When layering your maxi, there’s no right or wrong answer when it comes to length. A classic, shorter cardigan is fail-safe while a longer style that sweeps past the hips is equally appropriate. If you’d like to draw more attention to your waist, look for a cardi that hits you at your smallest point. If you can’t find one, adding a waist belt over a longer sweater is also a chic option.
Let’s think outside the box for a moment and discuss a quintessential staple: a chambray button-down. With the same versatility of a classic cardigan, a chambray is a definite layering “do.” When it gets a little warmer, try the style hack for nipping in your waist by tying your chambray around where your belt would sit.
Don’t forget the layering alternative to a cardigan that always brings your edgy A-game: a moto jacket. This cut is structured, cool and comes in a variety of materials, from soft jersey cotton to genuine or vegan leather. It’s shorter length is also ideal for keeping focus at the waist. Try opting for this in lieu of your basic cardi and reap all the style benefits this cool-girl essential has to offer.
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