In case you haven't heard, this season is all about the red cardigan. Easy, wearable and making just enough of a bright statement, red cardigans are the perfect place to start if you're trying to get used to styling the bold shade. As influencers, celebrities and editors have flocked to secure themselves the perfect red cardigan, high-street and designer brands alike have delivered them in spades, offering cashmere, wool and fine-cotton iterations to suit our preferences. The best of the lot? Well, if you ask anyone in the Who What Wear UK team, they'll send you straight to the Reformation website and implore you to scoop up the Clara Cashmere Crew Cardigan in the shade Cherry.
The pure cashmere composition imparts a delightfully supple feel on the skin for comfortable styling and easy layering. Worn buttoned all the way or partly open for a little exposed décolletage, the crew-neck cardigan has a relaxed finish for easy wearability. The perfect accompaniment to your favourite pair of jeans, you'll quickly find yourself reaching for this simple red cardigan more often than not.
But if you're unsure how to work it into your wardrobe, read on to discover every way we'll be styling the It knit this season and beyond.
1. WITH LEGGINGS + SLINGBACKS
Style Notes: I'll find any excuse to style up leggings, and this red cardigan is no exception. Dress up the look by pairing the leggings with sleek kitten heels, and let your accessories do the talking by opting for a chic necktie and pretty gold hoops.
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The 100 per cent cashmere cardigan is all you'll want to wear from November to February.
You'll get your cost per wear out of these classic slingbacks in the space of a few weeks.
Mango's sleek stirrup leggings make your legs look longer and your outfit more streamlined.
Gold chunky earrings are the perfect finishing touch.
2. WITH YOUR FAVOURITE PAIR OF JEANS
Style Notes: Red cardigans and dark-wash jeans are a match made in heaven. Wear with trending ballet flats and a warm winter coat, then throw on some simple accessories to complete the look.
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Arket's cosy high-neck coat is perfect for a blustery English day.
I keep coming back to Agolde for its consistently brilliant denim.
Style red with brown to ground the vibrant shade.
3. WITH A SLIP DRESS + SLINGBACKS
Style Notes: There's no need to leave your knitwear at home when heading out for the night. Wear it open over a simple black slip for a flush of texture and pop of colour.
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Layer over a silky slip dress or style with a satin skirt.
Wear with kitten heels in the evening and an oversized knit and chunky boots during the day.
The smooth, supple leather and angular shape make for the perfect formal evening bag.
Dress up your favourite wide-leg trousers with the addition of patent kitten heels.
4. WITH A BILLOWY SKIRT + BIKER BOOTS
Style Notes: Add a grungier element by styling your red knit with hardy biker boots and a metallic bag. To soften the look, add a billowy skirt for a high-low outfit that ticks all the right boxes.
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Wear buttoned on its own or layer over a fresh white tee.
I've tried so many white T-shirts in my time, and this is without a doubt one of my favourites.
As party season approaches, I'm adding in a touch of sparkle every chance I get.
Silver goes with everything, making this the perfect party-season bag.
I've been on the hunt for the perfect pair of biker boots, and these just might be them.
Natalie Munro is Who What Wear UK’s news writer. Previously freelance commerce writer at British Vogue, Natalie’s experience spans journalistic and styling roles, which have seen her work on shoots for publications such as British Vogue, Vogue Ukraine, AnOther Magazine and Elle UK and write for publications including British Vogue and Conde Nast Traveller. With an interest in uncovering the latest fashion trends, Natalie takes a leading role in identifying news and trends for Who What Wear UK, with a particular focus on celebrity style and emerging fashion trends.
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