One of our favorite fall fashion trends this year is the cardigan sweater. The cardigan was named after James Brudenell, the 7th Earl of Cardigan and a British general who who led the Charge of the Light Brigade during the Crimean War in the 1850s.
The cardigan was modeled after the knitted wool waistcoats British officers wore during the fighting. After the war, the cardigan became popular and is still a favorite.
There are various styles of cardigans. Some have zippers, others have buttons and some are open in the front. Cardigans that are open in the front are worn with a shirt underneath. Cardigans can be worn with jeans or leggings or can be dressy and worn with a skirt and scarf. Men can wear cardigans to work with dress pants or with jeans on the weekends.
Cardigans are available at all of your favorite clothing stores and will continue to be a favorite since they can be worn with anything. We have to wear school uniforms, but one of the ways to dress up that uniform is with a nice cardigan.