Although cardigans are supposed to be a 2017 spring trend, I still prefer blazers.
A lightweight fine-weave wool blazer that you wore in winter can continue through the spring worn with walking shorts, jeans, a pencil skirt or a sheath dress, depending on your needs.
A blazer will:
bump up casual to business casual with whatever you choose to wear to work
keep you warm in the evening over a lightweight dress. That look can take you through summer evenings as well.
add an element of sophistication to jeans and a t-shirt
A cardigan just doesn't do it in the same way.
|The Smythe Duchess Blazer. Photo Source: KateMiddletonStyle|
Middleton has been wearing Smythe blazers for the past six years at least. She has worn both the navy and green one-button blazer in 2011 in Canada, and the navy in 2012 in London and 2014 in Glasgow. If Middleton can do that, so can you.
Buy it in a basic colour such as black, cobalt, chambray, navy, army or camel and it will never go out of style. They renamed the one button blazer, the "duchess blazer" after Middleton wore the Toronto brand during her trip to Canada in 2011.