Tips on How to Wear a Cardigan

By Maria Rogerson

June 23, 2015Clothes Health & Beauty

Cardigans are one of the fashion pieces that every girl has in her closet. They come in all colours, prints, sizes and shapes but not all of them were created for every occasion and body type. There are many types of ladies cardigans, and some of them look better with certain outfits.

So, “how to wear a cardigan” seems to be a relatively easy question with a simple answer, but you will be surprised by the number of ways cardigans can be styled and combined. Lets see which are the most fashionable ways to wear ladies cardigans.



Oversized cardigans are also called “boyfriend” and are very popular nowadays. This style of ladies cardigans looks particularly great in chunky or thick knits. You can combine them with jeans and a t-shirt to create a casual look. Here is great tip: stay away from boyfriend jeans and maxi skirts when wearing an oversized cardigan. Instead, wear your skinniest pair of jeans or leggings.


Since many cardigans can sometimes be shapeless, it is a good idea to add a belt to create a sexy hourglass silhouette. Add a skinny belt to your cardigan and wear it with a pencil skirt to create a classic corporate look. Moreover, a skinny 2-3 layered or wide fashionable belt will instantly add chicness to your look.

Floor Length Cardigans

Make yourself feel as if you are on the runway by wearing a floor length cardigan. Feel free to balance its length by combining it with shorts or a short skirt.

Add a Scarf

The easiest way to update ladies cardigans is to pair them with a fashionable scarf. The right scarf with the right cardigan can work wonders. Add a snood to keep you warm in chilly days or a silky scarf for a chic look.

Button It Up

Ladies cardigans with higher, rounded necklines can look really classy when buttoned and combined with a shirt underneath. The collar peeking out of the top will contribute to a very stylish and preppy look.

Tucked In

You can tuck your cardigan into high-waisted skirts or jeans to create a different look and show off your beautiful silhouette.

Over the shoulders

Although frat boys are notorious for this look, I am convinced that women can pull it off as well and make it look way cooler. Ladies cardigans worn over the shoulders contribute to a more casual and sports look.

After all, regardless of which type of cardigan you choose to wear, make sure it reflects your personal style and that you feel comfortable in it. Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak. So show your creativity, life is too short to wear boring clothes.