Everybody needs a good cardigan. Whether stowed at the office for when you feel a draft (and you always will) or layered over, well, anything, it’s the must-have wardrobe piece to buy this spring. Here are three street style-approved takes on the cardigan to try out.
1. Cropped and Cozy
Trade oversized sweaters for cropped versions that pair perfectly with high-waisted pants and denim or skirts. If you’re feeling bold, shrug the shoulders down just a bit to reveal a bra or lingerie counterpart à la Katie Holmes, for your very own cardigan moment. We’re particularly loving the front tie for a fun throwback style.
2. Puffed Up
Nothing can escape the puff sleeves trend, but we’re not complaining. Amp up the charm with statement jewellery (glitter hoops, anyone?) for a cool-girl take on this romantic silhouette. In this case, bigger is better.
3. New Classic
Refresh your old cardigans by playing around with the styling. Layer a mesh turtleneck underneath for a edgier librarian-chic outfit, or go full-fashion week with shorts and knee-high boots. There really are no rules. Our favourite trick? Just wear it backwards for a simple look that’s instantly contemporary.
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