Houston, TX (PRWEB) August 03, 2012
From its humble beginnings in the early 19th century to its rise in popularity among top designers, the open-front sweater, commonly referred to as the cardigan, remains a fashion favorite year-round thanks to its versatility. While most pieces have their limits, a single cardigan offers numerous styling options and can breathe new life into any wardrobe. Today, Rodeo Drive Resale, premier seller of authentic designer clothing and accessories, offers a few tips on how to perfect your cardigan look.
1) Choose the Right Cardigan: Because they can be worn many different ways, invest in a designer cardigan for superior quality. “Cardigans for me are like your BFF, your best friend forever, because they're season-less, they're great when you want to have nice coverage, look stylish and it will always fit because it's made out of knit!” Designer and Project Runway winner Chloe Dao said in an interview. “The classic cardigan can be sexy, stylish and even slimming. There's one for every body type and every occasion.” For those looking for the best deals in designer cardigans, stores such as Rodeo Drive Resale offer shoppers the option to buy and sell luxury designers with discounts on pre-owned Christian Dior, St. John Knits, Yves Saint Laurent, and more.
2) Add a Brooch or Belt: A brooch can be an eye-catching accessory that is traditionally placed on the right or left side of your chest when attached to a cardigan. However, for the buttonless cardigan, the brooch can be worn just above the waist to keep it closed. Similarly, a large belt makes a great fashion statement. Find a belt that offers an interesting contrast in texture and color to the cardigan in order to maximize your fashion flair. Also, when adding flair, there are scores of other discount designer accessories, such as sunglasses or scarves, available to truly make the ensemble pop.
3) Match with a Pencil or Dressier Skirt: Longer, simple cardigans look great when paired with a dressier skirt. Remember: Contrast is key. Also, a great way to avoid the “lumpy arm” look is to layer a cardigan with sleeves underneath a sleeveless dress. For a classic, professional look around the office, try combining a cardigan with a pencil skirt. Toss in a lovely necklace and flattering pair of pumps and voila – an outfit that is both stylish and appropriate for the workplace.
4) Try a Bold Blouse: Blouses come in an array of vibrant colors and styles, so go bold when layering it with a cardigan. Choose a style, such as a sequin or metallic knit, that can add a burst of personality to an otherwise subtle look. Again, contrast is important: A silk blouse beneath a wool cardigan is just one example of how opposing textures can come together to make a wonderful outfit that will transition smoothly from work to happy hour. Depending on the desired look, all the buttons can be closed, or none, or even just a few. The key is to play with different styles to discover what works best.
Cardigans have been a fashion mainstay for the past several years and show no signs of slowing up. With so many different ways to personalize the open-front sweater, there is great fun to be had in creating an exciting new look for that time-tested cardigan.
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With over a decade of experience, Rodeo Drive Resale specializes in buying, selling, and consignment of authentic couture fashions. Buy, sell or consign favorite luxury designers such as Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Prada, Gucci, St. John Knits, David Yurman, Christian Louboutin, Tiffany & Co.and more. All items are guaranteed 100% authentic. Visit RDR online at http://www.shoprdr.com or call toll free at (888)697-3725.