Sidewalk Style: Cardigan Cute

Our subject this week wears a key spring trend: the long cardigan.

Narae Choi, 22
Student, Johns Hopkins University

What she’s wearing: A Banana Republic cardigan with Guess capris, Poetic License flats, and a Longchamp bag.

How would you describe your style?
“Easy classic. I don’t really want to look too dressed up or too dressed down. But I like to look put together. I like to wear cardigans and pencil skirts, and I wear a lot of black and white, usually with a point of color.”

What’s on your summer wish list?
“I’m looking for a scarf. I get really cold inside where there’s air conditioning. I’m also looking for black gladiator flats. I really can’t wear heels.”

What have you been wearing your cardigan with?
“It looks great with a white dress I have. It adds a nice punch.”

Do you like Michelle Obama’s style?
“It’s approachable. Not something we’ve seen before from a First Lady.”

Rachel says:
Thanks to Michelle Obama—who has worn them everywhere from a local soup kitchen to a meeting with Queen Elizabeth—cardigans have become key pieces for spring. The shape is a bit longer and not at all boxy and a great replacement for jackets at the office. Try one in a bright yellow to add punch to neutrals such as white, tan, and pale gray.

Weigh in on Narae’s look!

Sidewalk Style: Fashion by the Rules 
Video Sidewalk Style: Mad About Joan
All Sidewalk Styles

More>> Shop Around Blog | Style | Find a Spa

Keep Up on DC’s Latest Fashions with Our Shopping Newsletter

Fashion finds and deals, and the latest trends for you and your home.

Or, see all of our newsletters. By signing up, you agree to our terms.