Sweater Weather: How to Dress Up A Cardigan

It might be the most wonderful time of the year for many who love to wear a sweater. When the temperatures get cooler, that’s one of the big signs that “sweater weather” is here. You can wear one as a top layer above a shirt that you may be wearing. 

However, one type of sweater in particular is none other than the tried and true cardigan. This guide will go over how to dress up using one - including some of our best suggestions for combinations. We will talk about considerations such as the fabric and knit, choosing the right length, and how it can be useful in different dress settings such as at the office or at a family get-together.

Let’s take a look now at what you need to know about dressing in a cardigan and looking your best.

The Versatility of Cardigans

Cardigans today come in various fabrics, styles, and lengths. For someone who wants to dress their best, they often include it as part of their wardrobe. You can use it for just about any setting imaginable from a casual day at home to a get-together with friends or family.

You can take advantage of the button-down cardigan or go for something more trendy like an open-front cardigan. Either way, they prove themselves to be worth the addition to your wardrobe (if you don’t have one yet).

Choosing The Right Cardigan

This involves factoring in several different considerations. As challenging as it looks, you can find the right cardigan that fits you best. So here are some things to look for when you are in search for one:

Length and fit

We come in different shapes and sizes. So finding the right one that will be perfect for your body type will be crucial. The length and fit will play a huge role based on your typical measurements such as your chest, neck, and arm length to name a few.  

For better reference, you can utilize a size chart to find the right cardigan.

Solid-color or patterns 

This can be a personal preference. You can choose a cardigan that is a solid color or experiment with patterns that may go well with different occasions. There are plenty of different colors to choose from.

At the same time, be mindful of what you’re going to wear along with it. This includes the pants you plan on wearing. If all else fails on what color pants you want to wear - you can always fall back on dark colors such as the Vintage Stretch Twill Relax Fit in Navy.

When to Wear a Cardigan

After choosing the cardigan that fits you best, it’s a matter of when you want to wear it. Thankfully, we have a few ideas based on the appropriate settings. Let’s have a look at the following:

Casual/Everyday Wear

Cardigans can be worn in a casual everyday setting. What makes it awesome is that you can pair it with a pair of denim jeans. Or you might want to wear it with a pair of Vintage 1946’s Vintage Stretch Twill in Slate.

If you plan on stepping outside, you can throw on a hat or a scarf to keep yourself warm. Feel free to add on a piece of statement jewelry if you want to add a little bit of flare to it.

Professional Setting

A cardigan can match nicely in a professional setting. Layer it over a button-down shirt and a pair of tailored trousers and you’re good to go. You can wear something that will not only give off that professional vibe, but it can also be a good fit for office dress codes as well

Special Occasions

Cardigans can be perfect for those special occasions. So much so that you can even add different embellishments to elevate the look - especially on festive occasions like Christmas or New Year’s. This can be paired with a pair of dress casual pants that may be considered seasonably appropriate.

Of course, if you don’t want to go all out and add a bit of festive flare, that’s fine. You can fall back on a more casual look.

Make a Cardigan Bring Out Your Best Style

A cardigan can make you look your best. You can match it with a pair of pants that are a great fit and blend in with the rest of your attire. If you’re looking for something that will go great with a cardigan, check out what Vintage 1946 has to offer today.