Oct 17, 2014

A Lightweight Outerwear Alternative: Chunky Shawl Cardigan

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| WEARING | Cardigan c/o Armani Exchange (similar HERE), J.Crew shirt and belt, Vintage Yves Saint Laurent trousers (part of suit), Vintage tie, To Boot New York loafers | PHOTOGRAPHY | by Rob McIver Photo

One of the trends this fall, for me, at least, has been to actively seek out outerwear solutions that aren’t my regular blazers or jackets. Many of my coats are a little too heavy for this time in between seasons and sometimes I’m in the mood for something other than a blazer. The “shacket” has been a great lightweight outerwear alternative and here’s another: the chunky shawl collar cardigan.

A chunky shawl cardigan is still a sweater and should fit like one, which means snug around your body so that it can be worn with a coat or layered under a blazer. However, the good thing about a thicker knit is that it works just as well as light outerwear.

I like to think of the chunky shawl cardigan as a “dressed up rugged” piece, especially those with wider ribbing. It pairs easily with seasonal colors like browns and also more rugged fabrics, such as chambray. Dress it up with a tie for a romantic dinner, or wear it more casually with a pair of jeans.

Chunky Shawl Cardigan - He Spoke Style

Chunky Shawl Cardigan - He Spoke Style

Thanks for reading.

Stylishly Yours,

Brian
He Spoke Style

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