Cardigan. The Main Fashion Purchase of 2020

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Designers predict, that this year, we’ll see a triumphant come back of cardigans. Short and long, with sleeves and without: we’re going to tell you and show how to wear them in the next seasons, or what celebrities can inspire us for a stylish look.

Warm and fashionable cardigan will be useful not only to keep warm in winter, but also for evening walks in spring and summer. They can replace the usual trench coats, jackets or thin coats. This wardrobe item is quite versatile: it can be combined with both ripped jeans and slip dresses.

Long Сardigans

1 - Jacquemus, 2 - Pringle of Scotland, 3 - Gucci, 4 - Twinset, 5 - Isabel Marant, 6 - H&M, 7 - Pinko, 8 - High

Long cardigans are better to buy in pastel shades: black, white, cream, grey or lavender – so, it will be easier to combine them with other basic clothes. If you want to create more noticeable and diverse images, pay attention to a few shortened bright models or put on a colored shirt or turtleneck under the cardigan. We advise you to raid your boyfriend’s wardrobe or regiments in men's departments: often there are ideal models.

In order to diversify your style a bit, get a poncho cardigan with a Mexican print or fringe. It will go well with baggy jeans and chunky boots in winter or with a light chiffon dress in summer.

You can spy some interesting ideas on Emily Ratajkowski’s ******* and wear a long cardigan as a knitted dress, combining it with snake-printed over-boots or rough grunge-style boots.

The trend for layering will successfully move to 2020, so you can safely wear voluminous jackets over cardigans. For example, Max Mara recommends us putting on T-shirts, simple shirts or even a coat under them.

Short cardigans

1 - United Colors of Benetton, 2 - See by Chloe, 3 - Ganni, 4 - Olivia Rubin, 5 - H&M

There is no need to fasten the cardigan on all buttons: more loose silhouettes will be on-trend, so we recommend creating the most flying and multi-layered looks. Well, speaking of layering: many stars offer a radical departure from this trend and put on a cardigan over a naked body, fastening only with one button. The idea, of course, is not for winter, but in spring and summer, it is worth paying attention to. If this is too daring for you - tuck the cardigan into your pants, but open the shoulder line - this technique will look fresh and stylish.

Some designers suggest wearing extra-short cardigans as crop tops - they can be combined with leather pencil skirts or high-waisted jeans.

“Look for inspiration from your grandmothers, but try to modernize their style”, -such advice is given by designers on what cardigans should be chosen for future seasons. And we advise you not to stop at monochrome looks and pay attention to different prints: plaid, Argyle, pied-de-poule and others. But you need to be careful with them: stop at one print and don’t combine it only with monophonic clothes.

1 - Brunello Cucinelli, 2 - Eudon Choi, 3 - Ermanno Scervino, 4 - Seya, 5 - Loro Piana

Some fashionistas advise to create costume looks, choosing a cardigan, trousers or a skirt with the same prints. The total-look can be balanced with a white shirt or a loose T-shirt.

Anti Trends

Having heard the news that cardigans will soon return to fashion, you shouldn’t immediately run to your closet and get all the supplies. Thin models with openwork knit, elastic band at the bottom, as well as tight-fitting cardigans will be irrelevant. Replace them with oversized large-knit items, models with massive wooden buttons or other interesting details.

Celebrities Looks

Kaia Gerber

Emma Roberts

Jeanne Damas

Bella Hadid


Katie Holmes


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