18 Cardigans From H&M and Zara That'll Sell Out Before November


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If you've been counting down the days until sweater weather since the first day of summer, then you're in luck: It's finally here! 

With temperatures on the East Coast reaching daily highs of 60ºF or less, choosing which cozy knit to wear is the toughest decision we have to make before breakfast. And in addition to the collection of cardigans we've amassed over the years, there are an array of new designs that have crossed our radar recently. 

So we did what any professional shopper would do and handpicked the very best cardigans from two of our favorite affordable retailers, H&M and Zara. From varsity-inspired designs to pretty patterns, fuzzy fabrics, and fabulous buttons, there's certainly a cardigan or two ahead with your name on it. But don't debate too long—we have a feeling these on-trend styles will sell out sooner than you can say "sweater weather." 

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Drew Elovitz
Director of Content Strategy

Drew Elovitz is originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, but has spent the last decade living and working in New York City. She earned a master's degree in media and popular culture from New York University, then began her career on the internet as the Twitter voice of Barbie. She worked previously at Who What Wear as the director of content strategy and also spent several years leading the social media teams at Teen Vogue and Entertainment Weekly. You'll find her byline on the site around topics such as celebrity fashion, must-have basics, beauty favorites (particularly nail polish), and wellness tips and tricks. Her personal style tends to favor the classics: She loves crisp white button-downs, sneakers, and skinny jeans—and no look is complete without a great pair of oversize sunglasses and a trusty leather jacket. After she finishes reading the entire internet every day, she can be found dining out at her favorite restaurants, trying new beauty treatments, or indulging her historical-fiction habit.