Although there are
so many different articles of clothing that I incorporate into my outfits, one
article that I absolutely love as a girl who likes to keep things relatively
simple while still looking fierce is the cardigan.
For those of you
who don’t know, the cardigan is basically a knitted sweater that is open in the
There are no
buttons or zippers or anything like that, which makes the cardigan a fairly
simple piece of clothing.
Now because of the
open front, you cannot just wear a cardigan as your top all on its own.
can and should be used as a way to layer your tops.
If you have a
really cute tank top or even a nice t-shirt that needs a bit of flair, adding
the cardigan creates precisely the look you need.
Because of the
open front, you can still see the piece underneath very well, while still
giving you the opportunity to show off the cardigan itself.
What I love about
cardigans are their simplicity.
They almost act
like a scarf in terms of being somewhat of an accessory item that needs to go
with something else in order for it to work.
But just like
scarves, even though cardigans need to be matched with another article of
clothing, they can just as easily take the show and be the main piece of your
ensemble, depending on what sort of look you are going for.
If you have never
incorporated a cardigan into your wardrobe, one thing to keep in mind is that
the cardigans that work best are those that are lighter in color (at least from
my own personal experience).
Colors such as
tan, or yellow or even a light grey all are fantastic colors for cardigans, and
best of all, these colors work with a lot of other colors as a whole, making it
easy for you to just buy one cardigan and use it in multiple ensembles.
Another thing to
think about with cardigans is the opening of the cardigan itself, for which
there are many stylistic choices you can make.
Although the most
basic cardigan has a straight-cut for the openings itself, there are plenty of cardigans
out there that are cut specifically to create a wavy opening, or an opening
that is tapered for a certain affect (the tapering effect used is often linked
to the length of the cardigan itself, but don’t worry – you can tell typically
tell what looks best for any given cardigan just by looking at it).
Along the same
lines, the length of the sleeves themselves is something to also consider when
purchasing a cardigan.
Typically you can
choose one that rests just past your elbows, or one that utilizes full
No matter what
cardigan you purchase, just keep in mind that cardigans can make you look
absolutely fantastic, so long as you do not overdo it.
Keep the overall look
relatively modest, and the cardigan will be the cherry on top that brings the
entire outfit together!