Mamas!! This is our new monthly series called How We Wear It, where *we* show all of the different ways to rock a wardrobe basic. And by "we" I mean...all y'all. If there was One. Thing. our readers communicated LOUD AND CLEAR via the survey, it's this: You want to see a wider range of body types represented here on ANMJ.
So. I'll show you how I've been styling my old standbys, and so will Cam. And then, dear readers, we want to hear from YOU. You can play along via our Linky party at the bottom (you can sign up at the bottom of this article or on Cam's page), you can send us an email (send it to either Cam or I), upload a pic to ANMJ's Facebook page, or use Instagram with the hashtag: #howwewearit. As reader pics come in, I'll be keeping this page up-to-date.
Ladylike Cardi + Graphic Tee
My favorite outfits are, by far, just a slightly more interesting version of the ubiquitious jeans-and-a-tee. And really - one can only wear so many scarves. Enter the ladylike cardi + graphic tee combo as an alternative.
On their own, each piece is...fine. Nice enough.
But together? I kinda love 'em.
They don't even need to match, per se, which makes the whole thing easier, of course. In fact, I think it's better if they don't.
BTW - notice the monogram? I monogrammed this cardi eons ago, as joke for one of my dear friends on her birthday. She was Southern, I was anti-monogram, so...yeah. I showed up monogrammed for her birthday. But the joke is on me, right? I ended up loving this cardi SO. MUCH. MORE. once it was monogrammed.
With Ripped Jeans
In the same vein as the graphic tee are ripped jeans. I love pairing slightly subversive elements with a nice-girl cardi. And it makes my monogram feel slightly ironic, rather than overtly preppy. Or said another way: Blah blah blah it's just more me.
With pearls, natch.
Shouldn't all monogrammed cardigans be worn with pink lipstick? Even when wearing sneakers?
As a Shirt... (Bonus Points for Adding a Jacket)
I love the idea of buttoning the cardigan up and wearing it as a shirt. Awesome for nursing mamas, too.
Cam nailed it. Check out her full look, as well as one other faaabulous outfit (hint: think moto) here.
OK READERS!! Over to you! Send in your pics to aintnomomjeans (at) gmail (dot) com. Or...use the linky tool below my signature.
From Natalie W (and her Mom):
Natalie wears her cardi under a puffer vest, and over a cute, striped belly. (Aren't stripes the best on a bump?) Her mom goes all girly and ruffly in a wrap cardi.
ps. Did you notice the super-cool button Cam made? No? Look to the right-most column, below the ads. It tells you what's coming up in our How We Wear It Series for the next several months. I also included the code if you want to grab it for your own blog.