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7 Day Sweater Challenge: My Undyed Yak Wool Cardigan Journey

How to rock an Oliver Charles sweater at home and on the go.
May 23, 2024
By Cherith Fluker

Sustainable And Stylish: 7 Days, 1 Sweater

Welcome to the first part of my 3-part blog series about my journey of exploring the magic of minimalism and timeless comfort and style.

This blog series features the versatile Oliver Charles All-Season Cardigan. Follow along as we master the 7 Day Sweater Challenge, explore smart packing strategies, and celebrate the art of outfit repeating.

When I accepted the challenge to wear the All-Season Cardigan for 7 days, I didn't fully anticipate the benefits it would bring. I acquired the ideal all-season garment and discovered a solution for packing light during business trips and enhancing my wardrobe with timeless, high-quality pieces that offer both style and comfort.

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I am doing the 7 Day Challenge with my Undyed All-Season Cardigan. Yep, that means I wore the sweater for 7 days in a row. I thought it was going to be a challenge, but it turned out to be pretty easy.

I absolutely love this cardigan and it goes with so many outfits. I work from home mostly, but I also like to look put together for Zoom meetings and run errands throughout the week.

The All-Season Sweater has quickly become my favorite. I know this piece will be in heavy rotation in my wardrobe at home and when I travel for work.

Wool Sweaters Are Great For Remote Workers

From the moment I unboxed the All-Season Cardigan, I knew it was something special. Its sleek packaging and eco-friendly reusable tote bag immediately struck me. The cardigan’s lightweight feel, irresistibly soft texture, and captivating yet neutral color won me.

As a remote worker, I value finding clothing that perfectly balances comfort and professionalism. With its versatile design and luxurious feel, it's no wonder I fell in love with the sweater from the very first wear.

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Style Outfits Easily With An Everyday Yak Wool Cardigan

Thanks to its timeless design and versatility, styling outfits with my cardigan is a breeze. For a chic yet effortless look, I layered the cardigan over a basic tee or tank top paired with my favorite jeans or leggings. It also looks great over a simple dress.

I'd add a statement necklace or scarf for a pop of color and accessorize with classic jewelry for a polished finish. For a more professional ensemble, I layered the cardigan over a button-down shirt or blouse paired with tailored trousers or a pencil skirt. I completed the look with my favorite shoes and a structured bag for a sophisticated touch.

Whether working from home, running errands, or attending virtual meetings, the All-Season Cardigan effortlessly elevated any outfit.

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Simple Outfit Ideas For Work

The challenge began with styling and wearing my cozy yak wool sweater, and it exceeded all my expectations. Styling the cardigan was a breeze, as it effortlessly paired with various outfits. This piece is so versatile, and I love the undyed neutral color.

On day 1, I was ready to give my cardigan a test and couldn’t wait to wear it for work. I wore it with a black dress, and the combination of style and comfort was unparalleled.

Despite the long-sleeved dress, the cardigan added just the right amount of warmth without feeling bulky or heavy, which is often a problem I have with layering.

The next day, I decided to switch things up and paired my cardigan with a navy sleeveless dress for another day in the office. My office is in the basement of my home, and I sometimes feel a bit chilly. But this soft khullu cardigan provided the perfect amount of warmth without causing me to get too hot.

This yak wool sweater is perfect for the home office.

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Effortless Styling Ideas With A Smart Casual Sweater

Even though I work from home, I’m sometimes on the go for meetings and events. So, I couldn’t wait to continue the challenge. I loved wearing the cardigan in the home office, but I wanted to see what it would be like on the go.

On day three, I opted for a more casual look. I wore the cardigan with orange pants and a tank top. This look was simple yet comfortable, and most importantly, I looked put-together.

Can we take a minute to talk about how versatile this color is? I ordered the cardigan in the undyed color, and it has been amazing. At this point in the challenge, I’ve worn the sweater in three different colors, which looks great in each outfit.

On day four, I embraced a cozy vibe by styling the cardigan with distressed jeans and a simple tank. The cardigan's soft texture and relaxed fit added an extra layer of comfort to my laid-back outfit.

Coffee shops, grocery stores, meeting friends for lunch, and attending meetings are just a few of the places I’ve worn this sweater. I’ve layered it over dresses and worn it over a simple tank. I’ve worn the cardigan both inside and outside. One thing has been constant: I’ve been comfortable every time I’ve worn it. I was not expecting that since I usually get too hot wearing a sweater.

Also, I’ve never worn a cardigan made from yak wool, so I was concerned about it being too itchy. I was wrong. This material is soft and luxurious, and it feels smooth on my skin.

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Take The All-Season Cardigan Along On Your Next Trip

Days 5 through 7 were probably my best chances to test this cardigan. I traveled to Utah for work and brought my cardigan to finish the challenge. I checked the weather in Utah during my time there, and the forecast predicted warm daytime temperatures and cool evenings. I didn't know if the all-season cardigan would be enough to keep me warm, so I packed some other jackets, just in case.

Well, guess what? I didn't need the extra jackets! The cardigan was perfect for mild daytime temperatures and cooler evening temperatures. On day 5, I wore the sweater for travel. I wore it over a short-sleeved orange sweater with jeans and sneakers. This combination was great for air travel.

On day 6, I wore the cardigan on a tour of Salt Lake City. We made several stops at many notable places along the route, like the Utah State Capitol Building, the University of Utah, Discovery Gateway Children's Museum, and Liberty Park.

Finally, on day 7, I wore the cardigan with wide-leg jeans and a lightweight T-shirt to Heber Valley for a scenic train ride and a walk down Main Street in Park City. The weather was a bit cooler in Heber Valley and Park City than in Salt Lake City, but the all-season cardigan kept me warm and comfortable all day.

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Perfect For Working At Home And On The Go

As I conclude my 7 Day Challenge with the All-Season Cardigan, it’s hard to decide which feature I like best. The cardigan is so versatile and functional. Not only did it exceed my expectations in terms of comfort and style, but it also allowed me to experiment with different outfits and styling options.

Most importantly, the high-quality material kept me warm without getting too hot. I was skeptical about whether the cardigan would truly live up to its claims of being an all-season staple and whether it would suit my style preferences.

After wearing the sweater for 7 days, I was surprised by how effortlessly it integrated into my daily routine and how much joy it brought me in comfort and style. My cardigan will positively impact my life by simplifying my wardrobe choices, allowing me to focus on quality over quantity, and providing me with a versatile layering piece for any occasion.

I recommend an Oliver Charles sweater to anyone looking for a timeless, versatile wardrobe staple that combines comfort, style, and sustainability. Whether you're a remote worker, a frequent traveler, or simply someone who values quality craftsmanship, this cardigan will surely become a favorite.

Cherith Fluker is a self-care blogger and freelance writer specializing in crafting SEO-optimized content that informs and entertains. She has contributed to well-known platforms like Chicken Soup for the Soul, Reckon, Gulf Shores Orange Beach Tourism, and the Gatlinburg Convention and Visitors Bureau.

If you believe that every good wardrobe starts with owning less and owning better, consider buying yourself an OLIVER CHARLES sweater.
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