Friday, November 13, 2009

Shrug It Off

Around this time last year, I wrote an article about cardigan sweaters. Like cardigans, shrugs are also perfect for layering over almost anything and would look great at the dinner table on Thanksgiving. If you're wondering what a shrug is, it's a type of sweater or jacket that's short, snug, and open in the front. They look best layered over tank tops, camisoles, tube tops, and strapless or sleeveless dresses. Perhaps shrugs can be compared to the cropped cardigan, except that shrugs don't button like cardigans usually do. Take a look at the cute little shrugs I found below to get some ideas.

Front Cross Shrug Top, $29.99, available in sizes Medium and Large, babyphat.com


DKNYC Shrug with Rosettes, $39.50, shown in raddish; available in black, sizes Small-X Large, bloomingdales.com


Ruched Knit Shrug, $22.99, available in sizes S-L, charlotterusse.com


Lace Shrug, $18.99, available in sizes S-L, charlotterusse.com



Beaded Shrug, $21.99, available in sizes S-L, charlotterusse.com


Ruffle Sequin Shrug, $10.99, available in sizes S-L, charlotterusse.com


Velvet Shrug, $28.99, available in sizes S-L, charlotterusse.com


Cropped Faux Fur Shrug, $22.80, available in sizes Small-Large, forever21.com


Feather Print Knit Shrug, $19.80, available in sizes Medium and Large, forever21.com


Long Sleeve Sweater Shrug, $17.80, available in sizes Small-Large, forever21.com


Metallic Satin Shrug, $24.80, available in sizes Small and Medium, forever21.com


Ruffled Satin Shrug, $10.50, shown in purple; also available in black and silver, sizes Small-Large, forever21.com


Sequin Trim Sweater Shrug, $24.80, available in sizes Small-Large, forever21.com


Spangled Shrug, $22.80, available in sizes Small-Large, forever21.com



Sparkle Pointelle Sweater Shrug, $19.80, available in sizes Small-Large, forever21.com


Layered Pleated Woven Shirt, $22.80, available in sizes Small-Large, forever21.com


Elastic Cuffs Sweater Shrug, $14.80, available in sizes Small-Large, forever21.com


Femme For DKNY Sweater Cacoon Shrug, $59.00, available in sizes XS-L, macys.com


Piper & Blue Junior's Slub Wrap Shrug, $6.00, shown in cappuccino; also available in jet black, wild orchid, and white chocolate, sizes Small-Extra large, kmart.com

Mock Shrug Top, $14.00, available in sizes S-L, mandee.com


Pyramid Shrug, $13.99, available in sizes M and L, mandee.com


Crop Shrug Cardigan, $14.99, shown in hematite; also available in white, sizes S-L, mandee.com

Pointelle Cap Sleeve Shrug, $7.20, shown in white; also available in black, sizes M and L, mandee.com


Style Species Shrug, $54.99, available in sizes S-XL, modcloth.com

City Style Cotton Shrug, $32.36,shown in glorious horizon; available in landing green, meticulous teal, cooling cranberry, and social red, sizes XS-XL, nyandcompany.com


City Triangles 3/4 Sleeve Jersey Shrug, $24.99, available in sizes Small and Large, sears.com


Vintage 1955 Layered Solid Top With Shrug, $14.99, shown in red; also available in black, sizes Small-Extra large, sears.com


Vintage 1955 Layered Stripe Top with Shrug, $14.99, shown in black; also available in red and yellow, sizes Small-Extra large, sears.com


Kimichi Blue Double Knit Shrug, $19.99, shown in black; also available in ravenscourt, sizes medium and large, urbanoutfitters.com


Embellish Military Shrug, $22.50, available in sizes XS-L, wetseal.com


Faux Fur Shrug, $34.50, available in sizes S-XL, wetseal.com


Marled Sweater Shrug, $19.50,shown in teal; also available in black, sizes S-L (teal not available in S), wetseal.com

Pointelle Crop Shrug, $13.99, shown in purple; also available in ivory, sizes S and M, wetseal.com


Solid Mini Shrug, $12.50, available in sizes XS-L, wetseal.com


For a great fall look, wear your shrug with a 2fer tank dress, some denim leggings, a cuff bracelet, and a pair of slouch boots. For a nice casual look, wear your shrug with a pair of ripped jeans, a tank top, and some sneakers. For a day at school, you can pair your shrug with a camisole, a faux denim mini skirt, tights, a bib necklace, and some over-the-knee boots. For Thanksgiving dinner with the family, pair a shrug with a sleeveless tunic, some jeggings, a beret, and a pair of ballet flats. For a holiday party, wear a shrug with a strapless tier dress, some high-heeled shoes, a bow necklace, chandelier earrings, a flower headband, and a sequin handbag. For hitting up clubs, pair your shrug with a tube top, some skinny jeans, hoop earrings, bangle bracelets, a fringe handbag, a feather headband, and bandage shoes. Tell me if you have any more ideas on how to wear a shrug.

6 comments:

Remy Ma said...

COOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL

Tara said...

Glad you like it. :)

Style Bird said...

Love all the shrugs!

Tara said...

I'm glad you like the shrugs. :)

Rachel said...

Great picks! I love that Spangled Shrug from F21. So fab!

Tara said...

I'm glad you liked my finds. I like the Forever 21 spangled shrug too. It's so pretty!