4 Ways to Wear a Black Cardigan

4 Outfits With a Black Cardigan
You all know I’m a huge fan of these oversized cardigans and have them in an array of colors.  Yep, the same cardigan in multiple colors (or at least each year’s iteration them).  Last winter I started feeling an itch for a black cardigan, putting on outfit after outfit that I felt could use a black cardigan.  I’m soooo glad to say that this black cardigan recently came in at Nordstrom!
Before seeing this at Nordstrom I’d already resolved to get a similar black cardigan at a different store for a much cheaper price.  But in complete honesty, I wasn’t 100% happy with the cheaper cardigan, however I felt it was my only option at the time.  No lie, I tried the cheaper one on and thought to myself, “I REALLY wish this was more like my Nordstrom cardigans–something is just a *little* off.”  Still can’t put a finger on what it was, but I set it down waiting for it to go on sale. I waited and waited and waited, and during that waiting period, this one from Nordstrom popped up!  You’d better believe I jumped on it ASAP!  
This one from Nordstrom is definitely pricier than the cheaper one I was looking at, but it feels a lot, LOT better.  In fact, it feels better than all of the other cardigans I own from Nordstrom in different colors that are from this brand.  It’s fairly thick and has some resilience in the stretch so it doesn’t feel like it’ll and lose shape easily.  I’m a fan!  Shop the cardigan HERE.  
SIZING INFO: I’m 5’6″ and usually 6/8 or S/M in clothes, 8.5 to 9 in shoes.  I wear this cardigan in XS as they run quite large.  I have gotten S in past colors and always felt like the shoulders were too big on me.  
Overall, I’m very happy to have finally added a black cardigan, and today I’m partnering with Nordstrom to show you 4 ways to wear it!  
Black Cardigan + White Tunic + Pendant Necklace + Riding Boots
White Tunic + Black Sweater + Riding Boots + Pendant Necklace
Pendant Necklace + Black Cardigan + White Tunic
Black Cardigan + Pendant Necklace + White Tunic + Brown Bag
Riding Boots + Skinnies + Black Cardigan + White Tunic
Everyday Casual #1
This is the kind of outfit I’d typically wear during the weekday in my very casual work environment or out to lunch with friends.  I’ve got two of my closet staples on–my white Lush tunic with my new favorite Wit & Wisdom dark wash skinny jeans.  Last week I did an Instastory with this outfit showing the different shoe options like my taupe booties, black booties, and these tall knee high boots.  I talked through why I liked or didn’t like each version, and I landed on this combo as one of my favorites.  I liked how the taller boots anchored the look, had a stronger presence, and overall made the outfit pop more compared to either of the two booties.  
Shop for the Look:
Top: Nordstrom (exact–wearing size M)
Cardigan: Nordstrom (exact–wearing size XS)
Jeans: Nordstrom (exact–wearing size 4)
Boots: Nordstrom (similar)
Bag: Nordstrom (similar)
Necklace: c/o Dear Mushka (similar)

Black Cardigan + Plaid Shirt + Black Skinnies + Bucket Bag + Booties
Plaid Shirt + Black Skinnies + Black Booties + Bucket Bag
Black Skinnies + Black Bucket Bag + Plaid Shirt + Black Cardigan
Everyday Casual #2
This is one of my go-to combos in the fall and winter: plaid button up + jeans + oversized cardigan + booties or boots.  I totally love this all black look with one huge focal point with color and print!  The black jeans (which are super duper comfy both in the waist and legs) and black cardigan make the perfect bookends.  It’s sooo easy to do and works with basically any shirt you have. 
Shop for the Look:
Top: c/o J.Crew Factory (similar–40% off)
Cardigan: Nordstrom (exact–wearing size XS)
Jeans: Nordstrom (exact–wearing size 6; sooo comfy)
Boots: Nordstrom (exact–wearing size 8.5. Expensive but waterproof!) 
Bag: Nordstrom (similar but pricey)

Floral Shirt + Black Cardigan + Black Skinnies + Red Flats + Statement Necklace
Black Cardigan + Floral Shirt + Tote Bag + Statement Necklace
Brown Tote + Black Cardigan + Floral Shirt + Statement Necklace
Casual Office 
This could be another everyday casual look or something you could wear to a business casual office.  It’s almost the same outfit formula as above but with a nicer printed blouse and topped off with colored shoes take the whole thing up a notch!

Shop for the Look:
Top: Nordstrom
Cardigan: Nordstrom (exact–wearing size XS)
Jeans: Nordstrom (exact–wearing size 6; sooo comfy)
Shoes: Nordstrom (exact–wearing size 9)
Bag: Nordstrom (exact)
Necklace: Nordstrom

Black Cardigan + Maroon Skinnies + Bucket Bag + Black Sneakers + Pendant Necklace
Black Twist Tee + Black Cardigan + Maroon Skinnies + Black Sneakers + Pendant Necklace
Maroon Skinnies + Black Twist Tee + Black Cardigan + Black Bucket Bag
Weekend & Errands
This is a relaxed weekend look with an easy twist tee and sneakers.  To deviate from a standard jeans + tee, I used colored jeans instead of regular blue jeans.  You’d be surprised how many compliments you might get with jeans + tee if you just wear colored jeans instead of blue jeans!  🙂  The black cardigan was the perfect comfy topper.  

Shop for the Look:

Tee: Nordstrom (exact–wearing size XS)
Cardigan: Nordstrom (exact–wearing size XS)
Jeans: Old Navy (similar) 
Shoes: Zappos (similar, similar)
Bag: Nordstrom (similar but pricey)
Necklace: c/o Dear Mushka (similar)


There are soooo many ways you can wear a black oversized cardigan!  If you’ve been looking for one, definitely check this one out HERE!

Huge thanks to Nordstrom for sponsoring this post! 

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