I recently received this horizontal striped cardigan in my last Stitch Fix box, Fix #21. It is a very subdued stripe, which I like. If I'm going to wear stripes, especially horizontal ones, I prefer them to be more subtle. I know stripes are every fashion blogger's best friend, but I really don't like them. They use to say "Horizontal stripes make you look larger", now they say they do not. I disagree, I think they do. How can something that stretches horizontally straight across your body not make your body look wider? I think "they" are just lying to us to sell more clothes. ha ha!
In addition to the subtlety of the stripes, which I liked, I also liked how thin the sweater is. It is a very thin knit, not a chunky knit. Chunky knits, like horizontal stripes, add a lot of extra weight to the upper body. I also like how comfortably a thinner knit fits under a winter coat than a chunky knit.
However, despite liking two aspects of this sweater (the subtle stripes and the thin knit) I did ultimately send this cardigan back. I just don't think horizontal stripes, of any kind, subtle or not, looks good on me and I also was not fond of the dull, drab color. I have since asked my stylist to send me more color in future fixes: like burgundies, burnt oranges, mustard yellows, olive greens, purples...anything but brown, black or grey!
If you're interested in this sweater and you would like to request it from your stylist, it is by Leo and Nicole and is called Jaelynn Cotton Blend Ribbed Open Cardigan. I am wearing a size Medium.
I styled my cardigan with a black tank from C.J. Banks that has a fun grommet neckline (old). I chose to carry a burgundy bag (JCP, old) to bring a spot of color into this outfit.
For shoes, I went with these brown suede wedge booties from JCP (old) to coordinate with the brown tones in the sweater.
So what do you think? Do you like this sweater? Would you have kept it? I'd love to hear from you!
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Have A Great Day! Amy
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