Is it possible for a sweater to take over your mind, body, and soul? That's precisely what happened to me once Marni's striped mohair cardigan entered the scene. Deliciously fluffy and appealingly oversize, it was such a breakout star of the Italian label's S/S 21 collection, and celebs have been flocking to it in droves.
A "boring" staple rarely receives so much attention, but maybe that's a testament to how transformative a statement piece can be. Marni's version has been on my wish list since the summer, but with a $1000 price tag, that's likely where it'll stay. For now, I'm scratching the itch by browsing for inexpensive, equally quirky alternatives and window-shopping for ones I dream of wearing. Below, I'm sharing the results of my research by presenting all of the coolest cardigans I've discovered thus far as well as a few of the looks that have inspired my obsession. Scroll down to see what I mean.
How fashion people are wearing statement cardigans: