And Now, 9 Fresh Ways to Wear a Cardigan This Fall

While the word "cardigan" may not exactly set your pulse racing, it's clear the classic staple is having a major fashion moment this season. The easy basic never really left the runways or our wardrobes, but there was a deluge of styles and iterations on the fall/winter 2023 runways—from Miu Miu's prim and proper crew-neck cardis styled with sheer midi skirts to Prada's fitted ribbed silhouettes styled with corporate-chic tapered trousers to slouchy cardi-and-skirt sets seen at Loewe—proving the power and unexpected versatility of the fall staple.

If you love cardigans as much as I do and want some inspiration on how to wear them this season, I'm sharing a whole host of fresh and cool styling suggestions from the street style set and the runways as well as my favorite cardigan picks of the season.

Crew-Neck Cardigan + Sheer Skirt


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Possibly the coolest way to style your prim crew-neck cardigan this season is with a sheer midi skirt à la Miu Miu. Just add opaque black tights (bonus points if you let the top of your tights peek through above your skirt) and pointed-toe slingbacks to complete the boardroom-to-bar look.

Navy Cardigan + Maxi Skirt



For a look that's polished yet effortless, style a basic navy cardigan with a sleek maxi skirt—perfect for taking you from day to night in style.

Striped Cardigan + Chinos



Elevate a pair of beige chinos and sneakers with a chic striped cardigan for an effortlessly cool off-duty look.

Oversize Cardigan + Hoodie + Sequin Miniskirt


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I love the contrast of an oversize printed cardigan paired with a fun sequin miniskirt. For an extra layer of cool, style a hoodie underneath the cardigan like on the Stine Goya runway.

Fitted Cardigan + Pleated Miniskirt



Gray is having a major moment this season, but the conservative color needn't look boring. Try styling a light-gray cardigan with a pleated miniskirt and ballerinas for a pretty ensemble perfect for September weather.

Cardigan Set + Denim Maxi Skirt


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Chalk it up to the Katie Holmes effect, but we're still all about cute cardigan sets. Give the set a fall 2023 feel and style it with an of-the-moment denim maxi skirt and mules.

Relaxed Cardigan + Matching Knit Skirt


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I'm obsessed with Loewe's matching charcoal-gray slouchy skirt and cardigan for the season ahead. You can easily emulate the luxe look with budget-friendly knits on the market right now.

Cute Cardigan + Low-Rise Cargo Pants



A fitted black crew-neck cardigan looks even cooler when styled with white low-rise cargo pants. Finish the look with black sneakers.

Light-Blue Cardigan + Leather Skirt


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For a Fendi-inspired look, style an icy-blue cardigan (a big color trend for fall 2023) with a black leather midi skirt to create a pretty-meets-grungy fall outfit.