Pick of the week: a chic & versatile cardigan

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Whether for travel or just getting the most from my wardrobe, I’m always on the lookout for pieces that can be worn multiple ways. Here’s a casual holiday outfit with a striped cardigan/sweater.

Casual holiday look with a striped sweater

Yes, it’s really a cardigan. 😉 Thanks to the more open neckline, you can easily wear it with the buttons in the back as I’ve done here. I’d wear this outfit for a casual holiday gathering. But you could also dress it up quite a bit more thanks to those metallic stripes.

It’s offered in sizes XXS to XXXL, and has relaxed fit. I’m wearing the X-Small.

My lipstick color is “Thrillest.” I’ve been going through my stash of lipsticks, and experimenting with some of these brighter colors again. This one’s more pigmented than what I’d usually wear for daytime, but could be a fun choice with an evening party look.

Layering necklaces or other jewelry is another way to make a casual look more festive. I love this mix with a bit of sparkle from Austrian crystals. “French Kiss” necklace with pyrite beads, chain necklace with crystals & pendant.

Last year I purchased one of these cardigans in the camel color, but for some reason didn’t wear it much. When I was planning what to pack for last week’s staycation, I decided to add it at the last minute, and wore it most days as below.

Which color cardigan should you choose?

I’ve been asked which colors would work for which seasonal palettes, so here’s a breakout by season (haven’t seen all of the colors in person so am judging based on website images):

Spring: Ecru/Gold, Ecru, Red, Pastel Yellow, Pastel Pink (maybe), Green Flash*

Summer: Mottled gray/silver, Vintage Blue, Mid Grey, Pastel pink (maybe)

Autumn: Ecru/Gold, Ecru, Rosewood, Sage, Nature Green, Light Beige (maybe), Red (maybe)

Winter: Electric Blue, Fuchsia, Black, Mottled gray/silver, Green Flash*

*Green Flash lands between Spring’s Leaf Green and Winter’s Light Emerald. It could work for some in either seasonal palette.

The Red looks like a warm red to me, so I’m calling if for Springs and some Autumns (if you can wear the more vibrant shades).

For those of you who can’t or don’t wear wool, I’m pulling together some options for you, and hope to post soon.

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