A Throwback to the 90’s… The “Duster”

maxi sweater, distressed denim, mules

This maxi cardigan (or “duster” cardigan as it was called back in the 90’s) is number 1,546 why I have a fear (okay, slight phobia) of cleaning out my closet. Not that the act of “cleaning” is the problem. It’s the “giving away,” or “purging” of items I haven’t worn in a while that creates the propensity to become a hoarder…. the “what-if” hamster wheel that perpetually runs through my mind. “What-if” it comes back in style in a few years… “What if I can’t find something just like this one?” I’m sure these same thoughts plagued me when I gave away my duster cardigans while rocking out to N’SYNC (“Bye, Bye, Bye” to be exact) back in the 90’s. Annnnd, now that they are back, I choose to rock them in a slightly more refined manner (because who knows how I wore them back in the day…). I love it paired with a skinny jean and high heel… or cute sneakers and a slouchy top. I chose this particular look for a casual date night out to our favorite Mexican spot this past weekend…. I also thought about dressing it up with a fitted dress and these same heels… clearly, the jeans won.

And on a complete side note, can I just say that by the end of the day yesterday (Monday) I was already completely ready for Friday?! Is that bad?? I’ve been fighting off a cold all weekend (and today), so wish me luck that I can kick it by the weekend!

maxi cardigan, distressed denim, vince mules


vince navy mules, distressed denim

chloe marcia bag light pink

stripe tank top

maxi duster cardigan

maxi duster cardigan, mules{Outfit Details | Cardigan: Forever 21 | Jeans: Madewell | Tank: J. Crew (old), similar here and here | Shoes: Vince, similar and cheaper here (in black and camel) | Purse: Chloe | Sunglasses: Forever 21 | V Necklace: Gorjana | S Necklace: David Yurman, cheaper option here | Earrings: Forever 21}


  1. love that duster!

    xx nikki

    • Shannon&Allison says:

      Thank you! It’s actually so cozy… and a nice alternative to the crops that are abound.!