Classic Cardigans first surfaced on Chictopia's streetstyle gallery in Winter 2010 seen on Los Angeles blogger natalieoffduty. She wore her black vintage cardigan with a black madewell t-shirt, black Alexander Wang shoes, and beige Zara pants. Since then, Classic Cardigans have grown in popularity as bloggers from Los Angeles, New York, and San Francisco have discovered them. Popular brands of Classic Cardigans are thrifted, Target, Zara, Forever 21, and H&M.
There are currently 2006 streetstyle photos of bloggers wearing Classic Cardigans. Most recently, blogger PamHetlinger of thegirlfrompanama.com styled her green Topshop tweed cardigan with a green Topshop tweed dress.