How would you wear... a striped cardigan

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Today I am happy to present my second "How would you wear..." post! A lovely sweet reader asked me to help her find outfits in which she could wear this navy and beige striped cardigan she recently purchased from Forever XXI. So, I have come up with 5 different looks that will hopefully give her some ideas!

1. Nautical inspired: The first look was inspired by the perfect-for-summer nautical trend. To get the look, I would pair the navy and beige striped cardigan with a easy breezy red dress and a pair of navy/blue wedges. After that, its easy! All you have to do is add nautical inspired accessories like a straw hat, a beige purse, or an anchor necklace.
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2. A Chic night out: This cardigan could also look very edgy with just a few simple steps! In this case, I kept the color palette in the black, white, and gray hues with just a few pops of purple. This color combo always looks edgy and sexy, so its perfect for nighttime. A good idea is to try to get a clutch that incorporates the pop of color (in this case purple) so that it can pull it all together.
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3. Casual chic: This striped cardigan can also go very casual when paired with a colorful coral tee and a fresh white skirt. Then you can add a colorful pair of flats, like these blue ones that go with the navy of the cardigan. To finish off the casual look perfectly, try a fun summer hair-do like Jessica Alba's side braid.
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4. Feminine pattern mixing: Another option is to go very stylish by doing a little pattern mixing! This summer I have seen so many people pair floral prints with striped prints. I think the secret here is to get a small floral print so that the main focus will be the stripes. Then you can add sweet feminine details like the lilac flower in your hair and the feminine clutch.
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5. Shopping cutie: This comfy striped cardigan could also be the perfect choice to go shopping with your mom or friends! I recommend pairing it with a bright color combo like yellow and orange (my recent favorite) to give it a fresh summer feel. Make sure to wear cute comfy flats so that you can walk around easily. Then you can add some fun pieces like this ADORABLE pineapple ring that I wish I had right now... jaja.
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So those are 5 of the many ways in which I would wear this cute striped cardigan. How would you wear it?

Also, remember you can always send me requests to help out on your hard-to-make-outfits-with pieces! Just shoot me an email at thejoyoffashion [at] hotmail [dot] com. I am always more than happy to help!

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  1. Great post. I would also try the cardi with a tank, skinnies, heels, and lots of silver chain jewlery for an edgy rocker look.

  2. WOW! I would wear ALL of them. My fav is definately the nautical though!

  3. With the little I know I can follow your ingenious ideas per look. Now wherever I go I see which women match their clothes and look for all the goldbugs. It´s fun entertainment and makes me appreciate the efforts they put into their look. I congratulte all your girls on these blogs who enjoy looking nice to make everyones day better. thanks. jgm

  4. I like this post! I'd probably wear a boob-tube or tank, and knot the ends and pair with a floral skirt, maybe black leggings (shorter ones) and boots or chunky heel and throw on a ton of long chains to elongate the look! If i didn't knot the cardi, i'd probably leave it long and flowy. it would also look good with a strapless maxi and long chains and flippies!

  5. I might wear it over a tank and jeans .. ir maybe a denim mini, vest top, tights and boots or leggings and flats!

    Sal xXx

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