How to: Cardigans

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The rise of the cardigan has surely sounded the death knell for the blazer and jeans look. A few years ago a blazer looked edgy but it’s now only worn by sloaney types, especially with distressed and ripped bootcut jeans, which surely are a confection of the devil. The cardigan offers a much leaner, modern silhouette; it’s a natural partner for skinny or slim jeans and can be dressed up with smart trousers and a slim tie. Simon Amstell does this look perfectly, teaming a dark cardie with a
floral shirt, or choosing various tones of khaki and olive green for an
eye-pleasing cardigan, tie and shirt combo. I’ve come up with two cardigan outfits so if you are one of the few people who haven’t purchased a cardigan there won’t be any excuse not to. See after the jump for images and product links.


Navy patterned cardigan, Topman: £35. Black crew neck t-shirt, River Island: £5.99. Skinny black jeans, Cheap Monday at Urban Outfitters: £40. Luna white lace-ups, Office: £64.99.

Black cardigan, Topman: £25. Pepe polka dot shirt, Urban Outfitters: £55. Riviera trousers, French Connection: £70. Gravis messenger bag, Urban Outfitters: £50. Stone slim tie, Topman: £10. White slip ons, Ravel: £45.