Summer Cardigans That Would Look Just as Cute with a Sundress as They Would with a Tee and Jeans

Lindsey Lanquist
Summer Cardigans That Would Look Just as Cute with a Sundress as They Would with a Tee and Jeans
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Cardigans are a mainstay in any wardrobe, no matter the season. Because they go with everything. Oh, and also because we’re always cold. (Or at least, I am. Is anyone else literally always cold? Just me? K.) Though the phrase “summer cardigans” sounds at least somewhat oxymoronic, the truth is the cold will always find us. It can be 100 degrees and humid outside, but someone, somewhere, has reacted by cranking the AC to below 60. Maybe that person is your colleague, and that place is your office. Maybe that person is your father, and that place is the condo you currently share with him. (Hi, dad.) But the point is: As counterintuitive as it sounds, you will definitely encounter some below-freezing space this summer. And when you do, it’ll pay to have a summer cardigan in tow.

Perhaps if my temperature-based argument didn’t persuade you, a sartorial one will: Even if you’re not a freak who perpetually has goosebumps (guilty as charged), you have to admit that cardigans do good things to outfits. When your tee-and-jeans combo is feeling a bit too low-key, a cardigan can render it more texturally dynamic. When your go-to floral sundress feels like it needs something extra, a cardigan can add some visual interest in the form of color—or perhaps, of print. A blazer cardigan can elevate a look to the point of being office-appropriate (when it otherwise wouldn’t be); a fringe-lined one can add a touch of bohemian style to any ensemble. If you won’t do it for the warmth, at least do it for the fashion, won’t you?

STYLECASTER | Summer Cardigans That Would Look Just as Cute with a Sundress as They Would with a Tee and Jeans

Delightful in texture and in color.

STYLECASTER | Summer Cardigans That Would Look Just as Cute with a Sundress as They Would with a Tee and Jeans

A pop of color sure to play well with al your favorite summer ensembles.

STYLECASTER | Summer Cardigans That Would Look Just as Cute with a Sundress as They Would with a Tee and Jeans

Because fringe is basically always a good idea.

STYLECASTER | Summer Cardigans That Would Look Just as Cute with a Sundress as They Would with a Tee and Jeans

A zip-up cardigan fit for the fan of all things retro.

STYLECASTER | Summer Cardigans That Would Look Just as Cute with a Sundress as They Would with a Tee and Jeans

I told you blazer cardigans were on the menu.

STYLECASTER | Summer Cardigans That Would Look Just as Cute with a Sundress as They Would with a Tee and Jeans

A cardigan that doubles as a (surprisingly sexy) crop top.

STYLECASTER | Summer Cardigans That Would Look Just as Cute with a Sundress as They Would with a Tee and Jeans

Embroidery is always fun. But it’s more fun when rendered in a seriously vibrant palette.

STYLECASTER | Summer Cardigans That Would Look Just as Cute with a Sundress as They Would with a Tee and Jeans

Definitely lightweight enough to play well with summer’s humidity.

STYLECASTER | Summer Cardigans That Would Look Just as Cute with a Sundress as They Would with a Tee and Jeans

Part cardigan, part trench coat, part hoodie—all cute.

STYLECASTER | Summer Cardigans That Would Look Just as Cute with a Sundress as They Would with a Tee and Jeans

A retro silhouette in a punchy palette? I’ll take 12.

STYLECASTER | Summer Cardigans That Would Look Just as Cute with a Sundress as They Would with a Tee and Jeans

Everything about the cardigan—from the ruffled lettuce hem to the dainty buttons—feels aughts-inspired.

STYLECASTER | Summer Cardigans That Would Look Just as Cute with a Sundress as They Would with a Tee and Jeans

Straightforward in shape. Statement-making in shade.

STYLECASTER | Summer Cardigans That Would Look Just as Cute with a Sundress as They Would with a Tee and Jeans

So cozy you might be tempted to nap in it.

STYLECASTER | Summer Cardigans That Would Look Just as Cute with a Sundress as They Would with a Tee and Jeans

Dynamic enough to hold its own as a top.

STYLECASTER | Summer Cardigans That Would Look Just as Cute with a Sundress as They Would with a Tee and Jeans

Yellow knits always get an emphatic yes from me.

STYLECASTER | Summer Cardigans That Would Look Just as Cute with a Sundress as They Would with a Tee and Jeans

Tangerine and chartreuse is a seriously underrated color combo—and this cardi just wants to rectify that.

