Dressed for: A Two for One

Already Pretty outfit featuring asymmetric cable cardigan, brown leggings, John Fluevog Adriana Luna boots, Foley + Corinna Mid-City Tote

Cardigan – courtesy Chadwicks (no longer available) – similar design – color/length
Leggings – Target (no longer available) – similar
Boots – John Fluevog Adriana Luna
Earrings – Swirly Keen courtesy April Kawaoka
Necklace – self-made – similar
Bag, Foley + Corinna Mid City Tote via eBay

There’s something so satisfying about working two or more underutilized items into a single outfit. I’ve adored this cardigan for as long as I’ve owned it, but it’s actually quite a bit longer than most of my coats, so unless I want to do some creative tucking it is best worn in fall and spring when it’s possible to go coatless. And these boots seem to have a secret fan club, since at least two of you have inquired about them in the past few weeks. I still love them, but discovered upon reviewing old outfit posts that they hit really high on my leg and are, therefore, a bit tough to style. There were also several winter months during which I couldn’t get them zipped! (Fluevog cuts narrow, people.) Amazingly, these two tricky pieces play well together. Triumph!

I’d love some suggestions for dealing with long and dangly underlayers and coats. Anyone have tricks or tips to share? (I usually shove the dangly bits up into the coat bottom, but it’s not exactly comfortable and can get a bit bulky!)


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13 Responses to “Dressed for: A Two for One”

  1. Carolyn

    I know this just sounds mean to anyone living where it’s cold, but I’m so jealous you still get to wear sweaters and coats! It’s supposed to hit 90 degrees in Arizona tomorrow and I don’t know how long I can be stubborn and still wear my sweaters without passing out.

  2. Sarah

    My first thought upon seeing just the top half of the first photo is how cool it is that the multiple hoops in your earrings mimic the multiple round layers of the cowl neck on your sweater. On the close, even the links in the necklace fit into the theme! Not sure if you planned it or not but I think it makes the outfit feel very harmonious.

  3. Kaitlin

    I love that sweater! I have tried so many cozy sweater jackets things but, without fail, they just make me look so bulky! I think it is my…. “ample” chest combined with less definition in the waist. But this one makes me want to try again.

  4. Kaitlin

    Also, no joke about Fluevogs being cut narrow. I have lost hope of ever being able to wear a pair because my calves are also “ample.”

    My solution for longer tops hanging out of coats is… a longer coat! But I am currently living in San Francisco (from Minneapolis), so right now I can basically get away with a trench coat year round. I have one that looks about the length of your cardigan and I love it. I somehow feel elegant with it on, even if I’m just wearing jeans and Danskos underneath.

  5. b.

    Yea for the secret fan club of those boots. 🙂 Love the outfit.

  6. Versatile Style by Tracey

    One of the first things I noticed when I first began taking photos and blogging was that my petite height needed more cropped pieces and I have given up a lot on the idea of these type of pieces… I love how you styled this one!

  7. LK

    Honestly, I just let the sweater hang out. Maybe that’s wrong but I don’t really have a problem with it. If it hangs out my knee length coat there isn’t much more I can do!

  8. Andi

    Such a great look! What about wearing just a slip dress underneath with the leggings??

  9. Annette in NJ

    Love the dress with the boots. With longer pieces like this, wear a long 3/4 or knee length coat which will cover it, but if you don’t have one, try one of the following if you have them in your closet: a heavy knitted or fleecy wrap (or two layered), a knitted poncho, or a short or cropped jacket. You could wear a mid thigh coat with the sweater hanging out of you style it with a scarf of similar texter and/or colors as the sweater (a or a knitted hat may also work). If you have a scarf that picks up colors of the sweater and coat, even better! Add some mittens or gloves in that same color and you should look fabulous! With the sweater pictured, i would try to use the cowl as the scarf and let it hang out. The idea is to balance the part of the sweater that is showing with other pieces of similar color and/or weight so that the eye travels between them. Give it a try!

  10. Linda

    Heh heh, you said “dangly bits.” Honestly, I would just wear a coat longer than the sweater. I’m surprised a Minnesota dweller would not own one already.

  11. Dee

    I just had to say how much I LOVE that cardigan and how sad I am that it is not available anymore. I literally gasped when I saw it, and it looks fabulous on you. So jealous 🙂

  12. Jessica

    Oh how much I love this cardigan! I would never take it off!! Love love love