If you’d ask me at any point after 2009 if I thought cardigans would make a comeback, I’ would have laughed in your face. It wasn’t that they were too quaint-librarian, or that they weren’t flattering or practical enough, it was more so that they were, well, BASIC—and I do mean that in its worst connotation. Cardigans were the sign that you’d given up—that taking the time to style your outfit was either beneath you or lost on you. But whaaat a difference half a decade makes: Now, a cozy open-front sweater has transformed itself from a mall-store staple to a winter must-have and guess what? I love them!
The trick to keeping the look fashion-forward is—SHOCKER—all in the styling. I picked this Breton stripe cardigan in JCrew this weekend. The style is called Jackie tie neck cardigan Its made in a soft , warm Merino wool. The Bow detail around the neck makes it so feminine I can totally see this cardigan becoming one of the go-to pieces in my closet.
You can wear it with jeans, pants or a high waisted pencil skirt and classic pumps to the office. The sweater was definitely too hot for Miami but I will be wearing it all the time when I’m back in London. I also got it in a beautiful camel and beige color.
Im wearing it with ripped up Frame jeans ( I love the trashy and classy contrast), the Tod’s loafers give it that preppy look, I loved how these fab Celine Joe sunglasses brought the whole look together.