I have an undying love for knitted cardigans, especially this time of the year. That’s why when I spotted this Fashionista I made it a mission to get a picture of her outfit. I must say that leather elbow patches on sweaters and cardigans add just the right touch to anything you put together. They’ve become my go-to sweater for this season, especially when you want to drape something over your outfit before you leave for class. Not only are they practical, they have become so fashionable within the course of this year. That’s why when you’re on a run to get coffee or a pumpkin spice latte it’s just nice to cozy up to colder temperatures with something knitted.
Layering is all about mixing and matching patterns and that’s exactly what this Fashionista does. The checkered button-up tucked into the solid gray shorts really works with the whole outfit. I personally love it when cardigans are big and baggy, especially when they’re worn with high-waist shorts. The idea is to have a balance between what’s figure flattering and what’s loose. And funky tights are perfect for this season when worn underneath shorts. Throw on some chic oxfords before you head out the door and you’re good to go.
One of my favorite places to go to get knits is Brandy Melville. Their fabrics are super soft and practically feel like blankets against your skin. Each knitted sweater or cardigan has a unique name and I must admit Voltaire and Elaina have become my favorites out of the bunch. Both are knitted and oversized to perfection similar to the one on this Fashionista. Free People also create masterpieces through their clothing and the sweaters there are no exception. The Speckled Rib Trim Cardigan and Always a Deer Cardigan left an impression the last time I was browsing through fashion websites. The fabric looks heavy and drapes which are both characteristics I look for during fall. We’ve a few months of chilly weather and although it may seem fleeting especially in San Diego, I appreciate the opportunity to breathe new life into my closet so I say drape away!