The Art of Loving Cardigans

It was sitting there nestled between a thinning white t-shirt and a yellow jacket. I skimmed past it twice before finally reaching in and deciding to try it on. We were op shopping, and it was one of those things you’re drawn to but you don’t really know why.

A cream cardigan, longer than others I owned and not fitted. But pockets. It smelled second-hand and reminded me of something a grandma would wear. Not necessarily my grandma, but a grandma in general.

I left the store with my cheap purchase, secretly proud of myself for finding something so brilliant.

Cardigans are so versatile. You can wear them with literally anything; dresses, skirts, pants, shorts, pyjamas. And I now own my first cardigan with pockets. Pockets add a dimension to some items of clothing I just can’t describe. If I wanted to, I could devote a whole blog post simply to pockets.

But not today, because today cardigans are getting the limelight.

Cardigans (also known as ‘cardies’) are handy because they’re small enough to wear a thicker jacket over the top if it gets cold-cold, but also make autumn easier when it’s not quite cold but it kind of is.

I’m wearing my new (well, old) cream cardigan as I type this, and I tell you, it’s one of the better purchases I’ve made in my life. I’m 100% sure it will go with nearly everything in my wardrobe (how good is that!?).

It’s the kind of cardigan that you wear when you’re watching anything Jane Austen. It’s the kind of cardigan you put over your pyjamas when someone unexpectedly knocks on your door late at night. It’s the kind of cardigan you wear to church when all your other warm clothes are in the wash. It’s the kind of cardigan you wear when you’ve had a seven-hour train trip.

I’m not an expert on cardigans, but I think it would be impressive if I were,

Sarah xx

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