If you haven’t noticed already, I am a sweater addict. I wear my favorite cardigans relentlessly until they almost fall apart–some sooner than others. When I first laid my eyes on my new obsession, a mid-thigh length navy blue cardigan from L.L. Bean, I knew it was love. I found it hidden in the cardigan isle at the local Salvation Army and nabbed it for the low price of $5.99. We’ve been inseparable ever since.
You can tell someone really loved this sweater once upon a time–it’s faded and stretched to perfection. I even broke my rule against buying well-used second hand clothes for this sweater. I told a friend that I don’t buy second hand clothes if they look worn out to which she responded, “Who cares? Who’s going to know it wasn’t you that wore it so much?” I think she had a great point.
I can just throw it on and go without much worry. Despite its comfort, its main downfall is that it makes me look three times as big, which is why I think a sweater like this styles well with a pair of skinny jeans or even leggings (once the weather gets warmer, of course!). If you’re not really into skinny jeans, fret not! A baggy cardigan that hits mid-thigh will cover your booty and upper thigh area.
I’ll be totally honest and say that I even tried to pair this sweater with my New Year’s Eve dress, which wasn’t a good idea, but I was blinded by love. Thank god for friends and sisters who talk you out of a fashion mishap!