How to Wear and Style Longline Cardigans

How to Wear and Style Longline Cardigans - White & Co Living

When it comes to staying warm on those cool autumn and winter days, a longline cardigan is the perfect choice! Simple, stylish and seriously cosy, this must-have cardigan option is an essential for every woman’s wardrobe. Designed with a flattering long length, this modern cut is both sophisticated and easy to wear. Ideal for easing into the chilly season, this piece can be slipped on over a variety of outfits and ensembles, including jeans, lounge pants, and even dresses! Here, we’ll take you through some simple ways to wear and style longline cardis for a fabulous look.


What is a Longline Cardi?

With an extended silhouette, the longline cardigan takes the traditional cardigan style and lengthens it for a flattering and modern appearance. A new wardrobe essential, this piece is surprisingly versatile and can easily transition from afternoons spent lounging at home to casual catch-ups, office days, and more. Available in a wide variety of designs, the longline cardigan comes in everything from cosy classics to statement-making styles. So, whether you’re after a woolly wonder or a relaxed, hooded style, you’ll be able to find a longline cardi for your tastes.

Forget sacrificing style for comfort. With a longline cardigan, you can have the best of both worlds! Offering laid-back dressing with a luxe twist, this piece is easy to incorporate into your weekend wardrobe and the perfect packing piece for a getaway. Whether thrown on with your favourite jeans or layered over an easy dress, a longline cardi will wrap you in both style and warmth.


How to Style Women’s Longline Cardigans

Styling your longline cardigan shouldn’t cause stress. Thankfully, this piece is incredibly versatile, meaning it looks great with just about anything. Of course, if you’re looking for a little guidance on outfitting, we can definitely help!

Choose Your Texture

How you style your longline cardigan will greatly depend on its look and feel. As such, it’s important to consider the texture of your cardi before pairing it with other pieces. For winter, we love soft, woolly cardis that ooze comfort and warmth. Similarly, chunky, knitted designs are seriously cosy to wear and look great on. Just remember, when opting for a longline cardigan with enhanced texture, be sure to balance it with a simple cotton top underneath and slim pants, such as a great pair of jeggings.

For a more trans-seasonal look, opt for an easy cotton design or lightweight, fine-gauge knit. Thanks to their simple design, pieces such as these can be worn with a variety of items, including lounge pants, A-line dresses, and more.


Complement Colours

From chic neutrals to striking block colours, longline cardigans come in a range of hues. We recommend having a couple of different options in your closet to play with. For a clean, minimalist look, stick to black or navy. For something a little more fun, we recommend a bold bubblegum pink hue or cool, winter mint tone. Or how about a pattern or print, such as a stripe or spot? If you do choose a pattern or pop colour, just remember to pair it back with neutral items, such as a classic white tee and denim jeans, to really let your cardi do the talking!


Longline Cardigans with Jeans

Longline cardigans and jeans are a match made in heaven. The combination of denim and a longline silhouette offers an effortlessly relaxed attitude that any woman can rock. In particular, we love the look of a flowy longline cardi teamed with a pair of jeggings for a balanced, chic style. That being said, almost all jeans can work with longline cardigans! So, if you prefer a straight-leg, cropped or flared style, feel free to go for it! We just recommend tucking in your top at the front with wider styles to give your look some shape and waist definition.


Longline Cardigans with Pants

Looking to team your longline cardigan with pants? No problem! We love casual longline cardigans, such as hooded designs teamed with lounge pants. This look is perfect for lazy weekends at home and running errands. After something a little dressier? Try teaming your longline cardi with a blouse and smart trousers for an office-appropriate outfit.


Longline Cardigans with Skirts & Dresses

Think a longline cardi can’t work with a dress? Think again. This winter essential looks amazing teamed with dresses and skirts. To nail the look, opt for a bohemian vibe that plays up that long, flowy silhouette. Try a floaty floral maxi dress or skirt teamed with a knitted longline cardigan for a whimsically chic look that’ll work for brunch dates, winery tours, birthdays, and more. This look is particularly great for autumn and a great way to give you summer styles a longer life. Just add boots and a crossbody bag to complete the look. If it’s particularly chilly, you can also layer a scarf over the top!


Plus Size Longline Cardigans

Longline cardigans can be flattering for all shapes and sizes! If you have a curvy figure, don’t shy away from this style trend. Instead, embrace it fully with a gorgeous, plus-size longline cardigan. Thanks to its extended silhouette, a longline cardi is great for flattering curves and drawing the eye up and down for a lengthened appearance. It also offers great bottom coverage while the open front allows for shape and waist definition.

Not sure what to wear your plus-size longline cardigan with? Why not try a tee and slim jeans? Or how about a belted dress? The key to creating a flattering look is by adding shape and highlighting your best features. For example, if you have great legs, why not go for a pair of jeggings? If you love your bust, try a V-neck top and pants instead!


Now that you know how to wear and style a longline cardigan, all that’s left to do is find the perfect one (or several!) to add to your closet. Browse our selection online today and enjoy free shipping on all Australian orders over $150.


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