I Went Through Many Best-Selling Cardigans, and These 23 Are Wardrobe Staples

It’s true—I have a special weakness for cardigans. Even as the weather starts to warm up, there's a whole grouping of "summer cardigans" that people are gravitating towards. (Think crochet, pointelle knits, and gauzy fabrics.) A cardigan can act as a statement piece, but with the right one, it is overall just a pretty great wardrobe staple. After all, when you want to be comfortable, a cardigan has more of that "I still tried" factor than a basic sweater or tee.

Now, there's an abundance of cardigans on the internet, but only some are worth spending your money on. While we've passed the days of heavy knits, I looked towards our favorite retailers for the best cardigans available to shop right now and even tried on a few along the way. Whether you're looking to exude Parisian energy or want an extra layer for the beach, there's an option below for you to choose from. Keep scrolling to peruse and shop.



Even before trying this on, I already thought of a ton of outfit ideas I could wear with this cardigan. It is a cardigan, but it's made of material that feels comparable to a thicker, high quality t-shirt, making it perfect for spring-to-summer transitional weather. 

Anything by J.Crew just exudes rich energy.

This shade of blue is very wearable. 

And on the other end of the spectrum, this almost floor-length cardigan is both cozy and classy.

You'll be surprised at how much you'll end up wearing this striking option.

Chilly summer nights call for a cardigan like this one.

If you're always cold in the office like I am, this is the kind of cardigan you'll want to keep at your desk.

Imagine this with white linen pants.

The right way to wear the sheer trend.

And if you'd rather a long-sleeve version, I've got an option for you as well.

I'll be styling my cardigan with a vest from now on.

These kinds of cardigans were made for the summertime.