Outfits With Long Cardigans and Outfit Formulas You Can Copy

outfits with long cardigan sweater

One of my favorite closet staples is a relaxed, long cardigan. They’re really versatile and can be worn in super casual outfits with t-shirts and dressed up a little with blouses. They work in a variety of seasons, too, so as we transition from winter to spring, you’ll be able to get lots of use out of these types of cardigans.  Today I’m sharing 6 outfits with long cardigans that you can copy, to give you some ideas!

SIZING: I’m 5’6″ and usually S/M or 6 in clothes and 8.5 to 9 in shoes.

long cardigan outfit: green sweater + white tee + jeans + leopard slip-ons + cognac tote

Jeans + T-Shirt + Sneakers
This is such an easy combo for running errands, hanging out with kids, or low-key days working from home. I’ll often do this with a utility jacket as well, but when I’m at home, I find it easier—and cozier—to wear a cardigan instead.

You can do this with any type of t-shirt, whether it’s a basic white tee like this one, or whether it’s a graphic tee or printed tee.

Shop the Outfit:
Tee: Nordstrom (exact–wearing size S)

Cardigan: Nordstrom (similar in L. Olive–I wear size S/M, similar)
Jeans: Nordstrom (exact–wearing size 4)
Shoes: Nordstrom (similar)
Tote: Nordstrom (exact)
Earrings: Nickel & Suede (exact—wearing size M)

 

long cardigan outfit: mustard cardigan + black and white blanket scarf + white tunic + black leggings + cognac boots + gray purse

Leggings + White Top + Printed Scarf + Tall Boots
A big scarf like this is great with leggings, as it’s long enough to provide some coverage in the back. It also has a great, relaxed vibe that goes well with leggings. You can make the outfit pop by bundling up with a printed scarf and let the scarf serve as your focal point. Personally, I have not worn a big scarf in a very long time—it’s seldom cold enough here for one, regardless of whether I cut it in half to reduce the bulk or not. But, I know it’s super cold where a lot of you live, and this is a nice, comfy outfit for staying warm!

With all the bulk on top, make sure to anchor the outfit with tall boots to keep it balanced.

Shop the Outfit:
Top: Nordstrom (exact—wearing size M)
Cardigan: Nordstrom (similar in H. Mustard–I wear size S/M)
Leggings: Nordstrom (exact—wearing size M)

Scarf: Nordstrom (almost identical in Black)
Boots: Nordstrom (similar)
Bag: Nordstrom (similar)
Earrings: c/o Nickel & Suede (similar color—I wear size M)

 

long cardigan outfit: mustard cardigan + striped tee + jeans + ankle boots + long necklace + gray purse

Striped Tee + Cardigan + Jeans + Booties
Gotta love an outfit full of good old classics. You can do this outfit with slip-on sneakers or kick it up a tad with booties. It’s a comfy outfit that looks put-together!

Shop the Outfit:
Tee: Nordstrom (similar, similar, exact–I wear size M)
Cardigan: Nordstrom (similar in H. Mustard–I wear size S/M)
Jeans: Nordstrom (exact–wearing size 4; similar)
Shoes: Nordstrom (similar–pricey but waterproof)
Bag: Nordstrom (similar)
Necklace: c/o Dear Mushka (exact)
Earrings: c/o Nickel & Suede (exact–wearing size M)

 

long cardigan outfit: white cardigan + blue blouse + jeans + ankle boots + long necklace + cognac tote

Blouse + Jeans
Long cardigans work well with blouses, too! Pair one with a blouse, jeans, and flats, wedges, or booties for an elevated casual look.

BTW, this top is great for a nicer casual look like this, and it’s great with slacks for work. It has a nice boat neckline and comes in 4 solid colors and 6 prints. Check them out HERE! I wear size 6.

Shop the Outfit:
Tee: Nordstrom (exact in Navy Vine Leaf–I wear size 6)
Cardigan: Nordstrom (similar, similar, similar in Oatmeal–I wear size S/M, similar)
Jeans: Nordstrom (exact–wearing size 4; similar)
Shoes: Nordstrom (similar–I wear size 9, similar)
Bag: Nordstrom (similar)
Necklace: c/o Dear Mushka (exact)
Earrings: c/o Nickel & Suede (updated version)

 

long cardigan outfit: white cardigan + white tunic + straight leg jeans + neutral flats + white handbag

Blouse + Crop Jeans + Flats
Here’s another version of the previous outfit formula, just using a different cut of jeans and flats instead of booties. This is a great look for early spring with cropped raw hem jeans and light colored loafers.

These jeans are VERY comfortable! They are super duper stretchy throughout the legs, and they have an elastic strip in the waistband for extra comfort! Find them HERE. I wear size 4, but size 6 also works for a slightly more relaxed fit.

Shop the Outfit:
Top: Nordstrom (exact—wearing size M)
Cardigan: Nordstrom (similar, similar, similar in Oatmeal–I wear size S/M, similar)
Jeans: (exact–wearing size 4, similar)

Shoes: (exact in other colors, similar, similar,)
Bag: Nordstrom (similar)

 

long cardigan outfit: white cardigan + blue floral dress + maroon tights + tall boots + gold necklace + cognac tote

Dress + Cardigan
A long cardigan works great over a dress as well. You can bundle it up for cooler weather with tights and tall boots, or you can wear it with bare legs and ankle boots or flats as the weather warms up.

This dress is thick and very stretchy with a flattering wrap silhouette and v-neckline.  It comes in 9 solid colors and 14 prints. Check them out HERE! I wear size M, as the arms felt slightly tight on me in size S, despite the dress being stretchy.

Shop the Outfit:
Dress: Amazon (exact—wearing size M in Emerald/Pale Blue Delicate Floral)
Cardigan: Nordstrom (similar, similar, similar in Oatmeal–I wear size S/M, similar)
Tights: Old Navy (similar)
Boots: Lucky Brand via Nordstrom (similar)
Tote: J.Crew Factory (similar)
Necklace: c/o Dear Mushka (exact)
Earrings: Nickel & Suede (exact—wearing size M)

 

Between being able to dress these cardigans up or down, AND being able to wear them in multiple seasons, you’ll get tons of use out of them!

Shop More Long Cardigans

Click through the items below to shop. Almost all of them come in multiple colors. Great options!

 


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