Still associating cardigans with school girls, librarians or your grandma? You need to change your mindset asap, because this is the chicest knitwear you can buy right now. Yes, that’s right, this button-through style is back.
The time to invest is now, because cardigans are the definition of comfortable chic – and what more could you want from your wardrobe in the current situation? Thanks to the realities of Zoom life, we’re focusing our efforts on waist-up looks right now; anything that can be pulled off when paired with jeans, joggers or a slip skirt is a winner.
And when life returns to normal? You can layer up cardigans with turtleneck tops in winter, then sling one over tank tops and midi dresses as spring creeps in. The gauge will of course define just how versatile your purchase is: chunky knits will dominate your silhouette but lightweight styles are slimline enough to double as a top. Still, the cardigan can take on many guises, so we’d recommend opting for at least two to suit different outfits.
Alpaca Yak Blend Cardigan
Open-front cardigans make for versatile styling – wear one loose with joggers for a relaxed feel, or cinch it with a belt to smarten things up
Sadly, this snake-print accessory doesn’t come with the cardi but you can find it in the brand’s sale.
Drew Cashmere-Wool Cardigan
Made from cream cashmere-wool, AllSaints’ cardigan is ribbed for definition and cropped to the waist. The bradigan is still going strong for 2021, so why not style this with the matching knit cami?
Pure Cashmere Round Neck Cardigan
Of course we couldn’t do a round up on cardigans without featuring some of Marks & Spencer’s famous cashmere styles, available in a plethora of both neutral and bright colourways.
The shape is as classic as ever – slim-fit, with bracelet sleeves and a crew neckline – but you can freshen it up with modern styling. Tuck yours in to high-waist trousers or toughen it up with leather separates.