Left out in the cold for far too long, the modest cardigan has made a stylish comeback. Traditionally knitted, it's defined simply by the fact it fastens on the front and it can be worn open or closed. More a wardrobe staple than a trend, this season it's easier to wear than ever. We've pinpointed our favourite styles to create three distinct looks.
Smart never goes out of style. This season traditional pieces are the essence for dressing stylishly and the classic V-neck cardigan is key in creating this look. Originally designed to be worn over a shirt, the deep V-neck beautifully frames a tie or bow tie and shows off buttons and detailing on the front.
A bow tie and some slim-fit chino's scream geek but chic!With an all-American feel, the Harvard college baseball team pioneered the varsity cardigan in 1885. A letter or logo badge is signature, as are the ribbed, striped cuffs. Fastenings can be poppers or plastic and leather covered buttons. The varsity-inspired trend gives an ordinary outfit a sporty edge and the ‘preppy’ look is a firm style staple.
Jeans and high-top trainers keep this ivy-league look fresh and up-to-date.Graphic prints, logos and bright patterns feature across all collections for boys this season. The statement cardigan is the hero piece for accessorising an everyday outfit and the bolder the better. Whether you choose classic stripes, geometric shapes or kooky accents like the Fendi monster eyes, mix and match patterns to create a quirky style statement.
Layering different shades and textures will perfect this look.