How to Wear a Lightweight Cardigan

Lightweight Cardigan

I am constantly stressing the importance of depth in an outfit and a lightweight cardigan is the perfect way to create a little depth during the transitional seasons.

One of my favorite ways to style a lightweight cardigan takes it’s cue from the 1950’s when “sweater blouses” were the bees knees. 1950’s, sweaters took center-stage in ladies’ fashion.  They were worn on the tighter side (but not skin-tight), which helped emphasize a lady’s figure. Paired with a fuller skirt and worn tucked in, this gave ladies the “fit n flare”, hourglass look that was synonymous with women’s fashion in the 50’s.

To give this style a modern twist try layering a super lightweight cardigan (Missoni is famous for these) over a tie-neck blouse and tuck it into your skirt. Remember the key is to create a nipped waistline and hourglass silhouette so adding a belt on top of your tucked cardigan will ensure everything looks perfectly placed.

This styling trick will help to keep you warm, is easy to take off if it gets too hot and adds the ultimate dash of runway meets retro to your look.

Lightweight Cardigan

Lightweight Cardigan

Lightweight Cardigan

Lightweight Cardigan

Lightweight cardigan

Lightweight cardigan

Lightweight Cardigan

What I’m Wearing: Missoni x Target Cardigan | Zara Blouse | Zara Skirt | Vintage Belt | Vintage Handbag | Inc. Booties |

Click to Shop lightweight cardigans: 

How to style a cardigan

You may also like

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.