February 24, 2017

3 Ways to Make a Cardigan Set Look Modern

Sydne Style shows cool ways to wear a cardigan for fashion blogger style in talbots and expressI used to have cardigan sets in just about every color. I started collecting them when I decide to got to college in Boston. I wanted my entire wardrobe to be preppy chic, just like the cast of Legally Blonde. Over the years, I parted with most of my cardis. But I’ve recently gotten back into the matching sets.

These days, instead of paring cardigans with pearls, I’m mixing them with more current pieces in my wardrobe. Here are the three pieces I use to make a cardigan set look modern:

1. Distressed Denim

I’ve literally been living in these denim leggings ever since I DIYed the hem.

2. Cross-body Bag

Whether it’s my splurge from Paris or this more affordable black cross-body (now on sale!), there’s something about a chain that instantly makes an outfit feel more now.

3. Shoes with Trendy Touches

Two shoe trends I’m loving right now: anything and everything lace-up (how cute are these flats on sale?!) and plastic inserts.

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Coat: Lavish Alice (sold out online but similar here and here)
Cardigan: Talbots x Oprah Magazine
Shell: Talbots x Oprah Magazine
Jeans: Express
Earrings: BaubleBar (similar)
Bracelets: Talbots and Express (similar)

Necklaces: Covet and Dana Rebecca
Ring: Stella & Dot
Bags: Talbots (25% off!!) and YSL (similar) 
Boots: Lavish Alice
Flats: Talbots (25% off!) 

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  1. Natali commented:

    Awww!! Thats the cutest cardigan I’ve seen in a long time! You’re looking gorgeous in this casual outfit. 🙂

    Published 2.24.17 Reply
    • Sydne Summer commented:

      Thanks Natali!

      Published 2.28.17 Reply
  2. Around Colours commented:

    Gorgeous outfit, the cardigan is super cute and I love how you styled it.

    Marta –

    Published 2.24.17 Reply
    • Sydne Summer commented:

      Aw thanks!

      Published 2.28.17 Reply
  3. Louis Dupond commented:
    Published 2.25.17 Reply
    • Sydne Summer commented:

      Thanks so much!

      Published 2.28.17 Reply

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