Saturday, November 8, 2008

Cardigans For Cooler Days

With the cool weather we have right now and winter approaching, we're going to need to start bundling up. What could be more perfect than a cute little cardigan sweater? You can layer a cardigan over almost anything and it would also be great to wear at the dinner table on Thanksgiving. Your family members will definitely be impressed with your amazing fashion sense. Another wonderful thing about these sweaters is the many different styles they come in. There's the cropped cardigan (these sweaters are are usually cropped right below the chest and look best layered over tank tops), the boyfriend cardigan (also known as the grandpa cardigan or grandfather cardigan; these sweaters are long and loose-fitting), and of course the plain old-fashion simple cardigan that you can wear everyday. I will be featuring all of these styles below.

Cute & Cropped:

Shawl Cardigan, $29.50, available in sizes S-XL, alloy.com

Cropped Zebra Stripe Cardigan, $22.80, available in sizes Small-Large, forever21.com

Safari Roses Cardigan, $15.84, available in sizes Small-Large, forever21.com

Cheetah Cardigan, $20.00, available in sizes S-L, mandee.com

Zebra Cardigan, $20.00, available in sizes S-L, mandee.com

Women's Cropped Cardigan Sweaters, $12.99, shown in cyclamen; also available in powdered milk, black, green chile, and cobalt blue, sizes XS-XL, oldnavy.com

Personal Identity Chunky Cropped Sweater, $19.99, shown in plum; also available in cream, black, and heather grey, sizes Small-Extra Large (small only available in black), sears.com

Personal Identity Cropped Sweater, $10.49, shown in yellow gold/gray stripe; also available in blue/gray stripe, gray, green/black stripe, pink/brown stripe, black, pink, and navy, sizes Small-Extra Large, sears.com (I own this sweater in black and I wear it to work all the time!)

Juniors' Xhilaration Ruffle Cardigan in charcoal, $24.99, sizes X-Small-XX-Large, target.com

Juniors' Xhilaration Ruffle Cardigan in ebony, $24.99, available in sizes X-Small-XX-Large, target.com

Juniors' Xhilaration Ruffle Cardigan in ivory, $24.99, available in sizes X-Small-XX-Large, target.com


Crop Animal Cardigan, $19.50, shown in brown; also available in black, wetseal.com

Boys Town:

Grandpa Cardigan, $32.50, available in sizes S-XL, alloy.com

Leopard Boyfriend Cardigan, $21.99, available in sizes S-L, charlotterusse.com

Bria Boyfriend Cardigan, $19.80, available in sizes Small-Large, forever21.com

Say What? Argyle Boyfriend Cardigan, $18.00, shown in pink; also available in gray, sizes Small-X Large, kohls.com

Zinc Long-Sleeve Grandfather Cardigan, $48.00, available in sizes S-L, macys.com

Burnout Stripe Grandpa Cardigan, $24.00, available in sizes S-L, mandee.com

Lurex Boyfriend Cardigan, $32.00, shown in grey; also available in black, sizes S-L, mandee.com

Solid Boyfriend Cardigan, $30.00, shown in purple; also available in black and natural, sizes S-L, mandee.com

Stripe Boyfriend Cardigan, $30.00, shown in burgandy; also available in grey, natural, and hemalite, sizes S-L, mandee.com

Ultra Flirt Boyfriend Cardigan, $13.99, shown in kelly green; also available in red, gray, and black, sears.com

Life's Simple Pleasures:

Merino Leopard Print Cardigan, $39.99, available in sizes XXS-Small in Misses and XXS-M in Petite, anntaylor.com

Ombre Cardigan, $22.99, available in sizes S-L, charlotterusse.com

Celeste Striped Cardigan, $39.50, shown in dark teal; also available in plum, Extra Small-2XL, delias.com

Drea Animal Print, $44.50, shown in yellow; also available in blue and ivory, sizes Extra Small-2XL, delias.com

Drea Star Cardigan, $44.50, shown in ivory; also available in pink, sizes Extra Small-2XL, delias.com

Jolene Lace Cardigan, $39.50, shown in ivory; also available blush, sizes Extra Small-2XL, delias.com

Jolene Lurex Cardigan, $39.50, shown in cream; also available in black, sizes Extra Small-2XL, delias.com

Jolene Watercolor Cardigan, $39.50, shown in pink multi; also available in yellow multi, sizes Extra Small-2XL, delias.com

H81 Maggie Cardigan Sweater, $29.90, shown in grey/navy, also available in light grey/red, sizes Small-Large, forever21.com

Black And White Striped Leopard Skull Cardigan, $36.00, available in sizes SM-XL, hottopic.com

BP. Cotton Cardigan, $38.00,, shown in raspberry; also available in black, eden and white, sizes Extra Small-Large, nordstrom.com

Women's Cable-Knit Sleeve Cardigans, $34.50, shown in marshmallow white; also available in black, light heather gray, and fawn, sizes XS-XXL, oldnavy.com

Women's Sheer Metallic Cardigans, $29.50, shown in monaco plum; also available in blue tropic and dark night, sizesXS-XXL, oldnavy.com

Rib Cardigan Sweater, $39.00, shown in violet rose; also available in red, regal blue, chocolate, ivory, and black, sizes XS-XL, victoriassecret.com

Chloe Crop Cardigan Sweater, $39.99, available in sizes Small-Large, xoxo.com

I hope my finds will help keep you cozy on these chilly days. Know of any other styles of cardigans that I didn't mention here? Let me know and I will feature more styles in my blog. E-mail me at Charmed42787@gmail.com or send a message to me on myspace. Hope you enjoyed this article and try to stay warm!

3 comments:

dibsy said...

What do you mean by 'cropped'?

Tara said...

It means that the sweater if cut off (usually) below the chest and appears shorter than an ordinary cardigan.

Cashmere cardigans said...

I love the striped cardigans! For some reason, I'm just loving the stripes lately. Really brings out something different in the outfit.