No longer considered the dowdiest item in your wardrobe, the humble cardigan has been revamped.
Gone are the days of frumpy knits and boring reputations, fashion’s most influential players – from Chanel to Molly Goddard – have brought back the cardigan in epic proportions. Christopher Kane reimagined the classic cocktail cover-up into an oversized disco-ready silhouette, while Miu Miu tapped into the grunge trend with a boxy camo button-up.
The fascination doesn’t stop there. A-list stars have triggered something of a sartorial revolution resulting in the birth of a new trend: the “sexigan”. Kaia Gerber fashioned a simple button-up sans a top underneath, while Katie Holmes made waves when she was papped in the iconic Khaite cashmere twin-set, which proceeded to sell out in a matter of minutes.
Not just a supermodel staple, the cardigan is an easy way to pull off the enviable chic French girl look. We’re certain it is going to be the most versatile item in your wardrobe: throw on over a slip dress to nail transitional dressing or wear buttoned up and tucked into your favourite jeans. However you choose to style it, this will be the piece that will see you through from winter to summer.
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