Easy Fall Style: Statement Cardigans & Masks

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Many of us are looking for easy right now, yes? I’m always looking for easy when it comes to my closet. Easy, comfortable combinations that can be put together without much thought or planning. For fall, there’s always a cute statement cardigan or interesting sweater-jacket involved and now… a face mask, too.

**SALE ALERT: 25% Off Almost Everything In This Post This Weekend**

The cardigan has to be something that can be quickly thrown on to complement even the most basic pieces in my closet. I find Anthropologie usually has the best selection of statement cardigans AND they have a huge selection of gorgeous face masks right now, so it seemed like a perfect time to do some mirror selfies of both.

The Cardigans & Sweater-Jackets

1. Zebra Jacquard Sweater Jacket

PROS: This might be my favorite of the bunch: comfortable weight, stretchy movement, structured look without a structured feel, playful print, easy-to-wear shades of brown, good pockets; I like the longer length.

CONS: I may get tired of the print. The sleeves are fine for me, but I’m 5’2…if you have long arms the sleeves may be too short.

Our go-to fall style involves cute sweaters (statement cardigans or coatigans) + face masks. We're trying animal prints, fringe & bold colors!
Our go-to fall style involves cute sweaters (statement cardigans or coatigans) + face masks. We're trying animal prints, fringe & bold colors!

Zebra Jacquard Sweater Jacket (XS)
White Tee | Black Top
Flare Jeans | Straight Jeans | Black Joggers | Black Joggers (Similar)
Striped Mask | Clog Boots | White Sneaks | Black Sneaks (Similar)

2. Orange Longline Cardigan

PROS: I LOVE adding in a pop of orange! This one’s comfortable, stretchy movement, structured look without a structured feel, good pockets; I like the longer length. Comes in an easy-to-wear honey brown color as well.

CONS: This much orange can be difficult to wear at times…especially with all black (do I look like a pumpkin?). It runs a bit big…I think I could have sized down, but it’s nice to have the extra room for thicker sweaters underneath.

Our go-to fall style involves cute sweaters (statement cardigans or coatigans) + face masks. We're trying animal prints, fringe & bold colors!
Our go-to fall style involves cute sweaters (statement cardigans or coatigans) + face masks. We're trying animal prints, fringe & bold colors!

Orange Longline Cardigan (XS)
White Tee | Black Top
Flare Jeans | Straight Jeans | Black Joggers | Black Joggers (Similar)
Floral Mask | Striped Mask | Clog Boots | White Sneaks | Black Sneaks (Similar)

3. Taupe Fringed Cardigan

PROS: So fun! Cool statement cardigan style available in three neutral, easy-to-wear colors; I LOVE the fringe. LOVE! So super-cozy, really soft and good pockets.

CONS: Ridiculously big on me, I know. There’s no way I can keep it because I do know it looks absurd on me, but it’s SO fun!!! And so cozy! The ivory color comes in petite, so maybe I try that one? Or…maybe it’s just for you tall gals.

Our go-to fall style involves cute sweaters (statement cardigans or coatigans) + face masks. We're trying animal prints, fringe & bold colors!
Our go-to fall style involves cute sweaters (statement cardigans or coatigans) + face masks. We're trying animal prints, fringe & bold colors!

Taupe Fringed Cardigan (XS/S)
White Tee | Black Top
Flare Jeans | Straight Jeans | Black Joggers | Black Joggers (Similar)
Floral Mask | Black Mask | Clog Boots | White Sneaks | Black Sneaks (Similar)

4. Patchwork Cardigan

PROS: I love the patchwork design. It’s pretty and an easy-to-wear color combo.

CONS: This is a little itchy for me. I wish the length was longer or shorter. No pockets. A little meh maybe?

Our go-to fall style involves cute sweaters (statement cardigans or coatigans) + face masks. We're trying animal prints, fringe & bold colors!
Our go-to fall style involves cute sweaters (statement cardigans or coatigans) + face masks. We're trying animal prints, fringe & bold colors!

Patchwork Cardigan (XS)
White Tee | Black Top
Flare Jeans | Straight Jeans | Black Joggers | Black Joggers (Similar)
Floral Mask | Clog Boots | White Sneaks | Black Sneaks (Similar)

5. Nutmeg Eyelash Cardigan

PROS: Super-soft and cozy. It’s like wearing a cozy blanket outside in the world without anyone saying, “take off that blanket!”. This cardigan is a really pretty shade of brown, the pockets are good and I love the playful pattern.

CONS: I’m not the biggest fan of this type of material for outer layers….feels a little too delicate for me. I would maybe get tired of the print.

