Top: Banana Republic (similar here)
Shorts: BLANKNYC (similar here, here)
Sweater: Sun and Shadow Long Cardigan on sale! (also love this)
Shoes: Gentle Souls Break My Heart Caged Sandals on sale!
Necklace: Madewell (similar here)
I wore this summer outfit a couple of weeks ago and am just getting around to posting it! It’s a pretty simple look with a slight festival, boho feel. I initially just had on these denim shorts and a flutter top but felt like it was missing something. So I threw on this crochet long cardigan for a layered touch and to complete the look. The long cardigan is thick, comfy, and fits true to size. It definitely came in handy when it got chilly at night! I’m looking forward to transitioning this long cardigan to fall with a pair of jeans and booties. I think long cardigans in general will be huge this coming season!
Speaking of layering, have you heard of the “third-piece rule”? I recently learned about it and it totally makes sense to me! The basis of the rule is that a stylish outfit consists of three items excluding your shoes. Your top and bottoms are considered as your first two pieces. If you add a third element – like a long cardigan, blazer, additional sweater or shirt layer, or a statement accessory (scarf, hat, etc.) – it adds an interesting element to the whole outfit and makes you look more polished! The third-piece rule sounds so simple and intuitive, right? Well, I definitely didn’t think about adding a third item to my outfits during the summer especially when I’m mostly in dresses. Nonetheless, I’m excited to put the third-piece rule in major practice during fall! I think you’ll be seeing this long cardigan many more times :).
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