The cardigan is for sure one of the most comfy and beloved piece of outfit in the world. It is actually a sweater with buttons and long V-shape cleavage, knitted or weaved.
The origins of the cardigan are back to the Crimean War. Or at least this is what the specialists are saying. It looks like a British military commander called James Thomas Brudnell had a sweater that looked like the cardigan we know today. Still, the cardigan has become very popular in the 17th century in France and the British Isle. Over the time, the cardigan has proved its utility. Of course, at the beginning it was much cherished because it was exceptional in protecting against cold and wind.
Similar to a blazer or to a perfectly tailored jacket, the cardigan is always by your side when you need it and can successfully complete any type of outfit. It can be sometimes the perfect solution to complete even a very modern look. Over the time, ever since its beginnings (of which I was talking above) to nowadays, it suffered many changes and reinterpretations. It has the purpose to achieve the best option for the final client, no matter if it is a woman or a man.
The cardigan can be worn on many different occasions, its versatility being probably its most important characteristic.
For a classic style
The cardigan is far from being a conservative piece of outfit, but it can, without any doubt, to perfectly complete a classic and stylish outfit. Indeed, the cardigan can be easily associated with other pieces of outfit that can be worn in more formal occasions. This also applies with semi-formal outfits, of course. This happens because a cardigan, among its many extraordinary qualities, and here I am referring to the fact that it is very comfy and protects you from cold and wind, it is also a very stylish and attractive piece of garment. Obviously it depends a lot on your abilities to create the most successful combinations.
If you want a classic, decent and at the same time an extremely comfortable outfit, then you can choose to create an outfit made of jeans, cardigan and a pair of suede boots or a pair of platform sandals. This example is extremely comfortable and versatile enough to be worn in many circumstances. I have to stress out that you should be careful to the footwear you are wearing because it is also a very important aspect. This happens because the right shoes can offer you a very interesting look. In addition, another very important aspect can be the comfort. Well yes, the comfort is important too no matter if we are talking about a classic outfit, an elegant one or a relaxed, a very casual one.
For a romantic style
The cardigan is without any doubt a piece of garment which can be perfectly used in outfit combos for a romantic date. As you probably already know, there are many types of cardigans and, according to the place, occasion and the rest of your outfit, you can successfully match any existing cardigan type. For example, a wrap cardigan can be a very good solution. It can be matched with a white shirt, a pair of flared pants and, of course, a pair of high heels.
One thing is sure: the cardigan is perfect if you have a romantic style because it is an extremely delicate and feminine piece of outfit. There are many models of cardigans therefore you will definitely be able to find the best one for you.
For example, you can choose a wonderful fluffy cardigan, a long one that will keep you warm, but it can also highlight your femininity at the same time.
For sure, a pair of high heels will make you look absolutely amazing, I can guarantee that.
Very important are also the accessories. Choose in this respect a delicate and thin bracelet, a pair of small earrings and don’t forget about the necklace. The accessories have an absolutely wonderful effect if they are very well equilibrated.
For a casual style
The casual style is obvious for everybody that it is comfortable and extraordinarily versatile. If you are not the type that wears only sport clothes, but neither only elegant ones, wear a long cardigan (eventually a wrap one) in combo with a pair of skinny jeans, or, if outside it is very hot and you want a more sensual look, you can choose a pair of denim shorts. You will look very casual but hot at the same time. Important is to feel very comfortable.
The cardigan is for sure a simple piece of clothing, but this doesn’t exclude the possibility of creating a stylish and interesting outfit at the same time. It can bring you a plus of style and get all your outfits out of the crowd. Important is to be careful about the details and to be a little creative.
For example, if you want to create a very useful layered outfit when it is cold outside, a cardigan is an excellent option. You can match it very easy with a dress, a maxi skirt and even a mini skirt can be a combination of great effect.
With a dress or a maxi skirt, you can wear a cashmere cardigan or one made of delicate thin wool. For sure your look will be gorgeous and it can be very special too because it can protect you very well from cold and wind. The comfort has a great importance and this piece of outfit is perfect during the cold season in a layered outfit. Of course, this outfit can be also worn during the chilly summer nights without any worries.
A plus into your imagine can be obtained in combo with jeans, another very common and loved piece of outfit. You can also match it with a laced shirt or even with a floral print T-shirt. Eventually, for a stylish note, you should better wear a pair of boots with it.
Don’t forget to highlight the best parts of your body. Well yes, this is possible with the help of the cardigan too. If you want to highlight your waist, add over it a belt, wide or narrow according to your preference, the cardigan type and occasion of course. If you are not very tall, a belt can be the perfect accessory.
The cardigan seems a very simple piece of outfit but the truth is quite different. Well yes, the cardigan is actually extremely complex. And I am saying this because I have already shown you how helpful it can be according to your own fashion style. You can also adapt the cardigan to different fashion trends and here I am referring to a trend that has lately returned into the fashion world, the retro style. You can obtain a plus of elegance if you add to your classic cardigan a brooch in the shape of a flower or made of textile fabric. Or, if you want, you can add a floral print scarf for the same effect. In both situations you can get a very interesting retro look.
It is obvious for everybody that the cardigan is an item of clothing with a special versatility. Indeed, no matter the style that you prefer, whether it is casual, classic or romantic, for sure the cardigan is ready to make your day more beautiful.
The cardigan’s versatility is extremely useful. No matter the circumstance when you will wear it, the fact that it is very easy to be matched with other clothes is very important and makes your life a lot easier. This aspect can have a huge importance when you are in a hurry. For example in the morning if you add a cardigan to your outfit, it will be perfectly completed by it and it will make your job easier to find the perfect look.
For sure, a highly appreciated aspect about the cardigan is that it is very easy to match with other pieces of outfit. This aspect is perfect if, for example, you are wearing it on a regular basis because it will be for sure very easy for you to create some special outfits. It is equally easy to find accessories for your outfit when you are wearing a cardigan. You still have to be a little careful at what type of necklaces you are going to wear so it will fit the cardigan’s cleavage of course. If the cardigan is colored and has prints, your accessories should be discreet and small, but if your cardigan is simple, in one color, you may wear larger and more complex and colored accessories. The main rule is to keep a balance between the cardigan and the accessories.
A stylish and very chic cardigan is a must have piece of outfit in any trendy woman’s wardrobe. Actually, it is recommended to have not only one, but several models in order to be able to use them according to all your needs and occasions.