Our go-to fall style involves cute sweaters (statement cardigans or coatigans) + face masks. We're trying animal prints, fringe & bold colors!
Our go-to fall style involves cute sweaters (statement cardigans or coatigans) + face masks. We're trying animal prints, fringe & bold colors!

Nutmeg Eyelash Cardigan (XS)
White Tee | Black Top
Flare Jeans | Straight Jeans | Black Joggers | Black Joggers (Similar)
Striped Mask | Clog Boots | White Sneaks | Black Sneaks (Similar)

6. Crimson Fringed Cardigan

PROS: I LOVE the fringe…a nice detail to freshen up a regular cardi. The square stitching is cool as well. A really pretty color in person….It would be a perfect indoor cardigan to throw on for Zoom calls.

CONS: No pockets. This cardi’s not heavy enough to wear as a cool-weather top layer. I wish it was either longer or shorter…petite might have been better for me. It’s a tad bit itchy if you have sensitive skin.

Our go-to fall style involves cute sweaters (statement cardigans or coatigans) + face masks. We're trying animal prints, fringe & bold colors!
Our go-to fall style involves cute sweaters (statement cardigans or coatigans) + face masks. We're trying animal prints, fringe & bold colors!

Crimson Fringed Cardigan (XS/S) **Plus Sizing Available**
White Tee | Black Top
Flare Jeans | Straight Jeans | Black Joggers | Black Joggers (Similar)
Striped Mask | Clog Boots | White Sneaks | Black Sneaks (Similar)

7. Plaid Jacket

PROS: Hmmmm….I guess some people would like/look good in this style?

CONS: Much more of a coat than I thought it would be (I know…I know…it says “coat”, but I had in my head it would be stretchier and more lightweight. I don’t love the color combo on me…it’s a little blah. I don’t like button placement on chest, and it’s too oversized (I’m wearing size small).

Our go-to fall style involves cute sweaters (statement cardigans or coatigans) + face masks. We're trying animal prints, fringe & bold colors!
Our go-to fall style involves cute sweaters (statement cardigans or coatigans) + face masks. We're trying animal prints, fringe & bold colors!

Plaid Jacket (S)
White Tee | Black Top
Flare Jeans | Straight Jeans | Black Joggers | Black Joggers (Similar)
Striped Mask | Clog Boots | White Sneaks | Black Sneaks (Similar)


The Face Masks

Hopefully you’ve already found face coverings you love wearing, but just in case you’re still searching… I review a bunch of masks here. I’m also working on my second face mask review post that will include some of Anthro’s masks, but until then… here’s a sneak peak of some of my favs.

Our go-to fall style involves cute sweaters (statement cardigans or coatigans) + face masks. We're trying animal prints, fringe & bold colors!

Sanctuary Set With Filters

Our go-to fall style involves cute sweaters (statement cardigans or coatigans) + face masks. We're trying animal prints, fringe & bold colors!

Very Thin Sanctuary Set (I add my own filter) | Patchwork Mask | Striped Mask


The Outfit Basics Underneath

A look at what I’m wearing under all the cardigans and jackets…these are the workhorses of my closet right now.

Our go-to fall style involves cute sweaters (statement cardigans or coatigans) + face masks. We're trying animal prints, fringe & bold colors!

LEFT: Flare Denim (27)White Tee (XS) | Clog Boots
MIDDLE: Dad-esque Jeans (28) | Mock Neck Black Top (XS) | White Sneaks (**Sustainable**)
RIGHT: Black Joggers (XS) (**Plus Sizing Available**) | Black Joggers (Similar) | Black Tank (Similar) (**Plus Sizing Available**) | Black Sneaks (Similar)

Shop Statement Cardigans

Shop Cute Face Masks

I don’t know guys…did I find any keepers this round? I haven’t taken the tags off of any of the sweaters/jackets yet, but I keep reaching for the Zebra print sweater jacket, the orange sweater-jacket, and of course….the ridiculously big and ridiculously looking oversized fringe cardigan. Or thinking about trying this cute black and white one or this guy. Thoughts?

-Linzi

This one’s for the pinners…

3 COMMENTS

  1. The zebra sweater jacket is amazing! I would never take it off! Long/duster length cardigans are the true workhorses of my wardrobe right now. They complete whatever I am wearing! Also, I know this is really more of an Anthropologie post, but Sanctuary masks are currently Buy one get one half off on their site.

    • So happy to find another cardigan/duster lover…it really is the easiest way to make everything look just a bit more “complete” as you said. I saw Sanctuary’s sale, but they don’t have the exact ones I love (that have the ear loop adjusters)…their fabrics and patterns are so pretty, though… and the non-adjustable ear loop ones actually still fit me really well. I’ll post on facebook. 🙂 Thanks for commenting, Elizabeth.

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