When you don't want to lug around a coat, but it's too chilly for a lightweight cover-up, an oversized long cardigan is the way to go as seen on this week's Fashionista. Chunky knitwear never goes out of fashion during the fall/winter season, so why not add this cozy cardigan to your collection? It's an in-between of heavy outerwear and a sweater. It's not thin like a regular cardigan, so it'll keep you warm without overbearing you with the heftiness of winter outerwear.
Although coats seem to be the more dressy option, long cardigans can also stylize a bland outfit despite its causal and cozy look. For example if you're wearing just a regular top and jeans, the oversized open knitwear will add more depth and layers to the whole ensemble, providing volume and framing whatever you're wearing under the cardigan. In addition, the longer length will give you a more boho-chic vibe than a regular short cardigan that tends to be on the preppy side. Bohemian style stars Mary-Kate Olsen and Vanessa Hudgens tend to rock this look paired with fall accessories such as scarves and hats. This Fashionista chose a brown one that accentuated her lightweight mustard yellow beaded top along with skinny jeans and light brown combat boots. If your cardigan is a simple one of solid color and no particular design, pair it with a bold top with color, embellishments or prints to keep your winter outfit from going cold and dull. For various options of this trend, check out my top picks for this week.
Long Cardigan With Pockets from Zara: This chunky olive green long cardigan will be your go-to knitwear great for layering this season.
Knitted Stud Rib Cardigan from Topshop: A rock-star cardi for a rock-star Fashionista.
Ladakh Jive Cocoon Cardigan from Urban Outfitters: This textured cocoon shaped cardigan with a metallic-threaded geo pattern and batwing sleeves is a must-have for any lover of boho. For a chic finish, pair it with a banded wool fedora.