Autumn is just around the corner, but cooler temps doesn't mean sacrificing style. That's where the ultimate layering piece comes in: the shrug cardigan!

It’s a versatile go-to statement piece for any autumn outfit, keeping you warm and looking glammed up all season long! Whether worn over a white tee and jeans, officewear, or with your favourite date night dress - the options are endless! The relaxed fit of these stylish layering pieces perfectly match Aussie laid-back lifestyle!

Trending Styles For This Season 

This season, fashion is about embracing optimistic colours that point to a brighter future. From lively shades of green, blue, orange, violet, and red, plenty of options will give your wardrobe a fresh and trendy update. Bold patterns like animal prints and florals are also back in style! 

The 7 Best Autumn Shrugs For Women

Crop Shrugs

Crop shrugs are the perfect layering piece, especially if you want to add some definition to your curves, thanks to the length, sitting just above the hips. They can easily be dressed up or down to suit any occasion and can pair with both dresses and tops.

Drop Shoulder Shrugs

The drop shoulder, relaxed fit and loose sleeves make them ideal for larger frames or a more apple-shaped body type. They can be worn casually and formally for a touch of airy elegance.

Embellished Shrugs

With delicate beading, embroidery, or lace, these shrugs are a stylish and elegant way to add glam to your wardrobe.

Solid Lapel Shrugs

Solid lapel shrugs are popular for stylish, professional office attire. With their sleek minimalist design, they are perfect for work and formal events and are best worn with blouses and trousers.

Tassel Shrugs

Tassel shrugs are a smart option for women looking to add bohemian flair to their wardrobe. This design suits all body types and can be paired with anything from denim shorts to maxi dresses.

Cape Shrugs

Featuring Our Cape Shrug - Tan

The go-to shrug known for its versatility, a cape shrug can be paired with jeans or leggings for a chic and effortless look, or over a dress for a more formal occasion. 

Knitted Shrugs

Knitted shrugs flatter any body type, adding warmth without bulk. Their chunky design and comfortable fit make them a practical and stylish addition to any outfit. 

What To Pair With Shrug Cardigans

Featuring Our Cotton Mini Shrug - Denim

Shrug cardigans are undoubtedly great, but when it comes to pairing them with the right pieces, it can be a little tricky. To simplify the process of styling them, below are some helpful tips and tricks for what to pair with shrug cardigans:

  • Dress it up: Whether you want to add some warmth or feel a little conscious with sleeveless tops, elevate your outfit by adding a shrug cardigan. When paired with dresses like Emma and Amber, they can complement any length and style. 
  • Layer it over a blouse: For a more casual yet polished look, try layering your shrug cardigan over a blouse or shirt. A flowy cape shrug can look great with a crisp white shirt and jeans.
  • Mix and match with prints: Look for bold prints to make solid-coloured blouses look extra fancy! Try pairing our playful Tan/Animal print shrug with your favourite outfit and see what we mean.

How To Choose The Perfect Shrug Cardigan

Featuring Our Festival Shrug - White

Choosing the perfect shrug cardigan can be daunting, but with a few tips and tricks, you'll be sure to find the right one for you. First, consider the occasion and purpose of the shrug cardigan. Are you looking for something to wear to the office, a special occasion, or a more casual and comfortable piece for everyday wear? 

Next, consider your body type and personal style. Do you prefer a more fitted or oversized style, and what fabrics and colours flatter your figure? Additionally, selecting a fabric and colour that complements your skin tone and personal style is also super important. For a more classic and timeless look, go for black and white shrugs, while for a more playful and trendy look, choose bold prints and bright colours.

Take It To The Next Level With These Essential Accessories

To take your shrug cardigan to the next level, add some essential accessories that will elevate any outfit. Here are some must-have accessories to consider:

  • A colourful or patterned scarf can add personality and style.
  • Cinch your shrug cardigan at the waist with a favourite belt for a more fitted look.
  • Add some sparkle and shine with statement jewellery.
  • A stylish hat protects you from the sun and adds sophistication and elegance.
  • A chic and functional bag can be the perfect accessory. 

How To Plan Your Shrugs For Different Occasions

Choosing a shrug that complements the event and makes you feel confident and comfortable is important. 

Casual Events

Featuring Our Mini Shrug - White

White shrug cardigans offer a fresh, sophisticated look that complements any outfit and theme and can be paired with anything.

Work Events

Featuring Our Cape Shrug - Black

Black is always in fashion so swap out your blazer for a black shrug cardigan. This way, you can play around with your blouse's style, prints, and colours while still looking professional. 

Formal Events

Featuring Our Cape Shrug - Grey/Leopard

Elevate any dress with a cape shrug in neutral colours like beige, taupe, grey, cream, and brown to add a bit of pzazz to your look without going overboard. Experiment with the length and type, depending on style of your dress. 


Featuring Our Slouch Cardi - Raisin

Want to strike the right balance between comfy and stylish when planning your party look? Choose slouchy cardigans and pair them with your favourite distressed jeans with cuffs for a casual, carefree look. 

Shop For Shrug Cardigans Today! 

Shrug cardigans on trend right now! They’re an excellent investment when building a solid capsule wardrobe that can last you for months. If you’re looking for the perfect shrug cardi, no place comes close to what Freez can offer. With affordable pieces designed for every body type, a wide range of colours, and prints, you’re sure to find one you love. Take a look at our new arrivals and see why thousands recommend our pieces!


March 03, 2023 — Karen Flores