A cardigan sweater is one of those staples every woman should have in their closet. In my case, my closet is basically made up of cardigans. They come in many shapes and sizes, prints, and colors that we should all be able to find the perfect cardigan that fits our body. Cardigans are more flexible than your average sweater, which can give you so many outfit combinations. Cardigan’s can be perfect for dressing down a bold outfit or for layering, which can create an effortless laid back cool look. Some cardigans are better for certain body types, and others are just better for certain outfits. It can be a little confusing at times, but wearing the right cardigan for your body type and outfit is very important. The last thing you want to do is wear something that makes you look stumpy and wide.
How to choose the perfect cardigan:
If you are looking to incorporate this staple piece into your everyday wardrobe, you should choose a color you can already wear in confidence. Do you tend to wear neutrals, brights, patterns, or pastels? Go with what matches what you already have in your closet, and don’t pick a color you don’t love. For a closet staple, it isn’t the best time to start trying that bold neon yellow cardigan if you tend to wear neutrals.
The good news about cardigans is that they suit all body types and they are very flattering. Just like your favorite sweater, cardigans come in all kinds of fabrics from fluffy knits to very thin silk blends. Consider the fabrics before purchasing. A very thin silk like cardigan will need to be ironed all the time. If you are like me and don’t like to iron, you will go for more of a chunky knit. Choose your favorite cardigan according to what you are going to wear underneath. A thin cardigan will reveal more of the wrinkles in the shirt below.
How do you normally dress? How would you describe what your general style and the items in your closet that you wear on a regular basis? Are you more traditional, classic, laid back, or chic? I would describe my style as more of a laid back everyday look, so oversized chunky knits fit perfectly in my life. But you want to think about your personal style and everyday pieces when considering that perfect cardigan. Always go with a style you already have, that way you are guaranteed to rock that cardigan in confidence.
Do you like oversized cardigans for comfort that leave a lot of extra room to cuddle up in or do you like fitted cardigans that accentuate your waist? Think about the time of the year. Do you want something lightweight for summer or spring or something bulky for fall and winter? Always think about what you currently own and are comfortable in and what fits your body type the best.