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How to Pull Off the Cardigan Trend Like the Cool Girls on Instagram

Cozy up!
How to Pull Off the Cardigan Trend Like the Cool Girls on Instagram
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Cozy up!

Among the slew of '90s relics that have made a grand return is the humble button-up cardigan, a wardrobe staple that, admittedly, was once considered an essential exclusively by your grandmother. Honestly, that's not a bad thingit's mere proof that this little knit trenscends time. We have Chanel to thank for this renaissance...and, a direct perpetrator much closer to home, maison muse Jennie Kim of wildly popular K-pop girl group Blackpink. It started with simple sweaters, but there's already been a development: Now, even '40s-flavored twin sets are gaining serious, serious traction.

Below, chic and updated ways featuring Instagram's coolest and how these best dressed girls are cozying up:

Jennie Kim

What did we tell ya? Jennie Kim might not have been the first gal to snatch the look, but she's certainly propagated its charms to her gazillions of adoring fans. Case in point: this cute yet red-hot co-ord 'fit that had us cooing.

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Rei Germar

On our own shores, it's young vlogger Rei Germar who's the lewk's most dedicated and avid fan. We've got eyes on the prize (a.k.a. the cult fave Prada Re-Edition nylon hobo bag that everyone's dying to get their paws on).

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Get on her level. She's already ahead of the curve, just when everyone else has just begun hopping on the bandwagon. This fuzzy mint set is particularly sweet meets sexy.

Maria Bernad

We're really liking this nifty half-tuck hack Maria Bernad is working. A knee-grazing plaid kilt and cow-spotted boots are super fun extra add-ons to consider.

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Andrea Brillantes

Andrea's ruffled, short sleeved pistachio pick will fare great even after the holiday season has come and gone. No Christmas trees necessary! Tip: Leave your bottom buttons undone to bare a demure bit of midriff.

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Aimee Song

We adore the slouchy, laidback prep Aimee Song's styling trick delivers. If it's getting a tad too warm outside, simply sling your sweater's arms around your shoulders to reveal this year's hottest basic: the plain white tank top. 

Here's somethin' you can take to the office, happy hour, and beyond! Cinch a longline cardi with a funky chain belt over a slip dress and faux python kicks. Switch to pumps if you feel a boot is too much.

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Laureen Uy

Should you be seriously lusting after Laureen Uy's vibrant lime green Gucci piece, you're definitely not alone. A teeny leather mini lends tough chick appeal slash Seventies swing  to what's an otherwise prim staple. Plus, those gold buttons are pure charm!

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Laureen's next Alessandro Michele-approved select comes in 2020's official Pantone Color of the Year and with the Milanese label's coveted logo flash. That, and it's soft as a cloud.

Dominique Cojuangco 

Dominique also happens to be one of the first girls on our immediate radar to wrap right up. Her interpretation: Toss a chunky knit over a slim silk camisole and let one shoulder sultrily slide off.

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Chiara Ferragni

This flirty, kitschy fur-trimmed look courtesy of Chiara Ferragni is giving us real deal '60s mod vibes. Don't fear baring a touch of cleavage if you like! Flaunt your best assets, honey.

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Alex Gonzaga

Newsflash: This is the outfit Alex Gonzaga announced her engagement to beau Mikee Morada in! She posted an Instagram snap of herself and Mikee locked in an embrace, subtly flaunting the sparkling diamond ring...and a ribbed, mocha-hued Balenciaga sweater we can't stop thinking about. It's called the Allover Logo Cardigan, in case you wanted the exact deets. You're welcome.

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Tamara Kalinic

This hack from London-based influencer Tamara Kalinic is next on our to-cop list. Knot your sleeves across your torso like you would a crossbody bag for a unique route to the smart shedding of layers. Cool and clever. We don't know why we didn't think of it before.

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Liza Soberano

Eye candy as always is Liza Soberano in this lavender checked two-piece set! Stylist Perry Tabora spun it even sweeter, weaving white satin ribbon into her ponytail and wrapping a '50s flavored pearl strand choker 'round her neck. Wide leg jeans pare the confection down a notch.

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Sunmi

To finish, fierce K-pop soloist Sunmi has 100% convinced us that languid denim silhouettes shoved into ivory cowboy boots will have heads turning no matter what. That, and it's a pretty comfy pairing for instant au courant relevance! 

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