Following a year of newfound appreciation for loungewear, there has been a resurgence of dressing for comfort over style.
And as we slowly re-enter society, many have chosen to say goodbye to uncomfortable fashion staples—au revoir, high heels—and welcoming grandma’s top-picks to their outside wardrobe.
Introducing the micro cardigan.
The cousin of the cropped cardigan, the micro cardi is exactly what the name suggests. Traditionally, the knitwear piece resembles a cardigan that has had one too many rounds in the dryer, becoming very tiny and ending just under the bust line.
And while some may think it’s odd to sport knitwear leading into the warmer months, this trend is so small that it’s perfect to wear all on its own—sans the winter layers.
Originating back in the ’90s, films like Clueless made the trend so popular that pop-culture is still searching for ways to keep it on trend.
And it’s not just the celebrity set sporting the shrunken knit. Loved by influencers alike, the trend got the stamp of approval thanks to Jacquemus, with the cardigan continuing to sell out today.
The trend is styled best with a matching knitwear piece underneath for a colour coordinated moment, or simply worn on its own with jeans or trousers if you’re looking for some instant cool factor.
Still trying to hold onto to your winter wardrobe? Below, the best micro cardigans to keep your spring style both cosy and comfortable.
The Micro Cardigan Is The Spring Must-Have For Those (Already) Missing Winter
OCT 12, 2020 BY DIANDRA MALIVINDI – www.elle.com.au