It seems as though it’s a common go-to to grab a cardigan come fall and winter. I get it. They’re a great little layer. They pair well with leggings or skinny jeans or even thrown over a dress. I styled this one here with jeans and booties, a classic. But can I be honest? I kind of hate them on me. I always feel so self-conscious in them for some reason. They just don’t feel super flattering to me and always make me feel boxy.
While shopping the big Madewell Black Friday Sale, I picked up this flannel button down shirt. Now hear me out. I used to own a ton of button-ups that I wore non-stop for a few years. It was totally the thing. I mean there was this blue and white one that I loved and this buffalo plaid one. There were many more. I got rid of ALL OF THEM. And then here I am, buying a new one.
Goodbye Cardigans, Hello Flannel Shirts
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But hear me out. I think when it comes to wearing leggings (read my full review on faux leather leggings here) I may prefer a slightly oversized button-up shirt over a cardigan. So I threw this on with faux leather leggings and a tee and instantly felt better than if I threw on a cardigan. I think it’s the fact that it’s a lot less fabric, yet still covers your butt. Which I think may be the perfect combination. Plus, it doesn’t overwhelm your body. Cardigans tend to be super long, thick heavy material, and just shapeless. And I love how light this flannel option is while still keeping you warm and cozy. I’ll be adding this to my list of ways to style faux leather leggings in the future.
Let’s Talk About These Boots
And I can’t NOT talk about these Dr Martens. I’ve been wanting a pair of Dr Martens since I’m 13 years old living in Oregon. Everyone had some type of Dr Marten in my school. But my mom didn’t like them so I never got them. I finally found a pair that I think I love. There are so many styles to choose from. Like ones with chunkier soles, higher boot shaft and everything in between. I ended up going with the Dr. Martens Leonas which are a touch more platform than the classics. Something about it makes me feel better in them. Similar to my platform Chucks that I love.
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SPANX Faux Leather Leggings • Dr. Martens • Flannel Shirt (similar) • White Tee
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