Cardigans are every woman’s friend, especially in spring when the temperatures outside tempt us to forgo our coats and jackets. Ms Obama can testify to that – she’s a great lover of these great items. A cardigan can transform any outfit into something different: cardigans can jazz up even the most casual of outfits. But the number one complaint women have is that they find cardigans to be hard to wear.
Cardigans make sense during the transitional seasons: they’re lightweight yet warm enough to help us withstand the cold from spring evenings and air conditioners. Another reason why they’re so popular is that they are so easy to layer. Nearly everything works well – or better – with a cardigan.
So how should one wear a cardigan? Cardigans work well on their own with jeans, regular pants, as well as skirts. Many women have their favourite while others prefer to experiment with different ones.
That said, however, there are many ways to accessorise your outfits just by using a touch of imagination.
Add a belt or two
The old way of wearing a belt was to wear just one belt; the new way is to wear two belts or to wear one of those long belts that can tie around the waist twice. This makes for an interesting take and is sure to attract some attention to trim waists.
Wear the belt or belts in a colour that can complement the rest of the outfit. Do not try to match the belt to one particular colour in the rest of the outfit.
Go retro or vintage
What about a corsage on the cardi? It is delightfully old-school and could add a playful touch to the cardigan. Other things to add are brooches and scarf pins, especially on wrap-around cardigans.
Get in touch with your masculinity
Wear something with a more masculine look and feel. Pair it with a full skirt and heels for a quirky and unorthodox look or wear it with jeans and sneakers to channel your inner hipster.
Gray & Osbourn wrote this article that gives ideas on how to wear cardigans from Alice Collins with style, panache, and success.