Whether worn on its own or as a last layer over a button-up shirt, a cardigan is one of the most essential items in any wardrobe. The best cardis are versatile, easy to wear, and have the power to quickly pull a look together. To top all of that off, they’re also one of the few items of clothing that can pretty much be worn year-round (the summer cardigan is a thing!).
From oversized chunky knits to airy and embroidered styles, there’s no shortage of options when it comes to cardigans. As always, Khaite (the knitwear queen) makes some of the best (!) ones. I live in this style, wearing it more often than not as a top on its own. I also love this one. The longer length is so perfect for wearing with leather leggings. A Khaite cardi is a big investment but the quality speaks for itself. With that said, I have lots of cardigans that I wear equally as often that come with a much more approachable price tag – including this one, this one, this one, and this one. On that same note, I recently ordered this striped cardi from Mango that rings in at under $100. I love that I can wear it like a little jacket. And when I just really want to cozy up at home, this Jenni Kayne one is always my go-to. It’s oversized (tip: size down!) and just super soft.
Ready to refresh your cardi selection? Let the hit list below lead the way.