Leopard Cardigan: Casual Edition


Leopard CardiganIf you got a chance to read my last post highlighting leopard print, you know I’m a little obsessed. While it’s a sassy addition of office ensembles, I can throw this cardigan over almost any casual outfit, especially because mine almost always exclusively consist of jeans and a tee. I probably wouldn’t wear it with a patterned tee like this one, but this particular cardigan goes with almost any solid-colored top! In my book, an animal print cardi is as good as a neutral one 🙂

Leopard Cardigan 2This weekend was so beautiful, no? The weather was perfect for enjoying the last lingering days of fall. The leaves outside my window are all turning shades of orange and yellow and slowly falling to the ground… which means it’s really time for me to invest in some sweaters! Over the past year I’ve compiled quite a collection of cardigans, but I could use some hearty, chunky knits. I haven’t gotten one yet because of a few key issues. First is fit: I’ve had difficulty finding the perfect chunky knit sweater that actually makes me look good (i.e. not like a rag-a-muffin). Second is texture: a sweater that I’ll actually wear needs to feel good, and so many of them this season are scratchy and itchy (why?!). And last but not least, price. Naturally, the ones that feel, fit and look great are so expensive! With winter right around the corner, I’m leaning toward making the investment. What do you guys think? Is it worth the splurge?

Leopard Cardigan 3

Leopard Cardigan 4Whether I go with the chunky knit or not, I’m looking forward to working this sweater into many more office appropriate and casual outfits.

Lindsay’s Look:

Leopard Cargidan: Ann Taylor, $56 (on sale)

Top: Cheap Monday, $16 (on sale)

Jeans: AG Denim, $85 (on sale)

Necklace: H&M, $12

Boots: Frye, $250

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3 responses to “Leopard Cardigan: Casual Edition

  1. I totally agree with you about leopard print functioning as a neutral. If you wanted to go for a funky look, I actually think you could pull this off with a print… maybe thin stripes in the same color palette. Just a thought.

    As for chunky knits, Ralph Lauren usually has some great selections. I really dig their Rugby line and have 3 really cozy sweaters that I purchased on sale.

    Kendra
    http://closetconfections.com

  2. Sandy

    Look for alpaca as the primary fiber if you want soft and a natural fiber. It tends to be more reasonable than cashmere and angora. Also, merino wool is usually very nice. Blends of wool and silk can be soft as well – good luck – have fun sweater shopping!

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