Sweaters vs Cardigans
It’s the greatest debate since Nixon took to the stage against Kennedy (well almost), but now that summer appears to have vanished without a trace, our inner monologues are going ten to the dozen, repeating the same old phrase – Sweater or cardigan? Here to help you decide are this season’s very best from some of the top designers.
Proenza Schouler Intarsia wool and cashmere-blend sweater – £555
Every fashionista needs a statement sweater in her wardrobe, and Proenza Schouler’s geometric wool and cashmere-blend version is one of the coolest styles we’ve seen. Complement the dove-gray hue with neutral jeans, working the brand’s contemporary attitude with metallic boots and a stack of bracelets.
J.Crew Tippi fine-knit merino wool heart sweater – £75
Bring a note of playfulness and charm to your new-season look with J.Crew’s heart intarsia merino wool sweater. Wear yours with black to make the pink and peacock colors pop.
Marc Jacobs Hand-crocheted wool-blend sweater – £1,800
Marc Jacobs’ spectacular FW show caused a stir amongst the fashion pack, and is set to be one of the season’s most covetable collections. The look was brilliant and bold, just like this green and silver hand-crocheted wool-blend sweater. Team yours with an A-line skirt and patent pumps to create this seasons cocoon silhouette.
Gucci Ribbed wool turtleneck sweater – £675
Both cozy and glamorous, Gucci’s heavyweight wool sweater has shot straight to the top of our FW12 wish list. With an elegant turtleneck, dropped shoulders and a drawstring hem to cinch your silhouette, this richly hued merlot top will wow around the clock. Wear yours with tailored pants and pointed pumps for flawless 24-hour chic.
M Missoni Crochet-knit cardigan – £400
The youthful sister line to the renowned Italian fashion house, M Missoni cements its style status with this beautiful crochet-knit cardigan. Lightweight enough for layering during the warmer months, this vibrant coverup offers endless styling opportunities. For the most fashion-forward finish, match your makeup to the rich palette with bordeaux lipstick and a flick of navy eyeliner.
Clements Ribeiro Harlequin intarsia cashmere cardigan – £940
Decorated with a bold harlequin intarsia, Clements Ribeiro’s cashmere cardigan is a masterful mix of classic and contemporary. This luxurious piece is an easy way to brighten up an elegant monochrome look – try styling it with a whip-thin waist belt for extra definition.
Vivienne Westwood Anglomania Classic fine-knit cardigan – £215
Take the season’s love of bright color through to your knitwear with Vivienne Westwood Anglomania’s orb-embroidered violet cardigan. For the most modern way to wear it, clash the super bold hue with a printed skirt and contrasting heels.
Moschino Cheap and Chic Cotton and wool-blend cardigan – £365
Channel fashion’s ladylike mood with Moschino Cheap and Chic’s cream cotton and wool-blend cardigan. Printed with trompe l’oeil buttons, this zip-front piece is playfully prim. Wear it with gold earrings and a lace pencil skirt for a sophisticated finish.