Good Monday morning! Today is the beginning of a new week and I am back on FASTer Way To Fat Loss! Since I was sick with vertigo I have NOT followed the plan like I should, then we went on vacation and boy did we blow it LOL! So it’s back to the plan, back to the gym and back to work!
Today I am styling a knee-length short sleeve black dress with a long cardigan. Both of these items came from Walmart and make a cute outfit. Styling a cardigan with a knee-length dress or skirt is easier than you think. You need to make sure your cardigan falls at least a few inches longer than your dress. It elongates your frame and gives you a slimmer look.
If you want to emphasis your waist add a belt to give you more a dramatic look. Push up the sleeves, grab a belt, and wrap it around your waist to show off your cures. The heavier the knit, the thicker/chunkier the belt should be. This can be a very cool-girl look with the right long cardigan on the right girl. I’m kind of straight, so I belt the dress and let the cardigan flow. There are plenty of options that will fit your style.
Make sure your dress or top is not bulky, as this will give you a frumpy mama bear look. Flat riding boots can look great with skinny jeans and a long cardigan but if you are concerned that a flat heel will make you look short and stumpy, try an ankle bootie with a heel. It doesn’t have to be sky-high. Even a couple of inches will help balance the length and weight of a long cardigan and make you look tall and lean.
Wearing a cardigan is a great way to deal with a sleeveless top, which I know many of you aren’t big on because you prefer to cover your arms. I am finding I like my arms covered the older I get, maybe it’s because my arms aren’t as toned as I would like them ha! But I do find that I get chilly in stores and it’s very nice to be able to shed a layer of clothing when it gets warmer.
While I was making pictures, Brooklyn was playing outside with one of our little neighbors and wanted to get in on the camera action. Another neighbor was having a yard sale and they snagged them a couple of dolls to play with. Don’t mind their hair – they were playing hard LOL!
The necklace I am wearing is the Oceana Beaded Necklace, I love the cross and is a great statement piece! For my bracelets, I am wearing a Victoria Emerson Boho Cuff called the Palma. I added a few more pieces to give it color and I was out the door.
I stopped by Target and found this cute Rib-Knit Shift Dress that’s perfect with my cardigan! It comes in a heather gray color also and is only $22.
Which dress do you like better with the cardigan?
A long cardigan with a summer dress is a great way to transition into fall and get more mileage out of your wardrobe. Take a second look at your summer dresses and see if you have some that you can use to transition into Fall.
What are you ladies up to? Raegan is missing the beach, so we are taking a girls day and head back down for the day. Thanks for stopping by the blog today and I hope you have a great Monday!
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