In today’s daily dose of fashion nostalgia, the grandma cardigan has made an unexpected return by way of Kendall Jenner.
Grabbing a coffee in West Hollywood, Jenner updated the granny staple with a button-up cardigan in fuzzy peach, which she paired with high-waisted denim jeans, a white Prada bag and white Adidas kicks. But like any neo-nostalgic piece, this cardigan came with a dash of fashion irony; cropped and revealing a teeny-tiny midriff, it revoked its true function of keeping one warm. Serving the purpose of fashion rather than keeping you snug-as-a-bug, the shrunken cardi compounds the case for nanna-dressing, which has already seen a reprise via other nanna-approved pieces like croc purses, corduroy and retro florals.
Try the look at home with a bobbly woollen wonder by LoveShackFancy, or a little vintage Chanel number in either hot pink or woven navy. And if your abdominals are not yet ready to make their public debut / too cold for any kind of outside dalliance, opt for a slightly longer line in a similar peachy hue, like Miu Miu’s Crystal-embellished Cashmere Cardigan.
Nanna-dressing made modern, it’s the perfect cover-up for our cold-snap, woolly and wonderful. We’re just not sure how grandma would feel about that frayed denim.
shop the look
miu miu Crystal-embellished cashmere cardigan, $1,740. shop now
chanel navy cotton knitwear, $1,220. shop now
LOVESHACKFANCY Gigi cropped pompom-embellished mohair-blend cardigan. $706. shop now
chanel cashmere cardigan, $944. shop now
BALMAIN Button-embellished jacquard-knit cardigan, $1,450. shop now