Transitioning to Your Spring Wardrobe with A Duster Cardigan

As I transition from my winter to spring wardrobe I find it important to look for items that I can layer. In Seattle, the mornings are still cooler here and by the afternoons I’m breaking out my sunglasses and ditching my coat. That’s why cardigans can be the perfect addtion to your spring wardrobe. Duster cardigans are one of my most recent obsessions and I have already found so many ways to style it. This one in particular is unique because of the sleeves, or lack thereof. Even though it’s sleeveless, it looks great not only with longsleeves like I’m wearing, but also short-sleeve tanks or tees. Versatility is imperative when looking for a new item to add to your closet.

Duster Cardigan, White Pumps, Floppy Hat

Generally before I purchase anything, one of the first questions I ask is, “How many outfits can you think of to combine it with?” If I can’t think of more than one right from the start, chances are it may be better to pass on it. If you’re not creative with coming up with items, it’s also fun to Pinterest the item. Have you tried this? You may be pin-spired and immediately realize you have much more in your wardrobe that will already go with that item! Score!

Duster Cardigan, White Pumps, Floppy Hat

Duster Cardigan, White Pumps, Floppy Hat

When I was shopping at Nordstrom Rack a couple of weeks ago, this particular one caught my eye. Have I worn things like it before? Well, no, but I took a chance to try it on and I’m so glad I did because it definitely felt like me. Sometimes you just have to try on things that you like regardless if you don’t think it’s your style. If it appeals to you, then I saw it IS your style! Don’t be shy to try new things, even if it’s only in the dressing room to start with.

Duster Cardigan, White Pumps, Floppy HatDuster Cardigan, White Pumps, Floppy Hat

To add some boho chic vibes to my duster cardigan (as well as avoid a hair malfunciton from the spring rain, haha) I paired it with my floppy hat and Mirina Collections necklace. And of course I had to add my classic white pumps and Charming Charlie Rose Purse to keep the feminine feel of my style! Gotta keep true to who you are at all times!

Duster Cardigan, White Pumps, Floppy Hat

Duster Cardigan, White Pumps, Floppy Hat

Duster Cardigan, White Pumps, Floppy Hat

Can’t believe it’s almost been a year since I got these white pumps that inspired me to start my blog. If you’re looking for a similar afforable pair, Nordstrom has some Charles David ones on sale right now for only $75. Although personally, I’m thinking it’s time for a pair of So Kate Christian Louboutins as a Blogiversary gift. What do you think? 😉

Duster Cardigan, White Pumps, Floppy Hat
Duster Cardigan, White Pumps, Floppy Hat

No matter how hard things get, don’t lose hope. We have a God who fights for us and you never know what tomorrow may bring!

Keep smiling!



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Molly Lawson

I’m Molly Lawson! I live in Seattle and am an optimist, adventurer, and bold lipstick wearer. I created this space to inspire and empower women with words of encouragement known as #MollysWords and share inspiration through my personal style. I always want my readers to leave with a smile and I hope you do!

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  1. Michelle Joseph
    March 30, 2016 / 2:13 am

    I so agree with not getting something if you see that you won’t be able to create more outfits with it.
    And I love Pinterest! It has helped me with many an outfit.

    Mich x

    • April 3, 2016 / 10:41 pm

      That’s so awesome to hear Michelle! What did we even do before Pinterest?! It has saved me so many times in life! Weddings, interior design, DIY, fashion, recipes, etc… 🙂

  2. March 30, 2016 / 3:10 pm

    I remember those white shoes! I’m definitely an OG follower of your page. Love your tips for buying clothes because usually the only question I ask is “did I bring my wallet?” Hahaha

    • April 3, 2016 / 10:46 pm

      Aww yes you certainly are and I thank you soooo much for being a part of my journey! It’s been a wild ride!
      ^^That’s a good question to ask too! But I’m pretty sure my wallet never leaves me at the mall haha!

      • April 4, 2016 / 5:29 am

        That would make sense. I just am terribly lazy and often don’t even bring mine. Then I have to ask my husband for money/credit card . Hahaha

  3. Kait Elizabeth
    March 31, 2016 / 1:56 pm

    You look so longgggg and leannnnn in this look babe!!! Beautiful as always. Hugs, Kait

    • April 3, 2016 / 10:47 pm

      Thank you my friend! That’s one thing I love about jeans and pointed toe heels! They make your legs look so long! And then add a long cardigan on top of that and you have even more length! Not that I need more haha 😉

  4. Tanya Harrison
    March 31, 2016 / 4:58 pm

    Love me some Molly <3 Looking fab!

    • April 3, 2016 / 10:36 pm

      You my friend make me smile! Love my Tanya! <3

    • April 3, 2016 / 10:37 pm

      Thanks Anna! I’m totally digging this long cardigan and the shoes are essential in my wardrobe!

  5. Shell Peterson
    April 3, 2016 / 6:56 pm

    This outfit is beautiful! These white pumps ALWAYS grab my attention and they were the first thing that appealed to me when I first started flowing you!
    xo, Shell

    • April 3, 2016 / 10:37 pm

      Awww that’s so sweet! I really do think that white pumps are so classy and sophisticated! I love them!

