Casual Chic Outfit Basics | The Boyfriend Cardigan

It’s week three of my casual chic outfit basics series and this week is all about the boyfriend cardigan.  If you missed the first two weeks of basics, you can check out dark wash skinny jeans HERE and riding boots HERE.

Speaking of riding boots, let’s stop the presses for a second because my favorite ever riding boots that I wear like every day are on sale for 35% off!  That’s right girls, the Frye Melissa Button Boot in cognac, my exact pair is ON SALE.  I promise you, you will not regret buying these and you’ll also thank me later.  🙂  Get them now while your size is in stock!

[Frye Melissa Button Boot]

Now back to today’s business.

Boyfriend cardigans are constantly in my outfit rotation.  They’re just so versatile and really pull a whole outfit together.  I wear one at least one day of every week, year-round.  I may or may not even stuff one in my purse in the summer and pull it out in chilly restaurants and grocery stores.  My kids call me a little old grandma for doing that.  That’s ok because I’m warm!

Here are some ways that I’ve paired them up recently.

Boyfriend Cardigan OutfitsIn each of the outfits above, I’m wearing my favorite Mossimo boyfriend cardigans from Target.  The pickings are slim online but they have a few left in some fun colors.  I usually try to pick up a few new ones each season when all of the colors are in stock.

[Mossimo Boyfriend Cardigan]

This week I decided to have a little fun with my boyfriend cardigans and pair them up in some new ways.

Inspiration Outfit #1

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My Version

021414-boyfriend-cardigan-denim-shirt-leopard-scarf-outfit[Sweater/Denim Shirt/Jeans/Scarf/Boots]

Inspiration Outfit #2


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My Version

021414-boyfriend-cardigan-striped-scarf[Sweater/Striped Shirt/Jeans/Scarf/Flats/Watch]

More Boyfriend Cardigan Outfits


Here are a few more boyfriend cardigans that I’ve got my eye on for spring.

Love the open stitching on this one.

[Open Stitch Cardigan]

This color is just perfect!

[Lightweight Boyfriend Cardi]

I’m sort of obsessed with green for spring.

[Long Cardigan]

You can’t go wrong with stripes.

[Eversoft Striped Cardigan]

Tried and true basic – oatmeal is one of my favorite neutrals.

[Slouchy Cardigan]

Have a super weekend and be sure to come back on Monday for another week’s worth of outfit inspiration from my Daily Style Diary.

Getting my pretty on with The Pleated Poppy, Fashion Informant, What I’m Loving Friday and  Fashion Friday.