The stealthy power of the cardigan comes into its own when worn in surprising circumstances. Michelle Obama mastered this early on in the campaign trail replacing severe blazers with zingy cashmere - without ever diminishing the impression she meant business. Victoria Beckham is often seen sporting them for personal appearances, Audrey Hepburn secured the timeless preppy appeal of the cardigan decades ago, but they have since been elevated to a red carpet cover-up!
A reliable ally, the power of the cardigan should never be under estimated.
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