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Keep a variety of cardigans on hand to add a shot of color and warmth to almost any outfit. When you pair a cardi and jeans, you win big every time. Almost any jeans will look right with a cardigan sweater. The effortless style of a cardigan perched over another shirt can be an instant denim booster.
Who couldn’t be comfy in a slouchy pair of boyfriend jeans? Go ahead and cuff the jeans at your ankles for a little extra definition. Add a leather belt around the waist, too. Above the waist, go for a simple white tee -- a scoop or crewneck would be perfect. Over the tee, make your cardi match the jeans with the boyfriend style. A tad oversized and definitely slouchy and you’ll be good to go.
Form fitting to hug every inch of your legs, skinny jeans paired under a cardigan can make a stunning ensemble. Dark and light denim washes can be equally chic. Try a camisole underlayer with a long and lean belted cardigan. If your cardigan lacks a belt, add a wide leather belt in a contrasting color for extra oomph. Finish this edgy outfit with knee-high or thigh-high boots and let the strutting begin.
Try updated trouser jeans that will narrow your waistline with its hip-hugging style. These jeans have a little extra room in the legs, a comfy rise at the waist and just enough flare to make them fashionable. When you add the cardigan over the top, make sure it stops at your waistline to create a svelte shape. Cropped cardigans over trouser jeans will instantly shorten your torso and lengthen your legs.
As they are the standard in denim cuts, don’t forget boot-cut jeans as your go-to choice in denim. Any style cardigan pairs easily with boot-cut jeans, including a boyfriend cardi, cropped or even a lean belted style. You might even try a beaded cardigan with funky embellishments to amp it up a notch. Layer a simple tee underneath or try a button-down blouse with a pretty Peter Pan collar for a preppy look.