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Cute cardigans keep the cold weather at bay

Elise Marchand '12
Trends Contributor
October 13, 2010

You are likely to see many hot styles this fall as everyone tries especially hard to look their best at this time of the year. After all, it's the beginning of the year and making first impressions are important. There are many reoccurring trends this fall, such as moccasins, plaid, floral, and the popular cardigan.

Above: A basic cardigan from forever21 paired with a graphic t-shirt makes for a sophisticated and studious look.

--Image courtesy of forever21.com
Everywhere you look--in the malls, in school, on the street--you are likely to see cardigans. They're fun to wear because they can be put together with just about anything this season!

"Cardigans are great because you can use them to dress up an outfit or dress it down," said Judith Marchand of the popular sweater.

One way to wear a cardigan is with a belt. The belt makes the outfit look fancier and helps you show off your figure. For example, you can wear your cardigan unbuttoned over a dress with a belt. Wearing a belt over a cardigan also helps you dress up a top with jeans or dress pants.

Another way to wear a cardigan is to tie it in the front. First, put on your cardigan and leave the buttons undone. Then, take the bottom of the front corners of the cardigan, at the waist level, and tie them together. Keep adjusting it until it fits you perfectly.

A new trend this fall is wearing black with gray. Gray is being called the new black, although black is still very popular. You can wear a black top with a gray cardigan, or vice-versa, and a different colored skirt or scarf to add color to your outfit.

Many celebrities have been spotted wearing cardigans this fall, such as Selena Gomez, Jessica Alba, and Reese Witherspoon. Reese Witherspoon wore her cardigan over a dress while Jessica Alba paired her cardigan with skinny jeans and flats. This trend has been spreading everywhere!

There are many reasons you should own a cardigan. One reason is that they add color to any outfit. For example, buy a bright colored cardigan, such as red, and pair it with a black, white, or gray shirt and jeans. Another reason is you can continue wearing your favorite summer tank tops in fall, without being cold or it looking inappropriate for school. If you're looking for something warm, comfortable, and fashionable to wear this fall you can't go wrong with a cardigan!