Unique Ways to Wear Cardigans

how to wear cardigans

I am a sucker for classic wardrobe pieces. At least 3 little black dresses hang in my closet and I have numerous tubes of red lipstick. The one piece I wish I had more of though is a cardigan. They’re so versatile and look great on everyone. I relied very heavily on mine when I worked in an office because it was the one thing that kept me warm! Because they go with everything, I got creative with how I wore them.

How to Wear a Cardigan

Just because cardigans are a classic doesn’t mean you can’t update them! The first way to wear it is with a great pair of utility pants. They’re very on-trend this season and you can find them in a large range of prices. The ones pictured above are on clearance at J Crew Factory! They also come in red!

The second way to wear them is with a classic pencil skirt. Revolutionary? Not really, but it looks professional and put-together for the office. With a simple look like this, I like to add a big statement necklace to give the outfit some character and excitement. This pencil skirt is on sale for $19.99!

Finally, another great outfit is pairing a cardigan with pull-on pants. I’m not sure where the trendiness of these pants started, but they’re relaxed through the hip and thigh while tapered at the ankle. Adding a classic touch to these modern pants pulls the outfit together.

You can find these fabulous cardigans on clearance at J Crew Factory for $24.99! The quality is really great and you can get a lot of use out of them year-round. Consider investing in one especially for the holiday season approaching.

Comment with your favorite classic piece and suggestions on how to wear it! Have a lovely day!

witty n pretty

7 Things You Need for Spring

Spring Has Sprung!

Birds are chirping, flowers are blooming, trees are getting their color back, and temperatures are rising. What’s not to love 12472_10201140074729879_1462377357_nabout spring? But just like with any new season, we have to update our wardrobes and do some ‘spring’ cleaning. Out with the old and in with the new? Not always the truth. Here are 7 items you need for your spring wardrobe that are reintroduced every year!

1. Pearl earrings

This is so obvious I won’t say anything other than its a classic that should be in every lady’s jewelry box

2. Light weight cardigan

14041_OR0406Cardigans work with pretty much everything. I wear them year round and they’ve never failed me. Buy one or two in fun, spring colors. I like to wear them with white or gray camis underneath paired with either a skirt for work or dark wash denim jeans for the weekend. They can also be tied around your shoulders for a classic, preppy look. The one in the photo is from J Crew Factory for $20. 

3. Audrey Sunnies

The sunglasses Audrey Hepburn wore in Breakfast at Tiffany’s have become a classic and will stay a classic. Find a pair in a tortoise shell frame or in a rich brown color (Ann Taylor Loft is where I bought mine). From the beach to running errands, these sunnies will make you an instant classic.

4. Eyelet sundress

Last year and this year I’ve seen many stores carrying this cute staple. Find one in black or white that compliments your figure. For example, I have more of an hourglass shape so I would buy one with a v-neck top and skirt seaming that hits just above the hip to flatter my narrowest point. 

5. Sunhat

Perfectly paired with your sundress, find a semi-floppy sunhat in a neutral color (or pink if you’re bold). I found mine at the boardwalk in Virginia Beach but I have since seen even cuter, cheaper ones at places like Ross and Marshall’s. It doesn’t have to be expensive to look nice! Last year, I  went to the Kentucky Derby and wore a fascinator style hat (very small, and was attached to a head band) that I only paid $25 for. Some ladies at the Derby paid in excess of $800 for their hats. 

6. White pants or capris

White simply goes with everything. It never goes out of style. Lately, I’ve seen Pinterest explode with white pants and shorts! Old Navy and Banana Republic have them in stock at most store for pretty reasonable prices. I’ll be hitting the BR outlet for even cheaper prices!  

7. Dotted something 

Buy something with medium sized dots on it. Preferably a top that can be paired with everything from shorts to skirts. Every spring little dots pop up in the stores and charm us like the year before. A white base with navy or pink dot patterns on it looks adorable! 

Bonus: A cute little thing to take with you around town: the new Vera Bradley tumblers!

Comment, like, and share! ❤

-Liz