Piece x Piece: One Cardigan, Three Ways
Pre-S: If you’ve been following along on the studio remodel, stay tuned! Pieces have been ordered and are arriving over the next week or so. I’ll be sure to share that progress, but for now, it’s just a waiting game!
Weather in Colorado has its benefits. There are those token 70 degree days in February, sunshine almost every day, and the rare days of bad weather are almost always short-lived. But it can also change in an instant, with huge temperature swings to prove it. Warm and sunny quickly gives way to crisp and gray, so I’ve found that having layers in my capsule wardrobe this season has been key.
So while it may seem counter-intuitive to talk about my favorite sweater, bear with me, I’ve found it to be one of the most comfortable and versatile pieces I own. This oversize cardigan by Everlane is a comfy mix of wool and cashmere, with ribbing for a bit of added interest. It was a new purchase in my spring collection, so I thought I’d share with you three ways that I’m making the most of it.
First up, is a casual look layered with Everlane’s heavyweight tee. As the name implies, this top is a thicker material and has been a game changer for those cooler days. The cotton material is a nice departure from my lightweight sweaters and the stripes add a bit more color and interest. I usually pair it with my Industry Standard Margots and cognac booties. I love how easy this outfit is, and how the layering of the cardigan pulls the look together.
w/ Linen Tunic
When I’m aiming for a look that’s just a bit dressier, I’ll swap my stripes for a linen tunic instead. In the original spring wardrobe post, I had included a linen button up (which I still think is a great option!) but I had ordered this linen tunic around the same time, juuuust in case I like it more. Spoiler alert: I did. ;) I love the flexibility of the tunic, wearing it as, with a front-tuck, or entirely tucked in. But it’s definitely a lighter weight material, so I’ll grab my cardigan for those chillier nights. My Nisolo mules are an easy grab-and-go shoe with this outfit.
w/ Chambray Tunic Dress
I’ve been very anti- tunic dresses for a while now, unsure of how to make them work with my body shape. However, this season I decided to embrace it because, guys, they are SO comfortable. This chambray tunic dress by Marine Layer has quickly become one of my favorites, with its super soft fabric and well, lack of a waistline. I like to think of it as an easy brunch dress. With this piece, the cardigan is a great alternative to a jacket. At first, I was unsure of the longer length with the shorter dress, but I’ve grown to like the unexpected quality of it. I wear it to restaurants that like to blast the AC on warmer days.
And there you have it — effortless layering to stay comfy and warm (even in the spring!). What are your favorite versatile pieces this season?
This post is part of a series called Piece x Piece, where I experiment with creating a capsule wardrobe by remixing the clothes that I already own. I’ll be sharing my findings over on Instagram with the hashtag #PiecexPieceCapsule, along with a few recap posts here on the blog.