These twenty-one tips on how to wear cardigans with jeans will help you come up with many different ways to style your cardigan with your favorite pair of jeans, whether it´s for a casual or smart outfit.
Last week we covered the many ways to wear a cardigan with a skirt. In fact, this is going to be a series of blog post on wearing cardigans because as I have said, cardigan is a very versatile piece and there´s no reason to look dull or frumpy in one.
So let´s dive right in …
Draped Color Blocked Cardigan
For a casual outfit, a draped cardigan is a wonderful piece to have. Belt around the cardigan or belt underneath the cardigan to accentuate your natural curves. I love the greys, creams and pinks of this cardigan. It gives a fresh springtime feel that is great for women on the go or just a weekend outfit.
1. A Jacquard Cardigan with Flared Jeans
This is a very chic look that you can create with a cardigan. So basically, you need a jacquard patterned cardigan that is rich in color and texture. Add some boho touch with fringes as well.
Although the cardigan has a relaxed silhouette with dropped shoulders and a shawl collar, you can easily style it up with a white turtle sweater top, a blue high-waisted flares jeans, some black leather ankle boots, and a black leather belt.
In this outfit, you´ll be able to prove that going casual can also mean elegant.
2. A Blousy Cable-knit Wool Cardigan with Wide-leg Jeans
Similar: Ivay Chunky Cable Knit Cardigan
You can wear a cable-knit, button-down wool cardigan as a top. If your cardigan hits below the hips, it will look really cozy and relaxed when worn with a pair of wide-leg jeans. Choose a cardigan in feminine color, such as pink, purple, or beige, to contrast with your striking blue jeans.
3. How to wear cardigans with jeans. Go oversized.
Similar: ZAFUL Casual Knit Cardigan Sweater
If you´re into ripped jeans, pair it with an oversized cardigan. If it´s long and button-down, it will look good with a simple boat-neck pullover and some high-waisted ripped jeans. But if you´re like me, you´ll probably want to avoid totally tattered or destroyed jeans. Because there´s no amount of styling can make those kind of jeans presentable.
4. Cozy and Effortless.
For a look that´s effortless, go for a really warm, cozy cardigan in many colors. They often come in robe style. Fringes, stripes, and vivid colors, when worn with light washed jeans and flats, you´ll look like you just threw everything together in a whim but still put-together.
5. How to wear cardigans with jeans: Work with Solid Colors.
Similar: LANPULUX Wool Womens Cardigan
A versatile cashmere cardigan is a must in every woman´s wardrobe. If you have a beige cashmere cardigan, it will work with anything and everything. But try pairing it with other colors such as a light blue blouse ang dark blue jeans.
Complete the look with a simple pair of flats, and add patterns through your bag.
6. Lightweight cashmere cardigan with ligh-washed high-waist jeans.
A cute casual outfit for springs, you can take a short cashemere cardigan ang wear it like a top with a pair of high-waisted cropped jeans. If your cardigan is dark, pair it with light-washed jeans. And then finish the look with some sneakers.
7. Loose-knit Cardigan
For warmer weather, you can layer over a tank-top on an oversized loose-knit cardigan teamed with some soft blue jeans. This is yet another comfortable and effortless look that you can create with a knittes cardigan, which you can complete with either a pair of strap high heels or flip flops.
8. An oversized Cardigan with Skinny Jeans.
A timeless and well-tested combination, which everyone probably knows about, is pairing an overized top with skinny jeans. In this case, you are wearing an oversized button-down cardigan with a pair of skinny jeans and strap heels. Channel your love of overyized pieces by adding an oversized handbag as well.
9. Fitting and oversized.
As if a reverse of look #8, if your if your small cardigan is fitting, you can always team it up with some oversized and wide-leg cropped jeans. To keep the look elegant, pair your cardigan and shoes. so if your cardigan is black, go for black pumps. This is a trans-seasonal look that you can wear throughout the year.
10. How to wear cardigans with jeans: Choose a Relaxed Fit.
If you´re looking for a cardigan that embodies effortlessness, opt for something with dropped shoulders, relaxed fit, a bit of a shaggy look, and a modern interpretation of the jacquard print.
You may also stick with earthy tones such as beige, brown, faded blue-gray, and black. So layer your shaggy cardigan on a button-down shirt, pair with flared cropped jeans, and finish with leather ankle boots.
11. It´s about the layering.
Similar: Women’s Vintage Crewneck Cardigan
If you have a blouse with peter pan collars, layer over it a crew neck cardigan. If you´re teaming it up with black jeabs, it will be a bonus if your cardigan is with bright stripes.
12. The classic design.
Choose a cable-knit cardigan with classic design, Parisian chic, that is also warm and comfortable. A mix of mohair and wool, wor example. Wear it with a simple pullover top and some boyfriend denim jeans, complete with sneakers.
13. Brave the cropped cardigan.
If you want to be playful, get yourself a cute cropped cardigan. Wear it as a cropped top. Styled with some faded, high-waisted ripped jeans and classic high heels shoes, with a cute bright colored shoulder bag too.
14. How to wear cardigans with jeans: Look for one of a kind.
Similar: Women’s Vintage Crewneck Cardigan
Most cardigans look the same. But if you can find a cardigan that has a sailor collar tipped with a sweet intarsia bow, you´ll know it´s one of a kind.
So if you have a cute small cardigan, wear it as a top with a pair of cropped jeans and ballet flats for a classy, girly, yet comfy look that is perfect for spring or early fall.
15. Soft and Roomy.
Pastels are always huge in spring and fall. To wear your cardigan with jeans, create an entirely pastel, light-colored combination. If you have a beige, button-down cardigan, team it with very faded, high-waisted, loose jeans – either boyfriend or straight-cut – finish with white and brown platform or flat shoes.
16. How to wear cardigans with jeans: Go Polka Dot.
It´s hard to find a polka dot cardigan, much more a non black and white dotted cardigan. But if you do find one, preferabl and small and short cardigan, wear it with some dark blue jeans and black loafers. The result is super cool.
17. Matching Cardigan and Shoes.
A very simple trick in wearing a cardigan with jeans is to match the color of your cardigan with the color of your shoes. Depending on what type of outfit your creating – every day casual, casual-smart, or classy, your cardigan can be either small and fitted, or long and oversized. Also, your shoes can be high heels, flats or outdoor shoes.
Really, there are so many ways to interpret this style trick, so long as you match the color of your top with your shoes.
18. Go for a beautiful crocheted cardigan.
A very basic casual look – tank top, jeans and slides – will quickly transform once you add a beautiful, long crocheted cardigan. Really, this look is all about the cardigan.
19. Super classy cardigan and jeans.
This is a very classy look that you can easily replicate with the pieces that are already in your closet. So dig deep.
Do you have a crocheted cardigan with open-knit constration? How about a pair of high-waisted flared cropped jeans? Layer under your cardigan an turtleneck, and slip into a pair of high-helled slip-ons, kitten heels, or sling-back pumps.
20. Small cardigan and skinny jeans.
Similar: Eurivicy Women’s Cable Knit Cardigan
skinny jeans have been the trend for many years now, so you probably have your best pair of skinny jeans, right? Wear it with a small and fitted cardigan. Tuck it in as if it´s a top. And then cinch the waist witha slim leather belt. Complete the look with a pair of pointed-toe leather boots for a really smart result.
These looks are very grown up yet well put together. So I hope you see the potential in a good cardigan. Experiment and have fun with your style whether you want to look professional, playful, or mature.
What do you think of the above ways of wearing a cardigan with jeans? which of the looks above would you want to replicate?