15 Ways to Wear a Long Cardigan Through the Dead of Winter

Among the pieces that we consider to be absolute essentials for surviving any winter (or any office where you’re subjected to brutal AC), a longline cardigan is at the top of our list. The cozy knit is best in a midi or duster length, and just in time for the season of layering and bundling that lies ahead, we’ve found some seriously stylish ways to wear it. Don’t even think about sacrificing your style this winter. Get inspired by one of these 15 looks instead. Click through to see our top ways to wear a long cardigan this winter.


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L.A. girls: This look is perfect for when the weather drops ever so slightly below 70 degrees.


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Double up on the knits and wear yours over a turtleneck.


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A clean white T-shirt and skinny jeans are so simple perfection with a jewel-tone cardigan.


This Scandinavian style star proves just how versatile a V-neck cardigan can beshe makes it work at night, too.


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The jacket drape is still going strong in our minds. Wear your cardigan like this and let it be known you're by definition a fashion girl.


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Give an everyday sensibility to an otherwise loud print or color.


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Ideal for when you're running out the door in the morningthrow on an extra-long sweater over anything.


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We bet you've never thought to layer like this before. Try your cardigan over a blazer with a strong lapel.


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We love the look of Chelsea boots with dark-wash jeans and a long black cardigan.


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Minimalists will leave theirs open over a simple shift dress.


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And maximalists will wear theirs this way.


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Bubblegum pink livens up an otherwise head-to-toe black outfit.


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Tie a belt over yours to add super-flattering shape.


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Layer, layer, layer! Under your overcoat, a cardigan adds an extra layer for those icy days.


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Layer over a turtleneck for maximum warmth.

Now as good a time as ever to stock up on the best cardigans. Shop our picks!

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Anna is an editor on the fashion team at Who What Wear and has been at the company for over five years, having begun her career in the Los Angeles office before relocating to New York, where she's currently based. Having always been passionate about pursuing a career in fashion, she built up her experience interning at the likes of Michael Kors, A.L.C., and College Fashionista before joining the team as a post-graduate assistant editor. Anna has penned a number of interviews with Who What Wear's cover stars over the years, including A-listers Megan Fox, Issa Rae, and Emma Chamberlain. She's earned a reputation for scouting new and emerging brands from across the globe and championing them to our audience of millions. While fashion is her main wheelhouse, Anna led the launch of WWW Travels last year, a new lifestyle vertical that highlights all things travel through a fashion-person lens. She is passionate about shopping vintage, whether it be at a favorite local outpost or an on-the-road discovery, and has amassed a wardrobe full of unique finds. When she's not writing, you can find her shooting street imagery on her film camera, attempting to learn a fourth or fifth language, or planning her next trip across the globe.