This latest addition to my cozy casual collection is a flowy cardigan I got at Steinmart. When I saw it, it reminded me of a Free People piece. It's by a brand called Scrapbook, and I passed on it during several visits. But then it went on sale and I had a coupon for extra off. The best way that I can describe it is a deconstructed sweatshirt. None of the edges are finished, it has a ribbon trim on the bottom and a cute plaid patch under the neck.
As I purge my closet, I see how my style is evolving. I am being really honest with myself and getting rid of stuff that I don't see myself wearing anymore. One realization I made, was that I do not really like hoodies. Even though I had a few with really cute prints, I just wasn't wearing them. With my long hair, I just hate how it bunches up in the extra fabric. Plus, I never use the hoods (I am weird in that I don't really like anything on my head). So, these flowy sweaters are replacing them.
I've mentioned in the past that I sometimes belt tops like this to change up the look. I played around with this one a bit differently. When you inspect how some of these tops are made, you will see the sides are cut quite squarely which is surprisingly considering the flowy nature. So I took the one side and crossed it over my body (shown below). Sorry for looking so suspicious in this pic.
Then, I took the other side and did the same, all the while letting the extra fabric bunch up around the neckline.
Then I took a brooch and pinned it. The effect reminds me of the side zip moto jackets that have been so popular the past few years.
You can play around with the neck, just like you would a scarf. It looks like a cowl neck.
As I was unpinning it, I realized how cute it looks with just one side wrapped over and the other one left hanging. See how versitile these pieces are? Make you wrap "work" for you.... play around with your clothes and see what you come up with!