Essential Knitwear: 5 Ways To Wear a Cardigan

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Why wear one sweater when you can wear two? The benefits of lightweight knitwear.

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Substitute a chunky shawl collar cardigan for a fresh and casual take on the three-piece suit.

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A simply daily uniform built on essential basics.

Ideas for getting the most out of your cardigans before it warms up

Spring may be right around the corner, but there’s still plenty of time to wear one of the most versatile pieces of knitwear out there – the cardigan. Here are five outfit ideas to try.

1. Weekend Casual

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A lightweight cardigan is the perfect off-duty layering piece. It helps pull your look together and adds an extra layer of warmth. With a pair of jeans and a shacket, it is your go-to look for a casual brunch date.

2. Business Layering

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A lightweight cardigan works as a great layering piece in a business context as well. It’s another form of the mixed three-piece suit. A softer and more sartorial approach to dapper dressing and a great use of essential separates.

3. Creative Layering

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Why wear one sweater when you can wear two? This is when you really see the benefit of lightweight knitwear. Not only can you layer two sweaters easily, but they’ll still fit comfortable under a blazer.

4. Blazer Substitute

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You already know that a waistcoat and trousers is my favorite underrated three-piece suit combination. A chunky shawl collar cardigan is a fresh substitute for the matching jacket. It lends a casual ease to an otherwise buttoned-up look.

5. Everyday Casual

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On days I don’t have something specific to get dressed up for, this is my daily uniform. Simple, casual basics always look great. On anyone. Anchor this look with a pair of suede loafers to dial up the style a notch.

Thanks, as always, for reading.

Stylishly Yours,

Brian Sacawa
He Spoke Style

Photography by Rob McIver Photo

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