Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Layered Cardigans

This crazy-ass giant cardigan cocoon thing is really cool; it's going to be the perfect lightweight cover-up for breezy summer days. If you can believe it, this is a petite size, so presumably if I were actually petite this thing would be skimming the floor. I like it better this way.

I started with a plain cream tank to fill in the low neckline of the butterfly tank. But with the two tank tops and the bra there was an awful of of strappage that was visible under the sheer cardigan, so I added another layer, the black cardigan. This not only covered the strap action, but also brought some black into the top half of the outfit and punched up the contrast. Layered cardigans! Is this a new first?

Continuing with the sharp black/cream contrast, I wore opaque black socks so that the lines of the shoes would really stand out. I'm totally obsessed with cream colored shoes lately, and several times now I've had to stop myself from buying more pairs that look overly similar to these. Something about the soft cream leather with the hardware is so appealing.

Butterfly top: Banana Republic
Black cardigan: Express
Cream cardigan: 12th Street by Cynthia Vincent
Jeans: Diesel
Shoes: Rock and Republic

I just loved the way this cardigan looked with the sunlight coming through it.


Heather Conroy said...

I am really enjoying your fashion. It gives me great joy to see your beautiful outfits. Thanks.

Susan B said...

Love that cream cardigan; it's a fabulous piece!

Cynthia said...

I like the layered cardigans, although I won't be able to try any such thing until fall.

I am also obsessed with cream shoes and I'm having a hard time resisting these in particular.

Unknown said...

What a pretty, swooshy cardigan! I'm totally coveting those shoes, too. You always manage to pair neutrals in such a chic way, I wish I had your skills! =)

Sheila said...

I do believe this is a first - I love the layered cardi look!

This overall look is so awesomely...sculptural. I love the deep folds and the contrast of the black and cream.

I need to wear my cream Fluevogs again. It's only been a few weeks, that's not too soon, right?

Audi said...

Heather Conroy: What a lovely comment, thanks so much!

Cynthia: I love Reikers too -- such comfortable, well made shoes.

Sheila: Not too soon at all; Fluevogs need lots of love!

Heather said...

I adore the butterfly tank, and the cream cardigan is full of awesome too.

I might need those cream Riekers.

Kasmira said...

Love the shot of the sweater in front of a window!

Anonymous said...

That cocoon cardigan is amazing. I've never seen one that long - it's beautiful & I love how you styled it.

Cel said...

I love the butterfly detail. Layering is always great, but I turn into a puddle if I try doing it in the summer.

kori said...

Just discovered your blog a second ago and love it already! Love the Marie Antoinette wig and especially this photo of the cardigan aglow! Can't wait to read more...

Thanks for sharing!