Thursday, September 04, 2008

Must Shop: The Boyfriend Sweater

I've long been a fan of layers - especially cardigans - since I get cold rather easily. So, you can imagine how happy I was to hear that cardigans were "in" for this season. I suppose the "boyfriend sweater" has been "in" for awhile now (remember this?), but let's just say I'm happy that they're still popular and the stores are still selling them.

My newly tight budget has had me looking even closer and more often at more affordable shops like Target and Forever 21, but I am loving the boyfriend sweaters currently available at Old Navy:

Women's "Boyfriend" Cardigans - $20 on sale from $29.50!!

Girls, I have to say, I think these sweaters are a STEAL at only $20!! I have the sweater pictured above in the same color - "Monaco Plum." It is super comfy and the material is sooo soft! The cut is nice, too - not too baggy and boy-like. You want to look cute in your boyfriend cardi...not like you're wearing your cute boyfriend's cardi...am I right? This cardigan has a nice, feminine fit - slim through the waist so you can add a belt to your look for extra flair. I also am a fan of the slightly longer-than-normal sleeves b/c I like to pull them over my hands...to keep them warm...and probably as a bad habit...lol.


Anywho, dress this cardi up or dress it down...wear it for play or for work...you'll love rocking this cardigan out. And, at this price, why not rock out a couple different colors?! :) I'm eyeing "Powered Milk" (off-white)...

Cardigan: Old Navy (duh!)
Skinny Jeans: Guess
Tank: Banana Republic
Pink Patent Leather Mary Janes: J Crew

NOTE: images by oldnavy.com and me, respectively

17 comments:

WendyB said...

Great color.

Shopaholic D said...

Thanks Wendy!

:) D

Hip Hype Central said...

Yeah I like Old Navy a lot.. and I like the color..

Thanks for the share..

Marie / Amethyst said...

YAY !! I miss your "outfit of the day" posts! Love the cardi- I'm a fan too and also I'm a "hoodie" freak. I like to collect them. I must check out the other colors now, you've got me going. Great outfit! Love it! AND I noticed those fantastic J. Crew shoes!! ;-)

Milly said...

I picked 2 at H&M.. a soft pink and a beige...but will pass by Old Navy to check what other colors i "need"...lol...real nice

Mai said...

Hi, just stumbled across your blog in a "Shopaholics Anonymous" search XD.

I don't think Target is that cheap, you can probably find better deals somewhere else. I don't really like Old Navy's quality, but I love their sales. Also you should try H&M for some cardigans :D.

spacegeek said...

You look like you've lost weight! Either that, or you've discovered an outfit that is very flattering! Did I miss the brand on the jeans? :-)

strikeapose said...

I love boyfriend sweaters. Marc Jacobs has some great cardigans out right now

kokostiletto said...

wow you are right that IS really cheap!!!!
haha i love cardigans too i wear them all the time to work !!
and out the weekend too! they're great! over tanks tops, tshirts, dresses...i never care if they are trendy or not - you can't beat cardigans!

Shopaholic D said...

You're welcome, Hip Hype!

I know...I've been so uninspired - outfit-wise, that is, Marie/Amethyst. :( Hopefully, I'll be able to put some more together soon!

Oh, I wish we had H&M around here....you are a lucky girl, Milly!

Hi Mai, I would check out H&M for sure if there was one around here. Darn! lol

Hey Spacegeek...I think I've actually gained weight. Must be the angle of the camera...lol

I bet Marc does, strikeapose...Too bad I can't afford one right now. Maybe I'll look for them when (if) they go on Last Call later this year?

Koko - you and I are like peas in pod! lol...jk...but I'm with you on the cardi!

:) D

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-h of candid cool said...

that color is really great on you.

Shopaholic D said...

H - just emailed you

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:) D

HeatherSpencer said...

Such a great classic style. I picked up a gray on at H&M today!

Fetish Clothing said...

very trendy and great color...

xmizanx said...

wow its great

Rubber Fetish said...

Lovely color....and beautiful dress...