On Kate: J.Crew Factory cardigan (similar), Old Navy shirt (similar), Gap pants, J.Crew belt (similar), Anthropologie shoes (similar), Loft Outlet necklace (similar)
On Jeanne: vintage cardigan (similar), J.Crew shirt (similar), J.Crew pants (similar), Frye shoes (similar), vintage necklaces (similar), Michael Kors watch
Kate says: This outfit was born from wanting to wear this cardigan with a belt. It is a super comfy thin cotton cardigan in a much “flowier” style than I often wear. This summer I wore it a lot thrown over a tank top for a casual look. So I turned that summer look into a work-appropriate outfit by pairing it with a blouse and a belt. This made it look a little crisper and put-together.
I love this outfit on my mom! The pink and beige sweater is so cute, and she always does a great job of layering color, texture and pattern. I would probably have been nervous to wear the polka dot pants with a sweater and top that are almost an outfit in themselves, but she looks great! If I were wearing the polka dot pants, I’d play it safer with a solid pink sweater or collared shirt.
Jeanne says: I was so happy with this outfit. These pants are a silk/wool mix and I LOVE them. On the other hand, I have had a hard time mixing the sweater with other items. I was delighted to find the pink top to wear with it and then, lo and behold, I found my pink necklace! I am wearing two necklaces here to create a more luxe and dramatic look. It also gives me more looks with fewer pieces of jewelry.
I covet the sweater Kate is wearing. It was a great sale buy on her part. It could be worn to look businesslike with a pencil skirt or more casual. She has found the middle ground here. I like her belted look – Kate typically is more creative with her use of belts and mixing of colors and textures than I am. I have to fight the urge to have everything matchy-matchy. I might change it up with a blue patterned shirt with the sweater or a skinny jean.
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