1 Second Makeover by Wearing Long Sleeveless Cardigan

best long sleeveless cardigan outfit ideas

If there is one piece of clothing in the world that can make you look more chic and stylish in one second, it has to be the long sleeveless cardigan. I am not exaggerating at all. Okay, may be it takes ten seconds to put it on instead of one second, but in terms of the impact it has for your overall look, the long sleeveless cardigan just instantly adds a lot of character to your outfit. In this blog post, I will share with you some of the best ways to wear a long sleeveless cardigan. Let’s check them out and try the ideas that suit your character.

Wear with White Tank Top and Skinny Jeans

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Pairing a long sleeveless cardigan with a white tank top and ripped skinny jeans is one of the best minimal outfit ideas. Note that a good minimal outfit idea doesn’t mean to dress as simple as possible, but it means to wear just the right amount of clothing that can achieve the style that you want to achieve. This outfit is such a great casual way to dress for the fall and the spring. For the shoes, heels and flats will both work. For the cardigan’s color, heather grey, dark grey, and black are some great choices to match with the outfit.

Wear with White Crop Top and Boyfriend Jeans

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If you prefer wearing boyfriend jeans over skinny jeans, instead of wearing a white tank top as suggested in the previous outfit idea, you can wear a white crop top. The reason for choosing a crop top to pair with the boyfriend jeans and the long sleeveless cardigan is that boyfriend jeans are generally relaxed fit and crop tops help visually move up your waistline to achieve a better proportion.

Drop Shoulder Long Sleeveless Cardigan

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“Sleeveless” and “drop-shoulder” don’t go together very often. But for long cardigans, they work together very nicely. You ought to be careful with this outfit idea though, since it’s not suitable for every body type. The drop shoulder design can easily make your shoulders look wider than they normally do, so avoid this outfit if you have broad shoulders. Having said that, if you have narrow shoulders or if you have a pear shaped body, this is a great outfit that can help make your hip look proportionally smaller.

Long Sleeveless Crochet Cardigan

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If you like a more complex and feminine look, you can choose a long sleeveless crochet cardigan. Just like wearing a plain long sleeveless cardigan, you can simply wear it with a white top and ripped jeans. A long stylish necklace is a great piece for completing this outfit.

Hooded Long Sleeveless Cardigan

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For hoodie fans, a long sleeveless hooded cardigan is something you should try. The hood simply adds the little bit of details that make you look more casual and relaxed.

Heather Grey Long Sleeveless Cardigan with All Black Outfit

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For those of you that love wearing all black, it’s a great idea to tone it down just a little bit by layering with a heather grey long sleeveless cardigan. Not only that you still remain dark and cool, it adds a lot of style to your look and make you look more beautiful in a low key way. Pairing the outfit with a long silver necklace for a more enriched look.

Black Sleeveless Cardigan with White Tank Top and Black Pants

black and white long sleeveless cardigan outfit

Wearing a black sleeveless cardigan, a white tank top and black trousers is a great outfit idea for dressing like a musician, a designer, or an artist of any kind. The black and white combination just looks so artistic and stylish. Try this outfit to express the artistic aspect of your character.

Wear with a White Shirt for Work

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If you often wear a white shirt to dress smart casual to work, you can easily pair it a long sleeveless cardigan. Adding the layer makes the overall look less dull and still remain professional looking.

Wear with Denim Shorts

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Wearing a long sleeveless cardigan with denim shorts and a black or white top is a stylish and unique summer outfit idea. Not only that it looks good, it’s also a functional outfit idea. It can help keep your legs warmer at night or in an air conditioned environment in the summer.

Red Long Sleeveless Cardigan with White Dress

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Whether you just feel like you want to dress in a cheerful way or you are going to a Christmas party, a red long sleeveless cardigan is a great outfit idea. Pair it with a white dress that is shorter than your cardigan for a cheerful and gorgeous look. For a more casual look, you can instead pair the red cardigan with a white top and a mini skirt or denim shorts.

Wear with T Shirt Dress

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For a relaxed and feminine look, you can pair the long sleeveless cardigan with a t shirt dress. Indeed, t shirt dress outfits are quite easy to pull off. If you are interested, check out our previous blog post on the best t shirt dress outfit ideas.

White Long Sleeveless Cardigan with Grey Top

white long sleeveless cardigan idea

I have already mentioned that a grey sleeveless cardigan looks great when pairing with a white top. If you want to replace the grey cardigan with a white one, it’s a good idea to also replace your white top with a grey top to remain the color contrast that make you look casual and chic. Is it okay to keep the white top? Yes, surprisingly, white-on-white works pretty well for this outfit.

Cream Long Sleeveless Cardigan with White Dress

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For a feminine, gorgeous look, you can simply pair a white dress with a cream long sleeveless cardigan. The use of color is beautiful and the cutting simply makes you look slimmer. This outfit idea should work well for those of you that have a ladylike character.

By now, you should have realized how versatile long sleeveless cardigans are. They can easily pair with your different outfits. Don’t hesitate to try the mentioned ideas. Some are very casual, pretty and, most importantly, easy to pull off. For example, the heather grey long sleeveless cardigan, white tank top and the ripped jeans idea is just simple but classic. If you find this blog post helpful to you, make sure you also check out our other articles for more outfit ideas and fitness tips.