That basic in your closet is more versatile than you think. Here's how to style your cozy cardigan for any occasion.

By Flavia Nunez
Updated October 05, 2018
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Cardigan, Tailored Trousers and Pumps
Credit: Kevin Sweeney

Start With the Cardigan…and Add a Turtleneck and Jeans

If you’re tossing on casual basics—sneakers, a crossbody—for weekend errands, a cardi in place of your denim jacket makes the laid-back look a bit more refined.

To buy: Abercrombie & Fitch Open Front cardigan, $78; Athleta Futures turtleneck, $108; Ella Moss Cropped Wide Leg jeans, $100; Machete Block earrings, $36; (coming soon). Can’t Hurt to Bask sunglasses, $22; Deux Lux Annabelle crossbody, $115; (coming soon). Gola Bullet Cheetah sneakers, $85; (coming soon).

Cardigan, Dress and Vest
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…Add a Dress and Vest

Belt a sweater and faux-fur vest over a date-night dress to make a statement that’s still comfy in the cold.

To buy: Vince Camuto Long Sleeve Floral Velvet Burnout dress, $189; Donna Salyers’ Fabulous Furs Every-Wear Faux Fur vest, $179; L.L.Bean Signature Leather ¾” belt, $39; Wink of Pink Shop Elsie Twist Drop earrings, $24; Sarah Chloe Curved Linnea cuff, $329; Skechers Lasso boots, $70;

Cardigan, Turtleneck and Jeans
Credit: Kevin Sweeney

…Add Tailored Trousers and Pumps

Elevate your favorite cardigan with an office-appropriate textured blouse, a structured coat, and classic accessories.

To buy: H&M Waves blouse, $50; I Love Tyler Madison The Chrissy trousers, $125; Zara Double Breasted coat, $129; Baublebar Cindy Hoop earrings, $38; Louise et Cie Kora satchel, $298; Marc Fisher LTD Carter pumps, $160;