Winter is Here! : Tips on how to look great wearing Cardigan this winter

Posted on August 6, 2019 / by Isle of Mine

Winter is officially here, and this means warm clothing. But, you don’t have to sacrifice looking fabulous for being warm. This is where throwing on a winter cardigan comes in. There are dozens of ways you can mix and match your wardrobe to look great all winter long, and we’ve pulled 9 of them together for you.

1. Pair Your Cardigan with Skinny Jeans

Thick and warm cardigans add an extra layer to your outfit as well as bulk. With this extra bulk on top, you don’t want bulk on the bottom too. If you pair your female’s cardigan with baggy jeans or a wide leg pants, you’ll look frumpy. If you want a fun boho vibe, pair your cardigan with a slim cut jeans with a wide leg flare. However, the easiest and most chic thing you can do is add a pair of skinny jeans or even leggings. They’re slimming and more modern, especially when you pair them with a sweeping winter wool cardigan.

2. Create a Long and Lean Profile

Creating this illusion is especially helpful for petite women who are worried about getting swallowed by their cardigan or for a larger woman who doesn’t want extra bulk. You can wear one dark colour from your boots or shoes up to your shirt. Toss a light coloured long winter cardigan over it to make you look long and lean. The eye will naturally follow the dark vertical line, which makes you look skinnier. It’s also a great way to highlight your cardigan’s gorgeous colour and let it be the centre of attention.

3. Wear a Thinner Undershirt

Yes, it’s chilly, and you may want to bundle up. However, wool cardigans tend to be thicker and slightly bulkier on their own. You don’t want to add a thick undershirt under your cardigan because this can make you look heavier. Instead, consider pairing it with a fitted t-shirt that has a scoop or V-neck. You can also get away with pairing your cardigan with a fitted silk shirt or a fitted blouse. Whatever you choose, make sure that it’s not a baggy outfit. You could even wear a tank top if you don’t plan to spend time outside.

4.  Balance with Heels

Long cardigans are slimming, but they can also take away from your height. Many people pair a cardigan with skinny jeans and flat riding boots. This is fine as long as you have the height and slender profile to wear it. The trick is to balance the length of your cardigan out with your shoes, and adding a short heel is a great way to achieve this. You can slip on a shorter boot or ankle bootie with a two or three-inch heels. This should be more than enough to balance out your cardigan’s width and length.

5. Show Your Curves with a Belt

If you want to show off your figure and curves, roll up your winter cardigan’s sleeves, grab your favourite belt and wrap it around your waist on the outside of the cardigan. This helps to give you some shape and definition. The heavier your cardigan’s knit is, the chunkier or thicker your belt should be to stand out. It works exceptionally well on the classic hourglass shape, and it allows you to wear your cardigan all day without it losing the shape you created. You can remove it easily if you get too warm throughout the day.

6. Mix a Long Winter Cardigan with a Dress

You don’t have to quit wearing your favourite dresses just because it’s cooler out. You can put on your favourite thin dress, a pair of leggings, a pair of heeled boots and a long cardigan to complete your outfit. It’s an easy way to take a dress and make it seem a little cosier, and it works wonders in the fall months too. You’ll be able to get more mileage out of your wardrobe, and you can add a belt at the waist for extra structure.

7. Pair it With a Skirt and Leggings

Maybe you have a short wool cardigan that you’d like to wear out and about this winter. If so, it can go well with skirts and leggings underneath for warmth. You could even add lighter colours underneath the cardigan and let the cardigan pop with colour. You can do the opposite too and wear a bright skirt and top with a neutral wool cardigan. If you wear a thin blouse underneath it, you can remove your cardigan if you get warm during the day and put it back on before you go outside again or if you get chilly. 

8. Accessorize

Just because you’re going to wear a long wool cardigan doesn’t mean that you have to forego your usual accessories. A longer statement necklace can help to draw the eye down your body and make you seen more lean. If you have dark clothing under your cardigan, add a pop of colour with your necklace. You can also get away with more neutral tones with your necklaces, just make sure that it’s a slightly longer piece. It’s easy to match your necklace to a pair of earrings or a ring as well.

9.  Patterns and Solids

For shorter cardigans, it can offset a fun pattern with a solid colour. Layering a solid colour cardigan over a pattern can help you tone down how loud the pattern is. It’s a fun way to change up your normal daily wear without overwhelming your look. The nice thing is that this trick works for both long and short cardigans.


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