  6. April 4, 2016 / 9:03 am

    Gorgeous Molly! I love how you styled this long vest and it’s a perfect transitional outfit.

    Clothes & Quotes

    • April 6, 2016 / 8:53 pm

      Thanks Shannon! So excited for transitioning into spring these days!

    • April 6, 2016 / 8:52 pm

      Thank you! I’m loving the duster length too! 🙂

  7. Kavya Bollu
    April 4, 2016 / 10:56 am

    You look absolutely stunning Molly! Love that duster cardigan! It’s just lovely! 🙂

    • April 6, 2016 / 8:53 pm

      Thank you! It was a great Nordstrom Rack find! Yay!

    • April 6, 2016 / 8:53 pm

      Thanks so much! I really appreciate your kind words!

    • April 6, 2016 / 8:53 pm

      Thank you babe! Excited to wear more things like it for spring!

    • April 6, 2016 / 8:54 pm

      Aww thanks so much Britney! You are much too sweet to me!

    • April 6, 2016 / 8:54 pm

      Thank you! I’m such a fan over floppy hats and this mirina collections necklace! LOVE!

    • April 6, 2016 / 8:54 pm

      Thank you! Classic pairing for sure! hope you’re having a great week!

  8. Greta Hollar
    April 4, 2016 / 3:02 pm

    I’m living in duster cardigans right now. They’re so versatile. You look fab pretty lady!

    Greta |

  9. April 4, 2016 / 4:59 pm

    How can you be so adorable without even trying! You have the prettiest smile. I love your Mirina necklace; I’m obsessed with their shop!

    • April 6, 2016 / 8:55 pm

      Awww Chelsea! You just make me smile! Thank you so much! I love Mirina Collections too!

    • April 6, 2016 / 8:55 pm

      Yes, truly mine too! Cardigans are a closet staple and this long one is amazing!

  10. Raysa Garcia
    April 4, 2016 / 8:38 pm

    Beautiful look! Always stunning.
    – Raysa

    • April 6, 2016 / 8:56 pm

      Thank you Raysa! Hope you’re having a fabulous week!

  11. Belle Vie A Deux
    April 4, 2016 / 9:18 pm

    What a great outfit that is!

  12. April 4, 2016 / 10:15 pm

    So cute, Molly! Agree, if you can’t wear it more than one way then not worth spending money on it. Oh so these are the pumps that led to this beautiful blog, totally go for a pair of Louboutins. P.S: Crushing over the necklace, love Mirina collections.
    xx, Kusum |

    • April 6, 2016 / 8:56 pm

      Thanks Kusum! Versatility is a must and I’m so glad you agree! 🙂

  13. April 5, 2016 / 7:46 am

    This is such a lovely look, Molly! I love that purse especially! Thanks so much for sharing and have a wonderful week ahead!



    • April 6, 2016 / 8:57 pm

      Thanks Jalisa! You are much too kind! Hope you’re having a great week!

    • April 6, 2016 / 8:57 pm

      YES! Duster everything FOR SURE! 🙂

    • April 6, 2016 / 8:57 pm

      Thanks Molly! Loving floppy hats for SURE!

  14. Abby Castro
    April 5, 2016 / 6:17 pm

    I love a good duster cardigan and a classic like yours! Love them over dresses too!

    Abby of Life in the Fash Lane

    • April 6, 2016 / 8:58 pm

      Thank you Abby! They look great over dresses too! You’re so stylish and smart!

    • April 6, 2016 / 9:01 pm

      Thanks! I love how it definitely does take the trending sleeveless vest and adds a mix of cardigan! So unique!

    • April 6, 2016 / 9:01 pm

      Thanks! Totally going for boho chic with this look. Glad you enjoyed it!

  15. Len Dela Peña Parent
    April 6, 2016 / 8:20 am

    Always beautiful, Molly. Your shoes are TDF! Thanks for inspiration!
    Have a wonderful day!
    much love, Len

    • April 6, 2016 / 9:01 pm

      Thanks Len! These shoes are my absolute FAV!

  16. WhatWouldVWear
    April 6, 2016 / 8:44 am

    Molly, you are flawless! I love the long, grey cardigan! So comfy and yet chic! oh, and I love Pinterest too! My fave source for outfit inspiration! 🙂

    xoxo, Vanessa

    • April 6, 2016 / 9:02 pm

      Aww Vanessa! You are SO sweet! Isn’t Pinterest the BEST?

  17. April 6, 2016 / 9:36 am

    Cool outfit! I love the dark jeans.

    XoXo Noma

    • April 6, 2016 / 9:02 pm

      Thanks Noma! Dark wash jeans are so nice looking! I love wearing them.

  18. April 6, 2016 / 11:34 am

    A.) You look gorgeous, per usual.
    B.) I totally agree with you…duster cardigans are fabulous! They’re also great for Northeasters like me who have sliiiiiightly longer transitions to spring…#dying

    Coming Up Roses

    • April 6, 2016 / 9:03 pm

      AWWW 1) You make me smile and 2) Hope your spring transition comes sooner! 😉

    • August 7, 2016 / 12:18 am

      Thank you Katelyn! The great things about a cardigan like this is it’s perfect for transitioning into seasons. Now that fall is coming I’m ready to bring it out again!

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