I'd hoped to add a couple of jackets this season, but I've not found suitable candidates (at least in my price range). I was a bit disappointed, until I realized that I have had much better luck finding yummy cardis. In my work environment, a dressy sweater is quite appropriate. These cardis also provide casual styling options, as well, for days off and teach-from-home needs. Maybe next year will be a jacket year!

1/2. Macy's INC sweater. This knit is wonderfully smooth and refined, and a perfect weight for a sweater posing as a jacket. I sized up so the back would drape luxuriously. I've paired it with a new layering piece from Target (Merona). This bright print will make my holiday capsule, but will be wearable with lighter tones in spring and fall. It's generous in fit, particularly in the abdomen. I didn't size down, because I wanted the fluid feeling. In #1, I'm wearing my Munro Robyn's from last year, and Levi's Midrise Skinnies. In #2, I've paired the toppers with an old sweater knit skirt and navy tights. It was quite cold, so I layered slip shorts over the tights for a bit more warmth.

3 Kohls AB Studio Sweater. This has more of a chevron effect in the front than is visible here, and a subtle high/low hem and a nice, drapey back. I debated on keeping this one, since it has limited mixing potential, but cobalt is a mainstay for me. Here I've paired it with textured tights, pencil skirt and warm booties. I will wear tall boots with it later in the season, and I'll also pair it with black skinnies.

4/5. Grace Element Statement Sweater, Macy's. This one had a divided reception on the forum when I posted it late last spring. It isn't my typical colors or pattern, but it does work with lots of wardrobe items, and it gives me a bit of variety -- it's a welcome wildcard, I guess. I like this best with my bfs -- as in 4, but it dresses up well with a tapered pencil.

What've I learned? I love drapey knit cardis of medium weight --- great for someone who runs warm, but lives in a cold climate. I don't might my hips looking, well, hippy, and I like not working about shape wear in the torso! Anyone else have good experiences to share with cozy cardis?

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