The cardigan has indeed made a strong comeback in men’s fashion, evolving from a traditionally preppy garment to a versatile and stylish wardrobe staple. Its resurgence can be attributed to its ability to effortlessly blend comfort, functionality, and fashion. 

The cardigan with Jeans: Pairing a cardigan with jeans creates a casual and relaxed yet refined look. Go for a lightweight cardigan in a breathable material such as cotton, merino wool or linen and choose a slim or tailored fit cardigan to maintain a modern look when layered over a shirt. For a summer-inspired outfit, consider lighter colours such as pastels or earth tones, but that navy cardie never goes amiss. Wear it over a lightweight t-shirt or a linen shirt, or any shirt you like for a comfortable and stylish bit of layering and roll up your shirt sleeves over the knit, chuck on some slim or tapered jeans and finish with pristine white sneakers or loafers.

Cardigan with a suit: The cardigan can add a touch of sophistication and individuality when worn with a suit, even in summer. Look for a lightweight and breathable cardigan in a blend of linen or cotton and choose a cardigan in a slightly darker colour over your shirt colour, you don’t want to have a washed out look. Wear it in place of a traditional dress shirt, buttoned up for a sleek appearance. Pair with suit trousers in a similar colour and fabric and make sure you wear some decent footwear and this combination is perfect for summer weddings or other formal events.

Cardigan with Shorts: Wearing a cardigan with shorts, yes it can look pretty cool, and it creates a stylish and comfortable look for the warmer months. Opt for a lightweight and open-knit cardigan to allow airflow and keep you cool. Choose a colour that matches or complements your shorts, such as a light blue cardigan with navy or khaki shorts. Pair it with a simple, solid-coloured t-shirt or a lightweight button-down shirt. You can wear what you like on your feet, but we’d say boat shoes, loafers, or clean white sneakers. 

Basically by throwing on a cardigan as a light layer, you can discard the jacket and throw the cardigan round your neck, ready for when the sun goes down and you need a bit of extra warmth, and when it’s on, just roll up the sleeves or leave the cardigan unbuttoned for a more casual and relaxed look.

The cardigan’s versatility extends into the summer months, allowing you to create stylish and comfortable outfits for various occasions. Embrace this classic garment and incorporate it into your summer wardrobe with these tips, adding an extra layer of style and sophistication to your warm-weather looks.