The classic cardigan has a slightly new look and is super popular since spring, Either slightly cropped, tunic length or asymmetrical, this is not like the Chanel cardigan that was once the rage. What I love is the variety in color. Not just in neutrals you can now find cardigans in fuchsia, orange, gecko green and a myriad of hues. And the silhouettes are more figure flattering as opposed to boxy. Drape over a dress, wear over a tank and jeans, or belt over slacks. Either way, the cardigan is likely going to be your one go-to basic all season long and into fall. Here are a few of my favorite looks:
The Asymmetrical Cardigan
From urban minx
This has been a popular silhouette since last fall and I sense it will be hot again this coming season. Works with many figure types.
The long vest
Robert Rodriguz vest @ couturezappos
This tunic length cardi is an interesting silhouette. I would belt it with a widish belt or add long layered necklaces.
The Short Fitted Cardi
Fitted cardigan from French Connections
A great look for ensemble dressing and definitely a popular style for fall. Wear open with a longer layer, layer over a dress, buttoned up over slacks or skirts, or belted with a thin belt with your favorite jean. A must have piece for your wardrobe.
The Belted Hoodie
Anthroplogie cardigan with hoodie
A funkier vibe–here with edgy details at the waist and a hoodie. Definitely to pair with jeans and boots.
The Feminine Cardigan
Ruffled cardigan from Victoria’s Secret
Ruffles create a softer effect and a little unexpectedness. Wear with sleeves ‘juged’ (pushed up).
Animal print cardi from urban outfitters
Share your wild side with an animal print cardi. Pair with solids so the focus is on the print, like the model in the photo. 3/4 length sleeve cardigans very fashionable now too.
Shawl Collar Wrap Cardigan
Wrap cardigan from Anthroplogie
Classic and Timeless. I love this look. Cozy yet stylish and definitely figure flattering (creates that hourglass effect). Because of the length, best on taller frames.
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