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Essential Knitwear: 5 Ways To Wear a Cardigan

March 9th, 2017

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


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


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


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


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


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

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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