My last post was about chunky knits and I’m staying with roughly the same theme – well, in the fact that they are warm and cosy – cardigans! Yes, cardigans are having a fashionable moment again!
In our late teens or early twenties, we were probably never without a trusty cardigan. A grey, or dark-hued, long-length cardigan was almost uniform in the grungy 90s – literally a preppy, comfort blanket!
Big, chunky and in bold colours or texture; instead of blending into the background – this time around, cardigans are the statement piece.
The oatmeal cardigan I’m wearing in the main image is from H&M and although it’s no longer available online, I’ve seen it in my local branch reduced to a mere £10!!! That’s an incredible price, especially as it has generous pockets and is super soft.
I guess cardigans have become the cosy, winter equivalent of the summer hit; the kimono. Just like a kimono, cardigans look great over lighter layers and pair perfectly with denim.
No fashionista has been seen not rockin’ a uniform comprised of an oversized cardigan, boyfriend jeans and white trainers. For inspo, check out my Pinterest board: Cardigans
Many of the current styles of cardigan are coat-like; bulky and warm enough to be worn as an outer layer when the temperature allows.
Cardigans are obviously a sensible item to possess as the weather gets chillier. Longer in length and with ever-essential pockets, they look chic with jeans or leather-look trousers. Whilst shorter boxy-styles balance perfectly with midi skirts and culottes.
How to style…
1.H&M Long Cardigan 2.Warehouse Velvet Jeans 3.M&S Breton T-shirt 4.Faux Leather Hobo Bag 5.Office Studded Boots
1.Top Shop Cable Cardigan 2.H&M Lace Blouse 3. GAP Boyfriend Jeans 4. Urban Outfitters Circle Bag 5. Next Suede Boots
1.Mango Button Cardigan 2.New Look Slogan T-shirt 3. H&M Skirt 4.Top Shop Shopper Bag 5. Next Sock Boots
Please let me know your thoughts on the humble cardigan. I bet you have a cardigan (or two) already in your wardrobe, so I hope I’ve encouraged you to dig it out and wear again.
If anyone reading has knitting skills – please, please knit me a cardigan in the style of the main, feature image!
Thanks for reading!