Chic Deal!

by Tracy James

Right now the J.Crew Factory Store has their classic Clare cardigan (regularly $54.50) 60% off. Available in a variety of colors and patterns fresh for Spring, the Clare cardigan has flattering and practical three-quarter sleeves, and enough stretch to hold it's shape. Perfect over a sundress or as a suit jacket alternative at the office. TIP: I always advise my clients to buy their cardigans at least once size smaller than they would normally wear. Why? We're really not wearing our cardigans closed anymore (a la twinsets back in the day), but rather just as an arm covering, so there is no reason it needs to be able to button. Plus, you want a fitted silhouette that hits above the hip, which makes cardigans work over dresses and prevents a matronly or "librarian" look.