Friday, 4 October 2019

30 Ways To Wear: Grey Maxi Cardigan

I'm sharing another outerwear piece for this months 30 ways to wear post! Last month I showed you 30 ways to wear a camel trench coat, this month it's this lovely grey longline maxi cardigan (also known as a duster) from Jeanswest, in the cosiest Australian wool.

Every month I share something I've worn more than 30 times to give you some ideas and inspiration for how you can wear a similar piece in your wardrobe. Inspired by the 30 wears challenge I first heard about in The True Cost documentary.


30 Ways To Wear: Grey Maxi Cardigan


30 Ways To Wear: Grey Wool Maxi Cardigan Awayfromtheblue blog


It does feel a little strange sharing this cardigan right now, in the middle of spring when it's been packed away for a few weeks! It's a very thick and cosy Australian wool cardigan, perfect for a Brisbane winter, but not something that's been needed much in the hot spring we've had so far. I was so happy to realise I'd hit 30 wears with it though this year (35 to be exact) so I was eager to share it.

Cost Per Wear


I picked up this 'Alice' wool cardigan in the Jeanswest autumn sale back in 2017, so I've had it 2 and a half years. I paid $88.15 for it, and with 35 wears so far that works out to $2.50 a wear. Still more wears to go to reach the "$1 per wear" figure most people aim for, but I'm impressed that I've worn it so much so far. 35 wears over 3 winters is about 12 wears a year, and given that our winter weather barely lasts three months in Brisbane that's a great number! It's something I like reaching for over and over when it's chilly.

It is definitely showing its age, there's a lot of pilling on it as it's been worn and washed. I've run a fuzzball remover over it a few times but it's quite a thick wool so I'm not sure you see much of a difference, ha! It's still so cosy and comfortable though so I will continue to wear it, nothing wrong with pieces looking a little lived in! It's expected for wool to have pilling over time I think anyway.




30 Ways To Wear: Maxi Cardigan Video Style







Grey Maxi Cardigan And Bright Jeans

grey maxi cardigan and bright colourful denim skinny jeans | away from the blue



A nice neutral, long cardigan like this is wonderful to wear with different coloured denim! I love wearing my red, green and purple skinny jeans with this cardigan, it's a fun and colourful way to stay cosy through winter. This longline cardigan looks great with skinny jeans in any shade.


Grey Cardigan and Printed Jeans


ways to wear grey maxi cardigan and printed jeans 4 outfit ideas | awayfromblue


Of course it's not just colourful jeans I'll wear with grey maxi cardigan with, I have a couple of pairs of printed jeans too and this cardigan works equally well with printed denim. Pairing this cardigan with the Sass & Bide chevron printed jeans is a frequent go-to, as you can see! If you're a fan of leggings, you could try printed leggings instead.


Maxi Cardigan And Scarves


wool duster cardigan with blanket scarves ways to wear | awayfromtheblue


This wool cardigan is so cosy in winter, but sometimes you need a little extra layer to keep you warm, especially on a windy day. A big blanket scarf comes in helpful, and with the cardigan being a neutral plain block colour you can pick any printed scarf to wear with it. Leopard is a favourite of mine!


Longline Cardigan With Jeans and Boots


5 ways to wear longline duster maxi cardigan with jeans and boots | away from the blue blog


Sometimes a scarf, wool cardigan and jeans just isn't enough on a cold day, so you have to pull out the boots as well! The longline of this cardigan looks so great when paired with tall boots, although as you can see in the last photo there ankle boots work just as well.


Grey Cardigan With Grey Jeans


monochromatic outfit grey skinny jeans and maxi cardigan with bright accessories and printed tops | awayfromblue


Going monochromatic and pairing a grey cardigan with a grey pair of jeans lets you have more fun with the res of your outfit - either picking bright and colourful accessories like scarves or shoes or bags, or a brightly coloured tee to break up all the grey. I like matching things together, and a grey cardigan and jeans are a great combination.


