Men’s letterman or if you prefer, varsity cardigans, have come a long way since their origins as a staple in American high schools. So, we’re heading back to school for a lesson on how to style this fashion item.
To pull-off this preppy look with a contemporary spin, you can wear your varsity cardigan with light blue jeans. Finishing off the look with white athletic shoes is a fairly safe way to introduce an element of style to this ensemble.
The best way to create a more polished look with an edgy finish is by teaming a varsity cardigan with formal pants and a polo shirt with zipper details.
If the setting allows for a casual ensemble, go for a varsity cardigan and rolled-up shorts. Unsure on the footwear part? A pair of Derby shoes will boost the classy factor.
Once they were hot, then we got overloaded. Now, your pride-of-joy in high school cardigan is back, but with a few high fashion upgrades.
Matching the color of your cardigan with your entire outfit is important as the cardigan usually works as the focal point of your entire outfit.
A GOOD FIT
It’s all about the fit: Thin and fitted, loose and chunky is the motto. Any style should come in at the waist and cover your belt.
PUSH THE BUTTONS
Buttons are key: Not too much fuss and the last button is always undone.
If there’s a whole lot going on your cardigan keep the rest of your outfit simple.
Cardigans are meant to be worn as outerwear. An extra tight cardigan will look ill-proportioned and definitely feel uncomfortable.
It’s all too easy to go overboard with colors, so rein it back a bit. Three things you might want to consider are your skin tone, season and occasion.
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