Cosy And Chic...The Oversized Cardigan


Style Theory: Cosy and chic, a comfy, soft oversized cardigan to wrap around you as the evenings become colder or to make coming back from a hot summer holiday just a bit easier.

Oversize knitwear is hot news for AW14 and cardigans are perfect for the end of the summer and into the Autumn. They look as good over denim shorts as skinny jeans, and work over a chic tailored dress. Cardigans will certainly play a big role in your 2014/15 wardrobe.

Here are a few ideas of how to style:
Love the gold belt wrapped round this cardigan
Stunning muted colours blended together
A grey cardigan look great over a white cotton blouse and skinny jeans.
Wear your grey cardigan with white jeans for a chic look...
A cardigan looks fab thrown over a denim dress.

All images above from Pinterest
Now for the best on the high street to wrap yourself in the cold evenings:
Topshop Festival Cardigan £45

This is a perfect transitional cardigan, the colours are gorgeous and it is so soft. It would look fab with a grey marl T-Shirt, distressed denim shorts and sandals.
Topshop Stretchy Slouchy Cardigan £48

Love the flattering length of this, again it would look fab over shorts and in the winter over ankle length skinny black jeans and pointed flat shoes.

Zara Hooded Cardigan £35.99
The hooded detail on this cardigan and pockets make it super cosy. Wear now over white skinny jeans and a grey tee.
Jigsaw rice Stitch Cardigan £119

Blue will be a major player this Autumn/Winter, layer this beautiful dark blue cardigan under a pale blue coat with white jeans for a beautiful, tonal look.

Warehouse Boucle Coatigan at John Lewis £65

Pink was featured again on the AW14 catwalk, this cardigan will work with summer pale greys and whites as well as over a black sweater and skinny jeans in the winter.

Asos Aran Cardigan in Longer Length £32

A classic Aran cardigan in a longer length, it looks fab over a summer ditsy print floral dress. Wear with distressed boyfriend jeans in the winter.

Asos Longline Cardigan in Brushed Check £45

Check again reigns supreme in AW14, love the large check on this cardigan in muted colours.

Hush Cardigown £95

A super cosy, thick cardigan that you can style with almost anything from tailored black dresses to jeans.

After a few years of knitwear being all about jumpers, this year cardigans are really making a comeback and I will most definitely be investing in a few...will you?

My style since returning from holiday....It has been all about keeping warm, lots of layering..

For drinks in Wimbledon village with friends
Jacket: Zara
Shirt: H&M
Jeans: Gap
Sandals: H&M
Bag: Spain
Scarf (in hand): Becksondergaard

For a spot of shopping with the kids..

Top: Cos
Blazer: Zara
Jeans: MiH Paris
Shoes: Russell and Bromley

For an evening out, drinks at The Shard followed by a meal at Barbecoa, can highly recommend to any steak-lovers, it was delicious!

Dress: M&S
Shoes: Nine West
Jacket: Asos
Bag: TK Maxx
And tonight it is my husbands birthday so we are treating him to Pizza Express (lucky him?!!) it is the kids favourite and as they are guaranteed to eat their dinner there..Pizza Express it is!

Are you looking to knitwear now seeing as summer has deserted us? As always I would love to hear your thoughts and comments...until next time Frances xxx


  1. I ADORE oversized cardigans and have a few! One I picked up in New Look teenage department!

    You look amazing in the spotty dress!

    1. Me too, huge fan, love a cosy cardi...the teenage New Look department..good call! xxx

  2. Love love love. Mind you I tend to look a little like a bag lady. But I will give the oversized cardi another go this year, I mean who wouldn't, they're so warm. Still in love with your M&S dress, think so far your look is up there passed everyone else :-o xx

    1. Pah Donna, you couldn't look like a bag lady if you tried! xxx

  3. Love your M&S dress, you look amazing after your holiday! Also love chunky long cardis, but I have too many already - must stay away!
    Abbi x

    1. Thanks Abbi, I only have one chunky monkey cardi, think it is time for me to stock up xx

  4. Ah I want that M&S dress! Couldn't get it online in my size but on instagram M&S said more were coming back in stock but I've heard it is now reduced so can't see that happening! I didn't think I needed a chunky cardi, I do now! x

    1. Can you believe it was reduced to £15 now that is a bargain! xx

  5. I have just ordered the Grey Marl Coatigan, from Hush, to replace a very old plum/heather coloured one that I, virtually, live in around the house. I love a nice big cardigan and I love this post. You look fab. H xx

    1. That cardigan from Hush is lush, looks fab, can't wait to see it on you xx

  6. Oh now I need a chunky cardi!! I've been off of cardis for ages but I have to say I love the look of the chunky ones & now I shall be looking for one! I love the fact that they cover your bum too! Love you in the spotty dress! Its accessorised perfectly! Ax

    1. Yep, me too Andrea I have so not been into them but now I am loving them..fickle fashion ;-) xxx

  7. I'm sure I must have some of these oversized cardigans squirrelled away somewhere - I must go and have a dig around before I start ordering left right and centre. And have you chopped off the hems off your MIH Paris?

    BTW - stunning in that dress. As good as Laura!

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