i bought a long cardi recently with slim cut. pastel yellow with grey broad stripes. its long, touching my mid calves and im wondering what can i pair with. i dont wear jeans or leggings. anyone can help here?
Maybe... like a sweater dress? With tights & flats or tights & booties (or any style of boot) or tights & sandals (for warmer weather)... Or add a scarf & belt... Or layer w/another sweater or jacket in contrasting length, pattern, texture, color, or weight...
The proportions of a calf-length sweater are tricky. When I owned sweaters in that length, I wore them simply open and "swingy". Sometimes w/a shorter dress underneath. Sometimes w/a maxi dress underneath. Sometimes over a tee & straight leg pants or jeans.
Ultimately I donated my sweaters b/c when my DH commented on my "artist smocks", I could never see them the same way again. lol.
I don't own cardigans that long, but the long ones I wear are usually paired with short dresses in soft, silky fabrics and ankle boots or IM bobby sneakers. They would also look nice with shorts and a basic top and converse, just keep your "bottom" skinny and long or really short.