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8 Ways To Wear The Oversized Knit Cardigan This Season

Chunky knits and slouchy fits are the way to go.


We wouldn’t say that the cardigan has made a comeback, simply because the practical and ultra-comfy essential never really goes out of style. But what we can’t get enough of now is the too-cool-to-care oversized cardigan.

A perfect companion to an otherwise plain ensemble, the neat knit can take you well beyond the freezing office and late-night Netflix sessions in your bedroom. And if you’re anything like Coco Chanel, who grew tired of messing up her hair while putting on tight-fitting pullovers designed for men, then there’s another reason to love the big ol’ cardi.

Opt for colourful varsity-inspired options for a sporty vibe, or earthy tones for a casual lived-in look. Here are some of our favourite oversized cardigan looks, and similar options for under $200.

This article first appeared in Her World.

#1. Prep school: Outside a Chanel show
Nothing screams preppy like a proper cardigan. We love this longline version which elongates the silhouette for a modern feel. #1. Prep school
Maxiklase contrast-trimmed stretch-bouclé cardigan, $193, Claudie Pierlot #2. Varsity gal: Dsquared2
Varsity-inspired cardigans instantly make an outfit youthful and fun. #2. Varsity gal
Holyee wool-blend cardigan, $95, Ted Baker #3. Textured knit: Chloe
Get that cozy-by-the-fireplace look with a chunky textured knit. #3. Textured knit
Checked tinsel knit wrap cardigan dress, $31.50, #4. Colour clash: Outside an Iceberg show
Make a statement with crazy prints and clashing colours. The oversized fit of this one is giving us some serious granny chic vibes. #4. Colour clash
Brushed abstract animal cardigan, $120.99, #5. Grey marl: Outside a Haider Ackermann show
Hygge, but street – that’s what you get when you pair a slouchy grey marl with an crisp white ensemble. #5. Grey marl
Aniceta Longline Knit Cardigan, $51.90, Love, Bonito #6. Slate grey: Outside an Hermes show
Style tip: drape the cardigan over your shoulders for an effortless look. #6. Slate grey
Softspun Cardigan, $47.90, Gap #7. Chevron chic: Giorgio Armani
When you want to take the humble stripes up a notch, opt for chevron. The bold zig-zag pattern is guaranteed to have you standing out of the crowd. #7. Chevron chic
Chevron cardigan, $120.62, Maje #8. Earth tones: Etro
There’s just something so calm and homey about earth tones like ecru and sage green. They also go with just about everything – from blue jeans to bold maxi dresses. #8. Earth tones
Knit long cardigan, $49.90, Mango