{Building Outfits with a Lightweight Cardigan}

Austin Blogger DTKAustin shares her favorite way to layer with a comfy cardigan from Nordstrom, a lace CamiNYC top, Express skinny jeans and studded heels.

Happy Thursday! I have to be honest, it’s been tough trying to get into the swing of blogging and posting lately with Hurricane Harvey destroying everything in it’s path. For days the only thing I have been able to do was watch the Weather Channel 24/7 in disbelief of what is happening to friends, family, pets, strangers, homes and businesses. My heart pours out to anyone and everyone effected by this horrendous storm. If you are still looking for ways to donate I have compiled a post with reputable and trustworthy places that desperately need your help – CLICK HERE. I have brought supplies to Austin Pets Alive over the week and have been donating funds to the Red Cross and countless other charities but I still don’t feel like it’s enough. I would give anything to be down in Houston and the surrounding areas to rescue stranded people and animals. My heart is literally breaking everyday and I can’t help by cry for everyone and everything they’ve lost including all of the helpless pets who have no idea what is even going on. THANK YOU to all of the brave souls who are down there risking their lives to help others.

Alright guys, sorry to keep talking about transitional wear for Fall, I’m just so excited to start wearing fall clothes! With all of this crazy hurricane weather we actually had temperatures in the 60s-70s last weekend which meant I got to pull out some of my new sweaters and cardigans. One of the topics that I want to talk about for fall transitional wear are my top coziest cardigans to layer for the fall. Cardigans were all the rage last Fall and they are already proving to be a hot commodity and cooler temps haven’t even hit yet. In Texas, layering is a necessity as one minute temps will be in the 50s and then sky rocket up into the 80s by the afternoon.

I love throwing on a cardigan when I feel like my outfit is missing something but also because I’m most likely going to be sweating by the end of the day. Looking back last year, I feel like cardigans were such a must have that almost every photo I would see posted by a blogger had a chunky knit cardigan. They were either slightly off the shoulders with a beautiful cami underneath or a lightweight cardigan with a striped long sleeve shirt underneath paired with skinny jeans and some OTK boots. Now that Fall is closely approaching I have seen countless amounts of people, including me, sharing the best ways to layer cardigans. Looks like this trend is going to be sticking around for quite some time, thankfully!

One of my go-to looks that you’ll see me wearing this Fall is this knit cardigan from Caslon. The neutral colors make it super easy to be worn with anything and is really warm for those chilly fall days. Cardigans are one of my favorite fall accents because they can be easily worn with a cami, sweater, long sleeve shirt and leggings or skinny jeans. Even with the warmer Texas weather it actually does get cooler during the fall months and cardigans are PERFECT for this kind of weather! Not only do they keep you warm, they definitely don’t make you feel too stuffy like a big winter coat. I guess that’s a reason I love Texas winters… They’re never TOO cold. And if they are, it’s rare and wont last long! Ha!

Has anyone else been craving cooler temps?? I have been dreaming of Fall weather just so I can start pulling all of my cardis and sweaters out! Relaxing by a cozy fire with a cup of hot chocolate sounds so dreamy right now but I know it won’t be nearly that cold here for quite some time.

This cardigan is about sold out so I have linked the other color option as well. For sizing, I am wearing an XS. Most everything I am wearing actually has a less expensive version so I have linked everything below.

Outfit Details:

Top – CamiNYC (Similar HERE) // Jeans – Express

Heels – Dolce Vita (Similar HERE) // Cardigan – Caslon (Other color HERE)

Handbag – HiEleven // Sunglasses – Nordstrom

Bracelets – Henri Bendel

Building Outfits with a Lightweight Cardigan

Building Outfits with a Lightweight Cardigan

Building Outfits with a Lightweight Cardigan

Building Outfits with a Lightweight Cardigan

Building Outfits with a Lightweight Cardigan

Building Outfits with a Lightweight Cardigan

Building Outfits with a Lightweight Cardigan

Building Outfits with a Lightweight Cardigan

Building Outfits with a Lightweight Cardigan

Building Outfits with a Lightweight Cardigan

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    Laura || Walking in Memphis in High Heels
    August 31, 2017 at 2:23 pm

    What’s going on with Houston and how much rain has been dropped in one small area is devestating. I hope that the rain and water begins to recede and everyone can start rebuilding. I am loving all of your fall transition posts, I love that cami and sweater!

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    August 31, 2017 at 2:43 pm

    I love this look for fall! What is happening in Houston is devastating! My hubby might be headed down there next week to help!

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      Ashley Hargrove
      August 31, 2017 at 3:33 pm

      Let me know if he does! I am planning a trip down there too!

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    Katherine - Engineering In Style
    August 31, 2017 at 5:49 pm

    I love how simple, but stylish this outfit is! Cardigans are perfect this time of year in Chicago too – it’s a little chilly when I walk out in the morning, but it will be hot by the time I’m leaving work!
    – Katherine
    Engineering In Style

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    August 31, 2017 at 7:24 pm

    I love how perfect this outfit is. The colors are so chic and I need that handbag!

    Maggie @ Polished Closets

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    Jenna Colgrove
    August 31, 2017 at 7:26 pm

    i love your fall style but am def not excited for fall!

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    Laura Leigh
    August 31, 2017 at 9:30 pm

    Loving the pattern on this cardigan! So different and unique.

    xo Laura Leigh

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    September 1, 2017 at 3:53 am

    I love this cardigan!! It looks so cozy and I love how you styled it! Gorgeous, as always, Ashley! And you are right, everything happening in Houston is so devastating! Sending lots of prayer that way.

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    Sarah K Tripp
    September 1, 2017 at 4:45 pm

    Chic AF! Love this look

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    September 1, 2017 at 4:58 pm

    Oooh I really love the texture in this cardigan. It’s so unique and chic!

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    Julia Comil
    September 3, 2017 at 8:03 pm

    I love how you styled this cardigan! Absolutely gorgeous! Love your sandals too!!

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    Kasey | Running in Heels
    September 3, 2017 at 11:33 pm

    Cardigans are the best for fall! I love wearing them year round!

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    September 4, 2017 at 6:47 am

    That cardigan is so unique– I’m obsessed with how you styled it!

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    September 4, 2017 at 7:39 pm

    I love this outfit. I’m all about a lightweight cardigan (living in FL and all). Thanks for the inspiration!

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    September 5, 2017 at 5:59 am

    I feel so badly for all of the people in Houston and the surrounding areas. I don’t feel like donating is doing enough, but I’m thinking and praying for everyone every night. Cardigans are definitely my go-to’s as well! I love this one with the lacy cami, so cute, babe!


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    September 5, 2017 at 6:33 pm

    Obsessed with your cardigan and that black cami! It looks so cozy!!

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    Jojo Hua
    September 6, 2017 at 12:11 am

    This is so stylish. I love the off-shoulder look!

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    Lavenda Memory
    September 6, 2017 at 3:12 am

    Loving your fall styling! Such a cute way to style an outfit perfect for all the air conditioning 😉

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    Francesca Amezzani
    September 7, 2017 at 8:19 am

    I love your outfit and the details you’ve paired. I really like the filter of your photos as well.

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    Hanna Isabelle
    September 7, 2017 at 9:30 pm

    Love the way you styled the cardigan babe

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    September 11, 2017 at 6:59 pm

    Killing it in this look!

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