There’s nothing like that delightful little thrill we get when we come across an image of an outfit that looks just right, knowing instantly that it would look great on us. It’s that rare joy of finding something trendy that perfectly fits our own style and personality. We see the perfect image and think; I really want to create this look.
However, all too often when we try to put that perfect outfit together, the one that looks fantastic in the image, it’s almost impossible to find the right combination of clothes. The fashion magazine or website doesn’t list where the clothes can be purchased, or they’re no longer available when you click the link to try to buy them.
That’s what happened to me when I came across a CHICO’S Cardigan advert. It was the perfect dressy casual outfit for an afternoon walk to your fav coffee shop or even a casual evening out. Alas, the outfit was no longer available, and so the hunt for replacements began.
When I go shopping online I always read the reviews to see how the item fits in relation to the size chart and what the quality and customer service is like. I check out the customer pictures, and see if the item has been purchased many times with high ratings.
I’ve put together a list of all the elements in this outfit; from the denim button up to the cardigan, the leggings, and even the accessories. I’ve tried to include several different options to give some variation in style, fit, and price point and only included items that have had numerous sales and above average quality/customer experience ratings. Clicking on any of the images will take you to amazon. Check it out!
Let’s start with the cardigan, as it’s the centerpiece to this ensemble. The original oatmeal cardigan is longish, coming to just above the knee. I’ve found several beautiful alternatives, with slight variations in style and length, but close enough to be able to recreate the ensemble.
The Denim Button Up Shirt
Nothing says comfy and versatile like denim. It can be fused into a myriad of casual and semi-formal styles. I was able to find four denim shirts that compliment this outfit perfectly.
White Skinny Jeans
Finding a pair of regular jeans that fit can be a challenge. Finding a pair of skinny jeans can even be more so. Sometimes they fit great in the hips, but are too short in the legs. Or my buns look great but they’re too tight around the calves. I have a good selection of styles and shapes to choose from here. Fortunately these jeans and leggings are made of stretch fabric, which not only helps with fit, but are wonderfully comfortable as well.
Ah the shoes. If my daughter could take me shoe shopping with an unlimited budget, we’d be there until closing. There are so many options and styles are constantly evolving. It was a little more difficult to find something similar to the sandal style shoes in the advert image, but I have several choices here that I believe will work perfectly.
The Fringe Cross Body Shoulder Bag
The tasseled handbag has that hint of Boho with a pinch of carefree: perfect for a leisurely cappuccino date or an evening at a lively concert. Here are 3 bags that are viable choices for the mix.
Accessories are the finishing touch for any outfit. The jewelry includes hoop earrings, a bold bib style necklace and a matching charm bracelet. I have a few options with slight variations in style and price point.