February 08, 2022 3 min read
Looking for a versatile layer you can throw on for impromptu zoom meetings, dinner dates, boardroom meetings and just about any occasion where you want to feel put-together? Look no further. We created The Jardigan to be that perfect layer, and of course, we made it incredibly comfortable, in true Encircled fashion.
So, “what is a jardigan?” you may be asking. A jardigan combines the chic, tailored look of a jacket, with the comfort of a cardigan - the best of both worlds. Ours is made from a soft, stretchy and resilient TENCEL™ Modal Micro Scuba fabric that has a beautiful drape and polished look. Plus, it’s machine-washable and wrinkle-resistant, so the Jardigan will be your most low-maintenance jacket, as well as your comfiest.
A jardigan provides countless styling options, easy to layer and dress up or dress down, this piece can be worn through all seasons. Whether you’re building a capsule wardrobe or just like the idea of investing in styles that help you do more with less, this timeless piece is one that you’ll be wearing for years to come. To show just how versatile the Jardigan is, we styled it 5 different ways. Let us know which look is your favourite in the comments below!
Starting off simple, we paired the Jardigan with a LBD - The Performance Work Dress. It’s such a quick outfit that you can throw together for work to look instantly polished and professional. Our Performance collection is made from the same TENCEL™ Modal Scuba fabric, so these pieces pair together perfectly to keep you comfy all day long. This is a great outfit to keep on hand for those morning where you hit the snooze button a few too many times before work.
We love the pop of colour our Dressy Mock Neck in the colour Brass adds to this look. The black Performance Pencil Skirt is a perfect base for an outfit where you want to wear a statement piece with a bright colour or unique pattern. The Jardigan comes in three versatile colours (Black, Slate Blue and Bordeaux) which can all easily be paired with brighter colours or neutrals. For tips on how to incorporate colour into your capsule wardrobe, check out this blog post!
This outfit is a great example of how a jardigan can dress up the basics in your wardrobe. On their own, our best-selling Dressy Sweatpant and Effortless V-Neck T-Shirt is a fairly casual outfit but when paired with booties and the jardigan, you have an effortlessly cool look that’s perfect for a night out. We also want to note that by tucking in the Effortless V-Neck T-Shirt, this outfit has a really flattering silhouette as the Jardigan has a slightly cropped length that accentuates the waist.
This bordeaux set is the skirt suit of dreams. A matching set, whether it be a sweatsuit or skirt suit, will always look effortlessly put-together so when in doubt - go monochrome. If you’re looking for an elevated basic to add to your wardrobe, a mock neck is such a great option. It’s dressier than a t-shirt, yet it can be easier to style than a blouse given it’s clean lines and body-skimming fit. Our Dressy Mock Neck is made from luxuriously-soft bamboo rib fabric so the ribbed texture elevates the outfit further.
For a more casual chic look, we paired the Jardigan with denim, booties and our Sleeveless Unbodysuit.This is such a simple outfit formula to re-create with any pair of jeans and simple top you have in your wardrobe. However, we love the Unbodysuit for this look because it’s smooth, body-skimming fit lets the Jardigan shine. You could also add some jewelry to this look to elevate it from day to night with ease.
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