Cropped Cardigans

Cardigans are such versatile toppers.  I wear them year round and they magically compliment everything from casual outfits to the most elegant ones.

As a shorter woman, 5’4″ to be exact, the boyfriend cardigan trend has lasted too long for me because those cardigans are just too long on me. Ha!  Anyway, I am so excited to see the reemergence of the cropped cardigan this summer. Now I can step into any store and find a great cardigan that fits.

Here are a couple cropped cardigans that I have recently being eying and finally decided to buy.

1. Animal print cardigan from Old Navy ($24, but bought with Oprah 50% discount, final price $12)

This cardigan had me at the animal print. But, ON elevated the chic by adding an open front and 3/4-length dolman sleeves.

Cardigan—Old Navy
Camisole—Old Navy
Shoes—Tahari via SmartBargains

2. Floral cardigan from H&M ($24.95)

This cardigan was seriously calling my name. It has a darling floral print set in one of my favorite hues this summer-orange. I am also excited by the subtle yet chic puff sleeves.

Belt—The Limited
Shoes—Tahari via Nordstrom


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  1. May 23, 2011 / 1:44 pm

    I love cropped cardis and jackets too, yours are super cute. I can't believe you're 5'4, I thought you were at least 5'7!

  2. May 23, 2011 / 2:56 pm

    Love the cropped cardigans ..they hide those terrible upper arm problems! LOL

  3. May 23, 2011 / 4:08 pm

    Girl, you look great in those cardigans! Though I am petite as well, cropped cardis always make me look strange. You however completely rock them!

  4. May 23, 2011 / 5:14 pm

    i love both of these cardigans and im mad i missed that Oprah discount. totally forgot about it.

  5. May 23, 2011 / 10:39 pm

    I need more cardigans like that! My school is always freezing. It's hard to look springy when you are cold. 🙂

  6. May 23, 2011 / 11:45 pm

    LOVE and WANT that H&M cardi. Did you get it recently? We don't have a store anywhere around here but I'm going to DC in a few weeks and had already planned on hitting one there.

  7. Annie
    May 24, 2011 / 10:40 am

    You rock the animal print cc…and I,too, thought you were tall (like me…ha)

  8. February 3, 2012 / 10:16 am

    i love both of these cardigans and im mad i missed that Oprah discount. totally forgot about it.