You’ll Want to Live In These Cozy Cardigans for Winter

Lauren Caruso
You’ll Want to Live In These Cozy Cardigans for Winter
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If you were to ask me at any point after 2009 if I thought cardigans would make a comeback, I’d have laughed in your face. It wasn’t that they were too quaint-librarian, or that they weren’t flattering or practical enough, it was more so that they were, well, basic—and I do mean that in its worst connotation. Cardigans were the sign that you’d given up—that taking the time to style your outfit was either beneath you or lost on you. But what a difference half a decade makes: Now, a cozy open-front sweater has transformed itself from a mall-store staple to a winter must-have among fashion folk.

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But before we get to the best cardigans for winter, the trick to keeping the look fashion-forward is—shocker—all in the styling. My favorite way to wear one is atop a sheer turtleneck, draped over the crooks of my elbows just so. Of course, that isn’t always conducive to a wise range of motion, but alas.

MORE: 22 Sleek Puffer Jackets to Keep You Toasty This Winter

Another cool styling trick, especially with shorter cardigans, is to wear it backwards. Now that you’ve got that down, click below for our favorite cardigans at all price points to wear all winter long.

Originally published December 2016. Updated November 2017.

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The Best Cardigans to Wear This Winter

Nude Cardigan, $363 at Shopbop

 

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Acne Studios Raya Cardigan, $410 at FWRD

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The Best Cardigans to Wear This Winter

Club Monaco Olivianna Cardigan, $249 at Club Monaco

 

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BDG Charlie Dolman Cardigan, $59 at Urban Outfitters

 

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Women's Wool-Cashmere Rib V-Neck Cardigan, $125 at Everlane

 

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Charlotte Sweater, $80 at Need Supply

 

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The Best Cardigans to Wear This Winter

The Elder Statesman, $1,205 at Net-a-Porter

 

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Heartloom Alexa Sweater Cardigan, $88 at Revolve

 

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Mossimo Supply Co. Shaker Stitch Cardigan, $24.99 at Target

 

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Free People Saturday Morning Cardigan, $148 at Nordstrom

 

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Sacai Cable-Knit Wool Swing Cardigan, $970 at Barneys New York

 

 

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Herringbone Cardigan with Belt, $89.90 at Zara

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UO Ribbed Knit Hooded Maxi Cardigan, $79 at Urban Outfitters

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