The most stylish J.Crew cardigans for Spring 2012 feature bold colors and surprising details. If you're looking for a way to add a bit of edge to classic preppy pieces, you'll love what J.Crew has to offer. Read on to discover how to wear the best cardigans from this season's collection.
Sequins played a big part in J.Crew's Spring 2012 line, as did warm, neutral colors. The fabulous J.Crew Sequin-Stripe Cardigan borrows from both trends. This slouchy, loose cardigan is made of tightly knit merino wool, and it's dyed a warm taupe color, which makes it perfect for wearing with all of your spring looks. Multi-colored sequin stripes line the front of this button-down cardigan, adding tons of vibrant personality. Wear it with jeans for a more casual look, or pair it with a pencil skirt and a sleeveless shell top for the perfect ready-for-work look!
Short sleeve cardigans are absolutely perfect for spring, and the Featherweight Cashmere Short Sleeve Cardigan from J.Crew is no exception! Made of super soft Italian cashmere, this button-down cardigan has t-shirt length sleeves that are quite flattering. The body of the cardigan is a bit on the long side, falling to the hips for a trendy hem. Best of all, this cardigan comes in 12 different spring-worthy colors, including trendy neons and timeless neutrals. Try on the Bright Plum one to take advantage of this year's trend towards purple, or opt for the Bright Marigold shade if you're looking for something a little more classic. Wear this cardigan over a long-sleeved shirt with the sleeves rolled up for a look that's preppy and artsy at the same time.
Another trend that had a strong presence at J.Crew's Spring 2012 show was vintage-inspired prints. The J.Crew Paintbox Floral Cardigan executes this look wonderfully. Featuring three-quarter length sleeves and a waist-length hem, this fitted cardigan's floral pattern combines cobalt blue, sage green, and rust colors for a look that's fresh yet retro. The scoop neck gives it a timeless look, and though it buttons down the front, you'd get the most mileage from this cardigan by wearing it open with a pretty top underneath. It's definitely work-appropriate, but it would also look good for a day out on the town. Pair it with light denim or chic neutrals.
Available in 12 spring-ready colors, the J.Crew Classic Merino Cardigan is a great staple piece for any wardrobe. It's made from lightweight wool, and features an extra long hem that falls below the hips. Patch pockets on the front add character, while the deep v-neck makes it easy to pair with any kind of shirt, collared or not. Go for the Citrus Lime color if you're looking to rock the neon trend, or opt for the Heather Emerald shade if you're looking for a more subdued color that still pops. You can wear this cardigan with absolutely anything.