Work Wednesday: Styling a Navy Cardigan
Jun 18, 2014
Cardigan: Merona Long Sleeve Crewneck ($20)
Several of you have written in to ask for suggestions for work barbecues or golf events. This outfit would be a good choice. It’s relaxed but still put together. If you’re not crazy about shorts, you could sub-in these Mango cotton chinos in pale pink.
This stripe top ended up being for pregnant ladies, so let’s see if we can find something else. J.Crew has a sleeveless stripe top and Splendid offers a shortsleeve, navy-stripe tee. I like Keds with shorts, but you could also wear a sandal like these Huarache ones from Skechers.
Berry and navy is a great color combination. To keep this look simple, I added a snakeskin pump (you could also go with a flat) and a long pendant necklace. I also like this Kenneth Cole necklace with navy and turquoise stones.
I would wear this outfit to work on casual Monday or a Friday when I had a casual business lunch. I would also wear it to brunch with a pair of sandals or to church. You could also add a belt if you need more waist definition. I like this grey Coccinelle belt. Wear it under or over the cardigan to suit your taste.
I wanted to put together at least one really colorful outfit. I thought Kelly green and navy sounded like fun. This printed tee pairs well with the slim fitting skirt. If you’d like a little less color, try an ivory blouse like this one from Vince Camuto or a navy one like this one from Jones New York.
I added a navy satchel (this one is a great buy!) and a cool bracelet. I also chose flesh-toned pumps because they work best with very colorful attire. This pair has a mid-height heel, they also make one with a kitten heel. Or you can go for open-toe pumps.
If all else fails, white and navy is always a good combo. If you want something fitted, this Tahari Kimber dress is perfect. Plus-size? Try this sheath from Le Suit. Petite? This Ann Taylor sateen sheath should work, also in tall.
I love the scarf with this to bring in more color. I added the bag to complement the aqua hues in the scarf. Prefer a different combination? Try an orange Chan Luu scarf and matching bag. Or go for a purple scarf and coordinating purse.
Lastly, there are no shoes in this post, but since there are so many colors, I would suggest flesh-toned pumps.