Thursday, January 06, 2011
Alice + Olivia is known for its stunning pieces that effortlessly mix girlie and edgy and fuse fashion-forward and wearable -- and while I admittedly don't have any of my own pieces to vouch first-hand, I'm sure their stand-out wardrobe staples like dresses and coats are worth every penny. However, when it comes to more everyday basics, things get a little pricey, relatively speaking. Luckily, in the case of the Convertible Striped Cardigan, you're not getting just a plain ol' trendy-yet-typical sweater -- you're getting three sweaters in one. After all, if you're going to go designer for your comfy basics, you might as well get triple the bang for your $198 bucks, right? Wear it long and slouchy to elongate your look with sky-high heels and jeans, add some visual interest with asymmetry by wearing it as a wrap, or go for my favorite look -- cropped and looped for a cool scarf illusion that makes for a sweet layered look that doesn't look too casual. Of course you're free to experiment with other innovative ways to wear it (I'm sure you could come up with tons, depending on your creativity level and how much time you have on your hands!), but even with just 3 ways to wear it, I'd say that's a returned Christmas gift credit well-spent!
- Alex Gambardella
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