Use a brooch to close cardigans without buttons

Long tail cardigans are having a moment

Cardigans with long tails are very trendy right now, but are not easy to style and wear. Nevertheless, this trend can be adopted for work without looking unprofessional when styling it right. To not look like a scarecrow 😉 the other parts of the outfit need to be sleek. Let the cardigan be your statement piece.

Close the waterfall cardigan with a brooch for a sleek look

Today I closed my brown tail cardigan with a brooch. I just draped the cardigan tails around my body and twisted the outer tail a bit before pinning it to the inner one. It produced a nice classic wrap style.

brooch used to close a cardigan
Zoom-in on the brooch used as a closure for a cardigan
#ver 50 years old fashion blogger in leather pants, knit jacket closed with a brooch
Snakeprint pants with winter white cashmere sweater, brown cashmere cardigan with brooch used as closure and white beige studded pointy toe flats

I added a winter white cashmere sweater under the cardigan and wore snake-print pants. The colors of the print tie the outfit together. At work, I wore studded flats, while for the commute to work I went with brown booties. I decided to stay with neutrals for the coat and hat. The hat is a thrift-store find I made a couple of summers ago.

You can find further ways of how to style this type of trendy cardigan to adapt to the climate, and as a business casual look when dressing for the engineering enterprise.

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Burberry motorcycle coat with thrifted leather hat from the 50s, YSL bag, snake print leather pants (all own)

Interested in other styling tips? Then you may like to read how to wear pink over 40 or how to style your look with a scarf.

Photos: G. Kramm

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