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September 3, 2020

How to Wear Falls Must Have Long Cardigan 10 Ways

A Lily Love Affair shares how to wear a long cardigan with denim, black tank top and black heels

Today, we are excited to share how to wear a long cardigan 10 different ways this Fall.  This long tan cardigan is a closet must-have – a piece you’ll have in your closet for years to come! 

If you have been looking for different ways to wear your long cardigans this season, today we have you covered!  We’re sharing how to wear your long cardigan sweater 10 different ways.  Whether you want to dress it up for the office, or throw it on for a casual afternoon at home, this long cardigan will not disappoint!  

If you’ve been following us for any length of time, you know this long cardigan sweater is one of our most coveted closet staples.  Over the last few years, we have purchased in almost every color and worn more than 100+ times.  I can almost guarantee you’ll love it as much as we do.  

Not only is this cardigan sweater incredibly versatile, it’s available in 5 different colors and now on sale for 40% off!  It’s a great time to invest in this classic piece.  

And, if 2020 has taught us anything it’s that we need our dollar to stretch as far as possible.  Long are the days where we buy a piece of clothing and only wear it one or two times (#nothanks!).  Now, when I consider making a purcahse, I want to make sure I can style it a many ways as possible.  This long cardigan is the answer!  

Before we get into how to wear a long cardigan this season, I want to chat first about this cardigan fit.  It does have a bit of an oversized feel so I typically sizde down one size.  For example, I purcahsed in an XX-small and it fits perfect.  It’s still loose enough for me to fit a tee or long sleeve shirt under and hits my 5’0 frame just above the knee.  If you’d like it a bit more oversized, feel free to size up.  

Now, let’s get into the details of how to wear long cardigans this season!  Let us know which look if your favorite in the comments below! 

HOW TO WEAR A LONG CARDIGAN SWEATER 10 WAYS

1. PAIR YOUR LONG CARDIGAN WITH A BLACK TANK & HEELS 

One of my favorite ways to wear this classic long cardigan is to pair it with denim, a black tank or tee and black heels.  While I typically find myself gravitating towards skinny jeans in the Fall and Winter, I have been really enjoying the straight leg or mom jean trend.  

This look can be dressed up with a statement necklace for a night out with the beau or dressed down a bit with a more casual black tee or tank. 

OUTFIT DETAILS

JEANS || SIMILAR BLACK TANK || HEELS || NECKLACE || LONG CARDIGAN 

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A Lily Love Affair shares how to wear a long cardigan with brown knee high boots, skinny jeans and a white tank top

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2. STYLE YOUR LONG CARDGIAN WITH KNEE HIGH BOOTS

Who can resist a pair of knee high boots for Fall and Winter?  #NotUs!  Wear your cardigan sweater with skinny jeans, a classic white tank or tee and knee high boots for a casual look perfect for work and weekend. 

Prefer black boots instead of brown?  No problem.  This look would also pair really well with black suede boots, as well.  Similarly, if you’d like to dress the look up just a bit more, replace the white tank with a white top such as a classic button down.  

Speaking of boots, these suded knee high boots are now on sale for 40% off and also available in black.   

OUTFIT DETAILS

OVER THE KNEE BOOTS ||  LONG CARDIGAN  || WHITE TANK || SIMILAR BAG || GOLD NECKLACE || DENIM

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A Lily Love Affair shares how to wear a long cardigan with silk cami and black dress pants

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3. CREATE A BUSINESS CASUAL LOOK WITH A LONG CARDIGAN AND BLACK PANTS

How to wear a long cardigan sweater?  Try this business casual look by pairing your cardigan sweater with black dress pants and a silk cami. 

We recently feel head over heels in love with these high-waisted belted black pants – now only $49!  They are incredibly versatile and make the perfect fall outfit for the office.  Not dressing up much for the office these days?  Feel free to replace these black dress pants with black jeans instead for a slightly more casual outfit idea.  

Want to make this cardigan outfit even more casual?  Switch out the heels for classic black flats!  

OUTFIT DETAILS

BLACK BELTED PANTS || LONG CARDIGAN || SIMILAR SILK CAMI || HEELS || NECKLACE 

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A Lily Love Affair shares how to wear a long cardigan with straight leg denim and brown heels

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4. PAIR YOUR LONG CARDIGAN WITH STRAIGHT LEG JEANS AND HEELS

If you’re looking for more stylish ways to wear this long cardigan with jeans, go for this pulled together look.  I love this long tan cardignan paired with a white tee or tank (are you sensing a theme here?) with brown accessories such as these suede heels and bag.  Want to dress this look up a bit?  Throw on some gold statement jewelry.  

