Hello friend! I’m happy to finally welcome fall to Southern California (check out my fall transition and fall trends posts for my thoughts on the season). With the cooler weather comes the opportunity to wear layers. And there are no layers I like more than a duster cardigan outfit. Let me show you two ways to style a duster cardigan.
Duster Cardigan Outfit Tips
- Wear streamlined clothes underneath to not look wide or voluminous. Examples include pencil skirts, fitted teas and dresses, skinny jeans and leggings.
- If wearing a skirt or dress, choose one with a hemline that is significantly shorter than the duster. A good rule of thumb is a minimum of four inches. This allows the duster to be the focus.
- Choose thinner fabrics for the clothing underneath the cardigan. Items that are very bulky throw off the look of the duster.
Casual Duster Cardigan Outfit
For a casual duster cardigan outfit, I initially thought of pairing the cardi with jeans. But due to the warm weather we were still having that day, I opted for a denim skirt. I love how the combination worked out. However if you prefer jeans, go for it. The result will be just as good!
This J Jill duster cardigan is just lovely for fall. The texture created by the multi-colored yarn is perfect for fall, making it easy to pair with many other pieces. I also like that it has a collar. It adds a nice frame to the neck making it fun to pair with a necklace or turtleneck, like I have done here.
And can we discuss the presence of the pockets?! We all know pockets make the outfit better.
For the shoes, I kept it neutral with my Soft Comfort Heartbreaker boots. The fun zipper detail on the side adds a cool casual vibe.
Professional Duster Cardigan Outfit
To style my duster cardigan for work, I paired a J. Jill black duster with a striped dress. The addition of the pattern broke up the solid mass of the cardigan. It also helps to show off the shape and style of the duster.
What’s a bonus about this particular duster? It is reversible! I’m sure you’ll see another duster cardigan outfit using the reverse of this one!
In choosing the shoes for this outfit, I went with brown, my brown Vionic Rory boots to be exact. Black just seemed too expected and boring. It’s funny when I was younger I thought it was a major fashion sin to wear brown shoes with a black outfit. And look at me now, encouraging others to do it. Ahh how we change!
But back to the Rory. These little booties are a perfect fall shoe. The color is a beautiful medium brown. Furthermore, the cutouts and buckle add some spunk. This little guy is more than your average bootie!
For accessories, I felt that the look cried out for a pendant necklace. I added some simple hoop earrings and it was a success!
I hoped you enjoyed my duster cardigan outfit post. I’d love to know what other ways you are wearing your dusters. Let me know in the comments!