How to Style a Cardigan JacketCardigan – J.Crew | Camisole – Express | Jeans – Paige | Shoes – Amazon | Bag – Melie Bianco | Sunglasses – Amazon

Cardigan jackets and tweed/boucle jackets were a huge trend last fall and are still going to be on trend for this fall/winter. I absolutely LOVE the style and enjoy wearing them with different pants and denim to offset the polished vibe. Worn alone or styled with a camisole, cardigan jackets are a great summer to fall transition piece. And while these would be appropriate for the workplace, they can still be a great option to wear for everyday or evening. These are a great alternative to a simple standard blazer. And often have tons of gorgeous details that make them more interesting.

How to Style a Cardigan Jacket/Boucle Jacket

Boucle Jacket + Cargo Pants

How to Style a Cardigan JacketJacket – Express | Bodysuit – Express | Pants – Express | Shoes – Schutz | Bag – Melie Bianco | Sunglasses – Amazon

This is a perfect example of combining the polished look of a boucle jacket with a more casual item such as cargo pants. These cargo pants are satin which makes them a bit more dressy but still balance out the prim and proper look of the jacket. Add some pumps or slingbacks to this look and it’s ready for the office. Keep the look with strappy sandals and a small bag/clutch and you are ready to go out for the evening.

Cardigan Jacket + Denim

How to Style a Cardigan JacketCardigan – J.Crew | Tank – Target | Jeans – Agolde | Sandals (similar) – LPA | Bag – Melie Bianco | Sunglasses – Amazon

Cardigan Jackets with jeans outfitCardigan – J.Crew | Tank – Express | Jeans – Paige | Shoes – Amazon | Bag – Melie Bianco | Sunglasses – Amazon

Straight leg and wide leg jeans are also a major trend for fall. So I love wearing the two trends together. Choose a non-distressed style of denim or go for a more edgy look with distressed jeans. Either way it’s a great piece to style with a cardigan jacket. These striped cardigans from J.Crew are a top seller and for good reason. The fit is flattering, the print is classic and it’s a piece you be wearing for years and years.

Tweed Jacket + Faux Leather Pants

Tweed Jacket + Faux Leather Pants outfitJacket (similar) – Aqua | Turtleneck – Spanx| Pants (similar) – Express | Boots  – Raye | Bag (similar) – Gucci

Faux leather pants are a fall staple for me. And I love how they look styled with a boucle or cardigan jacket. It’s once again about balancing out the polished look of the jacket with the slightly edgier style of the pants. I wore this outfit during the holidays last year and added a red lip to make it more festive. This look would also be great for a holiday party or event.

Cardigan Jacket + Slip Midi Skirt

Slip skirt outfit ideaCardigan – J.Crew | Tee – Abercrombie | Skirt – Abercrombie | Sandals – Saint Laurent | Bag – Melie Bianco | Sunglasses – Amazon

Any style skirt would really look great with a cardigan jacket, but I especially love the classic look of a slip skirt. Throw a striped cardigan over your shoulders if it is still too warm to wear and it adds a bit of interest to a solid color outfit. I still love a classic blazer for fall and winter, but cardigan jackets and tweed jackets are another option for chic outerwear.

Cardigan Jackets and Tweed Jackets At All Price Points

Cardigan Jackets and Tweed JacketsBlack collarless tweed jacket | Fringe trim cardigan | Stripe trim novelty button cardigan | Sweater lady jacket | V-neck bow cardigan | Patch-pocket sweater cardigan | Patch-pocket sweater cardigan | Cable-knit cardigan sweater | Striped v-neck bow cardigan | Sweater lady jacket

Though the cardigan jacket and tweed jacket are on trend for fall, don’t worry about not being able to wear it past this season. They are still classic styles that have been around for years and always look classic and polished. I love seeing the updated versions in bright colors or patterns and with details such as metallic buttons or bows. These are definitely items that you will get tons of wear out of and can be styled with various items that you probably already have in your closet.