SHOP THE LOOK

DENIM || WHITE TANK || LONG CARDIGAN || HEELS || BAG 

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A Lily Love Affair shares how to wear a long tan cardigan with faux leather pants and a graphic tee

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5. DRESS UP YOUR LONG CARDIGAN WITH FAUX LEATHER PANTS & HEELS

If you are looking for a great way to dress up your long cardigan, pair with faux leather pants, a graphic tee and heels.  I recently threw this look together for a social distancing date night with Shawn and received so many compliments.  

If faux leather pants aren’t your personal style, try replacing with straight leg jeans and black heels for a pulled together Fall outfit.  

OUTFIT DETAILS

SIMILAR FAUX LEATHER PANTS || SIMILAR TEE || LONG CARDIGAN || SIMILAR BAG || HEELS || NECKLACE 

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A Lily Love Affair shares how to wear a long tan cardigan with a white top and snakeskin flats

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6. PAIR YOUR LONG TAN CARDIGAN WITH SKINNY JEANS AND SNAKESKIN FLATS

If you’re looking for how to wear a long cardigan more casually, I love pairing it with skinny jeans, a white or black tank and snakeskin flats.  

I bought these flats last year during the Madewell sale and have styled them 100+ ways since last season.  I am linking a similar style for you here as these exact pair are now sold out.  This is a look you’ll find me wearing all Fall and Winter.  It’s easy to pull together for weekend errands, a casual brunch with the girls and more.  

OUTFIT DETAILS 

DENIM || LONG CARDIGAN || WHITE TANK || FLATS 

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A Lily Love Affair shares how to wear a long cardigan with faux leather leggings and reebok classic sneakers

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7.  WEAR YOUR LONG CARDIGAN WITH FAUX LEATHER LEGGINGS FOR AFTERNOON ERRANDS

It’s no secret one of this seasons biggest trends is the faux leather legging trend.  I purchased these pair from Amazon for less than $30 and love them!  I wore them 10x more than my Spanx faux leather leggings last season.  

A long cardigan and faux leather leggings is my go-to Fall and Winter look for running errands, traveling and more.  You cannot go wrong with this casual look this season.  And, I am certain at this point you can tell how much I wear this white tank, too. 🙂

OUTFIT DETAILS 

FAUX LEATHER LEGGINGS || LONG CARDIGAN || WHITE TANK || SNEAKERS || NECKLACE

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A Lily Love Affair shares how to wear a long cardigan with fall dress and brown knee high boots

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8. THROW YOUR LONG CARDIGAN OVER YOUR FAVORITE FALL AND WINTER DRESSES

One of my favorite ways to wear a long cardigan is over your favorite Fall or Winter dress.  It’s also the perfect way to transition your favorite Spring and Summer dresses into Fall.  

When styling a long cardigan with a dress, I typically try to keep them both close to the same length as seen here.  You can also layer your maxi cardigan sweater over your dress and add a belt over to add even more detail and style. 

OUTFIT DETAILS

DRESS (SOLD OUT) || KNEE HIGH BOOTS || BELT || LONG CARDIGAN || NECKLACE 

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A Lily Love Affair shares how to wear a long cardigan with black dress pants and heels

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9. PAIR YOUR CARDIGAN WITH AN ALL-BLACK LOOK

I rarely style an all-black look, but love how this long tan cardigan pairs with black pants, a black top, a stylish bag and these heels.  This look can be dressed by with black dress pants for an office friendly look or black jeans for a more casual one.  

If you have had your eyes on these look-a-like Chanel heels, The Drop from Amazon just launched a really affordable style you’ll love.  They’re less than $50 and perfect for Fall.  We just updated our Amazon Favorites Shop with more than 80+ new Fall styles you’ll love, too!

OUTFIT DETAILS 

PANTS || BLACK TANK || LONG CARDIGAN || HEELS || SIMILAR BAG

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A Lily Love Affair shares how to wear a long cardigan with straight leg jeans, a graphic tee and white sneakers

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10. CASUALLY STYLE YOUR LONG CARDIGAN FOR A SATURDAY AFTERNOON

Denim, sneakers, a graphic tee and belt bag is my go-to Saturday afternoon look.  And, if you’re in the market for a new pair of sneakers you cannot go wrong with these Reebok classics.  They are so incredibly comfortable!

OUTFIT DETAILS 

DENIM || SIMILAR TEE || LONG CARDIGAN || SNEAKERS || SIMILAR BELT BAG || NECKLACE 

SHOP OUR FAVORITE LONG CARDIGANS

There are a ton of great long cardigan options available this season.  Several of the options below are available in multiple colors and are under $25 or $30.  

Which one is your favorite?

OUR FAVORITE PLACES TO SHOP FOR LONG CARDIGAN SWEATERS

Here are just a few of our favorite places to shop for fall and winter fashion – including a great selection of long cardigan sweaters.  Be sure to check these retailers often as they run great sales this time of year.

LOOKING FOR OTHER FALL FASHION POSTS?  HERE ARE JUST A FEW OF OUR FAVORITES:

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