But I love cardigans and don't wear them daily but usually when I dress up, especially for church.

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  12. I love both of these looks and could totally see myself wearing either one. I especially love the kimono! I've been thinking I really need to get one of those for summer--I love that they're such a lightweight layer.
    Shea | www.shealennon.com

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