A few weeks ago, Karen experimented with using a favorite piece to create three different looks, and challenged us to give it a try. It sounded like a worthwhile (and fun!) endeavor, so here goes:
Last year I’d purchased this Talbot’s cardigan, but had only really built one workable ensemble with it, which I wore quite a bit last summer and fall. This ensemble below served well for casual office days and weekends. (There are white jeans in this mix, a bit hard to see against the light background.)
Bag: Gerard Darel
Necklace: Ralph Lauren
Here’s closeup so you can see the detail on the cardi.
Occasionally, I do need to dial the Corporate up a notch for meetings or visiting Higher Ups, but don’t want to lose my newfound twist. Below, I buttoned up the cardi and added my navy blazer, taupe trousers and the orange ‘Vogs. As a variation, I could probably add a camisole under the sweater, and unbutton one or two of the top and bottom buttons to create more of a waistcoat effect. We’ll still have plenty of cool-ish days to give this a try before summer kicks in.
Trousers: Banana Republic
Earrings: Argento Vivo
“Paris” pin: Chanel
Forgot to add the bag, but would probably carry the brown YSL Muse with this grouping.
Finally, here’s the Saturday early-movie-and-dinner-avec-le-monsieur ensemble. This is my favorite so far!
Crinkle silk tank: Eileen Fisher
Jeans: Gap Edition
Bag: vintage magazine clutch from ebay
Necklaces: Nordstrom and JCrew
Watch: Raymond Weil
Thanks Karen, for issuing this fun challenge! It was a great exercise and helped me find multiple ways to style this cardigan. If you find yourself grouping the same pieces over and over, I’d highly recommend an hour or two of playing Polyvore on the Floor to experiment with new combos, and snapping some pics to assess the overall looks. Look for more POTF here in coming weeks, as I continue to explore new Twisted Classic ensembles.
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