October is that in-between weather month during the fall season. In between warm-cold and cold-cold in Toronto. On Friday, it was in the low 50’s and windy and today, it’s almost 70 and sunny! That means, busting out all options for warm to cold weather sweaters. I went on a bit of a closet clean out craze this weekend and made a list of a few things I needed to purchase. One of those items was a long sweater, called a duster cardigan.
How to Wear a Duster Cardigan
I’m smitten by my new find, the duster cardigan. For me, learning how to wear a duster cardigan was as easy as giving my old cardigan a break and pulling on a new favorite. There is something about the duster cardigan that I can wrap myself up in that I just think is the perfect compliment to fall. When I came across the duster cardigan (basically, a longer, past-the-knee version of a plain ol’ cardigan) I immediately thought about a few different ways I could style it.
This duster is just so-comfy-cozy, it’s the perfect throw-on in when you’re running out the door and still want to keep it together in style. Here are 3 tips to consider when figuring out how to wear a duster cardigan that fits your style
1 | fit:
if you’re new to the duster cardigan world, finding one that fits just below the knee and lower is a great length to start with. wearing the duster cardigan over a plain white tee or top works really well for a casual weekend look.
2 | style:
i recommend wearing a duster cardigan that is just slightly fitted around the arms & waistline. because of the longer length, duster cardigans are really great for giving the appearance of elongation (ie: you look taller!).
3 | color:
while I love color, patterns, and texture, choosing a neutral duster cardigan will allow you more wear and versatility. grey, creme, and blush are great duster cardigan colors to start with when building your wardrobe.
There you have it, tips for how to wear a duster cardigan that will add functionality to your closet. What new pieces or favorites are you trying this fall? If you’re in need of some help figuring out what how to wear a duster cardigan, no problem! I put together personalized virtual style lookbooks, similar to the one you see here, but tailored towards your event, budget, and taste. You let me know what event you’re headed to and I source online to find you the perfect cardigan or entire outfit! Read more about it here and feel free to shoot me an email or leave blog comment. I read and respond to each and every one and would love to help you!
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