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Cardigans are indispensable items to any girl’s wardrobe. Keep a few on hand at all times to match any occasion, no matter what the weather is.
Even though spring is here, it does not mean that the cold is gone completely. Layering is just as vital and as fashionable now as it is in the winter time. When the weather is unpredictable and constantly indecisive, shifting from rain to shine or giving us cool mornings and chilly nights with moments of warmth in between, layering definitely comes in handy. And while you may associate sweaters with the bitter chill of winter, they are just as useful (and just as cute) in the spring. A loose cardigan is an indispensable spring item and it is something everyone should make sure to have in their wardrobe.
Cardigans can be worn as an accessory or as a main feature of an outfit. They can be worn with dresses, with a tee and jeans, skirts, and even as a makeshift jacket over a pair of shorts and more summery outfits. Their power really comes from their ability to layer. When the weather is chillier, it is best to wear them with skinny jeans and boots. But they can also be worn when the weather is warmer as well. A cardigan over a spring dress can still be open and breezy in the sun but will protect you from the chill of the wind or in the shade. These handy accessories can also work just as great as a light jacket on cooler summer nights.
Cardigans are one of those wardrobe staples that come in handy when you have a few of them. It’s always handy to have a neutral color to match a majority of your outfits, but it’s just as useful to have some in varying colors. A statement color or print can do a lot to add oomph to a basic outfit if you’re dressing on the run or want to add some flare to an old outfit. Not only that, but they can be used to match any look, whether you’re going for romantic, daring, rocker chic, bohemian and can even extend to the general casual and professional looks. Their versatility is limitless. Wear them simply draped over your outfit, cinch it with a waist belt, layer it with a scarf, or button it up for a more preppy or professional look. These cozy items are perfect for mixing and matching and can do a lot to extend your wardrobe. Be sure you have a few that match your personal style as well as accentuate it.
Scarves don’t just keep out the cold, they also happen to be great, simple, and versatile accessories. While they may not be as necessary as they are in winter, spring still carries a bit of a chill, making scarves are still completely appropriate to wear.
Fleece or flannel scarves are a bit too hot and stuffy for spring, but chiffon scarves, and knitted tube scarves are still comfortable and do their job. These accessories are lightweight and can still be used to layer when it gets exceptionally chilly outside. They can be worn with loose cardigans, light jackets, loose sweaters, blazers and they can even be worn alone over your top. Additionally, if you’ve forgotten your sweater or jacket, a long scarf can double as a makeshift pull over if tied and worn specifically. If you have an infinity scarf you can twist it and un-scrunch the fabric so it lays flat to act like a shrug. Similarly you can flatten any scarf to wear over your shoulders as a shawl as well. You can use these looks in a pinch or you can use them intentionally for a unique look.
Spring also allows us to play around with bright and refreshing colors. Pale pastels and some brighter, more neon colors are now in style and are totally appropriate for the season. Neutrals are always in style but spring brings color back into the world and so should your scarves! Try some pastels or pale yellows, pinks, greens, blues or purples to liven up a basic outfit. You can also try playing around with springtime prints like floral or paisley to evoke the spirit of the season. While floral patterns are an obvious spring choice, there are other patterns out there that are spring appropriate due to their color palette. Prints and patterns that use a lot of those previously mentioned pales and pastels, or use a lot of green, really evoke the feeling of the rejuvenation that has come to be synonymous with the season.
Chiffon Scarves can be worn with both casual and more professional or formal outfits depending on the material. Bring some new life to a few of your winter pieces and forego having to re-haul your entire wardrobe. Knowing how to accessorize according to the time of year and the occasion, you can mix and match most piece to last you well through the year. Check out the chiffon scarves at Chicastic now!