In the last few years, cardigans have been on the rise and have entered the realm of menswear mainstream fashion. It’s the perfect concoction between a sweater and a vest. With winters around the corner, it’s time to layer up. There’s no better way to spruce up your style than adding an essential cardigan to your wardrobe.
The cardigan is the most versatile and stylish addition to a man’s wardrobe. It helps you in dressing up or dressing down, by creating different looks for your outfits, hence making it more of a staple. Moreover, it serves as a great layering item, either under a jacket of as a standalone for a dress shirt to give that formal look.
There are numerous ways to mix your ‘cardigan’ ensemble. If the cardigan is V-neck, you can add a tie underneath for a more eccentric touch. Stick with a black tie, it’s a classic that will never go out of style and makes the pairing easy to manage. This style works impeccably well with monochromatic colors.
For a funkier look, pair your outfit with a brightly colored cardigan. Rolling up the sleeves of your cardigan and dress shirt will undoubtedly ensure a preppy vibe. To change it up a bit, have the sleeves pushed up at varying lengths.
Another casual way to wear cardigans is with slim-fitted, tailored jeans and a plain white shirt under your cardigan. This season it’s all about blending hard and soft looks together. It’s the ultimate style that is simultaneously dressed up and downright classy. They’re a great substitute for vests and jacket, if it isn’t ‘chilly’ enough yet.
Fashion is all about taking risks and being creative. That being said; stick to a few dos and don’ts when it comes to this wearing this piece. Always keep the bottom button unbuttoned and opt for thinner, lighter fabrics lest you appear bulky or chunky. These are essential rules of thumb, which can go a long way. Now that you have the tools to work the cardigan, try these different looks and most importantly have fun with your attire!