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.

Cardigan—J.Crew | J.Crew Factory option
Pants—Gap Outlet | similar
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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  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.