Newcomer? Actually not! Whether a fashionista or a style grouch, every woman has a cardigan in her wardrobe. Though cardigans used to be no more than an all-purpose classic, they have recently taken on a leading role in trendy style. In fact, they are the newest star in the clothing world. And just like for shirts, blouse and jumpers, the motto for this new It piece is the same: Big is beautiful.
You can actually wear knitted jackets at any time. On the one hand, they are warm - but also quick to pull on, which makes them ideal for in-between seasons. Here's the best part: They open up countless possibilities for styling without stealing focus. Plain cardigans in fresh spring colours or muted autumn tones can either be teamed up with jeans and trainers for a sporty look, or with a pencil skirt and heels for an elegant look: or go trendy with flared trousers for some Seventies flair.
If you want to be at the front lines of fashion, opt for oversized cardigans. These can be in chunky knit, with a marbled or ombré look, and open at the front. Women with a large bust are best off with loose, buttonless models. Colour gradients which grow somewhat darker towards the centre of the body are flattering for rounder stomachs, while XXL cardigans are ideal for women with a firm bottom.