Maxi Cardigan With Skirts And Dresses


grey maxi cardigan with skirts and dresses outfit ideas | away from blue blog


I do wear this grey maxi cardigan a lot with jeans, but I've worn it with dresses and skirts too! These three outfits show you how you can wear a maxi cardigan with a maxi dress, pencil skirt, or maxi skirt. It's a nice cosy warm layer to add on top of a skirt or dress.


Grey Cardigan With Simple Tops and Jeans


simple grey cardigan with jeans and plain tee outfit ideas for fall | away from the blue

Of course, the simplest outfits are the best! A neutral grey maxi cardigan like this is the perfect throw on and go layer on top of a simple jeans and tee (or jeans and tank!) outfit when it's a little too chilly for bare arms. It's fuss free as it really does go with everything, as you've seen from these 30 different ways to wear it.




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For more outfit inspiration and ideas, you can view all the 35+ ways I've worn this grey longline cardigan in my blog archives, or browse the complete 30 wears series.

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87 comments:

  1. Love outfits, dear! I love cardigans!

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  2. Dear Mica, your grey cardigan is a wonderful versatile piece and even better it is made form that fantastic Australian wool! I like how you have styled all the looks - and yes, I got inspiration! Thanks for that - as I have a similar cardigan :)
    xx Rena
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    1. Yes it's great it's local materials! :)

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  3. So many great ideas. I think I like those long dusters best with skinny jeans or leggings or short skirts or shorts. Have a great weekend.
    x, Julie | ThisMainLineLife.com

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    1. I have worn this a lot with skinny jeans :)

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  4. A cardi is indeed so versatile and it keeps myself warm and cozy. Loving how you paired all your looks!

    xx Simone
    Little Glittery Box

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  5. You can't beat a grey cardigan, and I love the longer length of this one! It's so versatile, but I think my favorite way you've worn it is with jeans and boots. Something about the longer length with the tall boots works so well, I love it!

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    1. Yes I just had to repeat the boots and cardigan so much, I loved that too!

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  6. This is such a great cardi, Mica:) I am actually thinking of a grey or yellow version of my knitted one, and I'm now leaning towards grey more:D It's such a great neutral piece for sure, and so awesome how you keep track of how many wears you've gotten out of it!!! I should start doing that too.

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    1. Yes it's interesting to see how many wears I reach on things! Would love to see whatever cardigan you decide to make!

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  7. You have so many clothes! I love cardigans! They are so comfy and cozy. Like you pointed out, they are also very versatile and go pair with tons of options!

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  8. I love the boots and your printed jeans! Some really lovely ideas, thanks for sharing!

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  9. I love posts like this! I have a black cardi like this so thanks for the ideas!

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  10. I do love a nice long cardigan! And 2.50 a wear isn't bad at all!
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  11. A grey cardi is a staple for me as well! 30 wears is impressive, and it's so nice to have all these outfit ideas in one place. Have a great weekend Mica!

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    1. It's fun putting these posts together too! :)

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  12. This is such a great post! A couple of years ago I did an experiment to see if I could wear something different every single day of the year and I totally succeeded all because I was a boss at mixing and matching just like you're doing in this post! That cardigan is a great piece to have, too. It goes with everything!

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    1. That sounds like such a fun challenge! :)

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  13. The grey cardigan is a wonderful versatile piece, you can style it the way you want
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  14. That is so neat you put together posts like this. It just shows how a piece can be so versatile!

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  15. I have a very similar cardigan and wear it all the time in the fall and winter! I'm definitely pinning some of these looks to help mix it up this year! Great inspiration!

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  16. Look stunning in all the ways you sport it.

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  17. So great you hit 35 wears with this grey cardigan! It's very pretty. I really like all the outfits you have created with it. Pairing it with both printed jeans and bright jeans makes for very chic outfits. I like how this grey cardi looks with jeans and boots too. Such a practical item!

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  18. You are such a fabulous inspiration on how to get so much wear out of a piece, Mica,
    XOOX
    Jodie

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  19. Perfect post!!
    Greetings.


