How to Effortlessly Wear Long Cardigans in Autumn

FALL OUTERWEAR

Belted blazers enter the trend movement for 2019 fall fashion, so don’t be surprised to see thin belts cinching the waist on a houndstooth or tweed print blazer from October through December. As fall style trends happily interrupt our closets, it’s pretty exciting to take pieces from the back of our wardrobe and move them to the front such as bombers, denim jackets or teddy coats but what’s another popular way to style your outfits with outerwear for autumn?

Today, I discovered six long cardigans in my closet. It’s fair to say I deem long outerwear as wardrobe essential. Either floral, wool, tribal, sheer, cashmere, knit, crochet or lace, cardigans are the perfect essential to stay warm and hide those particular assets you don’t want to show for a day.

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How to Wear Long Cardigans in Autumn?

Anything convenient and functional gets five stars in my style research book. I just enjoy pieces that help me achieve the status of effortlessly chic without feeling overwhelmed yet comfortable at the same time. Long cardigans give off an easy but cozy vibe that carries itself as an excellent essential for developing an autumn wardrobe.

Just because this outerwear is long, don’t feel like you have to pair the cardigan with stilettos. Long cardigans look great with heels but also looks nice styled with ankle boots, converse or canvas sneakers too. For creating layered looks, pair your long outerwear over graphic tees and jeans for a casual #OOTD or wear with joggers for a leisurewear fashion statement. Ditch the denim jacket and blazer-style at the office and wear your fanciest long knit cardigan over sheath dresses, paper bag slacks or pencil skirts.

5 Tips for Wearing Long Cardigans

  1. Avoid wearing wide pieces that naturally flare out such as a-line or tulle skirts.
    • These type of skirts are meant to show off the shape, so wearing a long cardigan smashes the shape into your silhouette, causing you to look bulky.
  2. For that celebrity trend look like the belted blazer, wear a belt over your cardigan.
  3. Make sure your long cardigan doesn’t drag the floor.
    • It’s ok to go down to the floor like ankle length but not drag the floor.
    • If it’s too long, wear heels.
  4. To avoid looking boxy, under your long cardigan, wear clothes that shape your body such as slim fit jeans, bodycon dresses or skirts and tucked in tees or blouses.
  5. Simple is best. Avoid wearing ruffled pieces and thick tops or anything meant to be worn on it’s own so you don’t look thrown together.Why Long Cardigans are A Fall Closet Essential- JustNatonyaJustNatonya No More Overthinking Start Taking ActionHow to Wear a Long Cardigan in the Fall- JustNatonyaWhy Long Cardigans are A Fall Closet Essential- JustNatonya

Long cardigans are the perfect investment for your fall wardrobe. Not only are the pieces chic but convenient and functional. I definitely keep a few pieces handy in my closet to give me instant style on the dress where I want to look in between casual and dressy.

Do you wear long cardigans? How do you style them?

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21 Comments Add yours

  1. I really need a new long cardigan! I love your one so much!

    Love, Amie ❤
    The Curvaceous Vegan

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    1. justnatonya says:

      Thank you so much Amie!!

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  2. Weird Louise says:

    I bought a long cardigan over the summer. Since it wasn’t in season it was on clearance and I only paid a couple of dollars for it. I’ve been looking forward to wearing it, and I love your style ideas and tips. For sure have an idea of what I can do with mine after reading this. Thanks for sharing and I love style pictures.

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    1. justnatonya says:

      YAY, I’m so happy to have given you some new ideas on your cardigan!! I can’t wait to see your look, tag me when you wear it Angela!

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  3. I’m a fan of long cardigans! Great tips here! Now that I think about it, I’ve never paired my long cardigans with sneakers. New looks are coming to mind now that you’ve suggested that! Gorg pics!

    Des | https://www.itsbetterinheels.com/

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    1. justnatonya says:

      Thanks so much sis, I’m glad to have inspired new looks for you to try!!😍 Long cardigans and sneakers make awesome chill vibes😁

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  4. Kimberley says:

    These are great tips.

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  5. I love the fact that you “discovered” your cardigans, your wardrobe sounds as cavernous as mine! I do have 3 long cardigans and I agree, they are style staples in summer with shorts, and any other time with trousers or fitted dresses and skirts. Great styling tips, Natonya, thank you 🙂 Lisa x

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    1. justnatonya says:

      Long Cardigans with shorts sounds so cute!! Thanks for reading Lisa👏🏾😁

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  6. Jaya Avendel says:

    I love the color of the burgundy/pink cardigan! Long coats and cardigans both I love, more so then their short counterparts. Love your style ideas for them here.

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    1. justnatonya says:

      Thank you so much Jaya!! I really like long cardigans more than short👏🏾😁

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  7. aisasami says:

    I just wear my cardigans just as it is. But I love that black one with flowers, it is unique!

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    1. justnatonya says:

      I really like that you wear your cardigans as is, simplicity is a great way to stay stylish!

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  8. I’m wearing a long cardigan today! I just threw it over jeans and a cami for casual Friday at work. I love your style in general Natonya – you always rock your outfits with so much confidence!

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    1. justnatonya says:

      Thanks so much Sarah!! Long cardigans with jeans and a cami is such a cute look!!

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  9. I love the purple one. I always find this so amazing on other people, but feel so small when I try it on.

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    1. justnatonya says:

      I know what you mean, I used to think long cardigans made me look too short because I’m 5’3 but it’s such a cool style anyone can rock, you just need to make sure the cardigan isn’t too long on you. Thanks for commenting❤️

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