I have a fashion love affair with a lot of things, one of them definitely being sweaters. I keep my sweaters tucked away in storage or in my closet during the warmer months so, once the first chill rolls in, I can pull them out as if they’re brand-new. Have you ever noticed how your clothes feel new if you haven’t seen them in a while? That feeling of bubbling excitement happens each time I transition my wardrobe! Today I want to focus on the key outerwear piece this fall and beyond.
The cardigan’s catwalk comeback has been cemented by patronage from several young influencers and celebrities, including Hailey Baldwin, Bella Hadid, Selena Gomez, and Jessica Alba. Ahead, we break down the style rules for wearing a cardigan today in the most fashionable ways.
Not only is this clever layer your secret weapon when it comes to nailing tricky trans-seasonal style, but it’s also a sure-fire way to add a little personality to your 9-5 wardrobe.
Here’s how to wear it now.
A silk slip dress may not seem like an obvious office choice, but when paired with Acne Studios’ longline cardigan, these touch-me textures become the picture of demure, daytime elegance. Finish with classic point-toe pumps and chunky gold hoops by day, switching in velvet platform shoes and statement earrings to make the desk-to-dinner transition.
The secret to nailing trans-seasonal style – and getting the better of shoddy office air-conditioning – is clever layering. A neutral shirt and pants provide the perfect base, then deploy Ganni’s ribbed knit for a soft touch and Balenciaga’s tailored blazer for a dose of executive realness.
There’s no reason to veto directional cuts, joyful prints and quirky designs when it comes to dressing for the office. With her off-kilter take on the cardigan, Rejina Pyo proves there’s no reason you can’t smash the glass ceiling in style. Add straight-leg pants and leopard-print boots for a distinctive take.
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