Wondering what to wear during these early spring days? Check out this basic cardigan outfit and get inspiration for styling the items in your wardrobe.
I feel that it’s important to note that I’m back, baby! It’s been almost two years since I’ve shared a new style article on this blog. After rebranding from She Saw Style to The Espresso Edition, I completely stopped taking outfit photos. If I’m being perfectly honest, I kind of stopped caring about fashion entirely. However, a few weeks before my birthday, I had the opportunity to go shopping (for fun) for the first time since 2020. Naturally, I went straight to H&M, which is my go-to retailer. They didn’t disappoint and I walked out with several cardigans, shackets, and tank tops – all pieces that could easily be transitioned from winter into spring!
The moment that I got home, I went to work, putting together ensembles that reflected my personal style here and now in 2022. This was the first look that I came up with and it’s what I wore on my birthday celebration day (the Saturday before my actual birthday)! I received so many compliments that I decided to actually take photos of it to share on here. I have to admit, it felt bizarre to stand in front of the camera again after several years of only taking bookish flatlays! But I just loved this outfit too much not to share it with all of you.
In addition to the outfit I styled, I’m also sharing three other looks that can be created with this cardigan as the focal piece. One outfit is very similar to what I’m wearing, one outfit is a little more elevated, and the last outfit is trendy! Hopefully, you’ll find inspiration in at least one of these cute spring looks.
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cardigan | tank top | denim | similar bag | similar loafers | similar necklace
One of the greatest parts about a basic white cardigan like this one is that you can wear it a million ways.
As I’ve shown above, you can style this cardi with denim and loafers, with a satin skirt and heels, or even with trendier pieces like twill, wide-leg pants and platform sneakers! I’ve already worn this particular cardigan several times since I purchased it, making it completely worth the money I spent on it. I truly believe that it’s the perfect basic to have in your wardrobe at all times. Cardigans are never going out of style, so whether you choose to wear this in a more trendy way or something classic like I did, you’ve got options for years to come.
The outfit inspiration collages above are clickable! Select any item to be redirected to the retailer page so you can shop the pieces.
Not going to lie, I’m actually not one to wear cardigans a lot and they’re missing in my closet BUT you make them look so stylish! I should go looking for a nice one and try it sometime. The trendy combination that you shared caught my eye 👀
It’s great that you’re getting back into fashion blogging! Cardigans are great for spring, especially with the dramatic temperature changes.
Ooh that cardigan is so cute! I love cardis because they’re so versatile! I love all the outfits you came up with but my favorite is the middle one with the skirt – accordion skirts are my absolute faves!
I would definitely wear this– such a cute find! I love that you can pair with jeans and pants or with skirts and dresses. Hope you’ll keep posting outfit photos!
Cardigans are absolute must-have in my wardrobe! They look so casual, yet intellectual 🙂
Love all those styling ideas.
I love seeing photos of you mixed in with your bookish content! It’s so lovely to see how you express yourself in your words, decor, photography and fashion.
I’ve been doing a March challenge of getting dressed every day. While dressed for me is still a t-shirt and leggings almost every day, it’s been a really fun exercise!
Classic – as you’ve done! – would be the way to go for me! This outfit is brilliant and can be so great in so so many occasions! I need to head to H&M myself because I just love the cardi you have here Stephanie. Stylish, simple and oh so classy – 5 stars from me!