For many people, January is a month of dread (aka a four-week period to power through in order to get closer to spring). However, I secretly love the excuse to cosy-up in my favourite knitwear and embrace the joys of hibernation. This has been helped along by the fact that this season has so many good jumper options—the highlight of which has to be the humble cardigan.
Coming cropped, oversized, ribbed and cable-knit, high-street and designers alike have gone to town on this retro knit, making it so much more than a lowly layering device. Influencers, in particular, have been wearing theirs either with nothing underneath or with a light cami top, then adding a chunky chain necklace for a more polished finish. Suddenly, the cardigan has the credentials of an evening top.
I can't scroll through Instagram without seeing at least one fashion lover clad in a cardi-and-chain combo, and after rigorous trialling myself, I can confirm it's an unbelievingly easy look to re-create. I have personally enjoyed wearing my black Sézane cardi on its own with a chunky gold chain and black trousers, but there are so many different ways to work this look. Scroll down to see how fashion girls are wearing theirs this January…
Style Notes: If you don't feel brave enough to go sans top, why not reach for a knitted co-ord, which will complement a gold chain just as well.
Style Notes: A colour-pop jumper tempers the tough leather finish offered by a pair of leather trousers. Lucy's Chanel bag and thin chain pull everything together nicely.
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Style Notes: Anna Vitiello nails smart casual with her pink knit, tailored trousers and layered necklaces. A great one to try for work.
Style Notes: This is literally all we want to wear at the weekend. The cardigan's baggy fit works perfectly tucked into bleached jeans. So comfy yet so chic.
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