Cover up cardigans

Yeah, we know it was sunny last week, and we all thought it was summer, but we should have known. What’s that saying again? Never cast a clout until May’s out. (It’s something like that, if you want to know more, look here).

The clout in the saying, is a coat, a cover-up, a cardigan. So, for the whole of May, keep those cardigans in your bag! You never know in this country when you need one! But, according to the old saying, you need one for the whole of May.

So, we’ve had a little look and rounded up the best cover up cardigans in the centre!

Lets start with the chunky cover up cardigans. These are for those days in May that just feel like winter – you know we get them. A substantial cardigan is required – chunky and warm, or long.

Cover up cardigans fourClockwise, from top left: Chunky knit cardigan, £24.99, H&M, frill sleeve detail cardigan, £95, French Connection, maxi cardigan, £24.99, Urban Bliss at New Look, patterned long cardigan, £19.99, H&M, zip cardigan, £65, Crew Clothing.

Wrap cardigans, blanket style cardigans, waterfall cardigans, big, loose, slouchy, kimono style cover up cardigans, We love them all, they keep us warm!

Cover up cardigans threeClockwise, from top left: Check cardigan wrap, £15, Evans @ BHS, pink waterfall cardigan, £39.95, White Stuff, chunky wrap cardigan, £24.99, H&M, aztec print wrap cardigan, £120, French Connection, white kimono style cardigan, £22.99, New Look, wide mustard cardigan, £14.99, H&M

A little lacy cardigan isn’t going to keep your overly warm, but it’s something, and these lace numbers are perfect evening cardigans, or for something less formal than a jacket at a summer wedding.

cover up cardigans twoClockwise, from top left: Black lace back cardigan, £17.99, New Look, blue lace detail cardigan, £23, Dorothy Perkins @ BHS, pink crochet front cardigan, £80, French Connection, pink lace cardigan, £35, BHS

If a classic cardigan shape is your thing, you are in luck! The shops are full of them in all sorts of patterns, prints and colours.

Cover up cardigans oneClockwise, from top left: Beige cropped cardigan, £9.99, New Look, blue floral cardigan, £32, J by Jasper Conran @ Debenhams, print cardigan, £45, White Stuff, blue v-neck cardigan, £39.95, White Stuff, yellow bow detail cardigan, £30, JOY, navy stripe cardigan, £12.80, BHS

Cover up Cardigans!

Maybe it’s Scottish thing, or a British thing, but who doesn’t remember their mum telling them to take a cardigan ‘just in case’! Cardigans are a fashion item we are genetically programmed, it seems, to never be without.

Call it a wrap, a cover-up, a shrug, whatever – but know it’s a cardigan, always and forever! But that’s not a bad thing. There are some lovely cardigans out there, and when the weather looks like it’s getting a wee bit better, but there’s still that chill in the air, you will know that, as ever, mums are always right!

From chunky oversized cardigans, to lace cover-ups, to draped versions, or retro, classic button front styles, there’s a cardy for everyone out there. Here are a few of our favourites.

At New Look, we love their big chunky knitted pastel cardigans. The tropical print version will look great with a pastel dress, or your jeans. The striped navy version is a great throw-on cardy over a vest and jeans, and the classic button up fine knit cardigan, available in a host of colours, is perfect with a full midi for a retro look.

Cardigans New LookNavy cardigan, £17.99, tropical print, £14.99, mint green chunky, £19.99, fine knit green, £9.99, all New Look

Pastel pink is an on trend colour, perfect in a classic button through fine knit, and a blush pink v-neck shorter version is a great retro cardigan. Lace-effect ans striped cover-ups with no buttons, are great for adding maybe not much warmth, but a finishing touch to an outfit.

Cardigans BHSPink pastel button cardigan, £15, grey striped cardigan, £22, peach v-neck, £12.50, blue buttonless, £20, all BHS

At H&M, a gorgeous fine-knit long-line draped cardigan is the perfect alternative to a spring jacket. They also have a version of the classic button front cardigan, in a host of colours. A cream purl knit draped cardigan is another great jacket alternative, and a classic v-neck in a bold red is perfect with a spring dress.

Cardigans H&MBlue long-line cardigan, £14.99, green button cardy, £9.99, cream purl knit, £24.99, red v-neck, £7.99, all H&M

At French Connection, I love their cute little cropped white cardigan (right, £55) with crochet detailing, and their lace front cardigan (left, £89), perfect for summer evenings on holiday.

Cardians French Connection

And over at JOY there’s a lot of cardigan fun with butterfly and squirrel prints amongst many from Louche. (£39 each)

JOy CardigansSo, if you feel there’s a wee chill in the air, remember mum’s words – take a cardy, just in case!

Please note that we always endeavour to feature items that are available in Ocean Terminal, however sometimes items featured may be out of stock, and prices may vary due to seasonal reductions