It´s now officially fall on our side of the world. Yellow, red, and brown leaves are being blown around by the wind. The temperature has dropped dramatically this week, and the surrounding is starting to turn colorful. It´s time to bundle up and get cozy with warm overlays.
Today let´s talk about a must-have transitional piece, a black cardigan.
Everyone needs to have a black cardigan. It goes well with anything, and you can even look very stylish in an all-black outfit.
When it comes to choosing a black cardigan, you can be picky. Choose something that describes your personality. It can be short, long, with patterns or accented print, or it can even be quirky. Pick a black cardigan that is so you.
This is such an elegant layering of a long cashmere cardigan. Everything in this outfit is solid and the underlayers are light or neutral colors. The black really stands out and the soft, cascading duster cardigan lengthens the wearer´s vertical line. If you´re looking for a simple, laid back style that is classy, a long cashmere cardigan in black should be in your arsenal.
If you´re living in an area where fall and winter aren´t too cold, it may be practical for you to invest on a lightweight long wrap cardigan. Also, if you just need a cardigan to deal with the air conditioning at work, this will be a good investment too. Worn with high-waist skinny trousers and a white top, matched with a pair of white shoes, the black and white look is both fierce and glamorous.
If you would rather opt for an interesting black cardigan, you can opt for a long one with shawl lapels. Slim vertical lines like this make you appear slimmer and taller. This cardigan also comes with a belt, just in case to you need to wrap up during cooler days.
This is a mix of cardigan and coat. So it´s basically a cardigan but a touch of coat-style. It also has denim insets and gold buttons. Definitely not your typical black cardigan.
It has a similar effect to cardigan #1 but it´s more stetchy and slimming. This is a button-down, rib knit which will easily dress up a pair of slim jeans or will complement a dressy work outfit or a cocktail, mini bodycon dress.
This is such a lovely cardigan with jacquard motifs. Hints of cream and lavender, and an overall vintage feel will juxtapose the fierceness of a pair of leather shorts or leather pants. You can also wear it with some gray skinny jeans, pulled together with a pair of black leather knee-high boots.
If wearing a black cardigan makes you uninspired, how about a cashmere cardigan with two colors? In the philippines we´d call this a doble kara cardigan – porcupine & black.
Of course if you have money to splurge, you can always opt for a mohair-blend cardigan. This black, long cardigan has an oversized fit and features enlarged intarsia motifs that hint of a South Korean heritage. I have an oversized mohair long cardigan, which is a hand-me-down from my husband´s late grandmother, who by the way was very stylish, that feels heavy on my shoulders. Regardless of the weight, I still love wearing it.
I love the chicness, the comfort, and the laid-back appeal of this black long cardigan. In fact, actually recently bought a cardigan which looks very similar to this, only that its dark blue. I threw it on my casual outfits, which I wear when I walk my son to the kindergarden, and it easily enhance my casual look.
Your black doesn´t have to be pure black. Instead of choosing a pure black cardigan, why not a charcoal black? If you already have a black cardigan, definitely consider investing on this carbon dust combo cardigan that is that chunky, comfy and cozy. It´s totally glamorous too.
So these are ten ways to wear a black cardigan. As I´ve said earlier, wearing a black cardigan doesn´t mean boring as long as you pick the right one.