How To Wear A Cardigan For Men

I found that most guys seem to underestimate the power of a nice cardigan. From my point of view, it’s cozy, comfortable and fashionable at the same time. You can mix and match a cardigan into so many different outfits: from elegant office wear to cool casual daily wear. Thus, let’s talk about how to wear a cardigan for men so you can have a better idea.

Men’s Cardigan Outfits: Dos And Don’ts

As impressive as a cardigan outfit looks on men, I’ve seen a lot of my male friends (and of course, my boyfriend included) make a few common mistakes.

The most challenging but important part of styling men’s cardigan outfits is probably choosing a cardigan that matches your personal style. You really don’t need to force yourself to a cardigan that doesn’t suit you, or you may end up looking like a retired grandpa.

Consider what you already like to wear on a daily basis. If you’re a T-shirt-and-jeans type of guy, I recommend a loose-fitted cardigan for a smart casual style like Casual Friday Outfits. On the other hand, if you’re hoping for a more sophisticated look, pick a well-fitted cardigan in simple color to wear with your button-up shirt.

Many women love to wear oversized cardigans. But in my opinion, men will look the best in cardigans that are more fitted to their bodies. It will provide a cleaner image and tone your build better. This doesn’t mean that you can’t wear a cardigan that’s a bit lose. Just try not to choose something that’s too big and will swallow your body.

A cardigan is already acting as a fashion statement – you don’t need to add too many other elements to your outfit. Try not to wear a cardigan over too many layers of shirts underneath. It will make the overall wear too cluttered. If you’re afraid that a thin cardigan can’t keep you warm enough, why not try a chunky knit one instead?

A final note when styling cardigan outfits for men is to pay attention to your proportion. If you’re wearing a short cardigan, make sure not to layer it over a shirt that’s longer. This creates an unflattering effect on your body and looks messy, too. At the same time, tucking in your shirt while wearing a long cardigan can help you look super fashionable.

Cardigan Styles For Guys

Let’s take a look at a few types of cardigans for men and our opinions on them:

Slim fitted cardigans

Ariel: These are cardigans that hug your body well, creating a smart and neat image. For guys who have broad shoulders and a strong upper body build, these are even more perfect. They are very suitable to wear over shirts with collars, but you can wear them over a fitted T-shirt as well.

Mason: I like to wear these as a combo with my office suits. They aren’t too bulky under my suit jacket and keep me warm when it’s too cold to wear suits alone. The only thing is that they might make you look older than you are.

Chunky knit cardigans

Ariel: These are thicker cardigans that are fantastic for cold, windy days. They make amazing additions to your casual look. Throw a chunky cardigan over any T-shirt and jeans combo, and you already have a trendy weekend outfit.

Mason: I don’t own that many thick cardigans, as I can only wear them during a specific period of autumn. But I love how cozy and comfortable they make you feel. Easy to wear with casual clothes as well.

Wrapped cardigans

Ariel: These cardigans have such a relaxed feel to them. However, I personally prefer button-up cardigans – since the wrapped ones have limited clothing options to style with. If you’re not careful, they might make you look like you’re just wearing a bathrobe outdoors.

Mason:  I like how comfy they look, but I don’t think they suit my style that well. I guess if you have a really nice body, you’d look great with everything, including this type of cardigan.

Long cardigans

Ariel: I love how classy yet casual the long cardigans look. They make awesome additions to your spring wardrobe. Combine them with dark-colored skinny jeans and a T-shirt, and you will look effortlessly stylish.

Mason: I can wear these cardigans to so many casual occasions, and they make me look great! If you don’t know how to wear a cardigan with your jeans, I recommend choosing this style.

How To Wear A Cardigan For Men: Ideas And Styles

Here are a few suggestions for fashionable cardigan outfits for guys:

Button-up cardigans will easily give you that chic look you wanted.

Or try these shawl collar ones that are sophisticated yet warm and cozy.

Tired of neutral colors? How about changing it up a bit with a more vibrant cardigan?

A relaxed, loose-fitted cardigan will help you look great, even for casual occasions.

Finally, heck out this video to see how to wear a cardigan for men:

We hope that you love these recommendations. Don’t hesitate to let us know how you would wear a men’s cardigan in the comments!

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