Sunday, March 5, 2017

How to Dress Up Jeans and a Cardigan

Jeans and a cardigan make a basic outfit - an outfit that can easily be boring. However, if you dress it up with the right accessories, you can go from boring to more interesting.

Jeans and Cardigan 1

The jeans* I am wearing are a very light wash. I usually don’t wear jeans in that wash as a darker wash is often more flattering and versatile because darker jeans can even work in many work situations or for dressier events. But I wanted to add some lighter colored jeans to my wardrobe as I thought they would be a nice change for spring. Plus, they are really, really comfortable.

Jeans and Cardigan 2

Dressing Up Jeans and a Cardigan with Accessories

With the light wash jeans I wore a black turtleneck and a long black cardigan. Without any accessories, the outfit was basic and a bit boring. To add some interest I added my multi-strand faux pearls. I always like white pearls against a dark sweater.

Bacon and Beer Classic 6

I also wore my rose gold flats. They were an unexpected find at Banana Republic in the fall (I believe they were reduced from $100+ to less than $20), and I haven’t had a chance to wear them much yet.

Jeans and Cardigan 3

Rosegold Flats
Finally, I carried a statement bag. The bag is Gabs, an Italian brand that’s very popular in Europe. I bought a green Gabs bag when we visited Germany in the summer. This one is a Christmas gift from my sister. 

Jeans and Cardigan 4
Outfit Details*: Jeans*, Long Cardigan*, Flats (similar splurge*), Gabs handbag (I like this*, this*, and this*).

I think the accessories took the outfit from basic and a bit boring to interesting.
  
Bacon and Beer Classic at Levi’s Stadium

I wore the outfit to the Bacon and Beer Classic at Levi’s Stadium where Andy was a judge.

Bacon and Beer Classic 5

We got to taste some decadent bacon dishes (It was veggies and salads the next day, and I made sure to work out extra hard at the gym…).

Bacon and Beer Classic Bacon
Bacon and Beer Classic Pork Belly Shooters

 We also got to hang out in the VIP area and visit the visiting team’s locker room and media room.

Levi s Stadium VIP Lounge

Jeans and Cardigan 5

Levi s Stadium Visiting Press Room 2Levi s Stadium Visiting Team Press Room

Plus, we snuck into the empty stands and took a photo; apparently, we were not supposed to...

Levi s Stadium 1

Finally, we had some fun on the slide and giant shoe.

Levi s Stadium 5
Levi s Stadium 6

Questions: How do you dress up a “boring" outfit? 


Be well,
Andrea


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42 comments:

  1. Haha, the last two Photos are fabulous! Those flared jeans always look beautiful on long legged lady s! I like the lighter wash for the coming season. Have a great Sunday Andrea!

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    1. Thanks, Nancy! It was fun to play around a bit... :-)

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  2. Looks like a fun event! I like the lighter wash jeans.

    Mary

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  3. Isn't if funny getting "caught" taking photos at certain places. It always amazes me when security says "no". But I guess they hear a lot of interesting stories!!
    I love trying to wear our pearls for more casual times now! I tend to forget about them, but they really add so much more to an outfit!
    And those shoes look great, Andrea!!
    It's nice to see a change from the dark denim, especially when the top half is dark!!
    jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. Yes, I'm sure there are reasons for some of the restrictions, but it's sometimes hard to see...

      I was really surprised that I was drawn to the lighter wash jeans. I guess I was getting a bit bored with only dark wash jeans...

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  4. Dressed up perfectly Andrea. I love pearls xx
    www.vanityandmestyle.com

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  5. A very crisp and chic look Andrea, I love light wash jeans with black.
    Gail
    www.isthismutton.com

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  6. Very smart look - love those chic flats, Andrea. And I am a vegetarian but that bacon made my mouth water! xox

    Patti
    http://notdeadyetstyle.com

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    1. Thanks, Patti! I don't usually eat bacon, but there were some really good dishes...

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  7. What a steal on those shoes! They are every bit as polished at the $600 Louboutins. Great buy!

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    1. Thanks, Leslie! I also thought that they look very similar to the Louboutins...

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  8. Great post and photos. I love how you dressed up the jeans.

    Gemma x
    www.jacquardflower.uk

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  9. Love this fun yet sophisticated look!! The necklace and metallics jazz it up just right!! Soooo Pretty!!

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    1. Thanks dear Andrea! Have a fabulous week!

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  10. I love lighters jeans for spring too! Love the way you've dressed yours up!

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  11. Thanks for joining the Ageless Style Linkup party. Der Schuh drückt bestimmt nicht! Haha!

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  12. Yes, accessories can really make an outfit! I love the golden colour shoes ! They go perfectly with your basic look.
    Funny last photo...

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    1. Thanks, Dan! And, yes, we had fun on that shoe! ;-)

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  13. Saw some of your pics on IG, love it! I was kicked out in front of our malll, as we werent allowed to take pics! Looks like a fun time and lov your metallic loafers with the jeans, Im working on wearing more denim here and there
    thanks for linking
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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    1. Aren't the places you are told not to take photos interesting?! I find it funny because the only reason somebody usually says something is because there is a big camera involved. If we took photos with a phone, no one would know...

      I loved your two recent denim looks!

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  14. Wow! That sounds like so much fun! Your look is so smart and beautiful! I love it!

    Edwige | http://www.hypnozglam.com

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  15. What a fun event! You look so polished in this outfit, and I love your accessories. This is an area I definitely need to work on - thanks for the inspiration!

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    1. Thanks, Lana! I love playing with accessories... :-)

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  16. Wow, what a great day out, very impressed and I love your shoes. I've seen some silver mules in M & S, may have to hint about them for Mothers day! Lol. Jacqui
    www.mummabstylish.com

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    1. Silver mules sound fabulous! Make sure you drop those hints... ;-)

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  17. Thanks for joining the Top of the World Style Linkup party. Love your pointy toe flats!

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  18. Love the outfit and yes I will often dress up with statement necklace or a scarf. Rose gold shoes are a fab touch.

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  19. The Bacon and Beer event sounds like a blast! The last two photos are so fun! Love this chic look and your metallic flats!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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    1. Thanks, Jill! It was a fun afternoon for sure.

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  20. How fun and you look fabulous!

    Thanks for sharing with Fun Fashion Friday! Have a wonderful weekend!

    OXOX
    Dawn Lucy
    http://fashionshouldbefun.com

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    1. Thanks, Dawn Lucy!

      Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

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  21. Did you say bacon? I'm in! (LOL) No matter the occasion, you looked fantastic. I'm a huge fan of the combo of light denim and black and you choices of accessories was spot on. Thank you for sharing this style inspiration and for adding your post to my Fine-Whatever link up.

    Rena
    www.finewhateverblog.com

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