Did I mention that I love plaid? I don’t remember how the attraction started, but I love its concurrent earthiness and playfulness…very country-chic and “borrowed from the boys.” Ha. Combine that with my favorite merino wool and you have a winner – J.Crew’s Plaid Boyfriend Cardigan.
I had high hopes for this one, but it did not turn out to be a winner for me. For some reason, the cardigan turned out to be more boxy than I expected and anything I tried with it seemed kind of matronly and stuffy.
The material was nice and weighty though. But soft. My kinda fabric for sweaters. I took a Medium in this and I’d say it’s true to size. I tried a more casual, playful look to see if I can lighten up this sweater.
I guess it is cuter when you pair it with something very girly and sparkly, just like they did in the stock photo. But c’mon, how often am I going to wear something super girly and sparkly like this? Especially to work? Yeah, not going to happen. This one was not a keeper for me. Just my personal preference though; I can definitely see how this would be super cute on someone else!
Get it here from J.Crew for $88.