Can’t be bothered with complicated? Me either, so let’s borrow a simple cardigan look from the French girls.
A FRENCH GIRL INSPIRED CARDIGAN OUTFIT
Let’s go back to basics. Jeans and a cardigan. Chic, easy, simple and comfortable. Of course, given all of those things, this little combo is lifted right out of the French girl style handbook. That coffee/ wine cup stained handbook that’s been passed around from coffee shop to Bistrot, edges bent from being crushed in a basket. Much like a crew knit, the button-down cousin is a good pairing with your favourite jeans.
HOW TO STYLE A SIMPLE CARDIGAN
Personally I love neutral tones, so the soft knit cardigans I own are this one and a grey one (see it back here). As you can see in that post, the cardigan I wore as a layer, over a long tee but under both a hoodie and leather jacket. So, while it may feel a little grandma-ish, or maybe cute-preppy, a cardigan can definitely look cool. Not needing the layers? Just opt to wear a soft knit cardigan over a lace bralette and be done. Hints of lace are acceptable nowadays and sexy, right?
The deep v-neck cardigan is sexy on its own or layered with your favourite necklaces. I adored the red detail on this cardigan from Boden. I thought I should point out that it is on sale now here too. Score! I could alternatively style it unbuttoned with a simple white crew neck t-shirt underneath, as they have done. This is something I’ve shared before here, but Boden is one of my favourites for knitwear, along with Everlane.
THE CARDIGAN EDIT
Below, I’ve put together an edit of the best cardigans out at the moment, sorted into some of my favourite online stores. I’ve spotted some beautiful knits with rib detail, pretty buttons, metallic threads, or simply beautiful wool blends. Just try and tell me they are boring! Ain’t no grandma looks here. You know the drill, click the icon images below to shop.
Mango & Uniqlo:
Convinced yet? Now have a longer cardigan wish list than you ever thought you would? My bad! And same. haha
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LEVI’S WEDGIE STRAIGHT JEANS
LITTLE LIFFNER BAG
CHIMI X ELSA HOSK SUNGLASSES
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