Thursday, September 11, 2008

Wild Cardi

Sweater Weather! Now that there's a bit of a nip in the air, CC decided it's time for a post dedicated to that perennial favorite: the cardigan!
Whether short sleeve or long, cropped or thigh skimming, the cardi is undeniably sexier and more wearable than ever!
Pair a button-front knit with jeans, a dress (as at Just Cavalli, below) or skirt, or even shorts (at right, street style at New York Fashion Weekfrom The Sartorialist).
Belt it for added interest (at left, Dennis Basso Spring 2009, via and experiment with layering different sleeve lengths! Below right, the 3/4 sleeve is truly glamorous at Michael Kors.
Runway photo note: all pictures are from the Fall RTW collections and via unless otherwise credited.

From left: 3.1 Phillip Lim Spring 2009, Thakoon and Giorgio Armani

3.1 Phillip Lim

Paul Smith

J. Crew featherweight merino glass button cardi
Bop Basics Grandfather cashmere cardigan, a exclusive
Blake Boyfriend tunic length cardi in cotton, at
For the gents: Boss Black cardigan featured in Details Magazine
Runway inspiration: Eley Kishimoto
Cardigan two-tone five button welt pocket sweater - how UES fabulous! At
Cardigan Brigitte knit blazer, at
CC loves this one!
Bamford Tricolor cardigan, at Neiman Marcus
Left: Belted merino wool henley sweater, at
Runway love: Tory Burch
D&G Frill cardigan, on sale at
J. Crew cotton cashmere primrose cardigan, currently half price at!
Peter Som asymmetrical ruffle cardigan, at
Milly cashmere and lace cardi; this and next at
Diane von Furstenberg Goslar cardigan
Runway inspiration: Sinha-Stanic micro cardi
Catherine Malandrino ruffle cap sleeve cardigan, at
Lauren Ralph Lauren stretch silk jersey Angela cardigan, at
Runway loving: Blumarine
Brian Reyes chunky knit - so perfect when belted!
At right:
Isla Fisher in Vanity Fair, November 2006

Rodarte cardi
Runway edge: Yigal Azrouel

Tory Burch zip-up cardi coat, at
3.1 Phillip Lim reverse cardigan, at Neiman Marcus
McQ asymmetric cardi, at
Splendid rugby stripe cardigan, at

From left: Alloy striped zip cardi with hood. Go to; Helmut Lang drape front intarsia pattern cardigan, at;
Sonia Rykiel Technicolor long cardigan, available at
Deal of the day: Forever 21 open front striped cardigan

Don't worry, darlings - CC hasn't forgotten argyle - there's another post in the works devoted to the preppy classic!


Anonymous said...

Love your new banner !
plus, so in love with the cashemire cardigans... And the Angela one !

Anonymous said...

Me gusta mucho el look formal aunque no para todos los dias, pero ahora va a estar de moda :)

Un besote

bronwyn said...

Amazing the amount of versatility in the different types of cardi's out there. I want the Rodarte cardi, but I would hang it on my wall and look at it lovingly everyday, I would be too scared to wear it in case I snagged it on something, or spilt something on it:)

Sharon S said...

ooh, what great picks!! I'm loving all styles and all colours!!

ediot said...

what a fun post-
i love your blogchange
and im so in love with cardigans right now.. the bigger-the better..

hope youre doing great?

Siljesfashion said...

Love cardigans, and was thinking of doing a post about that as well, seeing I have about 40 in my closet. Its a very versatile garment and I love the way you showed dressed up and down, stripes and single colored!

Hanne said...

I love cardigans, they are so warm and comfy... And in the cold Norwegian weather you really need them;)

Megan @ Pink O'Clock said...

i love that green ruffled d&g sweater -- i'm so into things with ruffles right now. :)

you always have the best images.

La Belette Rouge said...

I just bought another basic black cardigan. You make me want to add a wild cardi to my collection.

Unknown said...

I am loving the cardigans lately ...especially the long ones. I haven't seen a cardi comeback this strong since the late 90's.

leeselooks said...

a boyfriend cardi. thats all i need


Libbi said...

Id neva realised there were so many types of cardigens around! Do you know any good ones from english high street shops?

Audrey Leighton said...

loving all the changes.
and still, like always, loving your blog! great post, really enjoyed it!

hope your well!


i was thinking, you want to collaborate and do some kind of feature on each others blogs? like every so often at the bottom of a post: check out cc's latest article on ________

what do you think?

anyway let me know!

Cait said...

I love the asymmetrical cardigan so much!

WendyB said...

Sigh. Why can't it be summer always?

Daniela Valdez said...

Your posts are always so perfect... I´m absolutely loving these cardigans, specially the ones with two colours!!

Susanna-Cole King said...

I never been a huge cardigan fan... however some of these cardigans you posted are just too lovely to resist! :D

By the way, noticed your pictures and text get bounced all other the place...Blogspot generally does that when you start posting a bunch of pictures... do you want me to tell how you a different way I learned you can insert pictures and control where they go? :) Unless of course, you intentionally put your pictures in like this... then nevermind me! ;)



thank you for adding me! i just added you as well =)

lots of love!

