“Balln’ on a budget” seems to be a common phrase amongst most college students. Buying clothes is a strategic event that should revolve around maximizing outfits. This means spending money on clothes that can be worn with the majority of your current wardrobe. Simple essentials are the best garments to purchase in order to stay in style for a reasonable price. Today, I would like to talk about this Fashionisto’s simple essential — a cardigan.
This Fashionisto wears a plain gray cardigan that can be worn with just about anything. He's chosen to wear a plaid button-down shirt that pops due to his cardigan and dark jeans. Notice that he's cuffed his shirt over the cardigan to enhance his seemingly simple style. Any color shirt minus gray could be paired with this cardigan and that's a great example of maximizing outfits. He could wear this cardigan multiple times a week without looking like he's repeating outfits.
Cardigans vary in price based on the type of fabric used. No matter what fabric, however, cardigans are made to be form fitting and serve for layering purposes regardless of the season. This Fashionisto stated he bought the same cardigan in three different colors from H&M because of their diversity and inexpensive price. Along with simplicity and fit there's another component to consider — buttoned or unbuttoned. Button your cardigan for more formal events. In contrast, leave your cardigan unbuttoned, like this Fashonisto, for an edgy, casual look.
Purchase a simple cardigan that goes with your wardrobe and watch your outfit options double, you won't be disappointed!
Hint: Constrast your look by wearing light jeans or khakis with a dark cardigan or dark jeans with a light colored cardigan.