An ode to the cardigan


I always had a thing for buttoned clothes. Button downs, double breasted jackets, button flies, the list goes on...

I reckon everyone loves a good old cardi, that being said, I used to see cardigans as a layering piece, something to keep you warm whilst having the practicality of putting on and off, that a jumper normally lacks.

This winter, a new (to me) trend emerged that made me look at this handy piece through fresh eyes. Buttoning it all up or leaving a couple of buttons undone - but wearing it as a jumper or top, instead of wearing it open!


Extremely simple, I know, but sometimes it’s all it takes to get me excited about something. I only had a couple of oversized cardigans that were hand-me-downs from my mum’s closet, so I hit the charity shops and got myself this little red number you see here (plus a beige one I also fell in love with).


What I love about this trend is that I feel like I’m wearing a thick knitted shirt, which is all I desire to wear while it is still nippy outside!

This cardigan in particular is made of 100% cotton and I can’t wait to wear it by itself when spring arrives. I have paired it with one of my favourite pair of trousers, which is the same shade and I couldn’t resist not wearing them together.


Are there any new trends you have observed lately that made you see a piece in a whole new way?


Jacket: Vintage Wrangler (Similar) | Cardigan: Vintage | Trousers: Jesse Kamm | Shoes: Orla Kiely for Clarks (Old) | Bag: Vintage (Similar)