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Summer Must-Have: The Maxi Cardigan

To all of the readers who read my post on the maxi skirt, you all are about to think I am obsessed with this to the ground clothing trend. And I have to say—I am a little obsessed. My latest obsession is the maxi cardigan I purchased a couple weeks ago.

I’ve seen many fashionistas walking around with sweater lengths that achieve new heights (or lows?) recently. From the back you’d think they’re wearing a dress, but in the front you realize that this is actually just the longest cardigan you’ve ever seen. After experiencing this illusion, I knew I had to have one of my own.

I found a maxi cardigan from T.J. Maxx for the price of only $25! It’s a light tan color and hits about mid-shin. I bought the maxi cardigan without hesitation. On the way home I entered my fashion daydream zone that I go into when dreaming up outfits in my mind. I couldn’t stop thinking of the different ways to wear this awesome cardigan. Over a maxi dress, a mid-length dress, maxi skirt were just a few of my ideas.

After trying out different outfits to debut my new maxi cardigan, I decided my favorite was over the simple black maxi dress below. The sweater creates a sophisticated, yet bohemian look.

The best part about a maxi cardigan is that if it is sheer enough, you can rock it over your bathing suit to the beach! Sometimes maxi cardigans even come in a short sleeve or vest style, made especially to be a beach cover-up.

What do you think of this maxi cardigan look?
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Check out some of my maxi cardigan picks below and try out your own this season… if you dare!

Open Maxi Cardigan- Forever 21– $13.99

The price on this maxi cardigan in unbeatable! The sheerness of the fabric is similar to my own maxi cardigan.

Starlight Knitted Long Cardigan- Threadsence– $4

The knit pattern of this cardigan allows this piece to beach-worthy! Try scrunching the sleeves and sporting over your favorite bikini.

Crochet Love Long Sleeve Cardi- Free People– $88

This is the perfect maxi cardigan for a beginner. The shorter length in the front allows the cardigan to be less of a statement all while still having a very long length in the back.

Cerulian Maxi Cardigan- AllSaints– $13

Who doesn’t love an AllSaints cardigan? The design of this one is chic enough to carry over to the fall months as well.

What do you think about this trend?

Photos: AllSaints; Free People; Forever21; Threadsence; Kristina Crowley/BeautyXpose

Crochet? It’s Not Just For Your Grandma

Crochet is not a word I typically associate with fashion. However, it seems that crochet has transformed from something your grandma does to something cute to wear in the warm weather. Recently I’ve seen everything from crochet dresses to crochet tops and shorts. Check out some of my favorite crochet picks this season.

Urban Outfitters Staring at Stars Tiered Crochet Tank Dress $79.00

Urban Outfitters has a wide variety of crochet pieces out, but I really love this tank dress. It comes in a variety of colors and is easy to dress up or down. Pair it with a cute necklace and sandals for the day or hanging earrings and wedges for a night out. If you don’t like the tank style, check out this mini dressfor another crochet option.

Urban Outfitters Staring at Stars Crochet Mini Dress $79.00
ASOS Crochet Detail Midi Skirt $54.79

If you’re not all about the crochet trend yet, check out this midi skirt with a little bit of crochet detail from ASOS. It’s got just enough crochet to ease you into the style and the skirt is ultra feminine. If you don’t want to be dressed in a full crochet dress, you can find crochet shorts at Zara in tie-dye or in cream. The tie-dye style is fun, while the cream style is pretty and sophisticated.

Zara Tie-Dye Crochet Shorts $49.90
Zara Crochet Shorts $39.90

For crochet tops like this one from Zara, pair them with jean or navy shorts. If you want to try a different style tank, try the crochet lace-up tankfrom Urban Outfitters.

Zara Crochet Top $49.90

Will you be trying out the crochet trend?

Photos: Zara; ASOS; Urban Outfitters