Cardigans, once relegated to jokes about Mr. Rogers and your grandmother, have fully rebranded themselves as an It Knit. The cardigan can be anything you want it to be these days – chunky, cropped, fitted, oversized, printed or solid. No matter what your style, it’s the kind of piece you definitely are going to want in your closet. It’s perfect for wearing on its own right now with jeans and loafers, and layering later.
Let’s start with the basics. Of course, we always count on J.Crew for this sort of thing, and they’re not going to start disappointing us now. Their featherweight cashmere sweater is a delicate way to get into layering. This gray cashmere ribbed cardigan is an updated take on the classic.
Tory Burch’s fringe cardigan reminds me of some great old vintage Chanel jackets, with a much friendlier price tag. The pink and red color palette is a great way to inject some color into your day to day, too. If it’s color you want, this 90’s inspired oversized ombre cardigan from RE/DONE is right up your alley. This version from Scotch & Soda has a similar effect, but a smaller price tag.
I love the statement sleeves on this sweater from Jonathan Simkhai, which is definitely a new take on cable knit. The oatmeal color keeps it from getting too flashy, and you can wear it with everything. J.Crew’s boyfriend-inspired leopard print cardigan is another way to make a slouchy, cool statement.
I’m also really feeling to-the-floor cardigans. They’re really more like robes, and they’re the coziest, comfiest thing you could wear around the house when it’s chilly in the morning and at night. I love the green color of this cardigan at Nordstrom, and the cocoon-is lines and chic charcoal color of this one from COS is perfection. This cream-colored one from Mango only goes past your knees, but it does have a hood!
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