17 Lightweight Cardigans to Layer With Everything

It may not be chilly enough yet to justify blanket scarves or heavy coats, but it's the perfect time of year to add a lightweight cardigan to your wardrobe. Particularly if you have a trip on the horizon (apple picking upstate? A weekend spent in a treehouse you found on Airbnb?), the piece marries comfort, style, and practicality: It's easy to pack, it's not so bulky you can't add a jacket overtop, and it's far cooler than its reputation might suggest—especially if you choose one of the styles we've rounded up below.

Wear Everlane's boxy version with cropped wide-leg jeans and slip-on sneakers, or try Doên's cable-knit cardi with a midi dress and loafers. Even fashion-forward styles, like those with all-over embellishments (see: Alice and Olivia's) or metallic trim (Gucci, of course), are versatile enough to pair with almost everything in your closet, whether for a long flight or a day at the office.

Below shop 17 cardigans you'll want to layer with everything this season.