As much as I hate to admit it, it feels like autumn is already in the air. Sure, southern parts of the country will continue to experience beautifully warm weather, but the northern United States are only going to get a few more random hot days. Besides, Starbucks decided to roll out its beloved Pumpkin Spice Latte a little early this year, which we all know signifies the true arrival of fall.
With this in mind, it’s time to dig out your favorite cardigans, a garment that is often overlooked but essential because of its versatility. In honor of autumn, here are three new ways to wear an old standby:
Belted. If you prefer longer, 90’s-style cardigans, tying a belt around yours at the waist is a great way to keep your look fresh while accentuating your figure. Belt a long cardigan without buttoning it up for a casual look, and pair a buttoned cardigan with a cute belt and tights to create your new favorite fall dress.
With Modern Embellishments. One of the easiest ways to freshen up the plain-Jane cardigans hanging in the back of your closet is to adorn them with modern embellishments. Swap out the monochromatic buttons with bright, funky ones, or sew on a couple of vintage patches. The possibilities are limitless when it comes to transforming even your most classic cardigan.
Tied at the Waist. If you love unbuttoning the lower half of your blouses and knotting the ends, why not carry this look into autumn by doing the same thing with your cardigan? Pair a high-waisted, flouncy skirt with a knotted 50’s-style cardigan for a fun and feminine ensemble. This style tends to work best with simple cardigans, and will make a statement without going over the top.
What’s your favorite way to wear a cardigan?