How To Style Fall's Most Covetable Cardigan



First things first: A cardigan can be so much more than a go-to layer for work outfits. It can even be — yep — downright edgy. For fall, thanks to rhinestones, sequins, and beadwork, we're seeing tons of embellished cardis that will put a little pep in your workday step. The bonus? These statement knits are so chic, you'll want to wear them out for drinks and weekend errands, too. Ahead, we'll show you how to rock one sparkly sweater in three totally fresh ways.

Work

Morning Meeting
Even in the stuffiest of office environments, you can get away with a subtle touch of sparkle. Add a ladylike printed blouse, the perfect pair of black trousers, and menswear-inspired oxfords, and you've got the ultimate working-girl getup. Polish off the look with a rich burgundy tote and a pretty, neutral lip. Hello, corner office!

Mango Embellished Cardigan, $59.99, available at Mango; Dorothy Perkins Square Print Pussybow Blouse, $49, available at Dorothy Perkins; Giambattista Valli Tailored Wool Trousers, $1,030, available at Matches; Laura Geller; Madewell Camden Tote, $218, available at Madewell; Zara Patent Leather Bluchers, $89.90, available at Zara.
Cocktails

Friday Night Cocktails
Thought a sweet pale-pink cardigan couldn't have a sassy side? Think again. Paired with a bold orange sheath (trust — it's a great color combo IRL) and standout heels, the delicate sweater looks downright fashion-forward. Add a chunky ring and an unexpected clutch, tie it all together with a pastel belt, and you're ready for a martini (or two).

Mango Embellished Cardigan, $59.99, available at Mango; French Connection Tex Viva Fitted Dress, $168, available at French Connection; Nasty Gal Chroma Cube Box Clutch, $50, available at Nasty Gal; Forever 21 Clear Cut Ring, $3.80, available at Forever 21; Boutique 9 Justine Pointed Toe Pumps, $140, available at Bloomingdale's; J. Crew Slim Patent Belt, $39.50, available at J.Crew stores.
brunch

Weekend Warrior-ing
One thing we're constantly seeking in our sartorial pursuits? Balance — that perfect harmony of feminine and masculine, interesting and effortless, comfy and cute. And this weekend-ready look pretty much nails it, in our opinion. The cozy flannel shirt gets a dose of sweetness from the cardi, while a rugged bootie plays nicely with a city-girl-approved bucket bag. Top it off with some super-cool shades, and head out for brunch, shopping, and anything else your Saturday might hold.

Mango Embellished Cardigan, $59.99, available at Mango; H&M Flannel Shirt, $24.95, available at H&M; Lookmatic Andy Sunglasses, $95, available at Lookmatic; Frame Denim Le Garcon Boyfriend Jean, $210, available at Intermix; Alexander Wang Diego Bucket Bag, $875, available at Bergdorf Goodman; Sam Edelman Lucca Boot, $130, available at Piperlime.