Dump The Frump Cardigans

Many of you have emailed asking for a quick and easy way to dump the frump and look fabulous in a classy, but casual way. So here’s a solution.

Tuck away any short, dainty, button-up sweaters you’ve worn and go buy yourself a nice, long, cozy fall cardigan.

Long cardigans that are slightly oversized and have texture, weight, pattern and flow are where it’s at this fall.

They’re practical because they’re:

1) a warm and cozy solution to all the sleeveless tops out there

2) they hide flabby arms when you’d rather not show them off

They’re also a great way to express your style.  You’ll find long cardigans inspired by all the latest trends. Here’s a look at some of the more popular ones with tips on how to pick on that’s right for you.

The Cocoon Cardigan by LA Made  

We’ve seen this voluminous shape with jackets, and now you can get the look with a sweater. Bundle up in this dramatic cardigan that looks creative but cozy too. Leather pants give it that cool modern edge.

 gray cardigan
The Color Blocked Boyfriend Cardigan

I love the sophisticated city vibe of this Kate Spade New York Oversized Cardigan. This traditional menswear piece takes on a feminine flirtiness with hot pink color blocked sleeves and a relaxed shape. A clutch is a hip way to complete this look.

 kate sapde cardigan
Animal Prints are Hip

If you are playful and a little bit sexy, then you are probably attracted to this fun  Perry Ellis Jacquard Sweater Coat . Wear it with all black to let your animal print roar.

animal print
Alpine Attitude

This Nordic Sweater by Sanctuary  will make you look Aspen chic on or off the slopes. This is a great weekend piece for when you want to chill out, but look current and chic. Be sure to get a good fit. When you are  a buying bulky sweater, you don’t want to look like you are drowning.

nordic cadigan
Modern Melange  

This Haute Hippie Blanket Cardigan  has lots of urban cool. Texture gives this sweater personality and presence.

Go With the Flow

This soft cascading cardigan by Joie is pretty and artsy. Black and gray worn with pastels (like this soft blue), is a sophisticated new color combo that will make your outfit sing.

cacading sweater

Favorite Fall Coats of 40+ Bloggers

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The mornings are a little cooler and the leaves are about to change. It’s that time of year when you need to start thinking about a cute fall coat.

Here’s a look at what these 40+ bloggers are wearing as we head into fall.

pastel blue fall coat

Pretty in Pastel Blue

Pastel shades are big news this fall, which means this darling coat is right on trend.

Alison relies on this pretty pastel blue color to lift her spirits when skies turn gray and dreary and likes to add a bold, contrasting scarf to give the look energy.

Be sure to check out more of Alison’s everyday style at her blog Get Your Pretty On.

navy blue peacoat

Preppy Peacoat

You’ll never go wrong with a wool peacoat. It’s a great investment if you are in the market for a classic winter coat.

40+ Blogger Nikki, took her time searching for this cute peacoat that she fell in love with because of the deep navy color and striking gold buttons. This is a quality coat that Nikki can enjoy for many seasons to come. Rolled up jeans and cute booties give the outfit a modern look.

If you’d like to see more of Nikki’s fabulous sense of style  visit her at her blog Midlife Chic.

gray raincoat

Short-Sleeved Rain Jacket

What do you wear in the fall when the temperature isn’t too bad, but it’s raining cats and dogs?

New Mexico fashion blogger, Jamie, found herself gravitating towards this hip, short-sleeved rain jacket.  Although she was unsure about this style at first, the more she wore it, the more she loved it!  Now it’s become a wardrobe staple for bad weather days.

Jamie shares her love of turquoise, travel, fashion and style on her blog More Than Turquoise. Check it out.

burgundy wool trench coat

Wool Trench Coat

Burgundy- Talk about a color that is always a fall showstopper!

Style blogger Adrienne, from The Rich Life on a Budget, perfectly pairs her a deep burgundy trench with a pair of cropped black pants, black heels, and a leather clutch for a look that is rich, sophisticated,  and sexy too! Be sure to drop by and check out what else Adrienne is wearing this fall.

Thanks Ladies!


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