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Buttoned Up

Office Appropriate Outfits - Fall

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Cardigan – The Limited (similar) | Scarf – NYC street vendor (similar)| Pants – The Limited | Shoes – Nine West (similar)

It’s funny how you think about cardigans.  They’re meant to be worn over something, right?  But what happens when you have a crewneck style cardigan and you button it all the way up?  It becomes more like a regular crewneck sweater!  That’s what I did with this outfit after I saw an photo on Pinterest with a woman wearing a green sweater with a leopard cardigan.  Darn, I thought.  I wish I had a green sweater.

But, wait!  I actually do!  And even if this had been more of a v-neck cardigan you could still get the same idea with the colors and patterns.

So, this is my PSA to tell you think about wearing your cardigans buttoned all the way up.  What have you got to lose?

Funny story about this photo shoot.  Molly was taking the pictures and a woman walking down the sidewalk stopped and said, “That’s my house!  Do you want me to take a picture of both of you on the steps?” (Aside: this is the Keith House)  No, thank you, we said.  Just trying to get a picture of me by my lonesome.  “Oh, so it’s not a friends thing?”  Uh, well, we’re friends but, no, we’re not taking a friends picture.  Awkward!

23 replies on “Buttoned Up

  1. kelsey

    I have these pants and I’ve been wondering what colors I can wear with them since they are a charcol grey-I’ve been sticking with white, but now I know green! other thoughts??

  2. Kandi

    Great idea. I have plenty of cardigans but have never worn one buttoned all the way. I sometimes button them half way up from the bottom though. I will have to do this.

  3. Bethany @ Accidental Intentions

    Bahahahaha best story ever.

    I really like the idea of buttoning a cardigan all the way up! I almost always wear my cardigans open, but especially if you pair it with a scarf or something it looks like it’s possible to make a buttoned up cardigan not look totally nerdy. Hooray! I just gained two new sweaters to my wardrobe! Haha.

    1. Erin @ Loop Looks Post author

      Were you reading my blog when I had a guy on the roof of my building comment that I must be a realtor because why else would I be taking my own picture with the city in the background? Yeah. That was also awkward.

  4. Katie of Alaskan Weredork

    Heh, awkward stories are the best. That’s pretty crazy that that is her house, it looks gigantic! (And funny that she was cool about that, I always get the stink eye if i take pictures around people’s houses so I’ve kind of given up on that.)

    I never wear my cardigans button up, but I do like how they give off a sweater look! (Actually, I almost never wear cardigans. Shame on me!) I really like the green with the leopard scarf, it’s amazing what scarves can do for an outfit.

  5. kilax

    Mind blown. I never thought to button up my cardigans all the way! Ha ha! I should get some more colors of them in the ones you showed me. I really like them 🙂

  6. Emily

    The scarf is the perfect touch for this outfit! Can you do a post sometime on how to wear animal-print shoes and/or accessories, please? I just got a great pear of leopard-print heels and need some tips on how to wear them! (Can I get away with wearing them to the office or are they too racy!?!?!?)

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