The versatile cardigan

The versatile cardigan

I love cardigans, long or short. At what length you choose to wear your cardigans will depend on your height. Personally, I like my cardigans to cover my bum and stomach area.

Cardigans make great in-between season additions to our wardrobes. They are extremely versatile and practical. I bought this silver grey cardigan recently from the new John Lewis & partners range. It is 100% cashmere and I consider a reasonable price considering the softness and quality. I recently included it in my Capsule wardrobe for France. It rolls up into a small ball for packing and has been a useful piece to wear here in France in the evenings; when the sun goes down and the temperature drops.

I have teamed it with my new burgundy trousers also from John Lewis & partners. The burgundy seems to have sold out, however, they still have stock left in navy and black. They are meant to be ankle grazers, however, I let the hem down on these ones as I have quite long legs and prefer them to cover my ankles.

My burgundy trainers are from Lands’ End. I bought them last year; however, they still have them in stock and they are reduced from £65 to £32. They are very comfortable and a little lighter than conventional trainers.

The versatile cardigan

I bought the scarf I am wearing from St.Tropez market last year. I am currently down in the south of France and am trawling the market to see if I can source something similar. Many of you leave comments or email me asking where I purchased my scarves and jewellery. So we have a plan to open an online shop connected to the blog. This means that we will be able to offer you a range of scarves and jewellery personally selected by me.

We are in the process of developing the site and will let you know as soon as it is ready.

A selection of this season’s cardigans:

Photographs were taken in Wimbledon village, south-west London by Laura Hines. Follow her on Instagram.


  1. jenny
    26th October 2018 / 16:26

    Oooh, I look forward to being able to buy some scarves from you from the South of France. You have worn some lovely ones that a I have coveted!

    • 28th October 2018 / 08:45

      Hi Jenny
      We are working on it however it may take a while to get the shop up and running

  2. Mary
    26th October 2018 / 16:46

    Yes, I also love cardigans. Consider them “National costume” for the UK!! Versatile and useful with our climate.

    • 28th October 2018 / 08:46

      Hi Mary
      Yes what would us Brits do without our cardigans.

  3. Brenda Chell
    26th October 2018 / 18:02

    I’m a big fan of cardigans too. Best wishes with your on-line shop which I am looking forward to seeing soon. It should do very well as you have great taste in jewellery, scarves and accessories as well as looking lovely in them.

    • 28th October 2018 / 08:49

      Thank you Brenda As a learning curve it is proving quite challenging. We are working on it.

  4. Kathryn
    26th October 2018 / 20:36

    Great for traveling too. Comfy on the flight. You can pack and wear light clothing but with a cardigan you can cope if the weather turns cool, or step off the plan in the UK in comfort. A shell rain coat would complete the all weather capsule wardrobe.

    • 28th October 2018 / 08:51

      Hi Kathryn
      I am never on a flight without a cardigan or a wrap. I also always have some type of packable rain coat with me.

  5. Sharon
    26th October 2018 / 23:08

    Your additions sound very exciting!! I look forward to them.

  6. 27th October 2018 / 03:10

    I love love love cardigans! And pockets, please!

  7. Rita
    30th October 2018 / 13:41

    I like the way cardigans look on others, but they’re difficult for those of us with small shoulders.

    • 31st October 2018 / 09:08

      Hi Rita
      I have very narrow shoulders and as long as the cardigan is not too straight cut and has a bit of flare at the bottom they are fine.

  8. 27th February 2019 / 07:21

    I am also a cardigan fan and I have a pair of burgundy trainers just like the ones in your pictures.

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