When I purchased my first maxi cardigan last year, I assumed it would be novelty piece, something I’d pull out occasionally to add some drama to simple, casual outfits. But I’ve actually found this style to be quite easy to wear and incorporate into my everyday outfits. The linen and hemp blend versions especially are perfect for our summer climate. Yes, I wear them to the office too.
The pants are the J.Crew Sunday slim chinos I featured in Tuesday’s post, and I LOVE them! They are lightweight, soft, have a nice higher rise, a gorgeous color and are delightfully comfortable. They’re a nice jeans alternative when it’s just Too Darn Hot™. I’ve worn them several times in the last couple of weeks and am thinking about picking up a pair in another color color (Golden Brandy, maybe?). They’re available in Misses, Petite and Tall lengths too.
Speaking of “lengths,” I’ve received a few comments and emails lately to the effect of, “if only I were taller I’d love to wear those long cardigans.” For the record, I’m only 5’1″ tall. A Short Stack. A Pipsqueak. Vertically Challenged. You can see a side-by-side comparison here with Greetje of No Fear of Fashion, who is 5’7″.
Were you ever surprised to find that certain styles you thought wouldn’t work for your body type actually do?
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