The slouchy cardigan and two methods to put on it — That’s Not My Age

Picture: Claire Pepper


Welcoming within the new 12 months in full-blown technicolour… To be utterly trustworthy, proper now I’m carrying this burnt orange, slouchy cardigan over a khaki jumpsuit somewhat than slinky trousers however let’s faux that my life is a tad extra glamorous than it truly is. The chunky, longer size cardigan is ideal right now of 12 months, going from spare room (TNMA HQ) to the couch throughout semi-hibernation. Early January all the time will get off to a gradual begin, although clearly that doesn’t imply my model cred is dormant. Tangerine dream? Why not, mentioned the Seasider

As soon as seen as fairly grungy (not a foul factor), the outsized knit is now nicely groomed and grown up. That is the Eyre cardigan from British model Finisterre, it’s an absolute cracker and is available in 100% Donegal merino wool. As featured in final summer time’s Telegraph column, over a linen skirt and trainers (see beneath). I’m all the time cautious to not get carried away when making an attempt on a lot of pretty garments for options however after I observed the chunky cardigan at half-price within the sale, I snapped it up. The beautiful, burnt orange color is now offered out however the Eyre model is sustained from one season to the subsequent and there are extra sizes accessible in darkish olive inexperienced or a chic shade of indigo (additionally decreased within the sale). Whistles has a shorter cardigan in an identical color HERE and COS has a wrapover model HERE. On the dearer finish of the spectrum is the Wool Welt Pocket cardigan by MHL in ochre.



Deal with outsized types like a jacket and put on over the whole lot. As an adolescent, I used to nab my dad’s previous cardigans and pair them with drainpipe denims and DMs, and proportion-wise this silhouette nonetheless works (in winter I dwell in slim leg trousers or coated denims and stompy boots). See additionally, cropped boot flare trouser and sneakers. The relaxed really feel doesn’t need to contain a longer-line ‘dad cardigan’, the shorter, boxy knit has an insouciant slouch about it and appears nice with denims and Capri pants. Suppose Diane Keaton cool, somewhat than Grace Kelly prim.


Picture: Claire Pepper for the Every day Telegraph

I’d suggest woolly tights or knee socks with brogues or knee boots for a winter model of the second outfit.


Extra unbiased knitwear manufacturers HERE. And a choice of chunky cardigans to select from:

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First outfit: Eyre cardigan from Finisterre. Sailor prime from my current partnership with Seasalt Cornwall. Silk trousers had been a present from Winser London a few years in the past. Velvet mules purchased within the LK Bennett sale (once more, a few years in the past) – attempt Le Monde Beryl for related.

Second outfit: similar cardigan. Breton prime from Community Clothing. Linen skirt from agnes b. Grenson sneakers. All garments loaned and returned.