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  20. Love this! That cardigan is so versatile and I love how many ways you styled it. I have a camel cardigan that is similar that I wear all of the time!

    Ashlee | https://www.maybeafterbrunch.com

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  21. I'm always super-impressed by your 30 wears on anything, Mica! This is a lovely neutral cardigan. Happy to hear that it's wool, made in Australia, but that's a drag that it pills. That's usually due to the wool not being spun tightly enough.

    Thank you so much, by the way, for always commenting - I really appreciate that you visit! Have a wonderful weekend, lovely lady!

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    1. It is a shame it doesn't look as good as it did when I first got it, but it's still so wonderfully cosy, haha! :)

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  22. hi Mica
    I love when you do this kind of posts!!
    That coat was a good investment and very versatile.
    xoxo

    marisasclosetblog.com

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  23. You always find so many ways to wear your clothing. It's inspiring! I love all the ways you wore this cardigan. It sounds like even though you're not at a dollar per wear yet, you've still gotten your money's worth.

    I hope you have an amazing weekend!

    Kathrin | Polar Bear Style

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  24. You're so creative.
    This is such a great grey cardigan.
    Kisses!

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  25. Again super impressive. All your looks are great. My favorite look is the one with the Puppy Trade tee. Yeah sweaters are challenging as they do pill and look worn kind of quickly. I remember once my sister paid $500 for a sweater handbag, I was like "Are you nuts?" Lol

    Allie of
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    1. You have me wanting to google sweater handbags now, haha! Never seen one before, how cool!

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  26. You are so creative with your clothes! I absolutely love it. The cardigan with printed jeans is totally my favourite combination! It's the perfect piece.
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  27. I love that you get so creative with your clothes! I"m all for the cardigan!

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  28. 30 ways???? Wow! You're incredible how many outfits you can create with a single piece.

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    1. Yes it's so interesting looking back and seeing the different ways I've worn pieces!

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  29. Beautiful! I like an open cardigan with jeans and a tee and boots.
    All these looks are wonderful! Happy day!

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  30. This cardigan is so versatile! I love how you styled it so many different ways!

    Mai
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  31. Wow! You really DID find 30 ways to wear the scarf! I love all of the looks, you're always so creative! Happy weekend!

    Shauna

    www.lipglossandlace.net

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  32. I love how easy it is to pair a grey maxi cardigan with so many different outfit choices, whether you're in pants or a dress. I am so excited that it is cardigan season again! I finally took out my cardigan and it is nice to be back, hehe. I love the pairing with a scarf too. Looks super cozy! I LOVE your collection!

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

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    1. It's a shame cardigan season is ending for us! :(

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  33. I like the ways you wear your maxi cardigan. I think I should get one too. Happy weekend!

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  34. I definitely gravitate towards the simpler looks too. it's great with pops of color!

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  35. Let me tell you that I haven t got a grey cardigan!! I have them in all colors,yet a grey one is nog part of it! I really need one! Happy weekend!

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  36. I am in love with the boots look. I love anything boots! Thanks for the great ideas. I really need to have a look at my wardrobe see how I can style up my pieces than going with the same look everyday.

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  37. Nice post dear!! Good job!
    Have a great day! xx

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  38. I love this type of your posts when you showing 30 ways to wears some piece. I find so much inspiration in them and really enjoy watching your photos. Thank you so much for sharing.

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    1. Thank you! Glad I could give you some inspiration! :)

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  39. Such a creative and lovely outfits with this cardigan!
    Have a wonderful weekend:)

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  40. Interesting post, I love maxi cardigans. I'm your new GFC follower ♡

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  41. The classic and chic style of this cardigan gives it so much versatility and yes simple outfits are sometimes the best. Cost per wear is one of my favorite ways to gauge the value of the pieces of my wardrobe.

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  42. So many cool ideas here, Mica... you have a great sense of style babe!
    Kisses, Paola.

