All you need to know about Cardigans…

Hola Gorgeous friends,

No capsule closet would be complete without a cardigan.  This garment is named after James Brudenell, 7th Eat of Cardigan, a British Army Major General who lead the Charge of the Light Brigade during the Crimean War.  The word “cardigan” is a variation from the Welsh Ceredigion.  Legend has it that fame achieved by Lord Cardigan let to its ascent to popularity.

The modern day Cardigan owes quite a significant credit to Coco Chanel who detested the manner in which tight-necked sweaters ruined hair when pulled on that she opted to wear the Cardigan.

Modern day Cardigans come in a plethora of styles, colors and patterns.  Some are made from luxurious cashmere.  They can be machine or hand knitted.  Generally worn during the cooler months they can be dressed up or for leisure time dressing.

As these photo’s clearly illustrate even the British Royal Family are often seen with a cardigan on.  Famous feminine faces such as Reese Witherspoon, Zoe Saldanha and Amal Clooney often wear them.  Even Justin Bieber wears them so there is no doubt just how popular a cardigan is.  PS – My favorite is Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding cardigan – so stylish.

The only question is which one would you choose:

As you can see from the above there are so many varieties of the modern day Cardigan to fit any form, shape or occasion.  I would strongly suggest going for a plain one if it is to form part of your capsule closet but there are many quirky and stylish additions that you could add to your wardrobe.

My only suggestion is to pay attention to the care label and follow the guide to preserve a beautiful cardigan for years to come.  Hand-wash if suggested or tumble dry as this will give you years and years of happy wearing.  I have a pure wool cardigan that is lovingly hand-washed and is still going strong some 15 years later so it is definitely worth giving your Cardigan some tender loving care.

Take care,

xxx

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