What to Wear to the Airport: Draped Cardigan

a woman wearing a blue and red cardiganI don’t know if it’s the intermittent rain that we’ve been having, or the calendar arrival of fall, or just that I’m ready to be cold……but everywhere around me sweaters have been appearing, looking cuddly, warm, cozy, and just darn cute. I did a post a couple of weeks ago about sweaters on flights, and I’m already ready to do another one, more specific this time. The draped cardigan is an interesting article of clothing. It’s part sweater, part blanket, and can look relaxed and casual or pulled together and professional.

For a casual, comfortable look, simply leave it open. That way you can move the ends around to cover you as needed during your flight. Once you arrive, simply tie the ends behind you for a more traditional wrap-sweater look. I love this blue sweater from Overstock (and what a steal at $22!). It would look fantastic with any color pants, but I think rich brown slacks with a white or coordinating blue top would be lovely.  There is a slightly pricier version from Piperlime that would also be great.

For those of you who are not sure how to wear this versatile sweater, here is a video I found that shows you six ways to wear it. Enjoy!


  1. I travel exclusively with my cashmere draped cardigan (I do mostly long haul flights) and it has been a life saver. Not only does it look very chic, I no longer freeze to death under flimsy airline blankets. Upgrade to the cashmere version & buy when Neimans puts them on sale at the end of the season!!!

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