Four Things You Need to Know BEFORE You Buy a Maxi Cardigan

THE MAXI CARDIGAN IS SO IN

Four Things You Need to Know BEFORE You Buy a Maxi Cardigan
Four Things You Need to Know BEFORE You Buy a Maxi Cardigan
Four Things You Need to Know BEFORE You Buy a Maxi Cardigan
Four Things You Need to Know BEFORE You Buy a Maxi Cardigan

You ladies already know! This is a modest fashionista's dream come true! The maxi cardigan: keeping women covered since... well for awhile. If you haven't picked one up yet, please go right now (unless it's after closing, then it's time to get those online shopping fingers ready). BUT WAIT - Before you start shopping, make sure you read this post. I cover the important things to remember when purchasing one. 

KEEP IT NEUTRAL: Since the shear amount of fabric on this piece will be dramatic enough, be sure to keep the colour neutral. Wearing it in bright colours might cause the cardigan to overwhelm the rest of the outfit. By keeping the cardigan neutral, you'll be able to balance out the drama of the length and keep your look understated and polished.

WATCH THE LENGTH: I love the maxi cardigan. The length is so great, because you can wear almost anything underneath and still be covered. However, remember to keep your physical frame in mind, before settling on a floor length style. If you're average height, you can definitely pull off a mid-calf length cardigan, or even a floor length one with slits on the sides. 

KEEP YOUR BOTTOMS SLIM: Wearing a long pencil skirt, leggings or skinny jeans will prevent your outfit from becoming too bulky. In this look, I went with a leggings and over-the-knee boots. I wanted to make sure that I didn't add unnecessary bulk and it allowed the cardigan to flow nicely. Because this fabric is so light, I still feel comfortable even with the layered look. 

ACCESSORIZE TO MAXIMIZE THIS LOOK: I kept this look simple, pairing the cardigan with an all black outfit, a neutral georgette scarf from Ugaasadda.com, and over-the-knee boots that I grabbed from Shoes.com. But the great thing about this cardigan is that there are so many ways to dress it up or down. Add a belt and a statement necklace to take things up a notch. Needless to say, I feel so cozy chic in this outfit! Even though the Winter chills are slowly taking hold of my bones, I am determined to make the most of the Fall colours and styles.

Outfit details:

Remember ladies, always celebrate your curves and satisfy your cravings,

(P.S. Scroll down for even more pics of this look!)

Four Things You Need to Know BEFORE You Buy a Maxi Cardigan
Four Things You Need to Know BEFORE You Buy a Maxi Cardigan
Four things you need to know BEFORE you buy a Maxi Cardigan