Weekend Outfit Inspiration: Cozy Pink Cardigan

Weekend Inspiration: Cozy Pink Cardigan

There are some pieces in our wardrobes that we just love to wear together.  For me, it’s a pair of jeans, a tank and a long cardigan. It’s a straightforward formula that is easy to dress up or down and adjust based on the season.  For today’s post we’re showing you how to create two weekend outfits to wear now and later, just by changing out the shoes and accessories.
Weekend Inspiration: Cozy Pink Cardigan

Cardigan, $25  |  Jeans, $189  |  Tank, $17

Pale pink and gray is a winning combination. It’s soft and has a cozy feel.  I found this cardigan at H&M.  The quality is pretty good.  It’s one of those pieces you’ll get a lot of wear out of, until you can’t wear it any more.  Surprisingly, the most impactful component of this look is the tank.  Not all tanks are the same.  This one drapes off the body and scoops in the front, complimenting the movement of the cardigan. (Pick it up in multiple colors.)  It’s a little detail with significant impact.  The outfit would not work the same way if the tank were fitted to your body. Finally, gray jeans. I love Paige, they fit well and are worth the price tag. Looking for something less expensive? These Old Navy jeans are worth checking out.

Wear Now

Weekend Inspiration: Cozy Pink Cardigan - Wear NowWear now with: Necklace, $80  |  Boots, $45  |  Bag, $33

Earlier this week, I woke up around 6:30 with a little sunlight streaming through my bedroom window, and the first sounds of birds chirping.  Maybe, just maybe, I thought, we’ll have an early spring.  Not the case, since this weekend we’re set for more snow.  Making this look winter weather appropriate is easy by adding a boot.  I tend to lean toward clean lined ankle or riding boots. You can absolutely wear them with this look, or you can wear something like these faux-fur collar chunky bootsAt $45 they are a fantastic alternative that won’t break the bank.

You need a bag to balance the weight of the boot.  This Street Level tote does the job and is super versatile. Finally, a long necklace adds additional weight and movement.  We used the black stone version of the Kendra Scott piece, white would work just as well.

Wear Later

Weekend Inspiration: Cozy Pink Cardigan - Wear LaterWear later with: Shoes, $50  |  Clutch, $32

The second the weather breaks, you can break out your spring sandals.  I wasn’t always a fan of the open toe cage shoe, but as the style evolved, they grew on me. With this look, the cardigan is heavy, so you need the shoe to create balance. The block heel keeps the overall look grounded.  Finally, grab a clutch.  I’m CRAZY for this one by ASOS.  The pink is darker than the cardigan but still in the same family of color, giving depth and interest without having to add a lot of “stuff” to your look.  Because the shoe is suede, I used a suede clutch. This trick creates cohesiveness and elevates the look even though it’s so simple.

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Megan Kristel

Megan Kristel is an entrepreneur, working mom, and former personal stylist. Tired of the one-dimensional portrayal of women online, she founded The Well Dressed Life as a resource for other professional women.

  1. This post was great! I work from home and most days end up in jeans, tank, and a cardigan. I often feel frumpy, but was never sure why. Your post helped me realize it’s because of the tanks I wear. They are old, cotton, a little too stretched out yet too fitted to be flattering. The tank you featured is exactly what I needed. The gray jean option was something I never thought about, so I bought the Old Navy version too. Thanks!!!

  2. While skinny jeans are cute and definitely fashionable, I often don’t feel like wearing tight pants and want something different. I love straight leg and girlfriend/boyfriend style jeans! Would you write a post about how to style those types of jeans for spring, focusing especially on footwear options? I am often at a loss for what types of shoes to pair with those styles of jeans. Thanks!

    1. Hey Missy! We have a post scheduled for tomorrow talking about how to wear boyfriend style jeans, including three different kind of shoes. Stay tuned!

  3. I don’t usually shop at H&M because there is not one close by item by but I quickly ordered this sweater. I have been on the hunt for a blush cardigan. I am pleasantly surprised with quality . I too realized the tanks I wear are just all wrong and ordered that as well. Both look great with the grey jeans I already own and am looking forward to wearing everything this weekend! The outfit is such a refreshing change from my black/grey combination.

    1. I hear you on H&M. I’m not a frequent shopper but have picked up many of the pieces we feature on the site and, like, you was surprised by the quality. As a side note, I do buy things for my girls,especially around the holidays, and have been happy with how they wear too.

      And I’m so happy I was able to articulate the tip about wearing the right kind of tank. I sometimes assume that readers know this, but it seems to be a bit of a lightbulb moment! xx

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