Trend Forecast: Grandma Cardigan

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Forget about your jean jackets this Spring. It’s about to be all about grandma cardis. You can definitely try and dig out your grandma’s retro cardigan and make it your own. You can turn it into a cropped sweater, change the buttons into pearl or gold buttons or even do a little DIY and add beading to it.While we love a good old granny style comeback, celebrities and designers are doing their own modern interpretations of the granny cardigan. Whether it being cropped, worn with a set or over a crop-top, the granny cardigan is definitely not conservative as it once was. But do we love this trend? I am certainly a fan. I think that if you’re wearing a slightly risque outfit, adding a granny cardigan can add a touch of sweetness and really tone down the sexiness. Even if you’re wearing a bra top or a bandeau, adding a granny sweater can make it much more chic and unique. While this was always a trend for the French fashionistas and it girls like Jeanne Damas, it is slowly becoming a trend on the fashion scene. Big brands like Chanel, Gucci and Versace all had their models walk down in various versions of the granny sweater. Even though all of these shows are Fall 2018, you can be ahead of the trend now! Cardigans don’t have to be a Fall thing. You can reinvent them into Spring. Here are just some amazing ways celebrities are wearing them (Courtesy of Instagram):

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Jeanne Damas is doing a more classic take on the trend. Definitely a French girl effortless chic.

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Kourtney Kardashian has definitely a more modern approach to the trend. It is cool and trendy and more of an urban look.

Insta queen, Chantel Jeffries is wearing her cardigan completely off the shoulders, giving it a more of a  sexy vibe.

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Devon’s outfit is maybe my favorite out of the bunch. She is giving me real Clueless and vintage Chanel vibes. She took the retro theme of the cardigan and went with it.

And lastly, Negin is wearing a more of a glam look out of of the bunch, which just shows how much you can dress up or dress down your granny cardigan.

Now here are some runway looks featuring our favorite granny cardigans Fall 2018 (courtesy of Vogue):

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Versace and Chanel Fall 2018
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Prada Spring 2018 and Gucci Fall 2018

Big designers also have different interpretations of the granny cardigan. From the cropped Chanel look to the conservative Versace look, graphic Prada look and sporty Gucci look.

Here’s how I wear my granny cardigan:


I decided to wear mine as a top under a jacket, rather than over an outfit. I had my cardigan for a while now, but I neglected wearing it because I felt that it was out of style. But now I can’t get enough of it.

So what’s the best thing about this trend? It’s affordable and you probably have it in your closet already!



Here are some of my favorite cardigans you can shop:

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