Preparing for Fall with Cozy Cardigans

Preparing for Fall with Cozy Cardigans
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Preparing for Fall with Cozy Cardigans

I love cardigans, yes I do! I love cardigans, how about you?

I’m sitting down to write this post at 7pm on a Sunday night. My apple-scented candle is burning, there’s soft jazz music playing from my Google Home, and I’m feeling oh-so ready for autumn to arrive. Richmond got a delightful taste of the season-to-come in the past week. The temperatures were in the high 70’s, and I soaked it in as much as possible by spending time outdoors. I thrive in cooler weather, and I’ve mentioned time and again how excited I am for fall.

Of course, that means I’m anxiously anticipating the fall fashion as well. I’ve been preparing my closet with chunky knits, oversized cardigans, and leather jackets galore. You’d think it was already frigid outside with the way my wardrobe is overflowing with these warm and fuzzy items. I’m getting a head-start on my autumn and winter shopping, since I’ll be just a tiny bit preoccupied with my wedding in the middle of November (no Black Friday shopping for me)!

Outfit Details // top | cardigan c/o Chicwish | pants | necklace | similar booties

Photos by Lindsey of Seamless Sea

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Cardigans have always been my #1 transitional item, since they’re worn easily over summer clothing and again over heavier fall and winter pieces. I chose to layer this chunky boyfriend cardigan from Chicwish over a summery peplum camisole I purchased earlier this summer. The mustard tone of my top is perfect to wear with warmer autumn items, and add a comfy pair of cognac booties and skinny jeans and you’re good to go! I really appreciate a casual outfit such as this, because most of my days consist of running errands, coffee shop-hopping, and maybe a meeting thrown in here and there. I need something comfortable and versatile – not too dressed up or dressed down.

The beauty of an oversized cardigan such as this, is that you can just as easily throw it on over a cute dress with a belt, and you’ve created a relaxed date night (or often, in my case, wine night with my best gals) outfit that keeps you comfy as can be! Just ten years ago, I refused to purchase long-sleeve clothing during the cooler months. Instead, I begged my mom to help me pick out cardigans to wear over tank tops and t-shirts instead. That way, if I got too warm at any point, I could just shrug the outerwear and stay cool as a cucumber. Now I see the perks to long-sleeves as well, and they’re just as wonderful beneath snuggly cardis!

Check out a handful of my favorite Chicwish cardigans below!

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Preparing for Fall with Cozy Cardigans

Photos by Lindsey of Seamless Sea

Outfit Details // top | cardigan c/o Chicwish | pants | necklace | similar booties



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    August 27, 2018 at 8:15 AM

    Girl!!!! I love these shots of you! Last night I too was burning pumpkin and apple scented candles and bingeing on horror movies! I’ve been so into wearing oversized cardigans lately and I’m LOVING the one you are wearing in your pics!!!!

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    August 27, 2018 at 9:08 AM

    I’m a cardigan girl pretty much all year round haha! As much as I’m not ready for Fall, I am excited to start wearing chunky cardigans again. And the one you are wearing is so so cute!

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    August 27, 2018 at 9:30 AM

    YAY FOR FALL!!! I’m a cardigan girl as well, and since the temps have been in the low 50s in London (what the whatttt), I’ve been living in them the past 2 weeks!! This cream one is so cute!

    xx Mollie

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    August 27, 2018 at 9:38 AM

    Okay I definitely need this cardigan for fall!! So cute!

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    Erika | The Olive Branch
    August 27, 2018 at 11:37 AM

    I just bought the perfect beige cardigan on Saturday and I have been wearing it around my house pretending it is 92 degrees in KY. So glad I am not the only one anxiously waiting for Fall to arrive!

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    Mary Powers
    August 27, 2018 at 11:53 AM

    Love this cardi, Steph! I couldn’t agree more about them!! They are the perfect transitional piece for fall. Love the chunky knit on yours!!

    – Mary

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    August 27, 2018 at 1:17 PM

    Love this cardigan! I am ready for fall fashion, just not the weather.

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    August 27, 2018 at 1:24 PM

    Oh my goodness that sweater and those shoes!!! Gorgeous adn comfy!

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    August 27, 2018 at 3:24 PM

    Cardigans are a great way to prepare your wardrobe for fall! I like the point that you can just throw them over summer tanks. Very versatile. & I just got my first fall candle! I haven’t burned it yet…but it’s exciting thinking about it 🙂

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    Becky @ Disney in your Day
    August 27, 2018 at 3:26 PM

    I love cardigans! I feel like a bit of a cliche when I wear them, because I’m a librarian haha. And everyone always pictures librarians in the cardigan and glasses, but they are cute and comfy!

