How To Style A Boyfriend Cardigan 3 Ways

How To Style A Boyfriend Cardigan 3-Ways The Heart's Delight Stella Compiseno

One of my favorite parts of the cooler seasons is getting to fully engulf myself in the warmest knitted layers. While the thought of wrapping myself in only the softest oversized sweaters and scarves is definitely VERY appealing, there are definitely a few guidelines to follow to keep from looking like a shapeless marshmallow puff. Speaking of (edible) marshmallows, I’m probably the only person on earth who actually dislikes those things. Meh.

The main takeaway from this little lesson in styling is that proportion is key. While the sweater should look like something that you borrowed from one of the boys, the end result should look ALL girl: refined, tailored and slimming.

LOOK #1:


Take your favorite little dress (in the case above, a fitted shirt-dress) and layer it up with a cozy cardigan and fall ready boots.  This look works because while the sweater may be oversized, the smaller scale of the dress and your long, lean legs, keep the outfit balanced.

Now, here is my version:

Cardigan: BB Dakota // Shirt-Dress: Current/Elliott // Boots: Stuart Weitzman // Bracelet: Nine West // Bucket Bag: Rebecca Minkoff


LOOK #2:


Get creative with your accessories and create an hourglass silhouette using a great belt! A little cinch at the waist is all you need to give yourself a great shape and highlight your waistline when layering a cardigan.

Check out my look below:

Cardigan: Titty Peggy // Turtleneck: J.Crew // Leather Pants: Rag & Bone // Sunglasses: Karen Walker // Belt: Charles & Keith // Clutch: Clare Vivier // Flats: Joan & David (sold out, THIS is similar)

LOOK #3:


An oversized cardigan can go from casual to office appropriate when paired with a structured pencil skirt and lady-like top. Again, it’s all about proportion, so to balance out a bulky sweater, keep the rest of the look streamlined and fitted. A pointy toe pump is also a great way to elongate your legs and give you the illusion of a few extra inches of height.

My take on this feminine style:

Lace Blouse: Ungaro // Pencil Skirt: Reiss // Cardigan: J.Crew (currently 25% OFF with code SHOPASAP) // Sunglasses: Vince Camuto // Bag: Karen Millen // Belt: H&M // Shoes: Schutz

Now, onto some housekeeping… I’m currently deep into a total website overhaul and way over my head when it comes to HTML coding and CSS… Ummm, yeah, no I idea what those stand for, either! I must apologize in advance for any “under construction” technical difficulties you may experience over the course of the next few days. Hopefully, I’ll get my tech savvy act together and we can return to our happy, special place. Except this special website place will totally blow your mind with it’s beauty and you’ll never want to leave. Kind of like the shoe department at Bergdorf Goodman.



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