Let’s face it, we’ve seen a thousand cardigans and they are all basically the same thing. We probably have at least five cardigans in our closets in a variety of different colors or fabrics. If you want to individualize your cardigans your options are generally to find another color or pattern to mix it up. Of course you can always accessorize them, but finding that perfect accessory just for a cardigan can be a lot of work and hassle. We love finding cardigans that are even more distinctive than that with added accents such as jeweled cardigans or cardigans that don’t look like the run of the mill solid color cardigans you see at big box retailers. Any variations can be great alternatives to the basic solid cotton cardigan.
One of our favorite pieces is a jeweled cardigan by an up in coming designer, Joy Joy Clothing. The Heart Button Cardigan features tons of detail which we love! First it has heart shaped buttons with bows on them. Then there are the puckered ¾ length sleeves which look so girly and feminine. Finally, last but certainly not least the heart shaped accent in place of a pocket on the lapel, featuring a variety of different pattern covered buttons literally sewn on in a heart shape. You don’t often find something this perfect and this piece is sure to become one of your favorites too.
When you are shopping for distinctive styles of cardigans like a jeweled cardigan, you will also find cardigans in a variety of fabrics which can make all the difference in terms of how and where you wear each cardigan. For example, the Satin Trim Cropped Cardigan features satin trim with a satin tie around the neckline. This is a detail or trim that you don’t see everyday on the basic cardigans. We love finding these gem cardigans that are full of detail and distinction. These pieces are really investments in your closet and a great way to add vibrant, unique pieces to your closet. Alternatively, the Pleated Paisley Front Ruffle Cardigan features a bold paisley pattern with a cascading ruffle down the front. This is a great elegant cardigan that would be perfect paired with a black tank and skirt and is a great addition for summer.
We love the cardigan because of its versatility and utility in our closets. A great piece to dress up a simple tank top and something that can be worn to work and casually too. Finding a way to elevate a wardrobe essential is always something so satisfying and really is an investment in your wardrobe. Whatever details suit your personal preferences, you can find a number of great cardigans that do amp it up and really add a lot to that basic cardigan and they don’t have to break the budget. You always need a few basic cardigans too, but we think that every closet needs a few great statement cardigans that can help transform that simple black dress or tank into something even better.