I changed my mind about the name, but I do love the ever so classic and ageless cardigan. Seems like it’s a newly discovered piece of fashion now days, however the cardigan is far from new. It kind of disappeared off of the fashion scene after the 50′s, only to be seen on women as complimenting jackets to sleeveless tops and dresses. It made a comeback in the 80′s (as did most things from the 40′s) but was usually worn in in over sized style. I have to admit I haven’t always been a fan of cardigans. It was just one of those articles of clothing I completely overlooked, kind of like scarves were a few years ago (we’ll get back to that in another post). Now I don’t know how I, a huge fan of all things classics and preppy, could’ve missed such an important piece clothing. It was exactly how I felt when I discovered luggage. Oh, and Mr.Rogers and cardigans are like laces and sneakers, they just go together, right?
Cavi – $106.26
This is one of my favorite cardigans of this year, from a brand I usually don’t pay much attention to.
In the 1950′s the cardigan game was on 10. Grace Kelly, A.K.A. the Princess of Monaco, was of the many women who’s cardigan collection was much like my sneaker collection. Among her who also killed it with the cardigans were Doris Day (who had cardigans that still can’t be topped today) and Audrey Hepburn.
Marc Ecko Cut & Sew Cuff ‘Em Cardigan, Sean John Stripe Cardigan, Ralph Lauren Rugby Wool Letterman Cardigan, Trovata Hitchiker Wool Button Front Cardigan, Just Cavalli Wool Blend Zip Up Cardigan and Theory Silk Cotton Cardigan.
Chanel, of course, gives cardigans the style and prestige that could never be achieved by any other line. This is of the Autumn-Winter, Haute Couture Collection in 1964. The woman third to last going to the right is Gina Lollobrigida and that looks like Natalie Wood on the end…..And while we’re at it…
Michelle Obama. We haven’t seen a First Lady with such a natural eye for style and what works for her since Jackie’ O (whom she’s often compared to), who’s cardigan game was also on point during the 60′s. Plus, Jackie’s hair was freaking awesome; never out of place in any photos. That’s like a gift. I’m definitely going to do a post on both of these First Lady’s style.