STYLECASTER | Summer Cardigans That Would Look Just as Cute with a Sundress as They Would with a Tee and Jeans

Another cardigan, rife with aughtsy details. (Peep those pullover sleeves, won’t you?)

STYLECASTER | Summer Cardigans That Would Look Just as Cute with a Sundress as They Would with a Tee and Jeans

A cardi worth snagging this summer—and wearing well into fall.

STYLECASTER | Summer Cardigans That Would Look Just as Cute with a Sundress as They Would with a Tee and Jeans

Yet another delightfully aughtsy option, because 2000 is the new 2019.

STYLECASTER | Summer Cardigans That Would Look Just as Cute with a Sundress as They Would with a Tee and Jeans

A cardigan, fit for the knit-averse.

STYLECASTER | Summer Cardigans That Would Look Just as Cute with a Sundress as They Would with a Tee and Jeans

A blazer cardigan that’s decidedly more cardigan than blazer.

STYLECASTER | Summer Cardigans That Would Look Just as Cute with a Sundress as They Would with a Tee and Jeans

Like I said—more yellow knits, please.

STYLECASTER | Summer Cardigans That Would Look Just as Cute with a Sundress as They Would with a Tee and Jeans

Probably a little aggressive to wear outdoors—but fully fit for spaces where the AC is thoroughly abused.

STYLECASTER | Summer Cardigans That Would Look Just as Cute with a Sundress as They Would with a Tee and Jeans

The fringe detailing on the shoulders is 👌.

STYLECASTER | Summer Cardigans That Would Look Just as Cute with a Sundress as They Would with a Tee and Jeans

A cardigan that’s taking full advantage of summer’s fringe trend.

STYLECASTER | Summer Cardigans That Would Look Just as Cute with a Sundress as They Would with a Tee and Jeans

;).

STYLECASTER | Summer Cardigans That Would Look Just as Cute with a Sundress as They Would with a Tee and Jeans

Definitely fit for the office.

STYLECASTER | Summer Cardigans That Would Look Just as Cute with a Sundress as They Would with a Tee and Jeans

Another cardi that could double as a seriously hot crop top—or just, you know, serve as a regular ol’ sweater.

STYLECASTER | Summer Cardigans That Would Look Just as Cute with a Sundress as They Would with a Tee and Jeans

As a wise person once said, the best time to wear a striped sweater is all the time.

STYLECASTER | Summer Cardigans That Would Look Just as Cute with a Sundress as They Would with a Tee and Jeans

OK, this one could definitely be worn as a top.

STYLECASTER | Summer Cardigans That Would Look Just as Cute with a Sundress as They Would with a Tee and Jeans

A cardigan that’s basically just a hot pink robe.

STYLECASTER | Summer Cardigans That Would Look Just as Cute with a Sundress as They Would with a Tee and Jeans

The endlessly trendy tie-front top, done the cardigan way.

STYLECASTER | Summer Cardigans That Would Look Just as Cute with a Sundress as They Would with a Tee and Jeans

Summer animal prints are absolutely a thing.

STYLECASTER | Summer Cardigans That Would Look Just as Cute with a Sundress as They Would with a Tee and Jeans

Aughtsy—and a little understated.

STYLECASTER | Summer Cardigans That Would Look Just as Cute with a Sundress as They Would with a Tee and Jeans

Those. Buttons.

STYLECASTER | Summer Cardigans That Would Look Just as Cute with a Sundress as They Would with a Tee and Jeans

Would craft entire outfits around this cardi if I owned it.

STYLECASTER | Summer Cardigans That Would Look Just as Cute with a Sundress as They Would with a Tee and Jeans

Puffy sleeves and fringe? How fast can I say yes?!

STYLECASTER | Summer Cardigans That Would Look Just as Cute with a Sundress as They Would with a Tee and Jeans

Definitely lightweight enough to wear outside.

STYLECASTER | Summer Cardigans That Would Look Just as Cute with a Sundress as They Would with a Tee and Jeans

Those statement sleeves, though.

STYLECASTER | Summer Cardigans That Would Look Just as Cute with a Sundress as They Would with a Tee and Jeans

So fuzzy you’ll be tempted to pet your sleeves like they’re your cat.

STYLECASTER | Summer Cardigans That Would Look Just as Cute with a Sundress as They Would with a Tee and Jeans

I mean, it’s chenille. Need I really say more?

STYLECASTER | Summer Cardigans That Would Look Just as Cute with a Sundress as They Would with a Tee and Jeans

Space-dye is the print equivalent of texture.

 

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