Fashion over 50: Rust Cardigan for Fall

Fall is still not here yet in Georgia. It’s back to the 90’s this week with no end in sight and no rain in sight, but I’m holding out hope that the Fall temps will soon join us in spite of how the weather feels at the moment. I mean, October is just around the corner! Come on already Fall weather!

Just a disclaimer, when I put on these clothes to photograph, I was SO hot. It’s entirely too hot to be wearing sweaters yet, but in case it’s cooled off where you are, you might like this too.

I love long cardigans and have enjoyed having them in my wardrobe over the years. This one caught my eye when I was shopping in Target recently and it was a great deal at $30, so I bought it.

It’s got a great nubby texture, I love that it’s knee length and it has pockets. Always a plus!

This rusty color is a good on for my complexion, so it will be a fun addition to mix with what I already have. The striped blue top is an old J Crew piece, very versatile for the seasons and classic.

With skinny jeans and booties, it’s a winner of an outfit for a cooler Fall day (yes, one day please!).

I’ve had this leopard print belt for a long time too, but I’ll link some similar. Jeans are from Mott and Bow.

That’s a look at one new Fall cardigan I’ve picked up and thought you all might like it too. I’m linking it below as well as some similar things to what I’m wearing.

I love outfits like this and this rusty color is a perfect Autumn hue for mixing in your closet.

Here’s the sweater linked below and some similar tops and booties: (affiliate links used):

- Rhoda


  1. Rho,

    That sweater does look very nice on you. I will have to share your blog with my UT friends. Those are the University of Texas colors. Hook Em’!

    It is equally as hot out here in Central Texas. No rain in sight. Houston was flooded last week and we got a tiny bit of rain. Praying for cooler weather soon so that we can wear our sweaters. You look beautiful in that outfit….as always!

    • Thank you, Judy! I’m so ready for some cooler weather. It’s been a long hot summer as I’m sure you can relate to. One of my friends in the flooded area has flooded twice in the last 2 years. I feel so bad for them.

  2. I’m off to the Target site to pick up that sweater. So cute!! Gotta run.

  3. diane in northern wis says

    You look so cute Rhoda! Love that sweater. It would feel great here where it’s about 50 degrees now during the day. Hope you cool down soon!

  4. When I first opened your blog this morning and saw that sweater, I thought, “How in the heck is she wearing that thing today?!?” I live west of Atlanta, and I haven’t even thought about sweaters yet!! ha ha

    I am so ready for fall to get here. These 90 degree days need to end soon!

    Cute outfit! And I have thought about new booties!!

    • Thank you, Kelly, yeah that sweater didn’t last long, but I wanted to put it out there so you all could get it if you wanted it. It will be fun to wear one of these days! Soooooo hot!

  5. Thanks, I snagged the cardigan, too. Very cute on you as usual. I live in Marietta, so I’m also hoping Falls shows up this weekend, and the RAIN!

  6. Patricia D’Ambra says

    Rhoda I love this sweater! But I’m bummed. It is out of stock at all locations near me! I also have a question for you. You’re a tiny lady so how do you pull off long sweaters (and tunics and blouses etc)?


    • Hi, Patricia, that is a bummer, it’s a great sweater! I’m tall so that makes a difference and I have long legs. I used to be 5’8″ but have lost a little height.

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