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Cardigans That Transition Your Summer Look To Fall

Tanya Mardirossian |
September 17, 2013 | 2:09 p.m. PDT

Staff Reporter


Knit cardigan (Urban Outfitters)
Knit cardigan (Urban Outfitters)
Pieces of clothing are always recyclable, even if you don’t believe in outfit repeating. People wear combat boots and scarfs all throughout summer, which work for cold fall days and through winter. Similarly, cardigans are the perfect example of clothing that can be dressed up or down from summer to fall. 


With California’s unpredictable weather, fall usually feels like a mild summer. This gives the perfect opportunity to wear summer trends during the fall. Summer calls for spaghetti strap dresses, shorts, tank-tops and T-shirts, when it may be too warm to add a cardigan during the day. For fall trends, adding a mid-sleeve or long sleeved cardigan adds the perfect flair for the season, or even a bulky knit cardigan worn and cool summer nights. 


Bring the summer clothes back out. Mix and match. Wearing a skirt with sheer leggings, boots and a T-shirt with a long sleeved cardigan is an easy match up for a day out or for school. Wearing that summer dress with a mid-sleeve cardigan, topped with either a scarf or belt that speaks for the weather without smothering you in tight winter-y clothing. Men have it easier with pairing cardigans with just about anything. Wearing blue jeans with a T-shirt with any neck length works with any colored cardigan. 


Men's cardigan (Urban Outfitters)
Men's cardigan (Urban Outfitters)
With fall being the in-between season of the heat and cold, most colors of the rainbow will work. Yellows, oranges, reds, and salmon colors are always acceptable for the fall season. Black cardigans, like for any season, is a standard classic color that works for evening occasions, whether if it is casual or formal. 


Department stores like Macy’s and JC Penny’s sell seasonal cardigans with different patterns, lengths—different sleeve and torso lengths and different fits. Some cardigans are loose while others hug the body for a perfect fit. Pairing a tight cardigan with shorts is a good duo for not-so-hot fall temperatures. For a younger crowd, Forever 21 and H&M have cardigans that appeal to young shoppers similar to other department stores, randing from patterns and colors. 


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