I’ve been wearing my favorite cardigan, which is really more of a coatigan (coat + cardigan) weekly since early Fall. I love the fit and structure of it and it’s a nice layer on a cooler day but works basically all year – in Southern California, at least. It comes in a few different neutral colors – I have it in both camel and gray, but wear the camel colored one a little more. It’s often on sale – right now it’s 15% off with code EXTRA. I wanted to share five different ways I’ve been wearing it this spring.
We’re only a week or so in but I can say my favorite purchase so far this spring has been this striped ombre rainbow cardigan. I’ve been so drawn to neutrals the past several months and was wanting something fun as the weather warms up. I first spotted this knit striped rainbow cardigan a few weeks ago and couldn’t stop thinking about it. A few days later it went on sale so I pulled the trigger and am so happy I did. I never knew how versatile a rainbow clothing item could be until I started thinking of different things I’d wear it with… once I started going I decided to style it 10 ways for a fun post.
I’m so excited to kick off my first week of my new monthly staple series. This is something I’ve been wanting to start for awhile but decided to wait until the new year to really dive in. Each week I will choose one of my monthly staples to style five ways. First up is the Madewell York Half-Zip Sweater. I love this sweater, it’s such a great wardrobe staple for winter. It comes in two other colors (gray and amber) and I honestly think they’re all equally versatile. I went with the blush because not only do I love the color, but I thought it would be fun to style with so much – winter whites, blacks, jeans, etc.
We’ll call this my “momiform” as it’s something I wear most days when I’m with the kids.
Maybe my favorite way because you know how much I love this coatigan! This sweater is thin enough that it can be layered under jackets and other sweaters.
I thought layering this cropped tee under with it zipped all the way down was a fun way to style it. I paired it winter whites and love how fresh this is.
The most realistic way I’ve been wearing it – around my house with joggers. So 2020/2021 of me.
This is how I’d wear it for a winter date night, if we weren’t on lockdown. Love it paired with blacks and a pop of animal print.
Which way is your favorite?!
Hope you are having an ok week, all things considered. Thank you so much for reading and following!
This fall the “shacket” has taken over. Are you familiar with shackets? They’re basically oversized shirt jackets that give off an effortlessly cool vibe. Shirt + Jacket = Shacket. I’ve been on the hunt for a neutral plaid one for awhile now and finally came across this one last week. I purchased it and shared three ways to wear it on instagram, but it sold out so fast. Luckily it’s been re-stocked and is also available in another plaid and solid cream. They’re all so pretty! Today I’m sharing six different ways to style the plaid shacket.
Size note, I’m wearing my normal size and it has a slightly oversized look but the sleeves are fitted. I can still comfortably wear thicker sweatshirts and sweaters under, but if you’re worried about that you an always size up.
I know there’s rules against it, but I love wearing white jeans all year round. I think that rule is pretty outdated anyway. There’s something so fresh about white – in any season. Today I’m sharing three ways to wear white jeans in the fall and winter.
Before I get into it I have a little tip with buying white skinny jeans – size up! You can get away with tighter skinny jeans in darker washes but white shows everything. I always go up a size and feel the most comfortable. I’m wearing this pair in ankle length (I’m 5’4″). They also come in regular, tall and curvy.
Look 1: Winter Whites
Maybe my favorite way to wear white jeans in the colder months is a winter white look. I kept this monochromatic white and then added my favorite camel colored coatigan to make it feel polished. PS – the coatigan is on sale right now for under $100. You already know how much I love it and wear it.
Look 2: Pulled Together Casual
No matter the outfit, I think a slightly oversized denim jacket always adds a cool factor. It’s casual but still feels polished if that makes sense. I went with autumn colors with this rust sweater tee and really comfortable booties.
*Sweater tee is a little itchy but it didn’t bother me.
Look 3: Black and White
Wearing a black cowl neck sweater for contrast and love how the animal print booties tie the outfit together. My leopard pair is several years old but I found a similar one here – I also love the look of snake print booties. To me, animal print is always a neutral.
Hope you’re having a good week so far. As always, thank you so much for reading and following.
A few months back, while deep in quarantine, I was searching for alternatives for biker shorts and cutoffs to wear day to day. I came across this linen pair and immediately ordered them. I am a big fan of linen anything, especially in the summer! They’re a major summer staple… super comfortable and extremely versatile – I wear them at least once a week. Today I wanted to share several different ways I love wearing them.
Sizing note, I’m wearing an xs but should have sized up. They run a little on the small side.
I also found this nearly identical pair that’s a little cheaper and has pockets.
I'm Ashley, a professional stylist, wife, and new mom, sharing my love of fashion, beauty, home decor, travel, and life in sunny Southern California!