Much beloved by both women and men, the cardigan was adapted from the knitted wool waistcoats worn by British officers during the First World War. After the war, it gained popularity with those in outdoor professions, especially fishermen. It was Coco Chanel, however, that brought the cardigan into the realm of women’s wear as a comfortable yet chic alternative to the corseted fashions of the times.
Today, the cardigan has many faces, from the tailored Chanel-esque cardigan jacket to the preppy collegiate inspired versions. With as many styles to choose from as there are personal tastes, this omnipresent piece is sure to infiltrate your wardrobe. We love this A.P.C. cardi as a versatile wardrobe staple.
Wear with jeans and a t-shirt to amp up a casual look or with a jeweled collar button down for a quirkier version. What is your favorite way to wear a cardigan?