HOW TO WEAR THE CHRYSALIS CARDI

Endless possibilities in one design. Multi-function meets style. We'll show you 8 ways, step by step from an elegant one-shoulder gown, to a cozy cocoon cardi, to a classic infinity scarf and more.

 

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Minimalist Cardigan for the Everyday Traveler. Ethically made with sustainable and eco friendly materials.

 

 

SNAPS

There are two types of snaps. A female snap (indented) and a male snap (pointed). When pressed together, they hold each of the looks together. The Chrysalis Cardi has a top edge with 4 snaps, and the bottom edge with 2 snaps. To open a snap, use your nail to split the snap versus pulling on the fabric. 

 

 


HOW TO WEAR TUTORIALS

Some looks are more challenging than others, so we've rated each one on a scale of easy, medium or adventurous. TIP: start with the video below to learn how to make the top 3 easiest beginner looks: The Cocoon Cardi, The Grecian Tunic, and The Scarves.

 

 

THE COCOON CARDI  |  EASY •

  1. Undo all snaps on the Chrysalis Cardi and hold from the top edge with 4 snaps facing up. Place onto a flat surface with seam in the centre as the top layer.

  2. Take female snap (F1) found a few inches above the tag and connect it to male snap (M3) found at the bottom underside of the loop. 

  3. Grab from the top edge and drape over your back and shoulders. 

  4. Reach back and pull your arms through. You may have to adjust fabric drape in the back.

     

     

    THE CAPE  |  EASY •

    1. Undo all snaps and place onto a flat surface. Flip cardi so that the bottom edge with 2 snaps is at the top.

    2. Connect female snap (F3) and male snap (M3), found on the bottom edge.

    3. Put your head through any of the two openings that was just made, and move snap and extra fabric draped on your back.

    4. Snap together remaining snaps around your waist. Female and male snaps (F1 + M1) and (F2 + M2).

    5. Put your arms through the 2 smaller side openings from the bottom. 

     

     

      THE ONE SHOULDER DRESS  |  MEDIUM ••

        1. Undo all snaps and open up like a big loop. Step into the centre of the loop. Make sure the top edge with the four snaps is facing up with the seam at the back.

        2. Connect female snap (F1) and male snap (M2) to create the one shoulder.

        3. Pull arm through the opening that was made, and onto shoulders leaving the remaining fabric draped like a toga.

        4. Reach back and snap together remaining snaps (F2 + M1) underneath the draping. Tuck fabric into bra as required.

        5. Secure with belt, wrap around low or high waist.

       

       

      THE WRAP DRESS  |  ADVENTUROUS •••

      1. Undo all snaps and open it up like a big loop. Make sure top edge with 4 snaps is facing up. Step into the loop.

      2. Start with one shoulder. Snap together (F1 + M2) and pull up onto your shoulder.

      3. Reach back and underneath the drape and snap together (F2 + M1). Pull up onto your shoulder. Cross should be on your back. Adjust to flatten fabric.

      4. Take fabric from the front, and fold across to form the wrap.

      5. Secure with belt, wrap around low or high waist.

       

       

      THE GRECIAN TUNIC  |  EASY •

      1. Undo all snaps and place onto a flat surface. Make sure the top edge with four snaps is facing up.

      2. Start with the shoulders. Snap together (F1 + M1) and (F2 + M2), the closest male and female snaps to each other.

      3. Pull your head through the centre largest opening. Put arms through smaller side openings and adjust by moving the snaps onto the top of your shoulder.

      4. Adjust the drape in the front for desired neckline. Secure with belt at low or high waist. Make sure snaps at shoulder are not pulled too tight by releasing the fabric over belt. Try high-low dress for an alternative!

       

       

       

      THE SCARVES  |  EASY •

      1. Undo all snaps and open up like a big loop.

      2. Drape loop over neck. Put tag/seam at back of neck.  Leave drapey for the Big Loop look.

      3. Or wrap twice for the Double Loop look.

      4. Wrap a third time for the Triple Loop look. When wearing as the triple loop scarf, pull up back excess fabric to wear as a snood.

       

       

       

      THE WRAP  |  EASY •

      1. Undo all snaps and open up like a big loop.

      2. Drape loop over neck with seam at back of neck.

      3. Grab one side of loop with hand and let fabric drape.

      4. Toss draped fabric over opposite shoulder. Adjust fabric accordingly. No snaps required!

       

       

       

      THE X-BACK HALTER  |  ADVENTUROUS •••

      1. Undo all snaps and open up like a big loop. Step into the centre of the loop. Make sure the top edge with four snaps is facing down with seam in front.

      2. Drape fabric over shoulders at neck, like a reversed infinity scarf worn at your back.

      3. Reach backwards and grab loop with both hands, and twist.

      4. Pull twisted loop up and over your head.

      5. Put arms through the opening made. Push fabric down onto waist. Connect (F1 + M2) to hold together the looped fabric from your chest and waist.

      6. Pull fabric from waist loop up to cover chest like a tube top. Pull fabric loop at your neck down over shoulders and arms.

       

       

      HOW TO STYLE THE CHRYSALIS CARDI

      Minimalist Cardigan for the Everyday Traveler. Ethically made with sustainable and eco friendly materials.
      Minimalist Cardigan for the Everyday Traveler. Ethically made with sustainable and eco friendly materials.
      Minimalist Cardigan for the Everyday Traveler. Ethically made with sustainable and eco friendly materials.