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.
Photo:Miu Miu/Launchmetrics Spotlight
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.
Photo:Stine Goya/Launchmetrics Spotlight
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.
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.
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.
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.