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Casual Cardigan - He Spoke Style
Casual Cardigan - He Spoke Style

Casual Cardigan

January 31st, 2014

A cardigan may not be the first sweater you think to buy, but it is definitely one that you should have in your closet. It’s an extremely versatile piece that can be styled a variety of ways for a variety of situations and occasions. Here’s one way to wear a cardigan casually.

Casual Cardigan - He Spoke Style

Think of a cardigan as a casual alternative to a blazer. If you’re just going out to hang with a few friends, a blazer may be a bit too dressed up depending on the destination. A cardigan, on the other hand, will still give you that extra layer—for both style and warmth—but will appear softer and more relaxed.

If you’re considering buying your first cardigan, choose one in a solid neutral color so you’re able to easily pair it with other pieces you already own. You can’t go wrong with navy or grey. Make sure it fits snug to your body so you can wear it under a blazer and doesn’t fall too far below your belt line when buttoned.

Casual Cardigan - He Spoke Style

This Look: Navy cardigan by J.Crew – Plaid shirt c/o Johnston & Murphy – Selvedge denim jeans by A.P.C. (New Standard) – Houndstooth scarf by Scotch & Soda (old, similar here) – Watch with brown leather strap by Timex – Brown belt c/o Banana Republic – Burgundy shoes c/o ASOS

Thanks for reading.

Stylishly Yours,

He Spoke Style

Photography by Rob McIver Photo.

Brian Sacawa

Brian Sacawa is the Founder of He Spoke Style and one of the original men’s style influencers. Since 2013, his goal has remained the same: to provide men the advice and inspiration they need to dress well, develop their personal style, and gain more confidence. Brian’s interest and passion for men’s style and luxury watches has led to his writing for The Robb Report, The Rake, and Sotheby’s and he has been quoted on menswear in publications such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal,, Brides Magazine, and the Huffington Post. He lives in the woods north of Baltimore with his wife, Robin, kitties Nick and Nora, and German Shepherd/Collie mix Charlie.

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