A whole ton of cute cardigans

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A sweater like this paired with sweats is becoming my fall uniform lately—it’s a look that says I made an effort, but not a huge one, which sounds about right at the moment. This one from Madewell is made of recycled cashmere, and I like the patch pockets and really good navy hue.

Spacedye is always chic, and you could easily fool people into thinking this one is Missoni.

The cropped dimensions here are good for when you want to look a little more put-together. It also comes in grey.

I am crazy for the texture of this one (which also comes in a few other good colors). It reminds me of a much, much pricier sweater by A Detacher I splurged on a couple of winters ago.

And here’s another furry one, which is very well-priced.

The side tie on this one is appealingly Japanese-y.

This Fair Isle sweater has such an appealing color combination, and I really dig the gold buttons, which give it an authentic, old-school feel.

The pockets here make this one a good stand-in for a jacket on days that aren’t too too cool.

This one looks like it was dug up at a vintage store, and I like the shawl collar, which is something I typically do not like.

The polished detailing here is kind of Chanel-ish.

If I was only going to buy one sweater this season (and so far I’ve actually purchased none) it would be this extra-versatile one from Vince.

The contrasting stripes here are cool.

The leopard print details at the pocket on this one are just fabulous.

This cropped number would be perfect for pairing with a dress.

This is pretty much the perfect long black cardigan. Its beauty lies in its simplicity.

The white buttons here really pop, and it’s the just-right amount of chunky.

OK, this one is on the splurgier side, but it’s boucle cashmere, which just sounds so luxe.

And finally: a nice long one that’d be ideal for lounging about.

 

 

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18 Thoughts on A whole ton of cute cardigans
    Marit
    19 Oct 2020
    11:11am

    ..the boxy/crop shape is one that I’m having trouble getting on board with. They seem to hit at a weird place

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    Debbie
    19 Oct 2020
    11:18am

    I’m actually wearing the Treasure and Bond sweater from Nordstrom right now!

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    Robin
    19 Oct 2020
    10:34am

    I received the Alex Mill one last week and the texture is indeed fantastic. Incredibly soft and cozy. I ordered it in “terracotta” and did not love how it looked on me. I wish it came in some brighter options, as I’m trying to get away from my rotation of grey sweaters. I ended up returning it.

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    HickfromStyx
    19 Oct 2020
    10:28am

    I am loving the color in the spacedye sweater, but acrylic is my least favorite (most-hated) sweater material. It pills horribly, and because I live in a dry climate, it generates an enormous amount of electricity. I walk and shock. It’s in everything this year, which makes me glad for sweater cardigans made with thick cotton jersey.

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      Mouse
      19 Oct 2020
      11:23am

      Also for those of us with personal temperature issues–ahem, hot flashes!–acrylic is just accelerant.

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        Eloise
        19 Oct 2020
        1:28pm

        “Personal temperature issues.” Perfect – stealing. Mine have robbed me of my love for sweaters – used to be my favorite thing to shop for.

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      HickfromStyx
      19 Oct 2020
      10:30am

      Blazer cardigans…

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        kimbersam
        19 Oct 2020
        11:28am

        “blarigans” 🙂 Also–I will now live the rest of my life pining away over that TSE cashmere number.

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    Francine
    19 Oct 2020
    1:08pm

    I wore shorty cardigans in the late 90’s so I’m out. I had a long, grandpa-ish one that I wore once last fall…my kids said they make me look like a GRANDMA . Packed up and donated. I may not care what my husband thinks, but I damn sure care what my 3 teenage boys say!

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    Liz
    19 Oct 2020
    2:29pm

    I bought this Madewell long black cardigan and it’s perfect (and currently 30% off): https://www.madewell.com/maysfield-cardigan-sweater-MA769.html?dwvar_MA769_color=BK5229&cgid=apparel-sweaters-cardigans#prefn1=color&prefv1=Black&prefn2=isBackroom&prefv2=false&start=0

    I have a hard time finding cardigans that don’t look office worker-ish, and this one is super flattering and looks cool and kind of beatnik with t-shirts and leggings. It looks best unbuttoned.

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    suz
    19 Oct 2020
    9:12pm

    I am having the same issue. I have broad shoulders and big boobs, so it is just not happening – the boxy crop waist erases any shape on me.

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    Annie
    19 Oct 2020
    9:30pm

    I’d love a post featuring sweaters that are made without any wool (or angora, etc). My skin can’t handle even the smallest amounts of animal wool/fur/hair, and it can be really hard to find decent sweaters without them.

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    Mamavalveeta03
    19 Oct 2020
    11:37pm

    I just love a good cardigan! There’s nothing better than wrapping yourself up in a nice toasty cardi in front of a fireplace with a good book and a cup of tea. I could see the longer ones suiting that function. Another “Knock it out of the park” post!

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    Mouse
    20 Oct 2020
    7:27am

    I’d love a post on cardigans with side slits. Very good for those of us who are “curvy”/blessed/cursed with the proverbial junk in the trunk…..

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    Allison
    19 Oct 2020
    8:52am

    Very nice selection of different styles. Am I the only person who hates a mid-bicep shoulder seam? It just looks so bad on me.

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      Viajera
      20 Oct 2020
      11:38am

      No, or at least, I don’t think so. You mean like a dropped shoulder or a dolman sleeve? They’re not for me either. I think maybe they are easier to manufacture? Or perhaps other people really like them that way.

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      Pia
      19 Oct 2020
      11:38am

      You are not alone. I am petite but have bigger biceps. I feel strangled in that style.

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        Jenny
        19 Oct 2020
        4:27pm

        My biceps are not impressive, but my shoulders are broad and my neck is short and my jawline is broad, so that dropped shoulder gives me the proportions of Frankenstein. And, per Francine, my teenage son is liberal with his style suggestions, but he knows not to get between me and a grandpa/ma cardingan.

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