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