For some strange reason, cardigans can be a bit tricky to style. You want to avoid looking like your grandmother, even though she’s probably a super cool lady; rather, aim for a more cool look. But, if you think there’s no way you can style a cardigan and be chic and stylish, you’re wrong. If you choose the right model that will flatter your figure, express your style, and still keep you warm, you’re in for a treat. Here are some cool tips and trick on how to wear a cardigan.
Oversized or “boyfriend” style cardigans are still very popular. They work particularly well if they have that chunky and thick knit. When looking for an oversized cardigan, opt for those with deep V-necks and longer hemlines. You can pair them with jeans and a t-shirt if you want to achieve a casual look, or opt for a cool and fashionable mini dress and cardigan combo, which you can see all over the runways.
Choose floor length
Another common sight on the runways these last few years are dramatic silhouettes. So, if you want to achieve this chic look, opt for a floor-length cardigan. You can balance the length of the cardigan by wearing a short skirt or shorts, or wear it with your favorite dress that matches the length.
Nothing says “preppy” quite like a buttoned-up cardigan. If you want to pull off this distinct look, opt for a cardigan with a higher and more rounded neckline. If you leave your shirt collar peeking out, you’ll perfectly complete the look and make a trendy statement.
Layers, layers, layers
The easiest way to wear your cardigan in winter is to layer it. A longer cardigan worn under a cropped leather jacket is a great way to wear the trend. You can also pair it up with your favorite winter coat. Opt for a long, statement cardigan that will go with your coat perfectly and provide you with some extra warmth during those cold winter days.
Add a belt
Cardigans can sometimes be a little shapeless, and one easy and quick way to give them some shape is to add a belt. Place a belt on the smallest part of your waist to achieve a perfect hourglass silhouette. Opt for a skinny belt and a medium-length knit cardigan for the best look. You can wear this combination over a pencil skirt and stun everyone at your business meeting. If you have a very light cardigan that resembles a t-shirt, button it up and tuck it into your sleep pencil skirt to achieve a modern and sophisticated corporate look.
Look cool with a cardigan over your shoulders
Wearing a cardigan over your shoulders is a perfect solution for changeable weather if you’re still not ready to give up your favorite sundress. Choose a cardigan that’s darker to make the colors of your dress stand out. You can also achieve a perfect preppy-chic look by styling your cardigan over your shoulders. And even though it’s been trademarked by frat boys, girls can rock it, too.
Spice it up with a scarf
An easy way to give your cardigan a little flair is to pair it with a nice scarf. You can wear a chunky one if it’s quite cold outside, or opt for a silky scarf for warmer weather. Different accessories on your cardigan, such as bows or pom-poms, can give your outfit a quirky look, but, in that case, make sure to keep the rest of your outfit simple.
So, next time you’re in doubt about how to style your cardigan, take a look at these tips and you’ll look super chic and fashionable.