December 13, 2012 - Ask Alison, Easy Outfits, Style

Ask Alison | Style My Striped Cardi

It’s time for Ask Alison, my feature where I answer reader submitted questions about style challenges.   Here’s today’s dilemma:

Hi Alison.  I have a Payday Pretty purchase – a pink and beige striped cardigan from H&M.  I can’t figure out a good way to pair it up with anything.  I’ve tried a white oxford and a chambray shirt, but it just doesn’t look pulled together.  Can you help? – Judy

First off, yay for your Payday Pretty! I get super excited every time someone tells me they’re participating.  Like, pee my pants excited!

Of course, I’d love to help out.  Since I couldn’t find your exact cardigan online, I took the photo you sent me and styled a similar one.  These two different looks for work and play both incorporate one of my favorite trends – mixing stripes with polka dots.

Work – Layer the cardigan over a mini polka dot printed sheer blouse.  Pair it up with dress pants and suede pumps.  Add some layered necklaces, an armful of bangles and a dangly pair of chandelier earrings to complete out this office ready look.

Play – Start with a lightweight long and lean t-shirt for your base.  Pair it up with some light pink skinny jeans and tie on a ruffled polka dot scarf.  Finish off this look with suede booties and a simple beaded bracelet and earrings.


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  • Cute looks! Great job on these sets, girlie! =)

    • PrettyOn

      Thanks Jenni! They make me want to buy a striped cardi just to wear them.

  • LOVE the play look. SO FUN!

    • PrettyOn

      Me too! I’m in LOVE with that scarf.

  • I love the ways you styled the cardigan. I absolutely love the work look! Be on the lookout for a Payday Pretty post from me. I did some much needed retail therapy last night and it felt good 🙂 Heather

    • PrettyOn

      Yay Heather! I can’t wait to see what you got. Nothing quite like retail therapy.

  • Loving the play look! Good job styling it, they both look so good.

    • PrettyOn

      Thanks Jessi!

  • Love this look, and the color pallet!

  • Love both ways you styled the cardigan! SO cute!!
    That scarf is fabulous!

  • Both great looks! I love a good neutral style palate!

  • I love both takes on how to wear the cardigan. The cream colors are so perfect together!

    I hope you are having a lovely week my dear and thank you so much for linking up to last week’s Aloha Friday Blog Hop.

    If you have time, we’d love to have you come back and link up to the Aloha Friday Blog Hop if you haven’t already!


    Jean {What Jean Likes}

  • such a nice soothing color palette. Love the play look especially:)
    Hope you have a great weekend.

  • I like them both! I think I’m going to have to participate. I have a pair of boots that I got for a steal and although I can semi-see how I should wear them, I have NO idea what to wear them with.