Friday, 12 August 2011

Loving Layers–Summer’s Answer to a Cold Front–the Leopard, Floral, Waterfall and Perfect Black Cardigan

 

 

rose print cardiganSo this is August, a time to sit out in the garden and have lunch under a shady tree, enjoying the sunshine.  In the UK at least.  Let alone a time when you should be able to just pull your favourite sundress or sleeveless LBD out of the closet and not have to worry about being cold.  It’s supposed to be a time when you can wear fewer items of clothing and leave the knit, coat or jacket behind.

But………of course in the UK nothing is certain and even if you’re off to sunny places you may well find the air conditioning gets you the minute you go inside (and I speak from experience).  So your best defence against all of this, and an extra piece of clothing that travels well, shouldn’t crush and you can pull out of your tote at a moment’s notice is, of course, the cardigan. 

Here are some of the latest offerings, that will work right now, keep away the chill (sorry but let’s be realistic) and be wearable right on into autumn.

  Leopard Cardigan Kew CardiganJigsaw Black CardiganKew Printed Cardigan

DKNY cardigan Brora zip cardigan Moschino Cardigan Max Mara Cardigan 

To  me the trick of a great cardigan is to find one that works with just about everything from jeans to a dress, and I don’t think you can go wrong with a collection that includes for starters a bright, an animal print and a simple but well constructed black cardigan.