Q: How do I wear a cardigan without looking like an 80-year old retiree?

You can have fun with various types of cardis and switch things up for different looks

You can have fun with various types of cardis and switch things up for different looks

A: The cardigan is a staple in my wardrobe, but I understand that sometimes, they can be dowdy and drab. Whether it’s a crewneck or a v-neck, the cardigan should be used as a layer to not only keep the chill away, but add depth and interest to your outfit. You should embrace the natural preppiness of a cardi by pairing it with a collared shirt, buttoned to the neck and adding a bright and cheerful necklace. When in doubt, grab a cardigan with a bold pattern and great detailing. At the end of the day as long as you’re comfortable, it won’t matter what age you look.

How to wear a cardigan.

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Gabi Pirraglia

When she isn’t writing communications strategies or coming up with witty subject lines for emails, Gabi spends her days scouring the city’s best thrift stores and shops for well cut jackets and leather purses. Her keen eye for style and aesthetic means friends come to her for style advice, tips and guidance. She uses her working knowledge of fashion and communications to help them choose pieces that reflect who they are and the message they are trying to convey. Gabi is a firm believer in using individual style to communicate who you are and what you are all about. She also advocates the use of proper grammar and wearing gold sequins in the afternoon while drinking Earl Grey tea. Favourite place in Toronto: The Distillery District at Christmas time.

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    Annie Marie Peters

    I love cardigans! I have at least two dozen of them in my closet right now. You’re right, without proper styling, they can definitely look frumpy. However, I think you’re giving good suggestions for using them to add interest to an outfit. Thanks for sharing these tips. Love the photo examples!

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