Look ‘ere! A Cardigan That Doesn’t Scream “Old-Lady” Style

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I’m sure I’m not alone in associating cardigans with “old lady style”. And while the grey hairs are coming in hot and the internet manages to make me feel old every day (I literally have no idea how to navigate TikTok and have, like, 37 followers), I still think I have a fair way to go until I embrace a good ol’ twinset. To be clear, I love my grandma and all the old ladies in my life are the bringers of joy. And their cardigans?! *chef’s kiss*. 

Sezane cardigan (sz XS), Everlane jeans*, Gucci loafers (watch my styling video here), Celine bag, Ray Ban sunglasses

Despite their historical reputation, cardigans have rebranded themselves to become a modern piece of knitwear, for women of all ages. While the cosy and classic varieties are still around, there are a few contemporary styles that inject a bit of edge while maintaining a sense of femininity.   I recently added the Anahi cardigan from Sezane to my wardrobe (as you would have seen in my recent Sezane try-on video) and while I was initially apprehensive because I thought it might be a little ‘old lady-ish’, I had a bit of a play styling the cardigan with other pieces in my wardrobe and it very quickly grew on me.

Sezane cardigan (sz XS), Everlane jeans*, Gucci loafers (watch my styling video here), Celine bag, Ray Ban sunglasses

The Sezane Anahi cardigan is a very farn-cee knit in comparison to the relatively plain knits that I have in my collection. I predominantly stick with classic colours and styles when it comes to my knits so I’ve branched out a little given the crochet finish on this style.  I picked up the size XS, and it’s a relaxed cut featuring a round neckline with ¾ billowy sleeves that really take this up a notch. The buttons on the Anahi cardigan are worth mentioning, they’re an ivory colour with a frosted finish (at least on the ecru colour I chose) and look very premium. In fact, all the buttons on the Sezane items I’ve bought are always excellent quality and I appreciate that attention to detail. 

And if you’re shopping from Australia like me, Sezane now offer free shipping for all orders over $200AUD and free returns – a very exciting (and dangerous) development! 

As always, thanks for stopping by!

P.S. The jacket I haven’t stopped wearing lately and a capsule wardrobe for the transitional season!


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