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Cardigans are perfect for fall and spring travels and they’re also an easy layer for flights. Take a look at these cardigan outfit ideas for your next trip!


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Cardigan Outfit Ideas

Written By: Sydney Woolery



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When it comes to fall fashion essentials, few items top the list quite like a classic cardigan. And luckily for travelers, these pieces work perfectly in a wide variety of destinations, especially throughout Europe!


With the start of fall, it’s only fitting that we incorporate these essentials into our travel wardrobe. Check out six cardigan outfit ideas to wear on your adventures this season!




Cardigan | Tank | Crossbody | Boots | Bracelet | Hat | Jeans




A maxi cardigan is a dramatic fall must-have. Its stylish silhouette gives off a high-fashion feel while its lightweight feel makes it easy to wear. There are many different styles to choose from as well.

You can go with a classic trench-inspired piece or keep things cozy in a knit duster cardigan. Pair with some trusty skinny jeans, heeled ankle boots for a little extra length and a tucked in casual tank.

Cardigan hack: Jeans and ankle boots are a cardigan’s best friend. This is a timeless combination that re-emerges every year, probably due to its laidback and stylish feel.

So while there are plenty of different ways to rock this versatile garment, you can also never go wrong with this classic combination!


Shop the best ankle boots for fall and travel with them for just about any cold weather destination all year long!




Dress | Cardigan | Crossbody | Boots | Earrings | Tights




While the idea of walking around in your boyfriend’s cardigan is super cute in theory, his picks may be a little bit trickier to style around.

For that cozy, perfectly oversized feel, opt for a faux “boyfriend” sweater instead. As in, not-actually-his-sweater-but-a-cuter-imitation-of-it!


Use packing cubes to help you organize and even compress your belongings to maximize your space.




Cardigan | Tee | Jeans | Bag | Necklace | Boots | Watch | Earrings


These cardigans are ultra cozy and perfect for the cooler months. With an oversized feel that’s relaxed and not frumpy, they’re easy to wear and perfect for travel.

You could wear it on the plane as a cozy option or rock with a dress, boots, and tights. And as we mentioned above, it would pair gorgeously with some skinny jeans and boots like the Blondo Villa pictured above. (Check out our  video review  and a post on this popular boot!)


Find out how to turn any one of your dresses into versatile dresses!




Dress | Cardigan | Tights | Boots | Handbag | Rings | Necklace




A printed cardigan alone is a statement worthy piece. We all know that printed scarves are a great way to spice things up a bit, but why not go bold with an entire printed cardigan instead?

Make sure to keep everything else simple but complementary so that you’ve achieved just the right balance.

Black tights and boots with a simple sweater dress will keep you toasty and stylish. If this combination is too warm for you, go for a similarly simple jersey dress.


You’ll want to look your best when you travel! Read my travel tips to Pack Light Stylishly!




Tank | Earrings | Cardigan | Watch | Necklace | Boots | Lipstick | Bag | Skirt




There’s something about a belted cardigan that instantly brings things together (literally!). You’re physically bringing together the cardigan with the belt and your look becomes more fitted and refined.

For a feminine and modern look, wear a pencil skirt underneath with a basic tank tucked into it. Throw on some heeled booties, accessories with touches of find gold jewelry, and finish it off with a swipe of bold lipstick.


Take a look at these skirt outfits to learn how to wear them in cold weather!




Cardigan | Longsleeve | Jeans | Bag | Boots | Scarf




Fluttery and elegant drapes make a waterfall cardigan an ultra pretty option for the fall. It’s an easy way to elevate an otherwise simple cardigan and they’re great for layering as well!

You could throw a leather jacket and have the pretty drapes exposed or do the same with a cozy flannel instead. And of course, it’s also just as fabulous on its own. Pair with cognac boots and jeans for a gorgeous autumn getup.




Compass Rose Packing Cubes


How to Pack Your Cardigan


Packing cubes can help organize all the clothes you want to bring, not just your cardigan! We designed our own brand of slim packing cubes, with a unique color and numbering system, so it’s easy to remember where you’ve packed everything. The video below shows you how!


Learn our hacks with packing cubes in the video!


We also put together a five-part YouTube series showing the different methods to use packing cubes for travel. If you use this specific packing strategy, packing cubes can also compress your belongings. This is the secret to traveling carry-on only!



What are your favorite cardigan outfit ideas? Please comment below!


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Author Bio: Sydney Woolery is a recent UCLA graduate who loves a good adventure just as much as she does a fabulous dress. Check out her fashion blog at and follow her visual escapades on Instagram – @tokyoglitter.