I'm a Cardigan Girl—These 25 Have Spring Written All Over Them

Out of all our knitwear options, cardigans arguably have the greatest nostalgic associations, and while they might remind us of our school days, 2023's high-street iterations are anything but childish. The ideal throw-on layer for the changeable British weather, I've been wearing mine when sat at my desk and in need of warming or an extra layer, or when the temperature drops in the evening. Especially in this period between spring and summer of varying temperature, a cardigan can be the light layer needed to bulk up with a jacket for fresh mornings, or throw over a dress when sunnier days arrive. 


(Image credit: @monikh)

Two of the brands that top our S/S '23 wish list are not designer offerings, but Arket and & Other Stories. Clearly, the high street is the place to be right now when it comes to cardigans. A bit of online research confirmed this, and let's just say we now have a few new additions to our new season capsule. From M&S's clean-lined styles and H&M's longline knits to Mango's colour pop hues and Stories stand-out wrap styles, scroll down to shop our favourite cardigans on the high street now.


(Image credit: @lucywilliams02)

Cosy up this autumn with a tank top and your fave pair of jeans.


(Image credit: @greceghanem)

If you're in need of a polished pick-me-up, make like Grece and throw an animal-print style with a pair of tailored trousers. 

Shop Our Favourite High-Street Cardigans

Next Up, M&S's Handbag Collection Is So Strong Right Now—Here's What Caught My Eye

This story was published at an earlier time and has since been updated.

Florrie Alexander
Acting Affiliates Editor

Florrie embarked on her fashion journey while studying French and History at university. Whilst studying in Aix-en-Provence, she began to write her dissertation on the history of fashion and the influence of Haute Couture, and landed her first role at Harper’s Bazaar. Following this, she interned for various publications including Elle, Grazia and Marie Claire before joining the fashion team at Conde Nast Traveller. There, she contributed to international photoshoots, styled pages and covers, and produced engaging digital content.

During a freelance period, Florrie honed her skills in editorial work in various digital and print publications including Vogue Italy and Departures magazine, as well as styling e-commerce photoshoots and personal shopping. Florrie actively pursues an in-depth understanding of fashion and jewellery, and after styling a jewellery cover shoot at Conde Nast Traveller chose to complete the De Beers Diamond Foundation course. Florrie first joined Who What Wear UK as a freelancer before becoming the Commerce Writer, blending both editorial and commercial content. Now, as the Acting Affiliates Editor, she monitors current trends, new-in styles, wardrobe heroes and how best to style them. In her downtime, Florrie can be found in her hometown of London, usually with a coffee in hand.