The Tiny Heart: Backwards Cardigan

2.20.2012

Backwards Cardigan


 
Cardigan-Gap (similar), Tank-Hollister (similar), Jeans-A&F (here), Boots-Bakers (similar), Necklace-AE (similar), Belt-H&M (similar)

I'm wearing my cardigan backwards today. Nope, it's not Backwards Day like in elementary school when our schedules were switched along with our clothes. Nor am I auditioning for Dating in the Dark.

Today I'm wearing my cardigan backwards on purpose!It's a trend that was seen in the Marc Jacobs Fall/Winter 2010 runway and I've been dying to try it.

My tips for backwards cardigans are:

Pick a cardigan that does not have pockets. They're not flattering in back (think about their placement) and it will look too obvious. You may have a nice but random stranger gently telling you your shirt is on wrong.


Make sure the label is not hanging out. Nothing screams "this is on backwards" like the tag in the front.

Wear it proud! Either a V Neck or Crewneck style will work for this trend, just be confident and you'll pull it off.

So, would you wear your cardigan backwards?

42 comments:

  1. What a lovely cardigan! You look really cute :) I haven't tried the backwards cardigan trend yet (I'm not sure if it's for me or not), but it looks great on you!

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  2. I've seen that look a few times and you pulled it off great!

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  3. This is something I've been wanting to try as well! You pulled it off beautifully!

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  4. Oooh now that is something new. I can't wait to try it. You definitely pulled off this look. =)

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  5. Love it! This is something I've been wanting to try and just haven't yet! You definitely rocked it and i love your tips!

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  6. You looks super cute! I haven't tried the backwards cardigan yet...but what I have seen on other blogs and on you...I am just have to give it a whirl! :)

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  7. Great tips on how to wear a cardigan backward. I haven't try that myself, but have seen others done that and loved the looks. You mastered the look because I wouldn't have guessed that was a cardigan, and not a sweater by looking at the first few pics.

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    1. Thanks! I wore this yesterday out to lunch with friends and I don't think anyone noticed it was on wrong. (or at least they didn't say anything!). I also had to point it out to my hubby and he was the one taking the photos :)

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  8. I've seen other bloggers wear a backwards cardigan too and I think I'm going to need to give it a try!

    Xo,
    Angela
    Headtotoechic.blogspot.com

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  9. I've totally done this before! My husband thought I was nuts, but I LOVED it! Ha!

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    1. Really? My hubby actually didn't even notice. I had to tell him and then his reaction was, "Oh. It looks like it's supposed to be on that way." haha.

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  10. I'm seeing this more and more and I'm still working on making it work for me, I think I need to find one without pockets as you suggest. I love how you belted it and the necklace looks great!

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  11. Every time I wear a cardigan, I forget to wear it backwards -- which I know sounds SO weird. I need to make a note to remember. Haha!

    http://www.glamkittenslitterbox.com/
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

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  12. I always enjoy this smile on your face, it's so cute.
    Like this necklace and pullover, turned out sweet.

    Love,
    Julie - http://juliechoice.blogspot.com/

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  13. i love this - i would love to do a deep v neck one. i'm afraid with my proportions (large chest small waist) the back might stretch wrong.

    i really love how it looks on you though!

    <3 katherine

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    1. Best way to know is to try it on! I'm going to try the V neck cardi out for next time :)

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  14. So cute! I need to give this trend a try!

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  15. Oh yes, I'm definitely game for trying this trend. I love it on you, it's like the sweater was designed with buttons in back!

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  16. I didn't even notice that you were wearing your cardigan backwards before I read it. It looks great!

    XXX
    Camilla // http://www.NativePassion.blogspot.com

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  17. I love the idea of wearing a vneck cardigan backwards. The open back, the sexy buttons down your spine, I think its all great! HOpe you can check out my blog too!

    -Nico

    www.SatinAndSalt.com

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  18. love the stripes! www.casualglamorous.com

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  19. I haven't tried it yet but I really want to! You wore it so nicely, I love how you also belted it :)

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  20. This is a look I keep meaning to try, I love it!

    Natasha ~ TashaDelrae.com

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  21. This is really cute! I've seen it around in mags and adds..but seeing it on a real person makes me more confident to try it!

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  22. What a FANTASTIC idea!!! I would never have thought to try or do this...looks lovely on you! Beautiful, as always! <3

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  23. Hmmmm I have never seen this before.. it's interesting though! And looks so good on you. I'm afraid it wouldn't look the same on me though. Cute nonetheless! :D

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  24. OMG! you are so pretty and stylish
    Just followed your blog !
    Please check mine . I would be glade if you could follow me back and tell me what you think !

    http://nanooosh-fashioninmyeyes.blogspot.com/

    LOVE XOXO

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  25. I'm so jealous of how brave you are trying out new trends. I;ve given you the Liebster blog award and the post about it will be up on my blog later tonight!
    Tara
    Penniless Socialite

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    1. That is so sweet of you, Tara! Part of the reason I started this blog was to push myself out of my style comfort zone so I'm really flattered that you're recognizing my efforts :)

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  26. I love the backwards cardigan look. I think it's so cute. I've done it too, but I made the mistake of not wearing a necklace, so it looked a little frumpy. I also like your addition og a belt for some added definition! Looks great!!

    Katie- Hems For Her

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  27. Ah, you've jumped on the Kriss Kross bandwagon - but you are doing it right! I can't stand the gals who wear backwards cardis with big pockets in the back, it makes them look like they got dressed in the dark, haha! I love the stripes and peek of lace here!

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  28. I've never really considered doing this, but now I'm intrigued. Hmmm....I just might try it! ;-)

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  29. haven't tried it yet but that is so cool. love your necklace too!

    Babi
    www.whenbabispeaks.com

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  30. Sharon, I definitely would! Thanks for telling me about this. It looks great. Thank you so much for the birthday wishes!
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  31. What a great idea. It looks so cool :)

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  32. Love this look Sharon - I've been wanting to try the backwards cardigan thing - and you pulled it off so well! Love how you belted it :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  33. So chic:) You have lovely style!

    http://latelystylish.blogspot.com/

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  34. WOAH! What a fabulous idea! I can't wait to try this!!

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  35. I've seen several people do this, but haven't personally done it. I should though, because it's a fun look! Great job :)

    merricksart.blogspot.com

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  36. I love the look of the cardigan turned backwards, maybe I should give it a shot! That necklace is gorgeous

    xo Gillie

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  37. Sharon, you look adorable. I am one of your new readers and since you started this blog, I am reading all your posts from the beggining. Girl, tell me how you got 333 readers in less than 4 months?! Your amazing style has something to do with it.

    I love a cardigan backwards though still haven't tried on this style but plan on doing so this Fall. I will choose a long-sleeve, crew-neck cardigan. Loft had great button-back sweaters last year where the buttons ran through the whole back. I always meant to buy either a burgundy or a mustard one but never got around buying one and now I regret it. Also, what a gorgeous "rocks" necklace from American Eagle. I love it.

    Please stop by & start following me. I could use your advice and a new, fashionable reader like yourself, Dear Sharon. <3 Ada.

    http://elegancepersonification.blogspot.com/

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