6 Ways To Wear A Cardigan Without Looking Like You're At A Country Club

Photo: Courtesy of Tory Burch.
Remember the preppy phase you went through circa 2006, when Abercrombie & Fitch convinced you to buy colorful polo shirts (collar popped, duh) and contrast-knit sweaters? You likely wore them together with a pleated denim mini and felt like you belonged on an episode of My Super Sweet 16. (Just me?). Regardless, the mid-aughts are probably the last time your closet saw such a country-club-ready combination.

On Tuesday morning, however, Tory Burch reminded us why this pairing should make its way back into our wardrobes. Set at the Whitney Museum, the designer's spring/summer 2017 collection was a one-way ticket to Palm Beach, with all the prepster essentials included. And though it was definitely a trip back in time, Burch also completely modernized the silhouettes, bringing them to a place that current Tory lovers are bound to love. But they also appeal to the non-WASP set, so if you don't necessarily see yourself wearing sailor pants decorated in anchors, these pieces are the ideal blend of the two worlds.

Click on for six ways to take the cardigan and cable knit into 2017.
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Photo: Courtesy of Tory Burch.
If you're going for a colorblocked number, wear a pattern (or two) that features the same shades (and not a too-crisp or too-structured white button-up).
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Skip the too-preppy Bermudas for a more casual miniskirt. Oh, and stick with flats.
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Is it this a blazer? Is this a cardigan? Who knows? Who cares? We love it regardless (and how it's worn with sneakers).
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A classic, sure, but just think of the endless styling opportunities.
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Neck detailing gives this simple sweater a bit of edge, as does the patterned polo peeking from underneath.
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Let a cardigan break up a busy frock without totally stealing the spotlight.
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