I am absolutely loving the longer lengths I'm seeing in all the new fall fashions. In addition to longer skirt and dress lengths, they are also making tunics, shirts, and sweaters longer too! This is great news for women like me who want to wear leggings, but also want to keep that butt covered! My favorite new long items this season are cardigans! They not only go way past the butt, but most are to the knee or longer! I've even seen some that go all the way down to the floor.
The floor length cardigans are lovely, but a little too much of a nuisance for my taste (knowing me, I'd either catch my heel on the hem or I'd pee on it when using the bathroom :) ), so I chose this knee length sweater from J.C. Penney (mine is sold out already, but there are many similar ones available HERE and HERE). I absolutely LOVE this sweater! I got so much attention and compliments the day I wore this sweater, and it's just a simple jean and t-shirt outfit.
I wore my new cardigan with an embellished tee from Old Navy (old), and a light wash, boot cut denim jean from American Eagle.
Here is a back view so you can see long the sweater is. I think my purse is pulling the sweater up a bit on the right, hence the uneven looking length in the picture.
The sweater has a very open weave, so it is nice early fall layer without it being too warm.
Here is a close up of my embellished tee. I normally don't wear a necklace when I wear an embellished tee, but we were traveling when this picture was taken and I didn't have a safe place to put my necklace that I wore the day before, so I just put it back on the next day. The butterfly is pretty small, so it didn't compete with the jewels in the top too much. And my photographer/husbands obviously missed the detail of the necklace being crooked when this picture was taken. Oh well, I'll forgive him. He has really come a long way with his photography skills in the past few years ever since I started my Fashion -Over-Fifty posts! I can't be too picky! He is free and available after all!
I carried a very old JCP brown tote, and wore my blue stone and silver bracelet that was a souvenir from one of my Colorado trips.
For footwear, I started out the day wearing a tan, suede boot, but we were walking a lot, and although they were semi-comfortable shoes, my feet started to hurt. Because we were traveling, I had my new Liz Claiborne black boots (shown before HERE) in my suitcase and even though they didn't quite match the outfit, I switched the boots out because my feet were begging me to. I was glad I did. The chunky heel of the Liz Claiborne boots were much easier to walk long distances in.
The long cardigan is such a statement piece. If you can only buy one new item this fall, I would highly recommend purchasing a long cardigan. It will instantly update the rest of your existing wardrobe, and you can literally wear it with anything. I have seen women wearing them with shorts, dresses, skirts, skinnies….they go with everything. You can't go wrong styling one of these!
So what about you? Have you purchased a long cardigan yet? And if not, have I sold you on buying one? I'd love to hear from you!
Have a great day! Amy
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