The cardigan I’m living for this season, along with amazing mom jeans for under $50!
Cardigans have always been a fall staple, but I’ve never found one that I was that into– until this season when I laid eyes on the Beckett sweater from one of my favorite brands, Amuse Society, in an oatmeal shade with black vertical stripes. While it may not seem like anything revolutionary at first glance, I knew that this cardigan was exactly what I needed in my life/wardrobe, with its neutral color palette, kimono-ish fit, and cuffed, slightly flared sleeves.
During the fall and winter seasons in chilly climates, it can be difficult to feel cute when you have to bundle up in big sweaters in order to keep warm. Cue the cardigan: you can wear a cardi over a more fitted bodysuit or top so that you’re staying warm while still accentuating your physique, rather than feeling like a puff ball in a bulky pullover sweater.
For this look, I opted for a simple black bodysuit, so that I could let my accessories take center stage. My Child of Wild “Pray for Us Mary” necklace has become a go-to piece for me, which adds a luxe feel even to my simplest tees. I also tried out the fisherman cap trend (also known as a cabby hat, fiddler cap, etc.) that I was hesitant about, but now I think these caps add a fun, cute touch to certain outfits.
While this specific print of my cardigan is sold out almost everywhere (I had to search high and low to find it from a boutique’s online shop), it is available in a couple other color variations which I have linked below, along with some other stylish cardigan picks.
Now on to my denim: I’ve been associating American Eagle Outfitters with my middle school wardrobe, but in the past year or so I have discovered that they carry some great items (especially their “Soft & Sexy” line of tops, which are true to their name). This season, I decided to check out their denim, picking up THESE mom jeans for under $50 – a total steal!
The jeans feature a high rise and are made of a non-stretch, lightweight denim (compared to some Levi’s, which can feel thick and rigid). Though I’d love it if they had some stretch, the denim is on the thinner side, making them fairly comfortable to move around in. The wash is a versatile light medium hue, and there aren’t any over the top AE logos to give you away. Plus, the jeans hit right around my ankles, so that they pair perfectly with ankle booties. Definitely recommend!
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