Be cardi-cool! How to wear this season's cardigan

The cardigan has been promoted to this season's hottest item. Whether you're looking for a cosy cover-up or the cult knitted co-ord, fashion editor Amber Jackson's top top picks to prove that the cardigan is back, but not as we once knew it.

The coatigan

What do you get when you cross a coat and a cardi? A coatigan! "You're getting a lot of cardigan for £30", says Amber, "and in this transitional time, it's a good layering piece."

Cardigan VERY.CO.UK £30

Vest KARENMILLEN.COM £17.50 was £25

Trousers NEW LOOK £28.99

Bag TOPSHOP £29

Boots MANGO £35.99

The IT knit

For a cooler way to style your cardi, Amber suggests undoing the top buttons and pushing it back over your shoulders for an autumnal version of the 'jeans and a nice top' look.

Swap in a boot when the weather turns colder!

Cardigan & OTHER STORIES £65

Jeans MATALAN £12.50

Bag RIVER ISLAND £32

Shoes EGO.CO.UK £24.99 was £49.99

Cardi-cool

Wearing your buttoned-up cardigan as a jumper with faux-leather or denim, and choosing a neon shade like this popping pink are two ways of cooling up the cardi, says Amber.

Cardigan M&S £35

Skirt TOPSHOP £39

Bag OASIS-STORES.COM £10.50 

Shoes SOSANDAR.COM £59

Cosy cable knit

Amber says cosy cardis don't need to be chunky, and wearing a longer-line version with a belt offers you all the warmth, with a streamlined silhouette. Don't be scared to double up on your knits as the weather gets cooler!

Cardigan NEXT £35

Dress ZARA £29.99

Belt ZARA £25.99

Bag ZARA £29.99

Boots MONSOON £99Cardigan convert

Reluctant cardi wearer Dr Zoe has been converted! Her ballet wrap in a duck-egg blue ticks the bold-shoulder box and pairs perfectly with a skinny jean and structured boot.

Cardigan FASHION UNION at ASOS £23.80 was £28Jeans ZARA £25.99

Boots ASOS.COM £59.50