This simple look was a recent favorite of mine, mixing pieces old and new, high and low. I’ve had this Nic + Zoe 4-way convertible cardigan for years, and originally showed several ways to style it back in this post! One of my favorite ways to wear it is actually wrapped more tightly around (as seen above) so it looks like a blouse, and secured by tucking the ends around my back into a high-waisted skirt. My cardigan here is the cotton blend one, which feels like a light sweater material, and this same cardigan also comes in a very lightweight linen blend material.
My H&M pencil skirt was last blogged here, styled with 4 different layering options for work! The color I’m wearing is sold out, but they have two darker pencil skirts (this new arrival or this one that’s going quickly) which fit similarly.The materials are usually more wrinkle-prone, but I can’t really complain given the fit and price points! H&M pencil skirts tend to run small and work for me without alterations needed – a size 2 usually fits smaller than most 00 petite skirts in American brands.
On the contrary, this sleeveless shell runs on the blousier side – sz 2 is roomy on me in the armholes and is longer in length. I also used a small safety pin to secure the neckline higher up. Despite the bigger fit, I got it for it’s versatility for layering under blazers and cardigans.
Here’s how the cardigan looks when worn open vs. loosely tied. Which way is your favorite? : )