Striped Dress With A Cardi
Anyone else besides me having a hard time accepting that September is just a couple weeks away? Yikes, where did this summer go?! It's still really hot and humid here, of course, but I know that sweater weather will be here before we know it and that means styling sweaters and cardigans with different outfits. Today, I'm showing how I style a cardigan with my striped t-shirt dress. You've seen the dress before but with different accessories and shoes.
I think a cardigan looks best with a dress or skirt when the cardigan covers approximately 2/3 to 3/4 of the dress. If I were wearing a longer skirt, the proportions wouldn't look as good. It's important to notice these things when you check yourself in the mirror. If I'm wearing pants, the cardigan will cover 1/2 of the outfit, so the proportions will still look good. You hear many fashion bloggers speak to the "2/3 rule" when creating outfits and it's a good rule to follow. Sometimes wearing a jacket or cardigan that isn't the right length for the dress or skirt can cause an outfit to look "frumpy" in my opinion, so I try to be careful with sweater and jacket lengths.
By the way, I do hope you are noticing those beautiful garage doors behind me. I have waited almost 16 years to get those doors installed and I'm thrilled with the result! I plan to do a series in the Fall on the 16 year renovation journey we have experienced with our house so you can consider this a sneak preview!
Let me share a word about these BZees Spirit Wedge Sandals. I have enjoyed wearing these so much this summer. Talk about comfort! I also understand that every BZees shoe is designed with machine washable material that can be washed in cold water and air dried. I haven't done that with these shoes but will in the future. That's a nice feature.
Do you wear cardigans? What fashion rules do you follow when deciding which jacket or sweater to wear? Hope you'll take a moment to share. I love hearing from you!
Until Next Time,
*photography by William Ross