Monday, April 13, 2009

Wishlist: Short sleeved Cardigan

Every season I come up with a bit of a wish list (literally right it down) on new pieces I'd like to incorporate into my wardrobe. I do this, because much like food shopping, a list keeps focused on pieces I know I want as opposed to constantly last minute "have to have this but am probably not going to love it in a month" kind of purchases. One of the items that's a definite for this spring/summer is a short sleeved cardigan. This super versatile, easy layer makes strapless or thin stap dresses work appropriate without all the added warmth of a jacket. I've come up with a comprehensive list of affordable cardigans. With your help, wonderful readers, I'm hoping to narrow down my search...
This seafoam color is my favorite amongst the available options and the simple, classic cut makes it very wearable.
Short Sleeve Cotton Cardigan $49.50 (on sale from $58)
source: J. Crew
The design is retro, but the cut brings it up to date.
Floral Picket Fence Cardigan $36.99
source: Ruche
Here's the lovely seafoam again (I'm loving this color) in a relaxed wrap, perfect for slightly chilly summer nights. Oh, and it's organic!
Sky High Organic Cardigan $44.99
source: Ruche
The length of this cardigan lends itself to skinny pants and layers.
H81 Darla Crochet Cardigan $19.90
source: Forever 21
The details on the cuffs and hem combined with the sweet blush color makes this one move to the top of my list (I just need it to be a little cheaper).
Kersh Short Sleeve Cardigan Pink Fairy $65
source: F. L. Crooks
The thin nautical style strips combined with the lace set up a fun juxtaposition...it would be less versatile but such a fun top to wear.
Lace-trimmed cardigan $32
source: Gap
I'd take this top in sunny yellow to add some punch to a plain outfit.
Women's Pointelle Cardigan $24.50 (online only)
source: Old Navy
I'd wear this super casual striped style over a dress w/a fun belt.
Alyson Striped Boyfriend Cardigan $39.50
source: Delia's
Whew, so many to choose from and I'd like to have more than one b/c I think they'd get a lot of use. Any favorites? Is this a style you'll be wearing this season?
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16 comments:

Pop Champagne said...

I'm addicted to cardigans, for me, I can't never have enough cardigans!! Thanks for sharing these pics! :)

Kellie said...

Cardigans are great b/c they help almost any outfit!
I like the yellow one, the seafoam wrap and the last navy striped ones the best. But really, I don't think you could go wrong w/ any of the ones you posted here!

High-Heeled Foot in the door said...

Oh I like them all. I can't pick a favorite. I do love the little number from the GAP though and I haven't anything there lately that I like. I'll have to go check it out.

I to have make wish lists every season for all the new ideas I want. Ah if only I could have everything on my wish list.

Amber said...

Oh dear, they're all so cute it's hard to pick a favorite! I like the striped Gap one and the yellow one and the long navy one. But I agree that you can't really go wrong with any of them. I got a coral one with some ruffle details at Marshall's the other day and I'm in love! Have fun choosing!

Hanako66 said...

I love the yellow, the picket fence, and the long crochet cardi...I love them all, but those are my fav!

Kotori said...

Ok, I'm going for the Old Navy and Gap cardies. Love them and they're so affordable, you could get both (look at me, shopping vicariously through you!). If I could only choose one, I think I'd go with Gap nautical style one. I think the lace is a fabulous extra detail. Which one are you going with?

paula said...

I love the one from Gap:)

PS~Erin said...

1, 3 and 5 are my faves.

Love your wish list process!

Lynne said...

My favourite is the yellow Old Navy one.

citysage said...

Love that striped Delia's one! It's very french chic. And the longer length is nice too!

Mademoiselle Frou-Frou said...

i really like the Delia's sweater! i practically live in j. crew...my absolute favorite. they've been amazing this year!!
xox

ps - i added your blog to my blogroll. we appreciate your comments, and enjoy visiting your blog too!!! :-)

Diana said...

These are a great addition to a woman's closet and I agree, perfect for summer!

Nicci said...

I wear thick winter cardis all summer long. The Kersh one is definitely my favorite, and the sea foam ones are both nice. Try looking at value village for similar styles, that way if you can find a nautical and a seafoam, and maybe a bright yellow for cheap (these descriptions seem to narrow down the cardis into a short list) you could afford the Kersh one- or find something like that there!

K @ Blog Goggles said...

Ooh, I vote for the yellow one! Perfect for spring.

Jennie Bee said...

I noticed they have those at Old Navy and I have been meaning to pick up a few.. i love wearing them with dresses.

ms. less is always more said...

I may be a bit late... but I like the front tie Ruche top or the yellow button up from Old Navy (which, btw is SO cute... may have to snag one for myself!)

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