Twinsets- buy the shell with the cardigan?

manana

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Looking for advice, when I see a cute twinset, I always want the cardigan and not always the shell...but then I worry that I will find myself needing it and wont be able to match it if I dont buy it right then. It is easier to be economical without buying it but just wondered what everyone else does and why if you care to share:smile:

Thanks very much!!
 
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I think it just depends if you wear twinsets as sets or not. I don't really like twinsets anymore and have only owned one actual set, they are just too matchy-matchy for me and maybe a little too conservative. I usually just get a cardigan I think is cute and wear it with a sleeveless dress or a tank top or camisole that coordinates or contrasts nicely.
 

HauteMama

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I think it just depends if you wear twinsets as sets or not. I don't really like twinsets anymore and have only owned one actual set, they are just too matchy-matchy for me and maybe a little too conservative. I usually just get a cardigan I think is cute and wear it with a sleeveless dress or a tank top or camisole that coordinates or contrasts nicely.
I absolutely agree. I do not wear twinsets, but I do wear cardigans, so I never buy a set. However, if you intend to wear it as a set at some point, I'd definitely recommend buying the matching pieces when you can instead of trying to match them at a later date.
 

manana

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Thank you! In the interest of my finances I will forgo the shells for a while.. and will get a nice tanks to wear with cardigans. Thanks so much..
 

shoeangel

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I think a matching cashmere twinset with skinny capri pants and ballet flats is perfectly adorable. Very Audrey Hepburn. Classic style.
 

stephc005

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i agree with the previous posters who said they're too matchy matchy. IMO they're old fashion and outdated.
 

bubbleloba

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I like to buy cardigans only, no shell. Like others, I agree it's too matchy matchy to wear the full set. Usually I pair mine with tank tops or cute flowy blouses. I also don't color match the cardigan with the tank for contrast.
 
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I think it just depends if you wear twinsets as sets or not. I don't really like twinsets anymore and have only owned one actual set, they are just too matchy-matchy for me and maybe a little too conservative. I usually just get a cardigan I think is cute and wear it with a sleeveless dress or a tank top or camisole that coordinates or contrasts nicely.
agreed- I'm not into "matchy matchy". If i buy a twin set then i switch up the colors wear the shell with another cardi etc.
 

LeeMiller

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I rarely buy a matching shell, agree that its too dated of a look. Then again I think if you are young its easier too pull off Audrey H. or a cute look.
 

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I like twinsets. I have a few. Especially that skinnies are in. I think they are cute with flats and a cut purse.

Very Audrey. That said, I have twin sets in basic colors : black cashmere, camel cashmere.
And I switch out the shell a lot, for a very fitted white t-shirt.
 

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I would buy both. Probably I would end up wearing the pieces separately more often than together, but I think I would want to have the option. It's a nice look with a pencil skirt for work.
 

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I think a matching cashmere twinset with skinny capri pants and ballet flats is perfectly adorable. Very Audrey Hepburn. Classic style.
I totally agree. I have about 3 twinsets in basic colors; black, camel, blue and they are classics that you can't go wrong with.

I am not always in the mood for matchy-matchy, but they are perfect when I'm in an "Audrey" mood.
 
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I pretty much agree with everyone here. Having the matching shell is a nice option, but not necessary. I own a few twinsets but will also wear the cardigans with a tank top or alone.