Belted cardigans. Yay, or nay?
I personally like them, but i've heard some negetive feedback. When my dad saw this picture, he even felt the need to rant on how horrible it looked. "I don't know what you were thinking Erin, that just does not look good at all. Just horrible." Were his words.
But having spent most of my life disappointing my dad, I ignore his putdowns and just do what I like anyways. So I tried this look out today with a yellow belt (that came with the dress), and texted a picture of it to my sister. She said she'd prefer it without. I felt the yellow wasn't adding enough interest, so I pulled out this studded belt instead. It just so happens to be a remnant from my goth days, a staple in my wardrobe during the most extreme years of disappointing my father. Ha!
I like that it adds interest and defines my waist. I prefer this dress with a shrug but I did'nt want to wear this dress such a similar way. So I opted for a cardigan in a different colour with a bit more visual interest, though without a belt this outfit still just a little too plain for me. So I belted it because I liked it. And that's really what fashion should be about. Wearing what you like. (In my humble opinion.)
I even broke another rule, wearing black with navy! Gasp! Is that sill even a faux-pau? Either way, It doesn't matter too much to me. I like how I look. :)
Thanks for looking!