StyleJunkee rounds-up a few of the high street’s coolest statement cardigans
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We Brits love a good cardigan – there’s nothing quite like them for flexibility and coping with the ups and downs of the weather in dear old Blighty. Lightweight cardis are great for covering up when the sun goes down in summer, while chunky numbers provide that all-important cosiness in the depths of winter.
The humble cardigan may be an all-season style staple but this autumn/winter everyone’s favourite item has been given a hearty dose of va va voom. Swanky, look-at-me styles are cropping up all over the high street, from big cable-knits and loud patterned pieces to embellished and lace cardigans-come-jackets.
Balanciaga and Marc Jacobs have been on the cardigan rampage for some time, throwing out smarter versions of the classic cardi and both Alexander McQueen and Calvin Klein have worked their magic on cashmere cardis to show-stopping effect.
To embrace cardigan cool in the manner the look deserves, wear yours with jeans and keep it simple with a plain t-shirt, letting the cardi do the talking; team it with a pretty floaty frock or update an evening dress, trousers or a skirt with a belted or splash print style. Patches on sleeves are very now so add one to your wardrobe and you’ll instantly be top of the trophy cardigan game. Whichever look you go for the statement cardi is bound to brighten up the winter months and ensure you’re on-trend too.
Here are a few of our favourites…
Karen Millen Graphic Block Stripe Cardi, £115, at House of Fraser
Green shawl collar cardigan, £37, at Wallis
Yumi lace front cardigan, £25, at House of Fraser
Red penguin cardigan, £28, at Dorothy Perkins
ELLOS cardigan, £49, at La Redoute