Fashion Essentials: Cardigan

In parts one, two, and three of our Fashion Essentials for The Everygirl, we shared the must-haves that belong in every woman’s wardrobe. Now, every two weeks, we’ve teamed up with some of the web’s best bloggers to share how functional these essentials can be. For the must have cardigan in your wardrobe, we have Mara Ferreira of M Loves M Blog to show you two different looks using the same cardigan.

Styling Notes from Mara:

Most people know cardigans are a wardrobe staple, but do they know it can be a statement piece as well? When you wear a printed cardigan, in a design like polka dots, you’ve already given your outfit a little something extra. For daytime, I paired my cardigan with a pair of printed jeans, a button up, and a pair of booties. It was fun to pair two prints together and have it still work. I think the trick is that both prints weren’t too loud, and the jeans almost act as a neutral in gray. For nighttime, I styled my cardigan buttoned up with a full skirt. The look is slightly more put together, and the cardigan acts like a top. Polka dot cardigan, you’ve definitely earned your keep!


Button up: J.Crew
Pants: Old Navy
Cardigan: Target
Boots: DV by Dolce Vita


Cardigan: Target
Skirt: Zara (similar here)
Shoes: J.Crew (similar here)
Purse: Alice & Olivia (similar here)
Necklace: Forever 21 (similar here)