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Stephanie Hayes, Katie Sanders, Kameel Stanley, & Keyonna Summers

Cardigans rock! Newfound love for a closet staple



Loft cardigan Shh, don't tell my husband. I'm having a love affair with cardigans.

A closet staple for years, I've worn them as part of twin sweater sets, to keep my shoulders warm in a chilly office and to transition summer shirts to our Florida "winter." Cardigans are like a go-to LBD, that versatile piece in your wardrobe that never lets you down.

But lately, I've found new reasons to swoon for these trusty sweaters. I'm totally digging their comfortably chic layering possibilities, like pairing a somewhat slouchy long cardigan with a girly blouse for work or a laidback tank for the weekend. For a modern twist on the sweater set, I'm experimenting with color combos. And being an accessories devotee, I'm piling on necklaces to complete the look.

No need for me to point you to certain stores for cardigans. They are everywhere these days. But take a gander through the Web sites of your fave shopping spots for some inspiration on fresh new ways to wear 'em, like here, here, here and here (sans the icky cheap-looking white tank).

Readers, what are your must-have clothing items of the moment? Anyone else riding the crazy-for-cardigans train?

Deal Diva Colleen

(Photo: I don't love everything about this Loft outfit, but I do think the cardigan and necklace bring new life to a basic white shirt.)

[Last modified: Thursday, May 20, 2010 5:24pm]


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