Preppy, purposeful, popular...All words that come to mind when I think of the perfect fall wardrobe staple...The Cardigan Sweater!!! I was totally inspired after checking out looks "We're Loving" in the August issue of InStyle! Beyonce is totally rocking an all white look, paired with a gray and black Missoni cardigan(pg. 67)! The boyfriend look continues for fall with preppy, long, lengthy, Cardigans! This men's wear inspired trend is a perfect accent to a summer sleeveless dress or blouse, as the weather begins to take a shift(although, we have had a pretty mild summer, hard to imagine fall coming so soon). Pair your perfect cardigan with a blazer(continues to be big for fall 09) for a layered look or punch up a blousey, tee for another look! Go for a solid look or striped; belted or buttoned. So many options to be had with one of my favorite fall additions!
Looks that I'm loving can be found at my favs, Anthro, Shopbop, and the First Lady's fav, JCrew. For more economically friendly finds for the cardigan sweater, try American Apparel and Forever21! Oh and don't forget Nordstrom, where you might still find a few looks on sale as a part of the anniversary sale(fall preview). No need to be envious, the options are unlimited!!! Fall is on its way!!! Be ready!