long cardigan

pink mohair cardigan


This was quite the painful shoot. It was about -20 degrees Celsius but I was so determined to get outdoor photos  that I decided to brave the dreadful cold in  nothing but a shirt and cardigan, contrary to common sense, I know lol. As you can imagine, we couldn’t last more than 30 minutes in the cold so I had to make do with the shots we did get. Shout out to my amazing photographer/boyfriend of the year. God bless you for all you do for me.

So on to this outfit of the day. This striped shirt was a lucky steal for H&M, it was only $10. I’m wearing Fashionnova  jeans which were a gift from a friend. They feel almost luxurious, thicker and softer than other pairs of Fashionnova jeans I’ve tried. I also love the wash; perfect for putting together casual albeit effortless outfits. These sock boots are definitely my footwear of choice this winter. They are surprisingly comfortable and add an instant glam to any outfit.

Now the star of this whole ensemble (in my humble opinion) is the dusty pink cardigan! Let’s take a moment to appreciate this piece of  style perfection. It’s mohair-like (a.k.a softer than a baby’s bottom) and aptly named ‘warm by the fireplace fuzzy cardigan’; also a Fashionova purchase.

I know long cardigans are not for everyone, you either love it or hate it. Cardigans in general are quite easy to style. Top + jeans + cardigan is an easy outfit formula that makes up a lot of people’s fall/winter wardrobe. However, the long cardigan trend is one I’ve always wanted to dabble in. It can be hard to style as the length makes it somewhat difficult to layer in the winter without looking frumpy. I find the key is to keep the primary layer fitted or put together. I’m talking a shirt tucked into skinny jeans or a fitted dress with boots. It also looks more polished when the outermost layer is the same length or longer than the cardigan. 

My final verdict on this outfit is a YAY! I would totally wear this on a casual work day or to lunch with the girls ^.^

What are you thoughts in the long cardigan trend? 

how to style long cardigan

long cardiganhow to style a long cardigan

Long Cardigan (Fashionnova) • Striped T-shirt- similar (H&M) • Black belt -similar (Mango) •  Jeans (Fashionnova) • Boots-similar (Call-it-Spring)

INSPO OF THE DAY:  “And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose” (Romans 8:28)

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  1. Anonymous
    February 15, 2018 / 10:53 am

    So in love with the long cardigan wave! Personally I love winter/ fall fashion so much. Summer fashion can be boring.
    Guess who this is? ( Hint: Here’s my comment 🤪)

    • explorewithola
      February 15, 2018 / 11:22 pm

      I know me too! I’m all about coats and layering. And ofcourse,Thanks Morayo! ^_^

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