Fabulous Find of the Week: Target Cardigan

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Okay, before you say anything, don't get mad at me for doing another Target post! (In case you missed the first one, see last week's Fabulous Find: Target Tie-Dye Tee.)

I know two Target Fabulous Finds in a row is a little much, but I fell in love with this burgundy cardigan sweater for a multitude of reasons - the first is the color. SO PRETTY. It's rich and vibrant and perfect for fall - and if this particular hue isn't your cup of tea, there are tons of others to choose from. The second reason is that it's literally described as "Ultrasoft" - what sounds more amazing and comfortable than that? Nothing. The third reason is that you absolutely cannot have too many cardigans - especially really, really simple ones like this. And the last reason? Well, that it's only $17.99.

The Cardigan

Target burgundy cardigan


Mossimo Ultrasoft Cardgian - $17.99 at Target

Outfit Inspiration

Here are a few ways to wear this cardigan that are perfect for this transitional summer-to-fall weather we're experiencing now!

1. Laid-Back Rocker

How to wear a burgundy cardigan sweater with denim shorts and a tee shirt


Cardigan, Shorts, Tee, Boots, Purse

I love to channel an old-school rocker feel in my own outfits, so this one was really fun to put together! For a casual day hanging around or going to class, I paired some high-waisted cutoffs with a cool vintage band tee (this one is Aerosmith, but substitute any band you love) and the pretty cardigan, left open over top. I chose to go with an ankle boot (I'm lusting over these ones from American Eagle) with a trendy stacked heel, to make your legs look extra amazing in those shorts! Finish off the look with a bohemian cross-body back for the ultimate cool girl look.

2. Mixing & Matching

How to wear a burgundy cardigan sweater with a floral tee, striped shorts and sandals


Cardigan, Shorts, Top, Sandals, Necklace, Earrings

This look is all about mixed prints - such a fun trend for fall. Because the floral shirt and these adorable striped shorts incorporate similar colors, they work perfectly when paired together. The cardigan brings a necessary pop of bold color, while the brown sandals are a nice neutral and the gold jewelry adds to the chicness and femininity of the look.

3. Color Blocking Made Easy

How to wear a burgundy cardigan sweater with a blue dress, leopard print pumps, and a chain strap bag


Cardigan, Dress, Heels, Purse, Ring

Color blocking is HUGE this fall - but that said, sometimes it can be tricky to come up with a color-blocked outfit that doesn't make you look like a clown. I'm here to help - this look is all about color blocking in a subtle, yet statement-making way.

Pairing two bold colors in the same outfit is one of the easiest ways to stand out - and while you could definitely choose a more extreme look than this one, I love these deep jewel tones together for fall! For a dressy night out, I chose this classic royal blue dress to pair with the cardigan, and instead of choosing another bold color for the shoes, I went with a bold print - leopard! (Remember, leopard is a neutral!) I finished off the look with a quilted cross-body bag and a cool chain ring for some edgy icing on the cake.

What do you think?

There you have it: one simple cardigan, three ways - and there are millions more! Remember, it comes in other colors too - so the possibilities really are endless! So now it's time for a little feedback. What do you guys think of this Fabulous Find? What is your favorite look? Would you wear this cardigan? Let me know!