Saturday, December 10, 2011

Cardi party

Old man winter has settled in; time to celebrate cozy-style! Look chic in the season's most comfy item: the cardigan. Break out a hot toddy, say yes to the sweater fest, and meet me by the fire:
Duster buster: pumps up the jam and doubles as a long coat.  Looks cool with leggings, a t-shirt and motorcycle boots or fringed booties.  Try all black underneath and party hard with a hip, bold print like aztec, ikat or stripes.  A slouchy hobo, while predictable, always gets the party started.
Mighty mini: fitted, tiny, and can really bust a move. Cashmere and knits are both invited. Pairs well with dresses that nip at the waist.  Her wing-lady is the cropped sweater, and looks cool in a fair isle print which is on trend.  Rock the bottom with high-waist, flare-leg jeans and wedge booties.
Crazy lady: the fashionably late guest, look for a medium gauge knit in a textured black or white.  Pretty trim, gorgeous buttons, and a slim box cut are the markers.  Pair with cigarette pants or skinny dark jeans.  Riding boots or leopard ballet flats add some jazz.  No need to sport a 2.55, as any small chain strap bag will do. 
Boyfriend central: oversized, and always adorable, he's got the moves.  Look for a fine, merino wool in heather grey or oatmeal, or go bold with ochre or red! Plaid pants will not get past the bouncer, so shimmy with a boyfriend jean or a shift dress with a skinny belt and seude booties.
It’s almost 2012! Party like a cardi-gan.
stylingstage suggests:

Oasis textured cardigan
Oasis Textured Stripe Cardigan

Long line cardigan Forever21:

Jenna's v-neck cardigan J.Crew:

Jenna's V-neck cardigan

Fair isle cardigan Old Navy:

Vera Moda waffle knit cardigan
Vero Moda Long Waffle Knit Cardi

Leifsdottir military cardigan
Leifsdottir deep navy stitched wool military cardigan sweater style# 314083601

Textured trim cardigan Forever21:

Boyfriend cardigan French Connection: