How to Style a Cardigan for Fall: 4 Cozy Outfit Ideas

10 Minutes

In this tutorial, I’m going to show you how to style a cardigan to create some fall outfit ideas.

If you’re looking for cardigan outfit ideas, this tutorial will have you covered. Let’s jump right into it!

How to style a long cardigan

1. How to style a long cardigan

This cardigan has a longer, duster style. This style creates an opportunity to add color and a pop of print to your fall outfits.

Style it with basic pieces like a black high-neck top and a pair of simple, blue denim jeans.

Accessorize with a gold buckle belt to create a waistline and a black bag. Finish with a pair of ankle booties.

How to style a short cardigan

2. How to style a short cardigan

If longer cardigans aren’t for you, try a shorter, cropped cardigan. This one came with a knit tank top underneath to complete the set.

A simple cream-colored cardigan can be paired with anything for the fall.

Pair the cardigan with a wide-leg pair of jeans to match the loose, relaxed fit of the cropped torso.

Accessorize with caramel-toned boots, a matching belt, and a taupe-colored bag.

How to style a midi cardigan

3. How to style a midi cardigan

If you’re not a fan of a cropped or super long duster style cardigan, this cardigan is the perfect medium.

The length coupled with the neutral gray and subtle leopard print makes it easy to style. Style with a black high-neck top and a pair of leather or faux leather shorts.

Over-the-knee black boots will keep you warm.

Accessorize with gold hoop earrings, a gray headband to match the cardigan, and a gold chain black bag.

How to style a bright cardigan

4. How to style a bright cardigan 

This knit cardigan is in a bright, mustard color that adds a pop of color to any type of fall outfit. I’m styling it with an all-black base underneath so the cardigan stands out.

Add a belt over the cardigan to give it that fashion touch. I chose a brown belt with a gold buckle to match my caramel booties.

Add a black bag to accessorize.

How to style a cardigan

I hope these cardigan outfit ideas can help inspire you to give those cardigan pieces in your closet some more wear this fall and winter!

Let me know which outfit was your favorite below.

Next, Check Out These Four Different Ways to Style Your Sweaters.

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  • Becky Giles Becky Giles on Jan 07, 2024

    Love those over-the-knee boots! Where can I find some that would fit my XL thighs?

  • Patty's Kloset Patty's Kloset on Jan 08, 2024

    Thank you! These boots are from Shoedazzle. I love shopping their tall boots because you can filter for wide calf boots. So helpful for women like me with xl thighs and wide claves. 😊