Lupita Nyong'o’s Orange Sweater Is Proof The Cardigan Trend Is Going Strong
In case you have any doubt that '90s-inspired trends are still going strong, allow Lupita Nyong'o's cardigan to assure you that they most certainly are. The actor stepped out in New York City on Thurs. amidst her whirlwind promotional tour for Jordan Peele's new horror flick, Us, dressed in an energetic look that's perfect for spring.
Soaking up some sunshine in the city, the Kenyan beauty served next-level street style with a form-fitting tangerine cardigan by Dorothee Schumacher, a pleated striped maxi skirt, and matching orange pumps. Staying warm in Manhattan's mild temperatures, Nyong'o topped off the lively outfit with an army green trench coat.
Donning statement sunglasses and a simple afro hairstyle courtesy of Vernon François, Nyong'o posed eagerly for the camera as fashion lovers everywhere hopped online to snag a cardigan for the season ahead. Mild spring weather will only last so long, so the lightweight staple is definitely a trend to move on quickly.
Following the knitwear staple's unyielding relevance during the late '90s and early 2000s, the treasured cardigan is back for another round nearly 20 years later. Everyone from Bella Hadid to Amal Clooney has been spotted wearing the classic piece, and for good reason. The versatile sweater can be dressed up or down based on where you're going, and it serves as a convenient layering piece for transitional weather.
Whether you're headed to the office or a low-key brunch, there's a fitting way to style your cardigan. Wear it the Bella Hadid way for an edgy-preppy vibe, or pair it with a midi skirt for Lupita-approved sophistication. Whichever road you take, there's a winning look ahead, and there are plenty of versions to choose from. Spanning different color families and silhouettes, The Zoe Report's roundup of cardigans has something for you.
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Summer Move Cardigan
Nyong'o's exact style features subtle fringe detailing that sets it apart from the rest.
From its soft hue to its roll-neck silhouette, this sustainably crafted knit is the romantic staple you need for spring.
Cropped Round Neck Cardigan
Fall in line with springtime vibrancy with this bright blue classic-fitting cardigan in a cashmere-silk blend.
Keep things mellow and a little sultry with this balloon-sleeve option from Aritzia.
Pearl Button Cardigan
Channel royalty with this affordable pearl-adorned style from Zara.