The power of the cardigan is amazing. They are perfect for all seasons and can make an outfit totally different. It always amazes me how often I find myself grabbing for a cardigan. When I look at the different areas of my closet, the biggest section of my closet is hands down cardigans. They are a closet staple that I feel gets the most use for me. In my mind you can never have to many! This section is also the hardest for me to get rid of anything. You never know when you need a certain color, length, or weight!
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When shopping I love to find clothes that can pull double duty for me. What I mean by that is clothes that can be worn to work and at home! This dress from Gray Monroe fits this profile perfectly for me! I love the fun and carefree print along with the flowy fit. The best part about this dress is the fact that it has pockets!!!
While this dress is perfect for a summer day it is not perfect for school. The spaghetti straps are just a bit to small to be work appropriate. Here lies the power of a cardigan. I love how just adding one pieces make it perfect for the work environment! I could have added a plain black cardigan or a fun color, but I wanted to play around with some pattern mixing. The monochromatic colors are perfect for tying the look together. Since the cardigan is mainly black with this white stripes it helps to enhance this dress versus compete with it.
Unfortunately, this dress is sold out already. When searching the website though I found so many dresses that can pull double duty just by throwing on a cardigan! Here are some of my favorite styles! You can shop all the cute styles here. Which one is your favorite?