Cashmere cardigans come in so many different styles. Designers have started to produce a ton of different colors, trends and fashions. Below are a few of the cutest styles and trends.
Fuschia or pink cardigans
This is one of the latest new trends. Fuschia or the hot pink color is being seen everywhere. People are saying that it is partly because it is a bright, fun color. In this depressing economy with job losses and less income everywhere, fuschia is making a great splash. Even men are wearing this color and putting it in their outfits whether in the form of a tie or a handkerchief or in the design of their shirts. Having a fuschia cashmere cardigan is a great way to brighten up your wardrobe and to stay within the current trend. If you think it is too bright, pair it with more neutral colors underneath to tone it down. Jeans, black leggings, a white t-shirt, or black tank will all help to tone it done. Another trick is to add a neutral scarf and not to wear it buttoned up, but to leave it unbuttoned.
Finally, another style that has hit the streets is the loose cardigan that is open in the front. It doesn’t have any buttons, but instead drapes across the front of your chest in a very elegant and flattering way. Women are wearing these to the office and to go out at night. You can wear it tied to the back or draped in front. Sometimes, some of the drapes are longer, although usually they drape shorter in the back. This is a great style for anyone looking for an item that is not constricting and can be quickly thrown over their clothes. It can be worn with lots of different outfits, even your wedding shoes, although make sure the item you wear underneath is not bulky. Even petite women can wear this, although if you are petite, don’t buy something that is too long. Also, the loose fabric in front can be a lot of fabric or less fabric. Look for something where there is less fabric in front, otherwise it can be overwhelming.
Ruffled, cap or kimono sleeves
Another trend is the different sleeves that are showing up on various cardigans. The sleeves are shorter and there are ruffles at the sleeves. Some are even kimono sleeves and fall out in a bell shape, similar to how jeans flare out. The sleeves flare out and drape the arms rather than hug the arms. These new trends make the cardigans a lot more comfortable since they free your arm movement. Also, for petite women, the shorter sleeves work perfectly since the cardigan sleeves are not too long and you won’t have to get them altered.
A red cardigan is always great to have around. It brightens up the wardrobe and adds instant color. Plus, they say red is the color of love and attracts a man’s eye more easily. Below are a few fantastic red ladies cardigans that I found.
Check out this first cardigan from St. John. It’s a bit pricey at $395, but it is just so gorgeous that I had to show it. Made of a blend of wool and rayon, this cardigan is the perfect red color. It’s sleeves are a little cropped and it’s shorter in length so it’s perfect to wear over cropped pants, skirts, and even a long t-shirt. I just love how simple and fantastic it looks.
This next one is by Marc Jacobs. It’s a light weight ribbed silk cardigan with a two tone contrast. I love how the inside is a bit brighter while the lining is a darker red. It’s a really fun cardigan to wear casually with jeans or white pants. Plus, this long cardigan is a great length and very flattering for those that want to hide blemishes around the stomach or waist. You can get this one for $198 at Nordstroms.
This next one is from DKNY. It’s a layered look made of silk. I think the look is so flattering. It’s still tight, but at the same time, the texture makes it look really unique. I would buy this red silk cardigan for dressier occasions or when I want to dress up something plain. You can get it for $175 at Nordstroms.
This next cardigan from Urban Outfitters is a steal at $30. It’s short-sleeve and wraps in front. Too bad it doesn’t come with the cute brown belt (I would just buy the belt with it). I love how the front layers drape. It makes a girl look sexy and alluring!
If you really don’t want to spend any money, but still want something cute and trendy, head over to Target. Below, I found 2 different red cardigans there. The first one is on sale for half price and goes for $12.24. It’s just a simple cardigan from Merona. If you want something simple for cheap, this is it. The second one is from Merona as well and on sale for $14. It’s a wool wrap cardigan. For those who get cold in the office, this one is great, even during the summer. I also love how it wraps in front so it hides any blemishes.
This next one is from Dillards. It’s a little red shrug cardigan that you can wear over any t-shirt, tank top or dress. Perfect for those chillier Spring or Summer nights. I love the deep red color and how it drapes over the shoulder. For $59, it’s a pretty good deal.
The final one I found is from Talbots. It’s a cabled v-neck short-sleeve red cardigan. It’s so cute for the Spring or Summertime. I love how it falls a little longer, but has the cute short sleeves. The cable material gives it a great design and makes a girl look really feminine.
So, there you have the red cardigans that I’ve found recently. Don’t you just love them?
Many people ask me what is the next cashmere sale? Well, I’m here to tell you that cashmere usually goes on sale starting in January. Right after Christmas, when stores start clearing their inventory, cashmere starts to go on sale. Since winters are very long, it is a good idea to wait until after Christmas before you start to buy that expensive cashmere. I love cashmere and I think it is the only thing I like to wear during the winter to keep me warm. But, every year I wait until January before I buy my cashmere cardigan. Sometimes, I even wait until February or March before I buy anything. My tendency is to buy things that are going to last me a couple of seasons instead of the trendy items. If I wait until February or March, I can usually get those items at a huge discount.
