I have a couple cardigans in my closet that get very little attention, yet I can’t find myself getting rid of them just yet. They remind me of the former years of when I wore them on repeat, back when my style was younger & more college-inspired. So in an effort to revamp an old favorite, I discovered a strategy to reformatting this cardigan into a cute dress perfect for fall.
GO LONG IN LENGTH
The longer, the better – unless you want your cute cheeks hanging out. Might be chilly though… I’ve found the ones that hit right above the knee work best for when you cinch the look together.
WIDER PULLS IT TOGETHER
A wide, stretchy corset belt has given me guaranteed security that the cardigan won’t slip or slide, exposing what’s hiding underneath. I tried a few skinny belts and didn’t like the look of them as much as this style. Plus I could definitely feel the fabric sliding out and not staying held together as I’d prefer.
NO BUTTONS, NO BULK
I tried belting cardigans with buttons that I could fasten, thinking that would guarantee me coverage. But I noticed the cut of most styles is very VERY low, meaning I’d need to layer with something underneath (which is fine, but not what I wanted for this look.) Also when the buttons were fastened and then belted, the fabric bulged in the most unflattering way. Cardigans with zero buttons proved to cinch together the best, without needing a layer underneath.