Just in case I scared you the other day with the coat blog, I've decided there is an interim step you can make.
The tried and tested cardigan. When it comes to cardigans I like mine oversized. Big and baggy, they add both warmth and interest to an outfit. And with all the different knits, it's also easy to add texture. The ultimate in functionality. Whilst making a pretty cool addition to your outfit. It makes transitional dressing a no brainer. And you can carry on wearing into the Winter by layering more. Ok perhaps stop the layering when you start looking Michelin-esque but I love a shirt, jumper and then a cardigan. And scarves. The bigger the better.
I also go long. Midi yes but super long is my cardigan poison of choice.
Speaking of super long and texture...
Faux-fur pockets cardigan from Mango £49.99 Absolutely love this and if I didn't not need a dark grey one I would get this in a heartbeat. Although when did *need* have anything to do with anything.
A thick texture knit at Mango again in what they call chocolate £49.99
Another chunky knit again at Mango, this time in navy £35.99
Or in the dark heather grey.
Midi now and I have to say I'm all about the fluff. The fluffier the better.
Fluffy longline cardigan from Mint Velvet £99
Fluffy midi cardigan from La Redoute £49 in navy with 25% off using code 25DEL
Long Sleeve Cardigan from M&S £69 But don't forget the discount with the code SEPT16A21 - 20% off till Monday.
I have tried this on and I think it looks much better sized up but that's just the look I prefer.
Mohair again at By Malene Birger. I made the mistake of "just having a look". Foolish. Really foolish. Cardigan porn.
Jovillan cardigan from By Malene Birger £500 (could you justify as a coat? Yes is the answer by the way) It also does come with a belt.
Or the Rinorra in exotic green (I think the exotic might refer to the price...) £275
But you can also snag a BMB bargain at The Outnet.
Bellisa knitted cardigan in beige was £250 now £110
And in the stone (looks like grey to me... ) again £110 down from £250
But personally, none of these are fluffy enough for me. I want to look like the Ready Brek man. Think fluff you can see from space. I know I've seen one somewhere. Do you think I can remember where? Can I heck as like.
So this one is the best I can do from Warehouse.
Blouson sleeve mohair cardigan from Warehouse £59 in peach
Hooded at Topshop - Block Cardi £49
More plain hooded versions at Gap.
Long hooded cardigan in charcoal heather £54.95
In blue uniform again £54.95
And in the heather grey £54.95
And finishing with a couple of off piste numbers. From Mint Velvet - military style.
Mint Velvet Military Longline Cardigan £109
Another drapey number from Rick Owens. Admittedly I would happily find a home for this. Very very happily. Were it slightly thicker wool. I fear that I know Rick Owens knitwear and they're always very light. I want a bit more chunk for my money.
Rick Owens Draped Wool Cardigan £395
But finishing with my favourite. I absolutely adore this. A cardigan that just says "Autumn, you're up". Bring out the navy, the greys, the blacks. Throw this on. You're done.
Nordic Fair Isle Longline Cardigan from Great Plains £85
I'm not going to lie. At this point I am somewhat cardiganed out. I'm not sure any of these are exactly what I'm looking for and - rather unlike me - I've got to the end of the research thinking that all the ones above are fabulous but not sure they're entirely what I'm looking for. Except obviously the £500 By Malene Birger one which I totally totally heart. And can't remotely justify, seeing as the husband has just leant over my shoulder and said "nice dressing gown". Now my turn to eye roll... (I also may have just remembered I have a khaki Acne mohair cardigan from last year. Oh my lord THE shame. That's me sorted actually. I didn't wear that nearly enough last year so it will be perfect for this year. Result).
Thoughts on cardigans kids?
Here I am in one from hmm last year or the year before (I think it may be the year before actually - doesn't time fly when you're having fun) from Zara. Oh and yes, I have had FIVE inches cut off my hair! It obviously looked a lot better yesterday having a) not slept on it and b) not spend an hour in a gale at football/dog walking this morning.
Navy jumper - Uniqlo
Phoebe jeans - MiH
Cardigan - Zara
Red Soho Disco Bag - Gucci
White cracked leather Stans - adidas
And a quick pic of an outfit I had on on Thursday night for drinks out with friends.
Black Jumpsuit - Kin by John Lewis
Glove Sandals - Balenciaga
Thurlaston Clutch - Village England
So I'm off to finish a shoe article for tomorrow which is rather exciting. And get ready for a lovely family evening in, having had a rather hectic day yesterday in London which I will report back on on Monday. Inspiration-tastic mind you. Tomorrow is the 11yr old's birthday - after rugby (weeps). I will have almost a teenager. EEK.