It’s no secret that cardigans have a bad rap. Just the mention of them tends to immediately evoke comparisons to grandmothers and librarians, but if you ask this editor, such a feeling is unjust in 2016. Sure, not all cardigans are cool, and some look like they should be in a museum rather than a store, but if you look around, thanks to some of our favorite designers and brands, many of them are not just wearable but actually quite covetable. From Off-White’s zipper-adorned bright blue option to Zara’s simple yet effective version to Gucci’s new take on a classic style, there are countless options that will have you hopping on the cardigan train sooner than you can say Add to Cart.
Naturally, what follows this soliloquy is a roundup of our favorite ones to shop. Get started below!
This might just be the most flattering cardigan ever.
Throw this on and just bask in the softness.
If you are thinking about chic après ski items for this winter, look no further.
This subtle yet detailed piece will go with everything.
Looking to elevate your white tee–and-jeans look? This should do the trick.
The perfect Sunday sweater.
Throw this on with a pencil skirt instead of your usual top.
Get more bang for your buck with this two-in-one cardigan dress.
Miniskirt-friendly length is a quality not to be overlooked.
Cardigan? Check. Night-out top? Check.
Leave it to Off-White to turn an old basic into a statement piece.
Style this with a sleek black pencil skirt for your office holiday party.
Side slits mean this oversize style is still flattering.
Throw a stylish nod to the '70s with this chic zip-up style.
Simple yet effective.
Not your average animal print.
You can never go wrong with a classic.
Now that you've got the cardigan, see our favorite styling tips!
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