The 7th Earl of Cardigan supposedly first started the cardigan trend all the way back in the 1800s, while the baseball team at Harvard created the “preppy-jock” style with the legendary varsity sweaters. From then on, men's cardigans became the renowned “formal-casual” wear. When I thought the style has been dying out, I began to notice many guys on campus redeeming the look this year. Today's Fashionisto's style perfectly describes the “formal-casual” look with his cardigan, V-neck, khakis and sneakers that match with his cardigan.

Name: Kyle Yi

Major: Biochemistry

Year: Alumnus

CollegeFashionista: How do you like styling your cardigan?

Kyle Yi: I actually just recently started to wear one because my girlfriend bought it for me. I like wearing it over a simple shirt and with my favorite khaki pants.

CF: You said your favorite pants are your khakis, why?

KY: Just because the way it looks. It's not as casual as jeans, but then again it's not too formal to wear on a regular basis. It also looks good with just about anything so it's easy for me to style it.

CF: How do you decide what to wear each day?

KY: Just whatever looks good … or the first thing that I see. Like if I didn't wear them yesterday then I wear them today.

How To: Want to be the next Mr. Rogers? Purchase your cardigan sweaters at just about any men's stores. There are so many colors and patterns that they come with and you can style one with a simple tee like Kyle did to wear on a regular day, or with a collared shirt to a business meeting or event. I personally recommend the cardigans from Fred Perry.

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