12 basic cardigans that never go out of style

womens basic cardigans

When thinking about basic clothing items, the first things that come to mind are the elegant black shoes and the classic cardigans in neutral colors that you can pair with so many outfits.

Considered a basic clothing item in any woman’s closet, a cardigan is comfortable and versatile enough to wear it almost daily.

It can replace a jacket if you wear it at the office, especially in the summer, when the air conditioner is on, or in autumn, when the temperature drops considerably in the morning and evening.

Below you can see my choice of cardigans in basic colors: black, grey, beige, and navy, to make sure that they will complement most of your daily outfits. Some of them are actually very cheap items, on sale, which means you can get a real bargain to update your fall/winter wardrobe.

Basic Cardigans – Best Buys

Black, classic cardigans are versatile pieces that can turn a daytime outfit into a comfortable and warm night-out outfit, while maintaining an elegant and trendy look.

Halogen cardigan
Halogen cardigan

Metallic finish cardigan
Metallic finish cardigan

Tommy Hilfiger cardigan
Tommy Hilfiger cardigan

Vila wrap around cardigan
Vila wrap around cardigan

Even though I should have cardigans in my closet, while I was doing the annual spring cleaning I decided to donate the very classic and short models with buttons. After a few weeks, I had to buy two asymmetric pieces – a long cardigan, ending slightly above the knee, and a short cardigan falling just above the hip – in classic colors: grey and black.

I can’t imagine life without a basic cardigan or two 🙂 .

New Look boyfriend cardigan
New Look boyfriend cardigan

Nic Zoe cardigan
Nic Zoe cardigan

Dolman Cardigan
Dolman Cardigan

Charter Club cardigan
Charter Club cardigan

Cardigans suffered many transformations over the years. Trends were different almost every year.

We witnessed a shift from the classic cardigans that seemed rather dull at first glance to the asymmetric cardigans, featuring pointed hemlines and lace or synthetic leather inserts.

Fashionistas are whispering that fringed cardigans are a hot trend this year. Although very beautiful, they are not suitable for an office, elegant outfit. Nevertheless, you can pick them for a casual look when going out with your friends.

Cotton appliques cardigan
Cotton appliques cardigan

Basic Mango cardigan
Basic Mango cardigan

I especially like to wear cardigans for women with some dark, straight leg jeans, a top or a white shirt, according to the occasion and a pair of mid heel booties in a dark shade.

If I pick a short, above-the-waist cardigan, I leave it unbuttoned – this will hide the love handles 🙂 . On the other hand, a simple belt around the waist looks really well when wearing a longer cardigan.

Charter Club cashmere cardigan
Charter Club cashmere cardigan

Marled open front cardigan
Marled open front cardigan

Those were my thoughts of the day on the sexy & stylish women’s basic cardigans that should make your shopping list this winter. Keep it classy and…

…happy shopping!