These fifteen tips on how to wear a cardigan with a skirt will help you enjoy styling your cardigan without looking frumpy.
A cardigan is a very versatile piece of clothing. Don’t think of it as what your grandma would wear. Think of a cardigan as a style accessory. Turn a bland outfit into a fashion statement. What I also like about a cardigan is its mystery. Many people cover up their “weak” spots with ordinary tops and tees. Now do it in style with a cardigan, specially one with color and stylish features.
You can create many different combinations with a cardigan—cardigan with a dress, cardigan with jeans, cardigan with leggings, cardigan with comfy trousers, or cardigan with a skirt. For today´s post, let´s talk about how to wear a cardigan with a skirt without looking old or frumpy.
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1. Pencil skirt with cardigan: Young and Floral For Springtime
I used to shy away from florals but spring florals are always trendy. Turn a floral cardigan into the perfect trendy clothing with the right accessories. Don’t be afraid to use color!
The key in wearing a floral print cardigan is to tone it down with simple solid pieces such as an off-white pencil skirt and beige high heels.
2. How to wear a cardigan with a skirt: Vintage A-line appeal
If you have an elegant, ladylike button-down cardigan, wear it as a top with a subtle floral print A-line skirt. Then add a pair of sexy strap high heels. Obviously, this look is suited on days when the weather is warmer such late springs or summer. The look has a classic, vintage appeal.
3. Cardigan with a roomy skirt
You can style a cardigan with skirt for a more casual look as well. Wear a cozy button-down cardigan untuck with a roomy midi skirt. If you have a leather midi skirt, the better. And to make it perfect for running errands, finish the look with a pair of flat boots.
4. Short cardigan with a fit-and-flare midi skirt
This is a super chic look that you can wear in winter. Take a ladylike, fitting small cardigan to wear as a top with a fit-and-flare midi skirt. Keep your legs warm with some stylish knee-high leather boots.
5. Crop knits and denim midi
When your cardigan is cropped, wear it with a high-waisted skirt. I really love the comfy-ness of this look. A bold red crop top with loose silhouette and bell-shape sleeves worn with a midi high-waist denim skirt and some flat leather shoes.
6. Cardigan with long skirt
An embroidered cable-knit cardigan in dark blue will look lovely as a contrast with a white long skirt. Choose a skirt with long front or side slit for a dose of sexy, but keep things comfy with a pair of slides.
7. Shoulder-drop and midi
A drop-shoulder cardigan with puff sleeves, especially when in a feminine color, will look absolutely adorable when matched with lots of black. So for this look, an ice pink cardigan, contrasted by dark buttons, is paired with a black midi skirt and black tall flat boots.
8. How to wear a cardigan with a skirt: Organza chic
If you have the means, try pairing a black organza cardigan with a long organza black skirt. Although it´s a black on black, the ruffles, knits and softness of the look will exude style. And depending on your taste, you can wear it elegantly with flat ballet shoes or casually with white outdoor shoes.
Make sure to add a bright clutch to inject a happy color to the look.
9. A fun mix of colors
An olive green cardigan will look fabulous with a bright yellow-orange skirt and black boots. But really, you can recreate this look with whatever colors you have in your wardrobe. Just use a color wheel to identify colors that go well together.
10. Cardigan with a long body con skirt
A ribbed knitted cardigan will go well with tonal jeans and tailoring. But for this look, it feels great to keep everything cozy and comfy by pairing knits with knits. So go ahead and pair your ribbed cardigan with a knitted body con midi skirt.
Notice how mixing dark colors can actually look attractive. choose dark shade from the same family – brown, dark brown, red brown, maroon and dark gray. Remember to always have fun with your clutch though.
11. Maxi skirt with cardigan
It´s easy to look frumpy in a cardigan worn with long A-line skirt, especially if you´re working with dark colors. But there are simply things you can do to avoid looking frumpy in this combination – layer a sexy turtle neck top under your cardigan, add a belt over your top or over your cardigan, and choose sexy, trendy high heels to compliment the vintage appeal of your long skirt.
12. Printed cardigan with a printed skirt
When done right, a print on print will actually look glamorous. For example, you can try mixing an animal print cardigan with a floral print skirt.
For this look, a metallic jacquard cardigan, with foliage and tigers print, that has a slightly loose fit, is partnered with a blue print A-line knee-length skirt. A pair of black flat tall boots complete the outfit.
13. Cardigan with a tutu skirt
There may be days when you think a black cardigan is boring. However, you can easily give it a marvelous spin by teaming it with a black midi tutu skirt. Add a pair of super cute slip-in high heels.
14. With a fishtail midi skirt
You will never go wrong when mixing a classy button-down cardigan with a fishtail midi skirt. Choose a beautifully printed skirt and complete the look with some DÒrsay high heels.
15. Cardigan with a pleated skirt
Although there are many styles of cardigan that you can wear with a pleated midi skirt, you can actually keep things comfy while stylish by going for a loose long cardigan for a tone on tone look. Meaning, keep everything in similar shades of color.
And while you´re at it, give your outfit a fresh look by adding a pair of white girly shoes.
So these are the fifteen ways you work with cardigans and skirt. The next time you think of how to wear a cardigan with a skirt, remember to either go all ladylike or stylish and comfy. Let me know which of the above looks resonate with your style.