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Nothing to wear? The non-sexless cardie

Cardies are in high fashion. Which is ironic, as few items are as low fashion as they. Not that “low fashion” is even a term. So municipally basic is the cardie that it doesn’t even deserve a bona fide fashion term in the first place. Poor old cardigans. Let’s trot out the usual virginal librarian/geography teacher metaphors. Let’s completely forget that in the 1950s, Audrey Hepburn made them chic. Alas, this season’s cardie is not the dainty little round-necked version so beloved of Audrey. It is, to be fair, way more librarian in bent: long, sloppy, slightly stretched by over-wear. Gucci drove the trend, if you’re interested, and is also responsible for the proliferation of stripy cardies doing the rounds. Which we actually love. Nothing better for brightening up a February morning than a stripy cardigan. To save yours looking too fuddy-duddy, wear with a maxi skirt or a tea dress. If you’re feeling bold, you could even play up the librarian vibes by adding brogues and ankle socks. But you probably won’t.

Expensive

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Love this Vanessa Seward cardie: kind of preppy, and kind of cool

Vanessa Seward, Flint Striped Cotton-Blend Terry Cardigan, £275

Less Expensive

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The prettiest pink with a nice modern slouch

COS, Relaxed Cashmere Cardigan, £135

Really Not That Expensive

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A nod to the 90s with a bit of chenille in a nice blendable rust colour

New Look, Rust Chenille Balloon Sleeve Cardigan, £27.99

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