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5 Editor-Approved Ways To Wear Cardigans

Here are some ideas to style the fall wardrobe staple, whether cropped or oversized.

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5 Editor-Approved Ways To Wear Cardigans

Here are some ideas to style the fall wardrobe staple, whether cropped or oversized.

Fall offers a great opportunity to experiment with layering, particularly with lightweight knitwear pieces like cardigans. As the cooler weather makes us dig out knitted garments from the closet, we’re exploring a few different ways to wear the seasonal staple. No matter if you prefer relaxed, oversized fits or on-trend cropped styles, read on for five chic cardigan outfit ideas to shop and wear.

For more style inspiration, read our guide to mastering the tennis skirt trend.

90’s Baby

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There are many ’90s fashion trends we still love and would wear in a heartbeat today, and our favorite has got to be the slip dress and combat boots look. Here, we style a silk satin mini nightdress from La Perla and a pair of monochromatic Dr. Martens with a cropped, cornflower blue Helmut Lang cardigan for a fall-ready ‘fit. To complete the retro-inspired getup, reach for your favorite claw clip (we love Emi Jay’s butterfly-shaped style) and a baguette purse like Balenciaga’s white, crocodile-effect shoulder bag.

Brown and Beige

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A lot of cardigan styles, like Totême’s loose-fit Langre design, can be easily dressed up or down depending on how you style them. While the V-neck, brown button-up sweater makes for comfy work-from-home attire when paired with bottoms like Nanushka’s beige ribbed-knit trousers, with elevated accessories — here we’ve chosen Alighieri’s gold chain necklace, BY FAR’s thong sandals and the Bottega Veneta Mini BV Jodie bag — you can also spruce up the outfit to make it date night-ready.

Off-Duty Casual

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From Dua Lipa to BLACKPINK member Jennie, it seems like celebrities are embracing the cardigan trend as well. To channel your favorite artists’ off-duty style, layer a vibrant colored cardi like Loewe‘s purply blue design on top of a simple crop top. Round off the look with a pair of high-waisted washed jeans (Acne Studios makes a great one), your go-to white sneakers and some playful jewelry, like Lauren Rubinski’s rainbow beaded necklace and Sandralexandra’s pearl chain that comes with a chili pendant.

Cashmere Combo

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To stay warm in transitional weather, look to cashmere options like Khaite’s popular Scarlet cardigan. The mid-weight knit can be worn with a matching soft knit bra for double the amount of coziness. A pair of cream white pants and leather slides like Jil Sander’s padded sandals keep the outfit effortlessly stylish. Finally, complete the weekend-friendly look with a large tote — JW Anderson’s wool-blend logo bag is on our wish list.

Cable-Knit Chic

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Chunky knits, like STAUD’s ivory cable-knit cardigan, are a fall essential. To keep the collegiate vibes going, pair a tank top or bodysuit with a check print skirt, like Acne Studios’ pleated design. A pair of classic loafers like Prada’s logo plaque style and some fun accessories — such as GANNI’s leopard patterned scrunchie and Simone Rocha’s angel motif socks — tie everything together.

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