How to style a cardigan in 2023: 6 easy outfit ideas to try
Growing up, most of us couldn’t stand the itchy sweaters our parents gave us to wear on picture day. Today we have a new appreciation for these now-vintage sweaters: They’re trendy, cute, and go with everything in our wardrobe.
Although keeping up with fast fashion trends is not the most sustainable way
cultivate your wardrobe you can still get your hands on a trendy cardigan. How? Frugality
it! Buying second-hand clothes is cheap and eco-friendly. From online stores to your local Goodwill, you’re sure to find an old sweater vest that needs a new home.
Once you’ve found your new favorite cardigan, you’ll need to know what to pair it with. Check out these fashion ideas if you want to learn how to style a cardigan like a pro.
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Pair it with a dress
Whether you want to dress up a cropped cardigan or keep it casual, you can’t go wrong layering it over a dress! Sweater vests can be worn with mini dresses or layered over maxi dresses. Either way, your sweater vest will liven up an old outfit.
Layer it over a blouse
If your cardigan is a bright color, try layering it over a sheer white blouse. This look is both elegant and professional and can be worn to the office, brunch or running errands. Try a blouse that has ruffles or wide sleeves to add some flair.
Pair it with a skirt
Skirts are combined with sweater vests as flawlessly as dresses. Grab a flowy skirt for a dressy look or a cute denim skirt for a casual look. Either way, a sweater vest is the perfect addition to your outfit.
Add a pop of color
Don’t be afraid to add a twist to your sweater vest ensemble. Whether your vest is in bright colors or a loud print, you can pair it with muted tones. Or if your vest is solid and neutral, pair it with a light blouse or accessories that have a fun print. The possibilities are endless!
Wear it like a dress
If you’ve found your dream cardigan at a thrift store but it’s the wrong size, there’s a solution: wear it as a dress instead of over one. You can still layer it with a blouse or even a t-shirt for a more casual look. Pair it with shoes and a regular bag.
Mix & Match
Sweater vests are very easy to mix and match. You can layer them over almost any top you like, from turtlenecks to t-shirts. And you can even wear them with any bottom of your choice!
If you’re not a fan of skirts or dresses and are looking for a warmer look, try pairing your cardigan with your favorite sustainable jeans. You can choose light jeans, wide leg trousers or even colorful jeggings – the ball is in your court.
You can also tie some of our previous tips. For example, try a sweater vest layered over a blouse with flared pants that have a funky print! You’re sure to find an ensemble you’ll want to wear regularly.