Cashmere cardigan with horsebit from Gucci

Embrace the cardigan trend with these stylish and sophisticated knits

Cardigans are having a moment. For us here in New Zealand, the versatile knit is the perfect trans-seasonal layering piece as we (hopefully soon) move towards warmer days, while overseas many are people are still spending much of their time at home, with the cardigan proving a comfortable loungewear piece.

Cropped iterations in particular are trending — however this doesn’t need to mean short and tight. Opting for a thicker knit and more relaxed fit is a way to ensure it hangs in a chic, effortless way. Many cardigans are also incorporating statement sleeves, and eye-catching prints.

A cashmere cardigan paired with vintage jeans or a pair of beautifully tailored trousers is an ultra-sophisticated look, especially when styled with a beautiful pair of earrings and necklace.

Play with proportion with an extra-long cardigan — pairing one with more fitted pieces underneath is a good way to make sure it doesn’t swamp you.

From left: Colour accent sporty ribbed wool-knit cardigan from Louis Vuitton; Lulu cashmere cropped cardigan from Elle + Riley; Black and beige check double jacquard cashmere cardigan from Dior.
From left: Cashmere cardigan with horsebit from Gucci; Khaite Scarlet flared-sleeve cashmere-blend cardigan from Matches Fashion; Caroline Sills Annenberg shrug from Sills + Co.
From left: Acne Studios oversized wool cardigan from Workshop; Cecile Copenhagen Stefani Cardigan from Superette; Joseph cashmere cardigan from Net-a-Porter.

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