As the temperature starts to drop and the days become shorter, Kent State Fashionistas are scrambling to squeeze in a few last days of their summer wardrobe. Soon outfits will consist of oversized sweaters and wool socks, and neon will be far from our minds. However, when I spotted this Fashionista I loved her use of neon in this transitional outfit. The green satin shirt pops beautifully against her perfectly distressed jeans, black layers and sparkly jewelry. My focus on her outfit though is not the neon top, but the black cardigan she wears over it.
One thing that I've learned as I’ve gotten older is the need for truly versatile staple pieces. Things like your perfect black cardigan will look chic with the trends of this season, such as baroque print. It'll look equally amazing with a pair of leather pants and a casual white button-up. The possibilities are endless, and trust me, once you buy an amazing cardigan you will live in it.
The great thing about such a staple piece is that there are options for every style. A slouchy grandma sweater looks amazing with a cool California-inspired look. This cardigan from ASOS will fit into a girlier wardrobe, pairing well with skater dresses and pretty florals. Investing in a cardigan with leather trim will add an edge to any outfit. In general, buy a black cardigan that you fall in love with! It's one piece you can guiltlessly purchase because every smart Fashionista knows it'll be used for years to come.