If you’re still late to the cardigan parade, we don’t know what to tell you. Popularized by collegiate fashion in the early 1900’s, the cardigan soon became the perfect representation of smart and casual. Treading the line between formal and relaxed, cardigans are usually the most versatile part of one’s wardrobe. Pair it with an oxford shirt and tie, and you can wear it to an interview or layer it over a simple v-neck shirt for a night with your soon-to-be girlfriend.
In Part 1 of Captain Cardigan, we only look at printed sweaters, which are a a nice change of pace if you are used to wearing mostly solid colors. If any of these catch your eye, make sure to act quickly because Karmaloop is having an insanely mind-blowing, planet shifting, breathtaking sale right NOW–we’re talking $100 off, free shipping and more.
1. 10Deep Native Shawl Cardigan
The rich blue color, coupled with the rustic brown buttons makes this joint a crowd pleaser. 10Deep does a great job paying attention to the details, and the native American inspired print gives this a lot of personality. Avoid wear this with any form of dark denim.
2. American Stitch Aztec Cardigan
This cardigan is the definition of cozy. Definitely a heavier weight than the above one from 10Deep, this joint is meant for those extra chilly days. The tan color gives you the ability to pair with some dark denim, whether its indigo blue, olive green or something else.
3. LRG The Apliner Cardigan
The shawl collar and tribal patterning makes this a piece you won’t find at your neighborhood TJ Maxx. The clean colorblocking leads to a sporty yet refined look, making this a potential cornerstone of your wardrobe. Dress it up with a chambray shirt, or wear it more casual with a solid colored tee. The world is yours.