I’ve been looking for a summer cardigan for a while now. I only have thick autumn cardigans or ones with holes in which is obviously not ideal. So I popped into H&M last Saturday in Leeds and picked up this lovely beige cardigan which has specs of grey and marble tones. It would look great with a bold coloured lip stick, particularly as I have pale skin which means this cardigan will most likely wash me out sometimes. It is made out of soft cotton and is very lightweight – perfect for if you are out all day and need something light to carry around until it starts to get chilly.

Styling ideas:

The photos below show the cardigan styled with a H&M t-shirt dress. Despite it being spring I love these autumn colours because of their warm tones and the bold colours are better for my skin tone.

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Another favourite combination I love is when this type of cardigan can isΒ styled with a pair of straight leg jeans which cut off at the high ankle, with a pair of flats or heeled ankle boots, and then a delicate blouse (I love low v-necks) and a delicate necklace. To finish off this look I would leave my hair down and natural in a bed-head kind of style.

The photos below are taken from the Simplicity City Instagram page and are examples of Spring/Summer outfits I would pair this cardigan with.

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Caption ‘Beautiful Anh Duong’

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I do love a cotton and wool combo and I think the lightweight nature of the cotton cardigan would look great over this knitted tank top as the cardigan is a subtle edition and not too heavy sitting on top of the wool. It also does not overpower the statement of the knitted pattern.

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Caption: Denis Piel

The tea dress look is definitely coming back from the ’90s this Spring/Summer. Remember those gorgeous floral dresses of similar style that Rachel, Phoebe and Monica wore on Friends? We usually saw it paired with an oversized denim jacket but the delicacy of this dress means it can also be paired with a cotton cardigan.

Fat Face is a clothing brand which provides many beautiful examples of the clothes in the photos above. This is also an amazing brand as it is a part of the Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) and is one of the highest rated companies in ethical trading according to the Ethical Company Organisation (http://www.hart-uk.org/blog/hidden-cost-fashion/ – this article by the Humanitarians Aid Relief Trust states this and many other important and interesting facts about this organisation). However Fat Face can be on the expensive side so other brands like H&M, New Look, and People Tree are cheaper alternatives. They will not give you the long-lasting quality that Fat Face does, but they are still of reasonable feel and quality for the price.

Georgia x

 

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