15th Aug 2019
We know, we know, it’s still August, but not all of us are summer lovers. If you’re looking forward to the colder months (hello hot chocolate and cosy nights in) then no doubt you’re already day-dreaming about wrapping yourself in soft knits — namely, the ever-versatile cardigan.
Shopping in August is not fun. There is either rail upon rail of dejected summer clothing at 50% off, sad bikinis in mismatched sizes or a seasonally confused ‘new in’ section to tackle. Not quite summer, not quite A/W, instead a strange hybrid of both. Now is not the time to be buying sundresses and sandals, but instead, to look for pieces you can wear now that will also work for the chillier seasons.
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A piece we are obsessed with this year is the humble cardigan. Wear them now thrown over a white t-shirt as a jacket, or with a lace bra or cami underneath and lots of gold jewellery. When the temperature drops you can layer up – pair a light knit on top of a crisp white shirt or drape longer, slouchier styles over dresses with boots.
The key for wearing them at this time of year is to stick to pale and neutral colours to avoid looking too wintery, especially with a chunkier knit. The lighter knits, tucked into jeans look great in black and navy all year round, especially in the evening if you’re heading out.
Wear by themselves
Knit Cardigan with Button Details; €29.95 at zara.com
Wool Blend Wrap Cardigan; €69 at andotherstories.com
Modal-blend knit cardigan; €25.99 at mango.com
Rib-knit cardigan; €27.99 at hm.com
Oversized and slouchy
Long Cardigan; €39.95 at zara.com
Oversized cashmere cardigan; €119.00 at hm.com
Long belt cardigan; €39.99 at mango.com
Mixed Animal Knitted Cardigan; €52.00 at topshop.com
Prim and proper
Belted V-Neck Cotton Cardigan; €69 at andotherstories.com
Mouline Knit Cardigan; €69 at cosstores.com
Fitted Ribbed Cardigan; €49 at andotherstories.com
Cotton crochet cardigan; €39.99 at mango.com
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