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How to style: Vintage Cardigans

Posted by Janessa Cuba on Jan 27th 2015

Although wearing vintage is both fabulous and fun, many times it can seem challenging. See below as our Style Consultant Janessa shows us how to style a vintage cardigan for a modern look.

Transcript from Video:

Hi everyone my name is Janessa and I’m the style consultant here at Back In Style.

Today we’re going to talk a little bit about how to style a vintage cardigan.

How often do we find vintage pieces that we just can’t figure out how to style in a modern way? Style bloggers and fashionistas alike love vintage cardigans. There’s something about wearing that dated knit, crochet, wool, or fur collar that really make you feel fabulous.

In our showroom we have a variety of vintage pieces that we’d love to show you how to style with pieces that you probably already own.

So a great way to wear a vintage cardigan is as a casual throw-over. You can wear it with some jeans, a neutral boots, printed pants, cropped jeans, and even some sneakers.

Another great way to wear these vintage cardigans is to use them as an insulating layer. Throw it under for cold weather as a layering piece.  For example, you can wear this 1950s cashmere and fur collar cardigan that we have here in our showroom as a layering piece under a great coat (Dusty Blue Cashmere Coat). Pop the collar out for a different look!

Style these great vintage pieces as a business casual look. Throw it over a dress or a nice top and slacks to give you some classic style. Use it to cover up exposed shoulders during an important meeting.

And my personal favorite is to use these vintage pieces for a night out on the town. Pick out a sequined cardigan and pair it with any evening look. Put it under a biker jacket and add a pencil skirt. Or how about over a slip dress and some cool combat boots? Also, pair these cardigans with a midi skirt and heels!

All these tips will surely keep you on trend when wearing vintage. Visit our website at for more vintage and designer pieces you can incorporate into your wardrobe. Stay tuned for our next “How To” video, and if you have any suggestions on things you want to see or want us to touch on, please e-mail me at Thanks for watching!


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