It is cold weather time which means it is sweater time and this season cardigans have really become must haves for every wardrobe. Cardigans give you so many styling options such as the flared look of the flowing cardigan or the tighter fitted cardigan. They also come with long sleeves or short sleeves although predominantly long sleeves. The short sleeve cardigan is a more modern look that is finding its way into more fashion styles and is great for layering, but the long sleeve cardigan will never go out of style. Of course, today’s cardigans are nothing like the bulky cardigans of the 80s with lots of shoulder pads and that classic boxy look. This season you’ll find everyone wearing a mix of loose and tight fitted cardigans, cropped and long, in basic colors or with patterns or embellishments. Here are a few great examples of distinctive cardigan styles:
A modern long sleeve cardigan look by Velvet by Graham and Spencer the Eloise Winter Slub Long Pocket Cardigan has quickly become one of our favorites. Part of Velvet’s Winter Slub collection that is so popular this season the Eloise cardigan is a great long cardigan option. We love the long length that works so well with leggings or boots this fall/winter season. The loose, open look of the cardigan which adds to the versatility of the cardigan gives you a variety of alternative ways to wear and accessorize it. Our model wears it with an adorable scarf and scoop neck top and jeans. Don’t forget to notice the pockets in front too which give it an added element of distinction compared to other cardigans this season. The winter slub fabric is a great blend of texture as the fabric has variation which adds to the uniqueness. Of course we also love the deep purple color called Damask.
The ultimate feminine long sleeve cardigan is the Heart Button Cardigan by designer Joy Joy. This lightweight, long sleeve cardigan really does feature amazing feminine details such as bows on the heart shaped buttons down the front of the cardigan; another heart on the lapel made of a variety of patterned fabric covered buttons for an added touch of contrast; and gathered puff sleeves on the shoulders. This knit fabric of this cardigan is light enough that it works really well in fall, spring or even summer. We love wearing this cardi over our favorite summer sundress.
A modern cropped long sleeve cardigan is also by designer Velvet by Graham and Spencer and that is the Paola Drape Cardigan. Featuring long sleeves and a long flowing drape in front and a cropped length in back, this cardigan is a popular style this season. An added distinction is the great metallic stripe fabric which features a contrasting heather grey and a sheer metallic stripe that allows you to make it dressy or casual depending on how you accessorize it. It is so stylish and classy that you really can’t go wrong when wearing it.
We think you’ll agree that these cardigans are must haves this season and you will want a variety of long sleeves cardigans with different lengths and looks to work with your boots and leggings that will be part of all the best fashion trends this season.