I bought this cute black cropped cardigan for fall and could not stop wearing it as I have been working from home lately. If you are on the same boat, I am sure you own a cardigan for sure. So, wanted to share some easy and effortless outfit ideas that you can wear for different occasions in this post.
A cropped cardigan has become an essential in my closet because it is so comfortable and a perfect piece for layering. I have bought a few more, but this one from & other stories is my favorite.
Specially because of the button closure and the cute gold bees button style that reminds me of spring a lot.
I hope this post will inspire you to be more creative with your cardigan looks and if you have a suggestion on what I should share next, I would love to know. please drop a note below in the comment section.
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What I am covering in this post:
Work From Home
Since most of us are currently working from home, it is really important that we make we adjust our daily style to that.
While getting ready is most of the time associated with going out It does not have to be the case now. I always feel getting ready and looking put together helps me feel more productive.
If you disagree try it out for a week, I promise you will notice a difference.
All of the looks I am sharing for work from home are comfortable as well as chic. And can also be worn outside if you want.
Pleated skirts are the easiest way to look chic and put together but still be able to be comfy the entire day. I specially love midi skirts I can wear and lounge the entire day while working or reading.
In this outfit I wanted to share a mono chromatic look that you can create with a similar shade coat or cardigan you might have.
Winter monochromes with color always looks more vibrant. And with a third piece you will easily be ready to step out if needed.
I literally live in slouchy jeans, and I shared my thoughts about them in the post about quitting skinny jeans for more than a year. It is one of the most life changing wardrobe essentials for me.
And now more than ever when I have to sit for longer periods of time and honestly don’t know how that happens when working at home, I have been relying on slouchy jeans to look good and still be comfortable.
In this outfit, I added a button down shirt and topped with the cropped cardigan for the perfect business casual look which you can wear at home and at work too.
Loafer mules are my go to when I want to look effortless and still a little put together. They are so comfortable and you should absolutely own one.
Quick Tip: Adding a gold necklace is the extra piece to the puzzle. It makes you look put together even if you have not done a full face of makeup.
We all have probably bought too many loungewear pieces last year and still buying more. I for sure am.
I love wide leg knit pants because again they are way more comfortable. And they also look like work pants if paired with the right top and that is what I did with the my cropped cardigan.
The gold button detail also makes this look so wearable and put together. The knit lounge pants are so cozy. I can be in them forever.
Again, adding some gold jewelry will elevate your overall look and make you appear more put together for those zoom calls while you are still cozy in your loungewear.
The turtleneck is optional. I usually get too cold with one layer or clothing, so I added a tan turtleneck that matched the bottom to create a cohesive look.
Out and About
Even if we are working from home, going out becomes inevitable and sometimes bit drag in this cooler months.
Putting on a cute outfit is a definite mood booster for me. So sharing some running errands looks that are casual and trendy too, but as always completely wearable.
I have always loved leather pants which are an elevated bottom for winter weather when denims just don’t do it for me.
Also the texture of the leather makes the outfit look way more expensive that it is. And it does not have to be real leather at all. In fact I am wearing faux leather pants that are really good quality.
I wore the cardigan like a sweater and added a thick scarf to keep my neck warm and cozy.
I wanted to make this outfit cozier and casual so I opted for my Adidas Stan Smith sneakers that add a bit of brightness to this all black look.
If you wear corduroy pants, you know how cozy they are specially when its too cold outside.
I found these cute wide leg corduroy pants from Gap that I am absolutely obsessed with. They are high waisted and because of the wide leg, I can wear tall boots underneath if I need extra warmth.
I added a wrap style jersey top which is full sleeve as a base layer and wore the cropped cardigan as a jacket.
This is a great alternative to the leather jacket look and way cozier. Because I am wearing a wide leg bottom, I chose to wear pointy toe boots because they elongate my legs and make me look taller.
This helps if you are petite or have a short torso.
I know this is not the most practical specially for winter when its really cold, but there will be transitional weather coming soon when it gets slightly warmer and you definitely need a lighter layer.
I find shirt dress really versatile piece of clothing that can transform in so many different looks.
In this particular look, I wore the cropped cardigan and belted it on top of the sweater dress which adds a warm layer to the outfit.
You can wear tights to keep your legs war, and then wear a tall boot. But if you are heading out, you would need a warm coat anyways which will be like a nice blanket on top.
I added a plaid coat which kind of matches the plaid shirt dress and looks so sophisticated. This is my Go To Coat for so many years and I have gotten so much wear out of it.
I also created some special occasion outfits because why not and Valentine’s day is also close.
Since the cardigan is black and with the v neck it easily transitions to a special occasion piece as well.
You know how much I love tulle skirts and they also create a feminine and romantic look paired with anything.
To balance out the black color of the cardigan, I went with a blush colored tulle skirt.
The blush tone adds a subtle valentine’s day vibe to the outfit and I wore a nude pump to keep my feet warm and looking chic. I also wanted to my legs to appear longer since the skirt is really voluminous.
Baggy/Baloon leg Jeans
I was never a fan of baggy jeans till I found these ones from Levis and have been loving them ever since. I have also shared 3 more special occasion looks with these jeans in a different shade in my Thoughts about Baggy Jeans post.
These are also known as balloon leg because of the puffiness around the knees. The loose fit leg style accentuates my waist and makes it look slimmer.
They are also comfortable and since they are high waisted, I get some core support.
I chose to wear strappy sandals to a touch of going out vibe with the casual jeans. Since the cardigan has a deep V neck I wore a lace camisole underneath to add a romantic touch to the overall look.
This red satin skirt was an addition to my closet for christmas, but it also makes for a perfect valentine’s day outfit.
I decided to flip the cropped cardigan and wear the back side in the front. The gold button details adds a romantic touch to the whole outfit and because the skirt has a front slit, this balances out the whole look.
I also realized that this is such a cool way to get more wear out of 1 piece of clothing. The cardigan was completely transformed into a back open sweater.
Would love to know which outfit is your favorite and what is your Go to way of wearing a cardigan
In Video Format
Its always fun to show you all the how I style it and up close details of the of the outfit. So, below is the video format of all the outfits