How to Belt a Cardigan

Go the Extra Mile: Add Polish to a Cardigan in Seconds

We've already shown you how to jazz up your classic t-shirt and jeans look, and now we're moving on to another major style conundrum: how do you spruce up a cardigan? There are actually lots of ways, from replacing the original buttons with pretty vintage ones, layering it over a printed button-up blouse, or just rolling up the sleeves — but the quickest, most stylish way to add intrigue to your everyday sweater ensemble is simply to belt it.

  • Start with a pair of pants — preferably of the bright, cropped variety — and a pretty top. Since you're cinching everything in at the waist, it doesn't matter how loose or fitted the top is. Then, throw on your cardigan. A neutral shade looks best (that way you can play around with your belt options).
  • Put on your belt, paying close attention to location. This look works best when you belt at your natural waist; it creates a sexy, feminine silhouette, and looks especially lovely when your cardigan is open.
  • Got a few more seconds? Add a dainty gold pendant necklace — then get on with your day!

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