Tips for Dressing Up a Cardigan

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A girlfriend of mine and I were chatting a few weeks ago about how cozy and comfy long cardigans are for fall and winter. Her one issue with them is how to create a dressier look with one.  I think many people instantly think casual outfit with booties and tshirts when they think of a cardigan outfit.  She asked for some tips to dress up her jeans and cardigan looks and the idea for this post was born.

One way to easily dress up a long cardigan for fall is to layer it over a material like silk, satin, or lace.  These materials have a dressy factor on their own and will give your cardigan a slightly more luxe look when partnered together.  The deep v and cross neck detail on this satin top also helps amp up the statement factor of this look.

Another way to dress up a cardigan is to add a killer pair of shoes.  I usually lean towards a great pair of heels to dress up an outfit.  Not a heels person, grab an animal print or colorful pair of pointed toe flats.

Last tip, add some great jewelry.  You can stick to your classic solid pieces or add in some colorful statement pieces.  Either way, jewelry is another easy way to dress up any outfit especially a long cardigan.

On the hunt for even more long cardigans this season, don’t forget to check out my post from earlier this week rounding up my top picks of the season!  Want help styling an item from your closet this season?  Leave me a comment and you may see it in a future outfit post!

Photography By: Banavenue

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3 Responses to Tips for Dressing Up a Cardigan

  1. You have definitely managed to dress up a long cardigan! I love skinny jeans with killer heels and these snakeskin heels make me drool every time you show them! I love the idea of a silky shirt under the cardigan, too. Such a great look and easy to put together with things that most of us already have in our closets. Thanks for linking up!

    Shelbee
    http://www.shelbeeontheedge.com

  2. Ellibelle says:

    What a great look and great tips on how to dress up a cardigan. Those are amazing heels! I rarely wear heels, but they sure do take the cardigan look to another level!
    Ellibelle’s Corner

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