I’m Stickin’ With It
Another rerun while I play hooky…
I’ve heard it said that when you find a style that suits you, you should stick with it.
I’m not sure who said that – it was definitely not one of my mother’s pearls – but if I had to wager a guess, I’d say:
Over the years I have developed a fondness for cardigan sweaters. I love a cardigan sweater over a cami. I love it with jeans, slacks, crops, skirts, shorts. I’d probably even go for harem pants, if I could add a cardigan.
Cardigans are figure-flattering, no matter what. Having a skinny day? Button in at the middle, and give yourself a teeny waist. Chubby today? Leave it open and the two sides will give you a nice vertical line–very slimming with that one stripe of camisole down the middle. I prefer a white cami, just about always, although a pop of color is sometimes nice. Like off-white.
So the other day my husband and I stopped at TJ Maxx so he could buy some new underwear. He’s responsible for his own laundry, so I have no idea why he needs six pairs every month or so, but that’s his business.
Anyway, while he was contemplating whether he wanted to try those new bermuda-brief things, I wandered over to the sweater department. They had a whole new shipment of cardigans, and the price was excellent. I was especially drawn to the pale gray-green and the orchid. These colors would really work with my wardrobe, so I bought both.
So now I have an almost complete cardigan collection.
It’s almost complete, because I’m thinking about going back for the ecru that would fit nicely into this mix… and I could always use a paler blue. Or a darker green.
I have some print cardigans too – argyle, paisley. floral. Because they add significant variety to my wardrobe.