Yea or Nay: Asymmetrical Cardigans

Happy Wednesday! There’s so much going on with it being the end of the school year that I keep forgetting what day of the week it is and I keep thinking it’s later on in the week than it really is. But, it’s only Wednesday and I still have a few days to get everything on my checklist completed before the last day of school. I’m definitely on track to have all my grading and other curriculum related things I’m required to do, done by the end of the week. Then, it’s on to other things like preparing to host the graduation for the senior class next week!

In the meantime, I have a new installment to my Yea or Nay series for you all today. Yesterday, I decided I wanted to wear this grey skirt and bright sleeveless top with the crepe layering at the top. I needed to wear a cardigan or sweater because I never know what the temperature will be like in my building. Instead of wearing the typical button down cardigan that we all know and love, I decided to wear this short sleeve one that I rarely wear.

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Cardigan: Marshalls
Top: LOFT
Skirt: Macy’s
Watch: Anne Klein

I can’t remember the brand of my cardigan or my skirt except that I got them at Marshalls and Macy’s respectively.

So why do I rarely wear this elbow length asymmetrical cardigan? I love the idea of it and the look of it on the hanger. But, whenever I wear it with pants, I feel like it looks like it’s swallowing me up. It is asymmetrical in that it is shorter in the back and gets longer and longer as it reaches the front so the very front of either side has pointed look.

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You can imagine that with dress pants on for work it can be a bit much for my short self and makes me feel frumpy.

So originally, I would have voted “Nay” on this cardigan, but after wearing it with a skirt for the first time yesterday, I have to say I’ve changed my mind. I think this asymmetrical cut looks great with a skirt and immensely better than with pants.

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Maybe it’s because the front of the cardigan and the skirt are of similar lengths so it feels like it just matches and the cardigan isn’t too much material. With the skirt, the cardigan feels like the right amount of material or coverage of my short frame whereas with pants it just gets to be too much material.

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So my final verdict is: Nay to this particular asymmetrical cardigan with pants and Yea to this particular asymmetrical cardigan with a skirt.

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