It makes total sense if the idea of cardigans takes your mind straight to the season of fall – Think chunky knits and mohair iterations, or even the idea of bracing a cardigan during the winter because puffer jackets don’t quite go with your aesthetic for the day. However, lovers of the staple style will be happy to know the garment has officially transcended its cool weather-dependent boundaries, and spring cardigans are now actually a thing.
The concept of springtime cardigans seems to have blossomed from the trend of wearing the garment as tops rather than as cover ups, outerwear or second layers. For example, a model took the runway in a pistachio, floral-embroidered cardigan on Blumarine’s Spring 2022 runway. Meanwhile, a fuzzy and cropped, near bust-revealing cardigan at Jacquemus Fall 2021 was surely one of the catalysts of the trend. Take it back one step further, and we may have been headed in this direction all along after spending the entirety of the pandemic in matching lounge sets, which often featured an almost cardigan-like ribbed button down top. Whatever and whoever the culprit, we’re glad to be here as lightweight cardigans have proved to be just what everyone’s spring wardrobe was missing. Ahead, shop some of our top picks.