A Cardigan for a Pop of Color

Cardigans are such wardrobe essentials.  They’re versatile and can be transeasonal (when chosen in the right weight).  Cardigans are also perfect for adding a pop of color to any outfit.  In today’s look, a yellow cardigan adds interest to the casual combination of skinny jeans and an antique white blouse.

I’ve been stocking up on J.Crew’s Jackie cardigan, purchasing colors I like when marked down.  The cardigan retails for $65, but during sales, the price drops to $39.99 and under.  The Jackie cardigan comes in an assortment of colors and a lightweight cotton blend, which makes it suitable for all seasons.  I’m especially fond of the cardigan’s bracelet sleeves, longer than 3/4 length sleeves, and just the right length to showcase an arm party.  J.Crew Factory stores offer a comparable cardigan at a much lower price called Clare.

Door to the Linnean House, Missouri Botanical Garden, Saint Louis, MO

I’m linking with Mix and Match Fashion for the Summer Style challenge today.

Blouse—Loft
Cardigan—J.Crew | J.Crew Factory option
Pants—Gap Outlet | similar
Bag—Coach
Shoes—Ivanka Trump
Earrings—Belle Style (see my review of Belle Style)
Necklace—Vince Camuto via TJ Maxx | similarsimilar
Bracelets—Bansri via HautelookVince Camuto
Watch—Michael Kors via Nordstrom Rack
Sunglasses—DVF via Marshalls | similar

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15 Comments

  1. August 8, 2013 / 12:49 pm

    I am a total cardigan girl, I seriously wear one to work like once a week.

    • August 9, 2013 / 2:41 pm

      That's cool, Ashley! So, you probably have a few year these already then…

  2. August 8, 2013 / 12:58 pm

    Perfect outfit for mid-range weather. I love a fun cardigan especially with that sleeve length.

    • August 9, 2013 / 2:42 pm

      Exactly, Stacey! The sleeve length was a huge attraction to this particular cardigan style.

  3. August 8, 2013 / 1:30 pm

    I have the same philosophy with the Jackie cardis…stock up when they are on sale..love them!

    • August 9, 2013 / 2:42 pm

      You know it, Tara! Thanks as always for hosting your link-up!

    • August 9, 2013 / 2:43 pm

      Not a bad problem to have, Debbie 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!

  4. August 8, 2013 / 2:40 pm

    I actually think I have too many. Your look today just put a smile on my face. Love happy days like this thanks to you.

    • August 9, 2013 / 2:43 pm

      See now. I might need to come raid your closet when I'm in your area again 🙂

  5. August 9, 2013 / 9:00 am

    Great outfit! The bright yellow cardi surely adds a pop of colour. Also like how you've used a green bag and leopard print shoes. Simple and chic!

  6. Jessie
    August 15, 2013 / 2:03 pm

    Love this outfit! Do you find that JCrew Factory fits similarly to J Crew? There are some great cardigans on final sale right now and I'm struggling with sizes…

    • August 15, 2013 / 2:12 pm

      Thanks, Jessie! That's been my experience. I wear the exact same size in the J.Crew Factory 'Clare' cardigan as I do in the J.Crew 'Jackie' cardigan. They fit exactly the same.

  7. August 15, 2013 / 5:08 pm

    I have a cardigan addiction so I absolutely loved this post. Although I tend to wear a suit to work every day, I like cardigans for casual Fridays. They give an outfit some structure and still look professional. I recently ordered a yellow cardigan, very similar to yours, from Talbots. I like the pairing with the white and green. I'll have to give it a try. 🙂 Thanks for the inspiration.