I Have a Weakness for Cardigans—Here Are My Favorite Summer Versions



Some people have a thing for floors or shoes or chocolate, but when it comes to my own weaknesses, I absolutely cannot resist a charming cardigan. While they might be simple layering basics to some, I find there’s something so irresistibly appealing about them—especially the type with pretty detailing like puff sleeves or fancy buttons and sleek silhouettes. While you may associate them with fall and winter as an extra layer of coziness, today I’m sharing some of my absolute favorites for the summer months ahead.

A stylish summer cardigan is not only versatile—easy to wear as a top or layer over a tank top on cool summer nights and breezy summer days—but they are pretty darn cute too, and fashion girls have been embracing them all over the ’gram. Fitted, cropped cardigans, in particular, are having a moment right now, with unique and captivating fabrics and details. If you too have a bit of a weakness for cardigans like me, then scroll below to see the best summer cardigans to wear this warm-weather season.

You can never go wrong with a crisp white summer cardi.

Guaranteed to uplift your spirit.

Obsessed us an understatement! Layer over a tank and pair with cream-colored shorts.

For a luxe look, pair it with its matching skirt.



Replace your basic white tee with a short sleeve-cardigan top.

A pretty lightweight layer to throw on over all your summer basics.

Yellow is surprisingly so versatile.

A long ribbed cardigan will elevate your summer ensembles.

We're 100% here for the preppy tennis trend that's been all over Instagram.

All the cool girls have been spotted in Tach cardis.

We can't resist these tie-front details.

Throw on over your bikini for an Insta-worthy look.

It's not summer without a bright and bold hue.

Wear as a top or over a fitted tank.

Perfect for the warmer months ahead.

Puff sleeves + crochet = a match made in heaven. 

Spotted on all our favorite fashion girls.

Create a flattering silhouette with a tie waist.



Ideal for layering over shorts, dresses, and tees alike.

These will look great with vintage high-waisted denim shorts.

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