Cardigans Are My Secret Weapon Every Spring—I Love These 36 Under-$100 Picks



When it comes to a cardigan, I'm going to buy it. My collection is up to a whopping 15—an unfathomable number given how tiny my closet is in my shoebox-style NYC apartment. Cardigans are my bread and butter at this point. Not only are they ultra cozy for fashionable homebodies, but they're also effortlessly chic if styled right—often as simply as possible. I can't tell you how many times I've worn an outfit that consists of a white T-shirt, jeans, and a statement cardigan, only to receive an endless stream of compliments from friends and family. 

Now that spring is upon us, cardigan season is in full effect. For days when a coat is simply too heavy, I'll opt for a cardigan instead. From wool-blend sweaters to fuzzy printed knits, there's a style for every personality and budget. I'll celebrate that.

Ahead are 36 cardigans I've bookmarked to add to my collection while keeping my wallet happy. Honestly, I'm shocked at how chic some of these look for being well under $100. Happy shopping.

Big day for matcha latte fans. 

An effortless everyday pick for less than $30.

This is a favorite among our editors.

There are only a few of these left, so don't walk—run to buy it.

The neckline on this pick feels so elevated.

The perfect cardigan to tap into your inner cool girl.

This is my favorite dressier cardigan out of the ones I own. I always style it with a pair of black slacks and statement earrings for an elevated monochrome look.

I'm loving French blue at the moment.

Really into the Peter Pan collar on this cardigan.

The matching undershirt in this set goes so well with the striped knit.

Contrast stitching is one of my favorite trends to emerge from the pretty-things movement last fall.

Wear it on its own or over a lace camisole.

Does this chunky knit come in more colors? Asking for a friend.

You literally can't beat the price of this ultra-versitile H&M cardigan. 

The thermal tech in this cardigan makes it extra cozy on colder spring days. 

French Connection is known for its ultra-luxe knits.

If black isn't your color, perhaps this pearl one will convince you.

Love this sporty-chic cardigan styled with a maxi skirt.

Any laid-back L.A. girl would wear this pick.

Quite literally wearing this French-blue cardigan as I type this.

Victor Glemaud can do no wrong in my eyes.

Lisa Says Gah always has such fun knits.