The Comfort Of Cardigans In Cool Weather

Whether at work, out for a walk, or dinner at your favourite restaurant – when the weather cools off, cardigans can be worn as outerwear or layered. As the weather changes, it often goes from chilly to hot within a matter of hours.

When going out on boats or hiking in the wilderness, layers can be a life saver. In my opinion, nothing beats wool (or a wool blend) when it comes to cool wet weather. The advantage of wearing layers is that you can easily remove them as the weather warms up.

Urban or city attire carries the same principles as any other outdoor adventure. It’s not much fun being out and about if you are freezing cold, or not dressed for the weather conditions.

How many times have you walked into a restaurant wearing a sleeveless dress, drawn in by the ambience and a mouth watering menu – only to discover they have the air conditioning set on “freeze”. No lingering allowed for the scantily clad summer tourist. Yet, all you need is a cardigan!

Aside from the fishing and boating layers of wool that are primarily for function and practicality – a few casual and dressy cardigans will add comfort to your life, when it comes to the more cosmopolitan escapades.

Celine Wool Cardigan With Ribbon Applique
1950’s Beaded & Sequinned Cardigan
Lady Anne black ban-lon sweater with white beadwork, made in Canada
Lady Anne 1960’s Beaded Ban-Lon Sweater – Canada
Another 1950’s Work Of Art On Wool
Rodier – Knitwear Made in France
Avagolf 1970’s Velvet Trimmed Cardigan – Italy
1960’s Madame Runge
Ballantyne Scotland
Rodier With Birds On A Branch – France
Sonia Rykiel Merino Wool Wrap Cardigan With Rhinestone Pom Poms
Chanel Gold Trimmed Sporty Zip Cardigan

Valerie Hayes

Quiet West Vintage represents a private vintage and designer collection that has been gathered and stored over a thirty-five year period. I now look forward to sharing this collection and promoting the "Other Look" - a totally individualistic approach to style.