This "Boring" Basic Is Officially One of the Hottest Buys of the Season


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It’s true—we have a weakness for cardigans. And when it comes to the best cardigans for women, there are a select few we find ourselves gravitating to. Regardless of what time of year it is, trust us when we say a cardigan is always a good idea. Chilly summer night? Pop on a cardigan. Stepping out for a latte in fall? Cardigan! Cozying up by the fireplace during winter? Cardigan! 

The best cardigans all have a few things in common—comfort and the ability to layer. Cardigans are a timeless piece that everyone should have in their wardrobe, and they give off an air of Parisian authority. Not only are cardigans super comfortable, but they’re easy to style and throw on when you’re in a rush. And with the right silhouette, you'll look more like a chic Miu Miu librarian and less like a grandmother. (If the latter is your vibe, though, we have selections for that style preference too. There is no wrong way to style or wear a cardigan.)

Lucky for you, we’ve scoured the internet for the best cardigans for women that are currently available on the market, and we’ve located some top-notch finds. We prioritized options that are made from wool, cashmere, and cotton but also included a few blends for affordability purposes. From thicker knits to sheer options and ribbed silhouettes, there’s a little something for everyone. Just keep scrolling to get a look at 23 of the best cardigans.

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Yusra Siddiqui is an editor who resides in New Jersey but bounces between the suburbs and NYC. (She's a Jersey girl at heart.) After interning at Who What Wear in 2019, she found her way to the team after graduating from LIM College in 2022 with a fashion media degree. She's also spent time writing and working for publications such as Fashionista, Coveteur, and Nylon, but she always knew that Who What Wear was where she was meant to be. When she's on the job, she's perusing runway shows, analyzing the latest thing fellow Gen Zers are up to on the internet, and sharing what she can about the modest-fashion market. You can also catch her dabbling in entertainment, talking about the costume choices of the latest Netflix series or diving deeper into how the plotline affects the viewers in a myriad of ways. Lastly, she likes to create content for Who What Wear's TikTok. Her personal time is spent doing similar but also different things—deep diving into almost every new TV show (Bridgerton, Gilmore Girls, and Stranger Things are favorites), planning her next local getaway (whenever that may be), and reading the latest Emily Henry or Sally Rooney novel in one sitting.