The Styling Trick to Making Cardigans Look 10 Times Cooler

We’ve noticed certain details of preppy style having serious popularity in the mainstream fashion world from pastel hues to plaid and gingham patterns on just about everything. There’s one styling trick in particular that has a history of being a staple in preppy style, and it couldn’t be more simple to achieve. We’re noticing everywhere how fashion girls are re-inventing their sweaters by tying them across their chest or letting them casually drape around their shoulders. And if you are wondering, yes, there are so many cool ways to style your crewnecks and cardigans that are guaranteed to appeal to edgy girls, minimalists, and the trend-forward pack, too.

Tie your look together (pun very much intended) by coordinating your sweater with your boots.

Try out a headband with your sweater to give it a forward take on classic preppy details.

Don't be afraid to layer upwe love the look of a cropped jacket under a long coat, finished off with a sweater tied around the shoulders.

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Of course, Gigi Hadid gave the traditionally preppy styling trick a cool and edgy vibe in black and red.

Alternately, fashion girls are also opting to tie their sweaters diagonally across their chest like so, achieving an effortless-cool feel.

Go monochrome. Test out big, bold trends like statement slides and neck scarves, and top off your look with a casual sweater drape.

The aforementioned "casual sweater drape" is also perfect for those days when the weather can't make up its mind.

Master of the preppy-girly wardrobe, Alexa Chung made a striped sweater the coolest thing about her outfit.

In a vibrant, unexpected color combo, this styling trick takes on a decidedly forward look.

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Pastels are shaping up to be a major 2018 look. Here's all the proof you need.

Do as the OG Man Repeller does.

Pair with tailored trousers and a cool graphic T-shirt like this Italian street style star did.

NYC girls will wear the casual sweater drape over a leather moto jacket. 

Add in of-the-moment details like a furry bag and kitten heels.

Match your sweater to your coat for a cohesive look.

Use it to dress up wardrobe essentials.