3 Unbelievably Cute Cardigan Outfit Ideas to Keep You Cozy This Winter

Stay cozy while looking amazing in these casual and easy cardigan outfits.

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You need to try these cozy and stylish cardigan outfits ideas for fall and winter

Fall is finally here, and it’s time to start bringing out the long sleeves. In my opinion, it’s never too early to do a post about one of my favorite clothing items — the cardigan, a super versatile piece that is a must for every closet. 

They are easy to layer with and will keep you extra warm for when it gets even colder underneath your puffer jackets.

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I love creating different looks with cardigans for fall, and below are three cardigan outfits with different lengths, textures, and prints!

Cardigan Outfit 1:

Outfit set with orange cardigan, white top, black jeans and black boots.


For this comfy-casual cardigan outfit, I used a bright orange fluffy textured cardigan. This catches the eye and keeps you looking sleek, even when the rest of your outfit is casual.

Underneath, I added a white long sleeve top and a pair of black jeans. The rip in these jeans makes them feel casual, but you could choose a plain pair if you wanted an all-around clean look.

To finish the look, grab some chunky black boots that have a zipper all down the front, then swipe on some lip color. This lip primer from W7 Cosmetics is an absolute must-have — it makes your lips look flawless, no matter how dry they get in winter! And this Charlotte Tilbury lipstick is truly splurge-worthy.

This would be a great outfit idea for a day spent running around campus.

Cardigan Outfit 2:

Cheetah cardigan outfit: Outfit set with cheetah cardigan, black top, black leggings, and white sneakers.


For our next outfit idea, I styled this cheetah printed cardigan with a thin black turtleneck to keep the look from feeling too thick.

On the bottom, I added leather looking leggings, specifically the Spanx leggings you’ve undoubtedly seen all over Instagram. We talked about them in depth in our lazy day outfits guide, so I won’t go into why they’re a must-have here — but if you haven’t tried them, run to a store and you’ll see why they’re the best! These are perfect for pairing with a slouchy cardigan — they keep the look sleek but still casual and comfy enough to run errands or go to class.

Accessory-wise, you can’t go wrong with classic white sneakers. A winged cat eye finishes the look.

By the way, this outfit could also work for a night out — just swap the basic sneakers for a pair of booties and grab your favorite clutch.

Cardigan Outfit 3:

Outfit set with blend white and yellow cardigan, yellow sweater, blue jeans and brown boots.


Finally, I decided to go bold for our final look. I started with a gorgeous yellow and white cardigan, then matched it with a yellow turtleneck for an unexpected look you won’t see everywhere on campus. It’s a shame that more people don’t embrace bright hues like this in the fall — let’s change that!

I paired the combo with blue skinny jeans and some brown boots, to keep the look balanced and the interest up towards your face.

Again, you could totally wear this for a night out — just change the shoes to something with more of a heel and add your favorite statement earrings.

What do you think? 

Which cardigan outfit is your favorite? How do you style your cardigans? Let me know in the comments below! 

Looking for more winter cardigan outfits? Here are some of our favorite outfit ideas that might also inspire you this winter.

Editor’s note: This post was originally published in 2017; it was completely updated and revamped in 2019 with new photos and information.

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