The Cardigan Reigns
Fall dressing can be hard because it’s a transitional season with temperatures vacillating between chilly and warm, so layers are a must. While cozy sweaters, smart blazers, and easy, lightweight jackets will cover the bases, the cardigan does the job of all of them, and it’s the fashion queen this season. Expect to see the cardigan everywhere, from basic to anything but.
A fashion chameleon, a cardigan suits Harry Styles, the Grunge-look enthusiast, the classic Preppie, the French girl fashionista, and your great-aunt. That the cardigan can be reimagined in so many ways, by so many people, but still retain its essential coziness and usefulness, makes it the ultimate classic with a twist piece. This humble knit has steadily made a case for itself as a closet essential.
Boasting the warmth of a sweater, the silhouette of a jacket, and the effortless ease of something to just throw on, it’s time to add a cardigan to your fall lineup, whether that means shopping for one or pulling it out of the mothballs.
You can craft a look that’s slouchy or slimming, cropped or sweeping, with this versatile fashion essential. This season it comes in all shapes and sizes and speaks to all walks of fashion sensibilities from edgy to perfectly polished.
While a skinny style looks great with wide-leg pants, a buttoned chunky knit is a relaxed alternative to a blazer.
This season, designers have embraced the timeless origins of the silhouette, adding touches that elevate and modernize the classic design.
Whatever you throw on this season, think of the cardigan as an alternate — a great one — to a jacket. Cozy up in your cardigan and stay warm in style.