Simplicity is key to fashion these days. Whether it’s sporting a monochromatic look or the classic white T-Shirt and jeans, it’s a trend that will never go out of style. When I first laid eyes on this longline duster cardigan, I quickly knew it would become an absolute style staple in my closet. Between the lightweight fabric, the draped fit and the high side slits—it couldn’t be anymore flattering. When selecting an outfit to write for this piece, I knew I had to make this the focal point of the ensemble. With that, I decided to go with a neutral palette inspired by the BCBGMAXAZRIA spring 2015 ready-to-wear show.

To maximize the length of the cardigan, I paired it with lighter beige mesh shorts, a white lightweight cropped T-Shirt, black zipper booties, gold dainty necklaces and my gold Michael Kors watch to finish off the look. I wanted to keep the look soft throughout, so I kept the accessories to a minimum.

Overall, what I love about this cardigan is how versatile it is. It’s a true transitional piece that can be worn year-round without ever being boring. You can dress it down for everyday casual wear like I did, or you can dress it up with a fab printed dress and a pair of wedges for brunch with the girls. Going out for a night on the town? Try a two-piece coordinate set with a crop top and midi skirt or flounce shorts with a killer pair of heels!

Get My Look: 1. Duster cardigan. 2. Shorts. 3. Cropped T-Shirt. 4. Zipper booties.