One staple fashion item we all cannot live without is the black cardigan: a must-have in everybody’s wardrobe. So where did our love for this essential piece of clothing all begin? Named after the 7th Earl of Cardigan, due to his popularity after the Crimean War, the cardigan rose to fame and was modelled on officers’ knitted waistcoats. Since then, we can safely say the cardigan has changed substantially. Oversized, long, cropped, waterfall and wrap are just some of the styles of black cardigan we can expect to find on Tumblr to create whatever look we desire: from cute, hipster or grunge to boho. Perfect for winter or summer, men and women, and for both formal and casual occasions, we really cannot go wrong with this versatile item.