This 2-Piece Outfit Combo Is a Front-Runner for the Season

I’m all about a simple ensemble that’s chic and incredibly easy to put together. You too? Wonderful—you’ve landed in the right spot. Today, I’m here to chat about one of my favorite outfit formulas of the season. And yep, it basically just involves two pieces (shoes and accessories aside). Enter the cardigan and jeans look. Honestly, after recently scrolling through my saved images on IG for inspiration, I realized that so many A+ looks featured just a cardigan (often worn as a top) mixed with denim, plus accessories. It’s basically a go-to fashion-person uniform for fall.

To showcase this outfit combo further, I rounded up some of my favorite fashion follows that have embraced the simple look in question. Naturally, I also shopped out inspired picks for each as well in case one of the ensembles catches your eye. Keep scrolling for more. Who knows, you may just find your new go-to look with the inspo coming your way.


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A slouchy cardigan in a neutral hue is of-the-moment with faded black jeans.


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Statement collars are seriously trending. Team a bold cardigan with straight-leg jeans, and you're set.


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Go for the monochromatic vibe and tuck a cardigan into jeans for a modern look.


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An eye-catching cardigan with puff sleeves looks incredibly chic with high-waisted jeans.


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A cardigan worn as a top is no-fail with those classic jeans.


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You can't go wrong with a colorful cardigan to make a statement.


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Test out a colorful knit with cropped jeans and sneakers for an easy silhouette.

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Bobby Schuessler
Market Director

Bobby Schuessler is a fashion editor with over a decade of editorial experience covering shopping, style, and beauty. He's spent over seven years at Who What Wear, currently leading the market team to deliver highly covetable and convertible content. He creates data-driven shopping guides featuring top retialers like Nordstrom, Shopbop, and Net-a-Porter and is at the forefront of Who What Wear's shopping tentpole strategies, including Amazon Prime Day. He also works on branded content initiatives and appears on camera in video and shopping livestream franchises. He has also worked across a variety of other media brands and fashion retailers like Refinery29, PureWow, Men's Health, and Gilt covering commerce, trend reporting, women's and men's fashion, home, and lifestyle.