Wednesday, February 20, 2019

How To Style A Long Cardi

Styling A Monochromatic Long Cardi

This is not a sponsored or gifted post. All writing, photography and opinions are my own. 

Hello, dear readers. Is it Wednesday already?! It seems like this week is flying by and I figured I had better get a post going! I realize that the blogs are starting to show Spring outfits already but, in my neck of the woods, it is still winter! In fact, many schools were on a two hour delay today due to icy roads. So, I'm sticking with winter wear and styling a long cardigan that I have really been enjoying wearing lately. 

I think I cut out the tags on this cardi after I bought it, so I can't tell you the brand name. I can tell you, though, that all the clothing items in this post (not boots or jewelry) came from Walmart. This cardi is extra long, which I like, and has a sort of thickness to it that is really soft and warm. I enjoy the southwestern pattern and like how this outfit came together with a monochromatic color scheme. 

You can really get a feel for the length here. I think this cardi will also work well in the Spring/Fall to wear with dresses when I feel the need for a bit of extra warmth. I like getting double and triple duty from my clothing and always think about that before I purchase something. As I write this post, I'm sitting on the couch wearing the cardi although I changed into jeans, a different top and running shoes. That's more comfy for lounging around the house and I'm not planning on going out today. 

This peach/tan color clutch matches well with the outfit and I really enjoy the long tassel on the clutch. If I want to I can detach the tassel from the clutch and use it either on another purse or on a long necklace. Versatility ladies!

You saw the tan pants and top on another post I did here. Check out the link if you missed that post. A word about the boots. I bought these well over a year ago and, because I wear my Skecher ankle booties so much, these Franco Sarto's haven't gotten much wear. I added some cushioning today that really made a difference for me with comfort and warmth. Have you heard of the "Little Hotties" insoles? They are a thermal insole and I was amazed at how comfy they felt and how warm my feet felt without socks! I picked mine up at Walmart but I have also seen them on sale at other stores also. Just like other insoles, they have a guide to cut them to your correct shoe size. I really think I will wear these boots more now that I have these insoles! 

I actually bought two long cardigans at Walmart and the other one is solid black. I have been wearing both on repeat. These longs cardis are not only warm but are quite slimming which is a bonus. 

Have you tried the longer cardigans? What do you think of them? Hope you will leave me a comment and let me know. 

And, speaking of comments. You may or may not know that Google is doing away with Google+ in April 2019. I just learned about that a short while ago. My blog was attached to Google+, but I went ahead and disconnected from Google+ since it's going to happen anyway. I hope this has not caused issues for anyone trying to leave a comment. Please let me know if you are having issues. The other side effect of Google+ going away is that any comments left on Google+ will also disappear. Please know that this is beyond my control. This is Google's decision to do away with Google+. Again, let me know via email if you are having issues with commenting. You can always reach me at 

Just a quick heads-up that another Match Made in Seven theme will be posted on February 28th! I think you will really enjoy this month's theme. 

I hope you have a wonderful rest of the day, dear readers. Thank you for spending part of your day with me!

Until Next Time,

Take time to smell the flowers! These were from the Mr. for Valentine's Day!
Shop A Similar Look: (These are not affiliate links)
Long Cardigan (somewhat similar) here at Walmart
Pants and Top (I purchased a couple years ago at Walmart. Basic Editions brand)
Franco Sarto boots  Found these on Amazon. I bought mine at Steinmart for much, much less. 
Necklace Paparazzi similar here
Liitle Hotties Thermal Insoles  (I bought mine at Walmart. These are on Amazon)
Peach Envelope Clutch similar here on Amazon I bought mine at Goodwill a couple years ago. 


Bettye said...

I LOVE long cardigans! I was so happy when they first appeared on the scene a few years ago...though the first one I bought, in a beautiful soft aqua blue, made me feel like I was wearing a bathrobe and I returned it! Eventually, I tried again and it was a hit! And I've been buying long cardigans ever since. I hope the trend doesn't look dated soon or I'll have hardly any cardigans left!

I think your "santa fe-esque" cardigan is really cute. I like the way you've styled it here but I'd love to see it over a denim shirt with some brown boots or booties!

One week countdown to Match Made in Seven! Are you ready?? I'm Not!!!


Debbie Styles Life said...

Thanks, Bettye, those are good ideas. I'll have to give that a try!

Sharon said...

I don't have a longer cardigan, but seeing yours certainly provides me with the inspiration to give one a try. I really like the southwestern pattern on the one you featured.

Clearissa said...

Love this one. I have several long cardigans and I love them. I really this one as well. TFS

Nancy 's Fashion Style said...

What a wonderful cardigan! I love to wear long cardigans in winter

Debbie Styles Life said...

Thank you, Sharon. I am enjoying the longer cardigans.

Debbie Styles Life said...

Thanks, Clearissa!

Lay said...

I really love the long cardigan and had no idea they were in style again (still?) or that you could get them at Walmart! I’m going shopping there today and will look to see if I xpcan find them, though they may have already replaced all winter items with Spring as stores do so early now. And I am so happy you shared about the insoles! I’m going to look for them, too. My feet can always use some extra TLC.

Thanks for your great tips. I need to think more about perking up my style. I get into a comfort zone which means the same ole same ole and you inspire me to try something new. You rock!!!

Jessica Jannenga said...

Hi Debbie
I love your long cardigan! The soft neutral tones are lovely! I bought about 3-4 of the long cardigans through thrifting this year.
hanks for linking!
jess xx

Karen said...

Beautiful cardigan, and the length is perfect! I have not seen those at Walmart, but did notice on their website that they are offering some higher end brands (online). I would have chosen that cardigan in a second if I saw it in the store! Beautifully styled. I also like Bettye's ideas!