Nothing says fall like cardigan sweaters, and this season, designers have fashioned some of the best. Cardigans keep you warm and cozy, and come in a variety of styles, including short, long, thick and delicately thin. Check out below for some of the best cardigan styles for fall.
The Alberto Makali Colorblock Patterned Cardigan is a beautiful, grey wrap cardigan. The design is a blocking pattern consisting of a mix of different shades of grey and leopard print type patterns on a grey background. It has a contrasting interior, which is revealed when the draped front wrap sections are pulled back. There is no closure on this cardigan, which is merely meant to hang down or be loosely wrapped. The length from shoulder to hem is about 27.” It’s made out of a touchable soft wool/acrylic blend, and you can either hand wash it or have it dry-cleaned. This Alberto Makali cardigan goes for $174 at www.nordstrom.com.
For a similarly styled look with more adjustability, check out the All Saints Plume Cardigan. This cardigan also has a draped open front, and also includes a drawstring adjuster that allows you to make the sweater longer or shorter at whim. The cardigan has an asymmetrical hem, and the long sleeves end in ribbed cuffs. The fine gauge knitting used to construct this cardigan has resulted in a buttery soft texture. The All Saints Plume Cardigan is available in chalk, black or grey marl, and can be bought at www.allsaints.com for $150.
For a more fitted cardigan with a tailored edge, take a look at the Alexander Wang Zip Cardigan. This long-sleeved, knitted black sweater has a two-way zipper in the front. There is a full cardigan ribbed stitch on the sleeves as well as on the front panel. The back is made of jersey. The front hem of the cardigan falls a bit lower than the back. There is ribbed trim on the cuffs as well as at the bottom opening. The loose fit of this sweater and the 100% Merino Wool fabric make it incredibly cozy and comfy to wear. The cardigan comes in a rich, black color, and would be perfect paired with black skinny jeans and high tops. You can get the Alexander Wang Zip Cardigan on www.alexanderwang.com for $525.
Continuing the more softly tailored cardigan theme is the Trina Turk Sylander Cardigan. This buttery, soft pure merino wool sweater looks just as sweet as it feels. It’s the perfect cardigan for layering, as it falls just above the waist. It buttons in the front, and has ribbing along the crew neckline as well as at the base of the three-quarter length sleeves. The cardigan is 21 ½” from the shoulder. This beautiful cardigan is perfect for a very simple, elegant tea outfit, or thrown over something a bit more casual. The Sylander Cardigan is available at www.trinaturk.com for $218.
If you want something even more structured, check out the Diane Von Furstenberg Yamika Mohair Cardigan Sweater. This beautifully, tailored cardigan has a hook and eye closure and has patch hip pockets. There is beautifully defined pleating at the shoulders, which stretch out into long sleeves. The inside of the cardigan is fully lined. Layer this over a soft, lamb’s wool turtleneck for an effortlessly chic look. The cardigan is 20” long from the shoulder. The fabric is a delicious mohair, wool and nylon blend, and the whole thing is lined with 100% polyester. You can find this Yamika Mohair Cardigan Sweater at www.shopbop.com for $395.
Sometimes the mood or event calls for a deliciously long cardigan. A well-made one will not only keep you warm, but can function as outerwear on those not so chilly nights. A perfect option for a long cardigan is the Max and Mia Maxi Cardigan. This beautiful, ankle length cardigan comes in charcoal or olive. It is the perfect sweater for throwing over jeans and a t-shirt and pairing with leather, stacked heel boots. It has a wonderfully full hood that hangs perfectly down in the back. It’s knitted with soft yarns and wool, giving it the ultimate one-two punch of softness and warmth. It’s roughly 50” long from the shoulder. The front of the cardigan is adorned with patch pockets. You can get the Max & Mia Maxi Cardigan at www.nordstrom.com for $88.
Each of these cardigans offer unique design traits and features. No matter which sweater you step out in this fall, you will step out in style.