Hi friends, Happy Monday!
I hope people are staying safe from Dorian. I was pleased to see the animals being rescued and taken to safety.
Are you a cardigan kind of girl? Do you look forward to wearing that extra layer once Fall rolls around? Soft Surroundings sent me this Mara Topper, as rust is one of those colors we are seeing alot of this Fall.
I just love rust! As long as its not on the bottom of our car! Gotta go for those Southern vehicles, ladies!
The shades that are popping up in stores prominently showing are olive, burgundy, rust, mustard, browns. Right up my alley! I loved the pattern with black on this topper and can already pair it with several pieces in my closet. This cardigan has a bit more “red” in the color than the slip dress I am wearing which has more brown.
Ways to Wear
Thick belts with blazers are showing to be popular this upcoming Fall season, so I decided just to give it a go with this 3/4 length cardi. I show it as well without the belt. Are you one to belt your longer cardigans, or do you prefer them to hang loosely?
Just some ways to wear this cardi-
Add a topper to a jumpsuit. – I have a black knit jumpsuit I received from a Canadian company last year. It has short sleeves and will work nicely with this topper giving it some extra zest! The solid black column of a jumpsuit gives you a blank palette to work with making the cardigan the focal piece.
Along those lines- Taking a black camisole, you can find it here and here, quite reasonably, and wearing black jeans, you can have a similar effect. Add the Mara Topper as your third piece. The Piece de la Resistance! ( Did you like that?)
Other complementary colors- I’ve mentioned other Fall colors that will complement this cardigan, so don’t feel like you can’t wear anything but rust or black here. Mustard would look amazing with this topper, as would olive.
A slip dress- Here I have taken a summer dress, a light slip dress I bought from Mango, and decided to style the Soft Surroundings Mara Topper over it. Since the dress came with a cloth belt, I thought it might look a bit dressier with the cardi/dress belted with a thicker leather belt. I added leopard pumps as I was desiring more pattern in this look and that leopard is a neutral that goes with everything, even other prints!
The Mara Topper comes in two color patterns. One is black and whte, the other is the one I am wearing here- Black and Rust. I am wearing the XS and this is the typical size I wear at Soft Surroundings. I love that they are consistent with their sizing.
Without the belt as a change.
While we were taking pictures, little Sammie, my neighbors dog, stopped to pose on the sidewalk! She is my girls, Truffle’s best friend!
Here are some other toppers by Soft Surroundings I am a fan of.
Do you wear more cardis in the Fall, or do you prefer Kimonos? Have you checked out the Soft Surroundings items for this season?
Stop by tomorrow for Turning Heads Tuesday linkup with many bloggers post all in one place! I will also be featuring another Soft Surroundings piece.
This topper was gifted to me by Soft Surroundings. All opinions are mine and truthful.
Mara Topper c/o Soft Surroundings
Mango slip dress ( ON Sale!) I wore it here on this post.
Leopard pumps- Rockport
Have a wonderful day!