Da Fashionista said...

am dreaming of them with floaty dresses and tights and a belt.

we wear things said...

love cardigans!!! i need to find the perfect long one..


J said...

the cardigans look great! i love that orange one from shopbop.. so preppy and cute.

Lindsay said...

I love the long cardigans!

littlebyrd said...

There aren't many sweaters I've met that I haven't liked. Great picks! Thanks for stopping by to say hello - loving what I see here!

Seeker said...

I'm a cardi woman! I have to be, weather is so variable on the island that we have to have cardigans. Besides we don't have heating at my office, and we have to wear them in cold time.
So... I like to have a few....

You picked great ones. This year I bought a black wild one... let's see how I'll manage it ;)

Great post beautiful lady!


Trish Baluyot said...

After seeing this, I suddenly want my closet to be filled with lots of different and stylish cardigans. Haha. :P I love CC! ;)

Anonymous said...

The Brigitte cardigan is so divine, and I love the Kishimoto one too. Cardigans are such a necessity for me, it's always cold in my office so they keep me nice and I'm off to scope out intermix hehe...

Elizabeth said...

I'm inspired to get some cardis out of the mothballs now!

Mrs.French said...

I take it back...this is my favorite post.

Missa said...

Yay for cardis!
I'm loving that vest one at the top and the Yigal Azrouel is very cool too!

Bombchell said...

i did a double take to see some those gorgeous guys lol

ooh i love Isla. im sure her new movie will be fab shopaholic or something

K.Line said...

I am a total sweater girl, CC. And I love so many of your choices. The vibrant green and orange. The retro looks, the asymmetric cardigan. Great stuff.

And great title too.

Char Ruiz Manjarrez said...

What a complete post! I gonna wear a cardigan tomorrow because of it.


Vanessa @ See Vanessa Craft said...

OMG I'm NEEDING all of those cardigans!!

♥ Marta ♥ said...

I love cardigan... I want to find a really slouchy one and try to wear my long cardigan with a dress.
P.S. As my course, I decide to experiment by taking a few in modern art since I am not exactly big fan of it... I though it would be a good challenge for me to learn something completely different... Right now, we are looking at works of Klimt...I'll see how that goes, I will definately post my favorite notes from my lecture. I also have medieval course which I start tomorrow ... So I have a pretty exciting year ahead :)

Pamcasso said...

sooo many fabulous ones. I have loved that picture of Isla for ages too. That orange j crew one looks to be perfect for spring too!

GuapĆ³loga said...

I love the trend of the belt over the cardigan. The problem begins when you (me in this case, ha ha) do not have the model's waist and it looks like a potatoe bag... buh!



Sydney said...

i love those big sweaters near the bottom.

your layout is so nice also!

Anonymous said...

I love the blue banner with the buttons on the diagonal- very quirky. I'm on the look out for a very sheer slouchy cardi for fall!

Charlotte said...

Hey, I am back and you changed he look of you blog! I love it! the cardigan is one of my favourite piece of clothing, you can wear it with almost everything. Love the pics!

Anonymous said...

i really like this new trend...because i really love fashion but hate being cold!

Dana (MODAna) said...

that peter som purple one is unreal. and the rodarte is like a brilliant cozy version of the dresses that made him stand out this year.
I totally agree, too, that cardis are more wearable than ever now. I remember they were so frumpy when i was a teen, and ppl didnt like them because they didnt give much shape. that has been resolved with belts and carefully placed buttons and sizing. hehe

Dana (MODAna) said...

that peter som purple one is unreal. and the rodarte is like a brilliant cozy version of the dresses that made him stand out this year.
I totally agree, too, that cardis are more wearable than ever now. I remember they were so frumpy when i was a teen, and ppl didnt like them because they didnt give much shape. that has been resolved with belts and carefully placed buttons and sizing. hehe

ryder said...

you changed layout? cool. pink was too pink :)

of course, what i would like to own is rodarte cardi.

but my love goes to d&g!


Hey great photos.

Ilove her disposition.


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bi-style said...

everyone need a cardigan or three or five....! greta pics, I love cardi's!

Penny said...

i really want the fluffy style (eg: Blumarine and Isla Fisher) because they look so sweet and soft, but i also really want one with a big (fake!) fur collar for a glamorous 40s look.
great post! you always get me thinking! (and buying!)

Jadore-Fashion said...

i need to stock up on cardigan, it getting cold here already. love the grey cardigan!

ps: thanks for the comments dear and for always stopping by :)

Doriz Jeltzin said...

Gotta love tha cardigan, and that banner is awsome.

Sienna said...

Oh god. I am such a sucker for cardi's. Marc Jacobs has some amazing ones out right now!

Anonymous said...

So cool!

Crave said...

love this post! i'm smitten with the look of a great cardi over a dress or skirt for the fall...thanks for sharing!