When it comes to mastering effortless style, NYC and French girls know what’s up. While both groups have distinctive signature silhouettes (edgy for New Yorkers and pared-down for Parisians), they often stand behind similar trends to master their cool vibes. The spring and summer piece they can’t get enough of? Well, it just so happens to be an unexpected basic: the cardigan.
Once defined as outdated and stuffy, the buttoned-up knit has infiltrated throughout the style universe over the last few months as a fresh and modern staple. Sure, oversized grandpa cardigans are a thing, but it’s actually the shrunken, thin, fitted finds that are the style du jour among fashion people at present. In fact, the lightweight basic is ramping up to be the cool alternative to a standard blouse for the season.
With that, keep scrolling for a bit of visual inspiration on how NYC and French girls are styling cardigans right now, and shop a few inspired silhouettes for a variety of temps as well.