By: Corinne Phipps
The Perfect Grandpa Sweater For Spring. The long, narrow cardigan, which can be found in all shades, weights and materials from cotton to cashmere this year, is a perfect way to be cozy and chic at the same time.
What’s Out there
There are many great examples of the long cardigan sweater this year. My two current favorites are at Rugby and at that sweater Mecca, J. Crew. The Rugby version is thick cotton in a garnet color with varsity stripes. In fact, I have to say it looks remarkably like my father’s 1950’s vintage letterman’s sweater from high school. However, unlike my Dad’s, the cut is long, lean and so sliming. It’s a great way to stay warm without adding bulk. J. Crew’s version, in a multitude of colors, is a fine-gauge merino with decorative buttons. This sweater works well as a layering piece and is light enough to fit comfortably under a coat.
How to Work
It I also adore the grandpa sweater for the quirkiness and versatility it adds to a fall wardrobe. Paired with narrow jeans or leggings and boots, it lends a vaguely “just mucking about the paddock” air. Just wait until the new Nicole Kidman/Hugh Jackman pic Australia opens, this 30’s lady of the manor of the style will be all over the place.