The word "cardigan" sounds about as sexy as a soggy sandwich, but depending on the ebb and flow of fashion's mood, this knitted cover-up can be one of the best pieces to own. We're fairly certain Alexa Chung set the wheels in motion last year when she popped a pink Ganni cardigan on top of some vinyl trousers to soften their sass factor. Since then, the button-down knit has been gaining momentum, and in the past few days alone, two of my colleagues—Emma Spedding and Isabel Mundigo-Moore—have just bought the same cropped & Other Stories cardigan in different colourways. It turns out that one of our favourite UK influencers, Lizzy Hadfield, owns it in cream too.
If you're looking for a designer stamp of approval, there's plenty of that too. The autumn/winter 2018 runways are in agreement: Versace, Gucci, Sonia Rykiel, Dior and many more all adding to its catwalk reputation. So how to wear a cardigan now? Keep scrolling to see.