    Expressyourself

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  43. A grey cardigan is the most versatile piece in a wardrobe!!! Love the looks you created Mica!!Love how you always add color to your outfits! X

    Yiota
    PinkDaisyLoves

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  44. Maxi cardigans are such life savers throughout Autumn right?! Love the neutral grey shade of this one, as well as how many ways you've found to style it - wow!! :)

    aglassofice.com x

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  45. I love these long cardigans, they are so comfortable and seem to go with everything. I have a couple of them, in pink and mustard, and I find myself reaching for them a lot now that they weather has taken a turn for the worse. Your grey one is of course even more versatile due to its colour. Have a wonderful weekend, Mica! xxx

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    1. I am hoping to hit 30 wears with my mustard cardigan soon so I can do a post like this with it - might have to wait until next winter though, haha!

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  46. I just got m long grey cardigan out of the storage box to see me through our upcoming winter. Now I don´t keep track, but I am pretty sure I am already on 30+ wears in mine, despite having had it only a year. Our winter lasts a long time, and I wear it in autumn too.

    Anne from “Doctor Anne” (former Linda, Libra, Loca)

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    1. I would imagine your climate requires more frequent cardigan days! haha!

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  47. Wow! soooo cool!!!

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  48. I really loved this post!

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  49. Wow, 30 different styles! Well, I need to have one grey cardigan; It goes with everything :)
    Thanks for the idea, Mica.
    Have a great weekend!

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  50. Omg girl. I love all of these outfits, you are so fashionable! Gray cardigans are so cute and classy. Also your scarves are sooo lovely, I love the colors/prints! Thanks for sharing Mica!

    Geraldine | https://geraldinetalks.com

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  51. This is such a great cardi, Mica! Even better that it's Aussie wool! ;) It looks great with all of your outfits. Hope you're having a wonderful weekend, Mica! XXX

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    1. Yes gotta support our farmers! I will need to buy something else if they do it again next year!

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  52. That's a really nice and cozy cardigan! I love to wear mine with a cute top, jeans, and boots. Thanks for showing us more ways to wear this must-have wardrobe essential.

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  53. A good cardigan can go a long way, as you've proved here! I've definitely learnt to invest in a high-quality one though as cheaper options just don't stand the test of time!

    Musings & More

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    1. Yes this was a bit of a splurge for me but it's still so perfectly cosy! :)

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  54. I have one just like this which I wear all the time! Great to see so many style options in one post xx

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  55. I've literally just bought a grey maxi cardigan from Next so this inspiration is so welcome! I love all of these looks!
    Soph - https://sophhearts.com x

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    1. Glad I could give you some inspiration at the perfect time!

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  56. I love grey clothing, this is such a versatile piece. Fantastic post xx

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  57. I have a wool cardigan that I love. I find it at the recycling center. I have yet to wear it with red pants. So going to have to copy your outfit.

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  58. WOW love all these style tips, they were really helpful for me and a very good option for my autumn looks.
    Kisses,
    E.
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  59. I love how you styled all these looks. Such a great cardi!
    xx- Nina
    http://www.stylingwithnina.com/2019/10/how-to-style-corduroy-skirt-for-fall.html

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  60. Oh, I'm so happy to see these lovely styles, It's really helpful for styling cardigan in autumn. Grey color cardigan are versatile and we can pair it in different ways.
    Have a happy Monday.
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  61. I love all the pops of color you add to the cardigan! This is such a versatile piece!

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  62. You did a great job with 30 ways to wear the cardigan! I have a grey one as well that I love wearing. Thanks for the lovely visit to my blog. Have a nice week.

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  63. I LOVE this post! I have a super similar cardigan, but I literally style it the same way each time I wear it. You've given me so much inspiration for how to style it again this winter! Thank you!

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    1. Glad I could give you some inspiration!

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  64. Love the different ways you styled the grey cardigan!

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  65. Love your looks for autumn here! A cardigan is always a good idea and you combined it so well.

    lots of love, Miri
    www.meetmiri.com

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  66. Thank you all for your lovely comments!

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