Take a regular priced cashmere item. Usually you will pay more than $200 for a really nice piece of Kashmir. Of course you can always find cashmere for cheaper, but there is a big difference between high quality and low-quality cashmere. If you want to find your next beautiful cashmere coat were cashmere sweater, my suggestion would be to wait until now. By now, most stores are really trying to clear out their winter inventories. You may have to look in February sometimes because in March many of the women have already snatched up that cashmere that they have been waiting for. But the great thing of shopping for cashmere in February or March if that the stores are now discounting it more than 50%. So, instead of paying more than $200 for that really nice piece of Kashmir, you are now paying somewhere around $100 or less. Work, if you have been waiting to buy that cashmere coat, you are now paying $300 versus the $600 you might have had to pay in November.
If you want to get a collection of fantastic cashmere, you need to wait for the cashmere sale. Cashmere does go on sale, but you have to have patience. You need to be checking the stores every week from January. You need to be waiting for your specific item and already know the item that you want. Come February, when stores start to bring in a lot more of their spring line, they will want to clear out that winter line as fast as possible. Also, it is not too late now. Don’t forget that some of the online stores carry the end of season inventory a lot later than regular stores. So, don’t forget to go online to look for your favorite pieces of cashmere. Stores like bluefly.com and overstock.com will sometimes carry the end of season items at a huge discount. So, if you are looking to buy a few more cashmere cardigans for next winter, go on line now and start searching.
Pink cashmere cardigans are one of my favorite items to wear. All winter long, when I put on my pink cashmere cardigan I feel like it is spring. Plus, as spring gets closer, I start to bring out my white jeans to wear with my fantastic pink cardigan. The pink cardigan is so versatile because you can wear it with so many different colors. You can wear it with black pants were a black skirt and it goes really well with the gray items of winter. But, when spring comes you can also wear it with all of the lighter color items that you have in your closet. Spring always reminds me of Easter and pastel colors such as yellow and light blue. Therefore bringing out the pink really makes me feel like I can leave winter behind.
Pink is a fantastic color for women. Most of the time when women wear pink it makes them look like they are very feminine and girly. For those women that are trying to look more attractive to men, pink is a great color to add to your wardrobe. Most men do not wear pink very well, and it is primarily a woman’s color. Adding pink, reminds them of all of the things about women that they like. Pink reminds them of perfume, flowers, and just general feminine items. Do not try to decorate your entire room in pink. Nor do not try to wear all pink. However, adding a little pink to your wardrobe will really allow you to add that feminine touch.
A pink cashmere cardigan is an easy item to throw on all winter long. Whenever it gets cold, it is easy to add to your wardrobe. Unlike white which is very stark, pink makes a person look warmer and cozier. Also, pink actually accentuate a lot of the winter colors very well. Gray and black are the primary winter colors that you see in many women’s wardrobes. Adding a little pink at the touch of color without adding something to bold. If you are not used to wearing green or red or a yellow cardigan, consider choosing pink as an alternative. Pink is so subtle it is very close to white, therefore it is easy to add.
Finally, the pink cardigan will keep you warm all winter. During the very cold winters, you need items that you can easily throw on over other sweaters and long sleeve shirts. If you have a tendency to have a lot of neutral items in your closet then adding something with color will really help to brighten up your clothes. If you like color, then adding a pink item will really help to mix it up. So for all of you who did not pick up a pink cashmere cardigan yet during the winter sales, head out to the nearest department store to get that pink cardigan on sale for a great price.
I recently found a new brand of cashmere that I wanted to tell you about. The brand is called CO2 and they make all sorts of items including clothing for men and women, handbags and jewelry. One of their more distinctive items is their cashmere clothing.
The line of cashmere that they carry is very diverse. You will find cashmere cardigans, cashmere hoodies and many different types of cashmere sweaters. They carry more classic pieces such as a basic cashmere hoodie and short-sleeve shirts. They also carry a lot more trendier items as well including long hooded cardigans, long-sleeve dresses and different wraps and sweaters. The great thing is that the clothes are not too trendy and you won’t have to put them away next year because nobody is wearing that style anymore. Check out some of their cute pieces below.
One of the best things about their clothes is the great prints you will find on them. The prints are gorgeous with beautiful butterfly details splashed on. Check out one that I love here.
This cashmere hoodie is simply gorgeous. It transforms a simple, basic hoodie into much more of a statement piece. Check out the sea green butterfly on the side by the pockets and the smaller turquoise butterfly right below it. The little details on this hoodie make it so fun to wear and you will definitely stand out, even if you are trying to look more casual and relaxed.
The hoodies and other sweaters come in several different colors and the blend of the colors is fantastic. You’ll find a gorgeous mix of blues and browns blended together or a burgundy, purple and gold print swirled together. These prints are perfect when paired with a plain white t-shirt or a cute pair of skinny jeans. Wearing this cashmere will make you instantly feel more dressed up, even when you are just trying to be comfortable and stay warm.
Unfortunately, I found a couple of downsides to the clothing line. The line is a bit thin and not as soft and thick as the traditional cashmere you would think of. While it is still warm, normally, I like my cashmere to be a bit softer. Another concern is the construction of the items. For example, the silk-lined cashmere hoodie looks like it has a silver lining stitched inside. However, the lining is just a piece of fabric that is added to the edges and stops after a few inches. Instead, you would expect something that actually lines the inside of the hoodie. CO2 is not cheap and can actually be a bit expensive. Most items range in price from $195 – $400. The creative designs somewhat make up for the higher price point, but only if you love the designs.
I would recommend checking out this site for their pretty designs, but be careful with the items you select. If you want a cashmere cardigan or cashmere sweater that is different from your basic black cashmere cardigan, check out CO2 Cashmere .keep looking »