The cardigan is back, and there’s a fresh new way to style it

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Knitwear season is here, and the humble cardigan is taking centre stage for autumn in a whole new way.

Cardigans: the fashion world’s signal that autumn and winter are on the horizon. The new-in sections are filled with cardis, and this year they come in all shapes and sizes. From v-neck iterations done up and tucked into jeans, to round-neck styles left open and rolled up. It’s all about making the knit work hard in your wardrobe as a layering tool, and now a sleek separate.

Designers including Shrimps and Wales Bonner have versions you’ll hold onto for a lifetime. Then the high street heroes at H&M and Arket have dropped new styles that will convert anyone into a cosy cardie.

And the 2020 way to wear the seasonal cardigan? Done up as a top with nothing underneath. And we’re embracing it with open arms.

Scroll down to see how to style cardigans as a top, along with the best styles to snap up during the impending chill.

Street style of cardigan and blazer
Style with a blazer for a luxe look

Go for a slightly longer style down to the hips, leave the last few buttons undone and belt at the waist. The result? Autumn outfit perfection. 

Cardigans look a million dollars with leather (real or faux) trousers. Fact. Instantly making the most simple of knits look premium, it’s an easy tip to keep in mind. Another go-to tip from fashion stylists is to pick a round-neck style, but not buttoning it up to the top. Keep slightly undone for a relaxed vibe. 

And don’t limit yourself to trousers with your favourite knit; cardigans can also be worn as a top with your favourite skirt. In fact, maxi skirts are back on the books this year, too. Wear with your trusty summer sandals for now and switch to chunky boots when it gets cooler. 

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