So what can we do to mix up the cardigan rut? Well, how do you usually wear your cardigans that have buttons? Do you wear them open most of the time?
I typically button a few buttons in the middle.
But I think it's time I tried buttoning them all the way up & wearing
them as tops.
I'm also drawn to the classic look of buttoning the top button--this one takes a bit of guts, though, because we want to avoid looking like our grandmas.
One more option is to button most of the buttons at the top & leave a couple open at the bottom (my favorite choice at the moment).
Here are some examples of each option...
Buttoning the top button or two
There's something a little retro & nostalgic about buttoning the top button. Is it too conservative?
I've noticed it's mostly British sites that model the cardigan buttoned at the top.
Buttoned all the way & worn as a top
Buttoning a couple buttons in the middle
Up until this very moment, I thought buttoning a button or two in the middle looked carefree & light. But looking at these models below now, it seems very conservative to me--maybe even more so than buttoning the top button!
Mix it up a bit...
I love this option below...
& this light little cropped sweater--
But I still love cardigans buttoned down the back...
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