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    Laura Leigh
    August 27, 2018 at 5:29 PM

    I am all about cardigans once fall rolls around as well! Truly can’t get enough of them and the chunkier more grandpa looking the better!!!

    xo Laura Leigh
    Louella Reese

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    August 27, 2018 at 6:08 PM

    That cardigan looks so cute! I’m excited for the upcoming season and getting to don them more often!

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    August 27, 2018 at 7:40 PM

    Isn’t this cardigan the COZIEST?! Just got mine in the mail today. It is GIANT on me haha but I love the oversized look for this cardigan. In love! You are rocking it!

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    August 27, 2018 at 8:43 PM

    Girl, your photoshoot locations have been so on-point lately! Plus, who doesn’t love cardigans? Seriously so pumped for fall and I’m so excited to layer up with a million sweaters. Love how chunky and oversized this one is, and I really like how you styled it. So good!

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    Ruthie Ridley
    August 27, 2018 at 9:30 PM

    I just love your posts!!! I want to wear everything you write about!!

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    Azanique Rawl
    August 27, 2018 at 9:42 PM

    Okay, I love this cardigan! So cute and perfect for fall 🙂

    -xo, Azanique |

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    Tara Fuller
    August 27, 2018 at 10:31 PM

    i live in cardigans around the house! they’re my staple!

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    Tonya Tardiff
    August 27, 2018 at 11:30 PM

    Fall fashion is my absolute favorite! Love this cardigan so much I pinned it to my fall outfit inspo board 🙂

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    Becky Bush
    August 28, 2018 at 12:11 AM

    Wow, i LOVEEEEE fall and sweaters – this is so freaking cute!! 🙂 I definitely am going to go shopping for some comfy sweaters after this post! – Becky //

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    August 28, 2018 at 12:57 AM

    This is such a cute chunky cardigan girl! That’s one of my absolutely favorite things about Fall!

    cute & little

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    Indya | The Small Adventurer
    August 28, 2018 at 4:38 AM

    Cardigans are my favourite thing ever and this one looks like the SOFTEST one I’ve ever seen! Need to get my hands on it!

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    Jasmine Vargas
    August 28, 2018 at 8:10 AM

    I am all for cozy cardigans. I am actually going shopping soon to get prepared for fall.

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    Crystal // Dreams, etc.
    August 28, 2018 at 9:12 AM

    I don’t think there’s a piece of clothing that defines cozy as well as a cardigan. They’re the best! Also, your booties are so cute!!

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    August 28, 2018 at 9:43 AM

    Ahh that scenario you wrote out in the beginning sounds amazing! Jazz and an apple candle with a warm fuzzy cardigan – best case scenario in the Fall!! I love cardigans, i really love this big one you’re wearing here!

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    Alix Maza
    August 28, 2018 at 9:45 AM

    It’s going to be 98º here today, but I want to wear a cardigan now!

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    Shira Rosenbluth
    August 28, 2018 at 9:49 AM

    That’s a cardi I’d literally never want to take off! Looks so cozy af!

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    August 28, 2018 at 11:00 AM

    That cardi looks so cozy!! I love cozy cardigans too! I can never have enough. I’m also loving your jeans!

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    August 28, 2018 at 12:00 PM

    That cardigan looks so cozy!! I need to find one like this!

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    August 29, 2018 at 4:57 AM

    You’re looking smashing. The cardigan looks so comfy yet chic. Unfortunately, in a tropical climate, there is no chance I can wear it round-the-year, except winter.

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    August 29, 2018 at 11:11 PM

    I’m all about cardigans in the fall and winter. This one looks super cozy. I love the mustard top too.
    Xx, Nailil

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    August 31, 2018 at 7:40 AM

    Yes I cannot wait for fall and cooler temps!!! I need cozy sweaters and booties in my life!!

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    August 31, 2018 at 8:34 AM

    I’m excited for fall too- I think all of us start to itch for cooler weather once the end of August hits. Love your chunky cardi!

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    Nicole Flint
    August 31, 2018 at 12:12 PM

    Cardigans are my closet staple!!! I love yours! I just want to go to sleep in it lol!

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    Julia Comil
    August 31, 2018 at 7:42 PM

    Love this cardigan!!! So stylish and chic! Perfect for fall!!

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    September 3, 2018 at 10:34 PM

    That cardigan looks so warm and cozy. Perfect for fall!
    xo Jessica

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