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Last year’s post about the Barefoot Dreams Knock Off Cardigan from Costco (and the Update Post here) has been one of my most popular posts to date! Today I’m excited to update that post with this year’s version of the cardigan (it’s AMAZING!) along with TONS of photos plus some great OUTFIT formulas that will be perfect whether you have the Barefoot Dreams Circle Cardigan, the Max & Mia Dupe, or any similar cozy cardigan of your choice. These outfits would be perfect options for comfortable travel, working from home, or cozy holiday mornings with your family!
First, let’s get started with this year’s version of the Costco Max & Mia Cardigan! Unfortunately, this cardigan is sold out online (and Costco pulls their items when they are OOS so I can’t grab a link) but you should definitely check your local Costco for the sweaters. They might even be available on sale! (I picked up these two colors for $19.99 last weekend). Black was also available, but I still have black from before. .Here is a link to the green on Amazon.
Is this year’s version as comfy, plush, and flattering as last year’s version? YES! For size reference, I purchased size small in both the olive green and rust colors. I’m almost 5’6″ and about 145 lbs. The green fit a bit smaller on me, while the red was a smidge longer and looser. The differences were NOT dramatic and both are a good fit (I would call them generous sizing). I love that they are curved in the front, but cut longer in the back to cover your tush, making them a great cozy topper for leggings. Here’s a side view so you can see how they fit!
Just to re-iterate what I’ve said in the previous posts, this cardigan is soft like BUTTER! It’s so comfortable and comfort has always been a top priority to me. But in 2020 (and looking forward to 2021) with so many people working from home, I think this cardigan would really help round out your wardrobe and give you something absolutely lucious to cuddle up in! I totally recommend it.
What can you wear these cardigans with? Pretty much anything! But here are a few of my favorite ideas, pulled right from my closet this morning. I’ll share links when I can but I think a lot of these are probably already hiding in your closet!
Outfit Formula #1: Plaid shirt + Skinny jeans + Cardigan
*This plaid shirt was thrifted (of course! it’s Gibson + Latimer brand for reference) but here’s one from Amazon that I think would be super cute!
*My Jeans are NYDJ Ami Skinny Ankle jeans and I love them! You definitely need to size down with this brand, but they don’t sag like so many other jeans I’ve owned. Another great spot for NYDJ deals is Nordstrom Rack.
Outfit Formula #2: Striped Shirt + Skinny Jeans + Cardigan
*This striped shirt was also thrifted (it’s Madewell brand) but here’s one from Amazon that looks similar. If you don’t have a striped tee in your closet, I think you’ll wear it a lot!
*I’m wearing the same Skinny jeans in these as the first formula but here is the same style in black; I love them!
Outfit Formula #3: Dressy Tank + Black Leggings + Cardigan
*This dressy black tank is Fortune + Ivy brand from Stitch Fix but here’s a similar top from Amazon!
*My leggings are HUE for Costco from a few years ago, but here are some awesome HUE leggings on Amazon.
Outfit Formula #4: T-shirt + Black Leggings + Cardigan + Black Vest
For this look, I tried something totally different and tried to think like a Insta-Influencer (haha!). Layers, layers, layers!
*For your first layer, throw on any T-shirt that will be comfy (or the black tank from the previous formula). For extra warmth, you might try a thermal base, but I just wore a comfy graphic tee. My shirt is from Crazy Comfy Tees but here’s a similar style available on Amazon currently with the same phrase.
*Same Leggings as before, HUE brand from Costco.
*Next layer is the quilted black vest. Mine was thrifted (from Old Navy) but here are several similar vests on Amazon!
Outfit Formula #5: T-shirt + Black Leggings + Cardigan + Black Vest + Circle Scarf
*This outfit is the same as the previous one, I just threw on a couple of infinity scarves from the 2 for $5 Walmart section a few years ago! I actually really like how this turned out, especially with some chunky boots to complete the look. Here are some similar infinity scarves on Amazon.
Outfit Formula #6: Print Blouse + Black Leggings + Cardigan
This is my style for sure! I love feminine and floral prints and loose drapey cardigans. This is a great way to “dress up” the cardigan and you could also pair it with some dressy pants to make it more work-appropriate.
*The gingham print blouse is LOFT (but it was, you guessed it, thrifted) but here is a similar one that looks beautiful!
*The animal print blouse is Lush Warren Split Neck Blouse from Stitch Fix but here is a similar look for less!
*The floral print blouse is Papermoon Mixed Material Top from Stitch Fix, but here’s an option that might also work.
*Same Leggings as before, HUE brand from Costco.
Outfit Formula #7: Dress + Cardigan OR Jumpsuit + Cardigan
This is the easiest look of the bunch. Toss your cardigan over a dress and pair it with your favorite boots for a casual fall look everyone will love! Here are a couple examples and I’ve linked similar dresses for you to check out on Amazon!
*Floral wrap dress is Kaileigh Arnett Faux Wrap Knit Dress from Stitch Fix but here is a similar style at a great price!
*My embroidered dress was handed down to me but is by Altr’d State. Here’s one with the same boho vibe!
*One last style that is comfier than any PJs ever! Throw your cardigan over a comfy jumpsuit like this one from Old Navy. Mine is a little more fitted, but this one still looks really comfy: here’s Amazon’s closest option to give you that comfy casual look!
Have you spotted the Max & Mia Cardigan this year? Let us know what you think about it in the comments!