It's a real feat of fashion design to successfully tread the line between uber-sass and sophistication, and Jacquemus somehow manages to pull it off season after season. Whether it's cut-out skirts, fitted dresses or cropped shirts, there's no denying that the designer's more revealing pieces still look chic. Along with the way each piece is styled, a huge component of this winning formula is sticking to a more muted palette (with the exception of the bold pinks and oranges this season), which gives the pieces a more demure sheen. This season, it's the micro cardigan's time to shine. Spotted recently on various celebrities—Kendall Jenner on the most recent Jacquemus runway as part of the La Montagne collection, Hailey Bieber out and about in L.A. and Bella Hadid outside of the Jacquemus show—it's suddenly become a real It item.
But I can see how the micro trend could cause alarm for some. Not only is the cardigan cropped, but the fastening doesn't secure safely across the chest. Twinset and pearls it ain't, but for those who are intrigued by the idea, I'd direct you to the fashion people below. Ellie Delphine of Slip into Style wears a teal Jacquemus cardigan with white, high-waisted trousers. Similarly, Jenny Walton pairs hers with an A-line skirt in a way that makes the cardigan seem much less scary. If you aren't ready for the adventurous Jacquemus cardigan yet, then a more buttoned-up cropped version (as seen on Karina Marriott of Style Idealist) is the way to go. And for the all-out Jacquemus vibe, see the styling of Tina Kunakey. Keep scrolling to see this piece in action, and then shop the Jacquemus cardigan in its many forms.