SÍOMHA CONNOLLY WRAPS UP THE CARDIGAN TREND ONCE AND FOR ALL – AND SELECTS THE BEST STYLES TO BUY NOW
It’s been a while since such a ‘basic’ piece of clothing became a fully fledged trend. There hasn’t been such an unexpected revival for a while, but since Katie Holmes went viral with her Khaite cardigan and matching cashmere bra last year, we can’t seem to get enough of the unassuming knitwear piece. The best thing about it? A cardigan couldn’t be easier to wear. Pile one on over your favourite shirt, dress or T-shirt (with the option of belting for extra shape), wear it on its own or with a silk cami underneath tucked into high-waisted trousers for an alternative date night look, layer it over a turtleneck for days that call for a double dose of cosiness or button it all the way up for a prim and preppy look. The styling options are endless.
On the high street, & Other Stories does them best and with their recent sustainable edit highlighted online, which introduced clothing made from recycled fabrics and new innovative fabrics, Piñatex and Vegea grape leather, there’s never been a better time to update your knitwear. Our top pick are the slouchy fits with oversized buttons – wear off the shoulder for an easy day to night look. Elsewhere, we like Arket’s simple shapes made from merino wool and cashmere, as well as Zara’s directional take on the trend.
Even if we weren’t quite prepared for the snow, ice and stormy weather this week, the cardigans below will have you wrapped up and ready for whatever extreme weather hits next.
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