You’d think this would be something logical, like underwear or socks. And sure, those are necessities. That’s a given – that should be a necessity for everyone. (I hope.) But really, there’s one item that I reach for daily. It completes so many outfits. I’m embarrassed to tell you how many I own (cough cough like thirty) My friends, I have an addiction to cardigans.
Why cardigans should be a large percentage of your wardrobe:
One. They keep you warm. I know, that’s a given. The main purpose, many would say. You never know the temperature of where you might be. Movie Theater? School? Restaurant? All are likely to be a little bit chilly. A cardigan is the easiest way to battle that.
Two. Coverup that unwanted visual you’re so hoping to hide. Look, we all get it. We all have it. Sometimes, a bra just doesn’t lay right on your back. Or those jeans refuse to sit perfectly on your hips. But you want to wear that shirt so badly, or maybe those are your favorite pair of jeans. How do you protect your comfort (and self-confidence)? You throw on a loose cardigan.
Three. Dress it up. I’m a big fan of simple Hanes v-neck tee shirts (like this 3 for $15 pack!). I have them in multiple colors. When I just don’t feel like putting effort into an outfit, they are automatically the shirts I grab. But sometimes, a basic tee isn’t quite dressy enough for the occasion. Or I want to look a bit more like an adult and not a freshman in high school. Add a cardigan and it’s like an elegance!
Four. You just can’t figure out how to make your shirt and your shoes and your scarf work together. Neutral cardigans are so great at combining colors in an outfit. My beige, navy, and gray cardigans get more use than any other cardigans I own. There’s also times when you wear something with a bit too much color, and you want to focus on just one of the many. Add on that color of cardigan and it’ll automatically be the color that eyes are drawn to.
Five. They can accommodate for year-round wear. There isn’t a season that I don’t wear cardigans. Summertime? When the sun goes down, they are perfect to battle that cool night air. Winter? The more layers the better. They are an investment in which you certainly get your money’s worth.
So yes, I have a slight obsession. I’m not ashamed (maybe a little). But really, they are worth it. I can justify having them consume half of my hanging clothes, and I can reason through making them the easiest to reach. Do you agree?
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