Stay Warm and Stylish in the Cold: 5 Tips for Wearing a Cardigan

Posted February 1, 2013 by Baaba Grant-Acquah in Building Your Brand
I walked in to my office last week and noticed my co-worker was wearing a blanket, or at least what I thought was a blanket.  She actually had on a snuggie (a sleeved blanket), and even though I knew she was comfortable, I felt as though there were more stylish options available to keep  her warm. When it’s cold outside and even colder in the office, the cardigan can be a great stylish option to stay warm.

When you want to stay warm in the cold, and want stylish options, try incorporating cardigans into your wardrobe.  Here are my 5 tips for wearing cardigans:

  1. Buy a color that works for you-There is no point in buying a green cardigan that you will never wear since you never wear green. Buy a color that compliments the clothes that you currently have so that it can be easily incorporated into your wardrobe.
  2. Buy one that fits-I think this goes without saying but I have fallen victim to buying a too tight cardigan because “it was soooo cute” and I never wore it.
  3. Incorporate it into your wardrobe– Some look at the cardigan as “as is” but it can be very flexible & versatile. Roll up the sleeves, wear it with a collared shirt, or add a stylish necklace for a more luxurious feel. Find a look that works for you.
  4. Don’t be afraid to layer-A cardigan can be worn over a sweater, yes a sweater! There are a lot of oversized, big cardigans available to add that extra layer of warmth.
  5. Wear one with a print or embellishments-A basic black cardigan is classic, but I love the uniqueness a print or embelished cardigan can add to a simple outfit.

 How do you incorporate cardigans into your wardrobe? Check out some cardigan love below. If you’re looking for additional ways  to style your cardigan, check out Brit + Co.’s “10 Ways to Style A Cardigan.”

the Cardigan

About the Author

Baaba Grant-Acquah

Baaba Grant-Acquah is a fashion stylist, blogger and corporate client manager. She is a curator of style and knows where to find the perfect pieces for any wardrobe. She is continually inspired by her clients and truly enjoys the process of providing creative solutions to fit her client's needs.