Cardigan Style Tips
"Stylish Ways to Wear Cardigan Sweaters"
Cardigans are more flexible than full sweaters which can give you plenty of outfit combinations. You can't be without them!
A cardigan can be used for:
Consider cardigans to be some of your most important wardrobe essentials that give a quick-fix to your outfit blues. You can never go wrong with stocking up on these versatile pieces!
Now let's check out some chic ways to style your cardigans. We'll experiment with a very basic cardigan which you most likely already have in your closet (it's on the wardrobe essentials-list!). If not, then buy one - you'll need it!
Start with a Basic Cardigan
There are many ways to look cute in a cardigan. Let's take a plain black cardigan as an example. We'll also use a couple of other basics as examples - such as beige and white.
Here's an example from Gap:
Ok, it's not exactly the most exciting design and color, but it's super-versatile and can be worn with absolutely anything! It'll go great with all colors, color combinations and clothing styles - from the cool & funky to sweet & romantic gal.
Other basic styles include wrap cardigan (or open cardigan without a button-line) and simple cotton cardigans in neutrals such as beige, white, dark navy blue (for light and delicate complexions), brown and greys.
You'll find more tips on buying and wearing a cardigan here.
Or opt for some basic (but important) fashion advice and shopping tips on womens sweaters in general:
Back to Top
Anyway, now let's look at these 5 ways to transform a plain and boooring cardigan into a chic look:
Create Different Outfits with a Cardigan
Unless your waist is long I'd choose a skinny over a wide belt to avoid shortening your waistline - and it looks more sleeker this way!
A skinny, two- or three layered or wide fashion belt will definitely
add instant chicness. For a different twist, wrap a long scarf or sash around your waist.
Make sure that one of the sweaters is thin and lightweight to avoid creating an overload of "fat" with knits. You can also wear a cardigan vest over the turtleneck sweater.
Note: You don't have to stick to plain cardigans. Depending on your taste and style you can also choose one that has details you love. Examples of embellishments are unique buttons or pockets on the sides for your keys. Just make sure that the rest of the outfit is simple.
Another cardigan style tip involves using your fingers...
If You're Crafty or Want to Be CraftyYou can personalize a cardigan to make it unique and more you. If you're not crafty, then you can easily change the button which requires learn some basic sewing skills.
Here are couple of cardigan altering ideas:
Back to Top
Go Back to Shopping & Style Guide to Womens Sweaters