WHY YOU NEED A KNIT CARDIGAN IN YOUR LIFE

Nov 15, 2014

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A heavy, over-sized knit can fix any outfit. That is my official statement. Oh, you have a summer jumpsuit you just don't want to put away yet? Not a problem. Slap a knit on top of it. Maybe there's a maxi dress that you want to get away with for another two weeks? Sure you can, as long as you have a knit somewhere in that mix. They. Fix. Everything. And I'd especially recommend buying a chestnut brown one. I know, I know, that's not the usual color you think of when thinking about getting your basics down-pat, but this particular cardigan gets used about three more times than my other pieces because brown (surprisingly) goes perfectly with just about everything. And the warm tone adds a tad bit more interest than, say, your usual gray or black pieces. Who would've known?

Well, now we do. :)

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PS: If you'd like to see this jumpsuit styled a different way, check out The Last of the Summer Jumpsuits; and if you'd like to see this heavy knit cardigan in action, check out this post where I paired it with a peter pan collar dress and this post where I paired it with a garden summer dress.


OUTFIT-DETAILS
CARDIGAN: Zara (store similar: here, here | vintage similar: here, here, here)
JUMPSUIT: Urban Outfitters (or vintage similar: here, here)
BOOTIES:  Lulu*s
BLOUSE: American Apparel (vintage similar: here)
NECKLACE: Urban Outfitters
BELT: Thrifted

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30 comments :

  1. great look lovely!:) xx
    Bianka
    http://ruhamania.blogspot.hu/

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  2. Genius. I don't have a lot of brown/warm tones in my wardrobe but definitely think something this color would go with everything. Love how you styled it here!

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  3. You look lovely as always, and chunky knitwear is my
    statement as well! Xx

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  4. Such a cute look! Just from the title I know I was going to love this post. I love knit cardigans just about as much as I love kimonos! My fav one is my knit shawl cardigan from american apparel.

    xx Sera | STARDUSTBOHEMIAN.COM
    P.S GIVEAWAY ON MY BLOG, CLICK HERE TO VIEW!<3

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  5. You should start a series called "Because I Said So," haha, and seriously. Why you need a knit cardigan (preferably in chestnut brown) in your life? Because Marlen said so. And, clearly, she knows what she's doing. ;)

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  6. Fab cardigan! It looks so cozy! Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog. :) A good leather jacket goes with everything! Hope to see your style yours soon.

    xo T.

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  7. Ah, I'm such a sucker for a big, cozy sweater. Love the way you've belted it here, Marlen! And thanks, as always, for all the sweet comments you leave on my blog :)

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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  8. It looks fabulous, I love the belt over the top of it. And yay for being able to wear those favourite summer pieces all year round!

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  9. Lovely look!! Cardigans are a must have this winter! xo

    www.bibigoeschic.com

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  10. You look amazing what a gorgeous look and definitely some good ideas for styling knitwear, do you think the colour would be ok with my red hair? I totally hate pushing my summer pieces to the back of the wardrobe xxx

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  11. Cardigans are my absolute favorite thing to wear in the world. They're just so comfy!

    -Marie x

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  12. Just one knit cardigan?! ;)

    I love knits so much, that I have a bit of an obsession in the colder months.

    xo Jackie
    Something About That

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  13. I agree, this chestnut color goes with everything!

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  14. You look adorable! I have a navy blue from Gap and is a perfect ready-to-go piece. I love the cozy feel of grandpa cardigan like that.
    xo
    Carelia

    MySmallWardrobe.com

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  15. Loving this sweater! I love how you gave other style ideas for it and how styled it for this occasion! It just snowed here, so this is definitely a must-have item!

    Denise
    www.fashionloveletters.com

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  16. I love how you belted that chunky cardigan,
    xo
    www.laurajaneatelier.com

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  17. You always look so perfect, I'm really loving your style. This look looks so warm and pretty :D

    xxx

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  18. amazing outfit.
    perfect sweater and shoes <3

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  19. I love the idea of belting a cardi. I usually feel as if cardigans overwhelm my small frame; a belt would definitely solve that issue!

    xx

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  20. I love big chunky, knit sweaters! I haven't been able to wear one yet, but with our mild winters a big sweater often replaces the need for an actual coat. I love this color, and you're right about it going with everything, and when we're talking sweaters I prefer it over black most of the time.

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  21. Love this outfit! So chic and perfect for the chilly weather!
    Nic
    www.salvageandstoneblog.com

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  22. Totally agree! I just ordered a big chunky black cardi, and another one in grey! Cannot WAIT until they arrive! Looking forward to bundling up!
    : signe : the daily savant :
    Jewelry Giveaway

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  23. Girl you read my mind. I have this brown one that I wear all. the. time.

    Rachel

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  24. That cardigan looks so incredibly cozy and you're right that the brown color is a little different than your usual neutral shade. I really like it paired with the blue jumpsuit!

    Jamie | PetitePanoply.com

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  25. I totally agree with you when you say that an oversized knit can fix any outfit. I have a very similar sweater, and I wear it with everything. It never gets too cold in California to the point where I have to put away my summer clothes, so cute oversized sweaters help me transition from one season to the next. I love this outfit, by the way, that jumpsuit looks fabulous, and I love how you belted the sweater.

    -Helen

    Sweet Helen Grace

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  26. Now this is an amazing way to prolong the life of a jumpsuit! My favorite cardigan is a brown one also and I think that is perfectly fine! I love your layers as usual.

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  27. I love me an oversized cardigan for just those reasons!

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  28. I definitely pair oversized knits with summer maxis and a belt for work ALL the time. It's such a great staple that can help transition basically your entire wardrobe to autumn / mild winter.
    xx Abby a geek tragedy

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  29. And there si another favorite. It took me just one minute :)

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