Many of you have emailed asking for a quick and easy way to dump the frump and look fabulous in a classy, but casual way. So here’s a solution.
Tuck away any short, dainty, button-up sweaters you’ve worn and go buy yourself a nice, long, cozy fall cardigan.
Long cardigans that are slightly oversized and have texture, weight, pattern and flow are where it’s at this fall.
They’re practical because they’re:
1) a warm and cozy solution to all the sleeveless tops out there
2) they hide flabby arms when you’d rather not show them off
They’re also a great way to express your style. You’ll find long cardigans inspired by all the latest trends. Here’s a look at some of the more popular ones with tips on how to pick on that’s right for you.
|The Cocoon Cardigan by LA Made
We’ve seen this voluminous shape with jackets, and now you can get the look with a sweater. Bundle up in this dramatic cardigan that looks creative but cozy too. Leather pants give it that cool modern edge.
|The Color Blocked Boyfriend Cardigan
I love the sophisticated city vibe of this Kate Spade New York Oversized Cardigan. This traditional menswear piece takes on a feminine flirtiness with hot pink color blocked sleeves and a relaxed shape. A clutch is a hip way to complete this look.
|Animal Prints are Hip
If you are playful and a little bit sexy, then you are probably attracted to this fun Perry Ellis Jacquard Sweater Coat . Wear it with all black to let your animal print roar.
This Nordic Sweater by Sanctuary will make you look Aspen chic on or off the slopes. This is a great weekend piece for when you want to chill out, but look current and chic. Be sure to get a good fit. When you are a buying bulky sweater, you don’t want to look like you are drowning.
This Haute Hippie Blanket Cardigan has lots of urban cool. Texture gives this sweater personality and presence.
|Go With the Flow
This soft cascading cardigan by Joie is pretty and artsy. Black and gray worn with pastels (like this soft blue), is a sophisticated new color combo that will make your outfit sing.