Happy Monday, ladies. Having pieces in your wardrobe that span the seasons saves time, money, and space on the closet pole. Having a more edited wardrobe also makes it easier to get dressed each day, which is always a plus. Today, I’m styling a colorful cardigan you can wear now and wear later.
A simple column of white jeans and a white cotton tank top is a great neutral base and couldn’t be simpler for a casual summer day. I added a tan crossbody, tan leather slides, and tied a colorful scarf onto the bag for a pop of pattern. It’s usually uncomfortable to wear a scarf around my neck in the summer, so I love to tie them on my bag or through my belt loops.
I topped it with a Nic+Zoe’s 4-way linen-blend cardigan. I love these for simple arm coverage and they’re just enough when you encounter a heavily airconditioned building.
They have a button at the bottom of each side seam so you can close it with a crossover, button the sides back onto themselves, tie around your waist or simply let drape open.
When it cools off you can still get yardage out of a lightweight sweater by wearing it over darker colors.
The black jeans and tank are a similar weight fabric as the white, but the whole look appears heavier and more appropriate for fall because of the dark color.
I switched to dark sunglasses, a darker crossbody and tied a large silk square around my neck for that pop pf pattern. My lipstick needed more pop for the dark top and jeans so I deepened it to the “Mulberry”.
The dark column of color called for dark shoes and suede is darker than leather so I pulled out my Sam Edelmans. I have these ballet flats in multiple colors. I always have a pair in my carry-on luggage because they’re soft, pack totally flat, and are easy to slip tired feet into.
This same look works with any dark column of color like navy, brown, charcoal, etc. It’s a great way to dress for the fall when you want to shed the summer colors but your weather still says summer.
Do you have pieces that you work for multiple seasons?
Thanks for reading ladies and remember to wear what makes you feel confident.