How to Style a Cardigan for Fall

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Cardigans, in my opinion, are the most underrated garments in a woman’s closet. This classic must-have is not only useful but it is great styling tool to keep in your arsenal. This seemingly preppy piece of fabric is actually quite versatile.

Think about it. You can wear a cardigan to work, on the weekend, or even on a night out if you play your cards right. Now that fall is officially here (how did that happen so fast?) it is time to start giving your cardigan collection some love.

Need a little push in the right direction? I’ve got you covered.

For the office

A cardigan is a duh, no-brainer for the office. It keeps you warm and covered without the bulk of blazer. Not afraid of bulk? Layer it under your blazer for extra style points and warmth. My favorite cardigan/office look is with a simple tucked-in shell, a pencil skirt, and a statement belt.

On the Weekends

Ditch that tired old hoodie and reach for a cardi instead. Baggy boyfriend jeans, a loose fitting tee, and a slouchy cardigan = the most comfortable weekend look ever. Add a hat and a few simple pieces of jewelry to keep looking like a total slob.

For a Night Out

Add a bit of sparkle to your cocktail dress with a great sequin cardigan. This look will take you right into the holiday season as well. Not a cocktail dress type of gal? Pair your sparkly cardigan with a slim fitting pair of leather pants and heels instead.

Lauren Messiah, is a Los Angeles based stylist and the creator of LaurenMessiah.com, a blog about designer deals, the hottest trends, and Lauren’s life as a fashion stylist.Lauren styles some of Hollywood’s most successful women in entertainment, celebrities, fashion editorials, and national ad campaigns. Lauren has been featured in Marie Claire, Vogue Italia, Grazia, WWD, OK! Magazine and Health Magazine.