A cardigan is a layering staple, but not all cardigans were created equal. The length of a cardigan can completely change a look and thus it's important to know how to style different cardis with different lengths. Here is a few tips you may want to know when styling a longer cardigan.
A boyfriend cardigan that hits just below the hip like this one is a must have. This grey one I got from Eileen Fisher ($389) is my favorite. The most important thing while styling this cardigan is to pay attention to the hemlines of what you are pairing it with. Even though the cardigan works with just about any looks, different hemlines give different feels.
1 - Pairing a long cardigan with short hemlines shorts and mini-skirts: this look is cheeky and sexy. You can add balance to the length of the cardigan by adding an over-the-knee boots.
2 - Pairing a long cardigan with a medium hemlines dress ( slightly longer than the length of the cardigan): This look is snazzy and trendy. The open front draws the eye vertically instead of horizontally which will always be flattering. Playing with textures is a great tip when layering as well. Using the same material or fabrics for all layers will make the look heavy. In this particular look, I stepped out of my comfort zone a little bit when deciding to use this velvet black dress as the first layer. This is an extraordinary combination absolutely made the look.
3- Pairing a long cardigan with a longer hemlines (long skinny jeans): This look is chic and cool. Since this cardigan seems to be loose and chunky. Therefore if you decided to go with longer hemlines, make sure the first layer is slimmer and more fitted. Skinny jeans is the perfect choice. Remember to add high heels/boots for this look because both layers have longer hemlines, we need to create visual effect by adding length to our legs.
So that were a few tips for you when styling a long cardigan. Being master at layering a cardigan will definitely a valuable skill especially for this weather when you just can't predict if it's going to be too warm or too chilly. I hope this was helpful. Good luck!