The Khaite Cardigan *Still* Lives in My Head Rent-Free—31 More Affordable Alts

I'll never forget the iconic moment when Katie Holmes stepped out in the Khaite cardigan, paired with a matching cashmere bra, before it was famous near the end of summer 2019. The actress had been flying under the radar for years when this look made her one of fashion's It girls. I recently learned that she purchased it herself (no stylist needed), and I think it was a hit on the internet because it's the definition of easy, effortless, and chic.

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Although years have passed, I *still* think about the cardigan, as do most of my co-workers and, honestly, anyone who has a thing for fashion. While many brands cycle styles in and out, Khaite has kept this core piece in its repertoire, and it continues to pop up styled in new ways. There's nothing like a designer buy that stays in your closet for the long run. While the cardigan itself is still a bit out of my price range, I'm eyeballing a few affordable alternatives in the meantime. Shop the cardigan of my dreams and a few other options below.

*The* Khaite sweater:

Affordable alternatives to the iconic Khaite sweater:

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This post was published at an earlier date and has since been updated.

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Sierra Mayhew was always destined to work in fashion, but she didn't know it at first. Growing up with no choice but to wear a rotation of school uniforms and activewear, her love for fashion really blossomed when she moved away for college and was able to finally define her very own personal style. Shortly thereafter, she interned at Elle magazine and instantly knew that editorial was for her. After graduating from the University of Notre Dame, she worked for ShopBazaar, contributing regularly to, and finally made her way to Who What Wear, where she is an associate editor. When she’s not working, you can catch her always trying to catch a flight, rollerblading through New York City traffic, or exploring the latest luxury vintage boutique.