OutFit: Printed cardigan
Stand-out cardigans are a fashionable and easy way to add color and edge to your wardrobe.
Sporting geometric or floral patterns or animal prints, there are countless ways to wear the most versatile sweater around.
Mix a small geometric print, such as polka dots, with another simple pattern, such as a striped top. The balance looks fresh, especially when paired with shorts or jeans.
Go bold with a floral cardigan, and wear it over a spring dress or a bright button-down and miniskirt.
For a less preppy style, pair an oversized animal print cardigan with a chambray shirt, leggings and boots for an outfit with attitude.
Avoid too much matching because the key to keeping a printed cardigan looking trendy is to layer it over a contrasting top or dress. Open your closet and your mind to the possibilities.
Ivy Parnasius owns Pollux Clothing Co. stores in Grand Junction, 321 Main St., and in Montrose, 433 Main St. Call her at 242-8050 (252-1770 in Montrose) or go to http://www.polluxshop.com.