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Tips for Styling a Cardigan

A cardigan is a layering staple, but not all cardigans were created equal. From cropped to maxi dusters, the length of a cardigan can completely change a look. Break out of your routine and opt for something totally different than your typical cardigan. Here are a few tips for mastering longer length cardis:

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Long Cardigan (hits between the hip and knee)

The relaxed boyfriend cardigan is one of my favorites – it works with just about any look, from short hemlines (shorts and mini-skirts) to long (jeans). The open-front  or draped style  draws the eye vertically instead of horizontally which will always be flattering. A boyfriend cardigan that hits just below the hip, like this one, is a must have. One that hits a bit longer , is slightly more unexpected and a great option for a baby step outside your norm.

Stripe cardigan

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Camel Oversized Cardigan

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Floor Length/Maxi Cardigan (hits between the knee and ankle):

Although at first it might seem beyond your cardigan comfort zone, the floor-grazing cardigan is the ‘it’ silhouette this season and surprisingly not that difficult to pull off! The extra length adds some drama to an otherwise understated ensemble. The easiest way to work a long duster cardigan , is by avoiding bulk underneath so skinny jeans or shorter hemlines are ideal. You can add balance to the length of a duster with shorter hemlines or by creating a similar visual effect with over-the-knee boots. If you have already mastered the floor length cardigan, consider belting the piece and wearing it as a dress for some extra drama. I think this one would work beautifully on its own and love this one.

Boho Cardigan

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Cream Cardigan

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