One of my go-to garments is the shrug cardigan. This short cardigan style is great in summer as it provides shoulder coverage and some upper arm concealing over sleeveless or spaghetti straps, or in cooler times may be a set of long sleeves, but without disturbing the rest of the outfit too much.
The curved shape of the hem avoids creating a horizontal across my body (which I’m not keen on having an H shape and not wanting to further visually widen the appearance of my minimal waist).
This floral skirt is great as it has lots of colours – above I’ve teamed it with a teal shrug and below with a pink one.
This black and white shrug is a favourite. Sure it only offers a little warmth, but I do think it takes a plain outfit in solid colours and gives it a wow (hero) factor.
It’s graphic nature makes it easy to also mix with other graphic prints such as stripes.
Some of my shrugs have long sleeves and others short. I have found this red long sleeved one to be a staple in my wardrobe for years as I tend to get cold and like a full length sleeve to stay warm.
This navy shrug is a recent addition to my wardrobe and it’s proving very handy as it’s one of my few neutral shrugs so I can wear it with lots of other colours.
The other day I read somewhere “why don’t fashion bloggers show us the back of an outfit” so as this shrug actually has an interesting back detail I thought that I’d share it with you here!