The cardigan was long considered one of the frumpiest things you could wear, but after an endorsement by Miuccia Prada and dozens more, they’ve become one of the key buys of the season. The key to making this item look relevant is to opt for an oversized, chunky shape, rather than anything too twee and close to the body. We love the silhouette of & Other Stories’ almost sold-out cardigan, which has a cropped body and balloon sleeves that slope over the shoulders. It’s perfect for wearing over those dresses you stocked up on this summer. Arket’s alpaca-and–wool knit cardigan is another go-to within our team, as it has handy pockets on the front.
Although you can’t beat beige, burgundy and grey cardigans, we’re also loving the brighter hues for autumn. Ganni’s beautiful powder-blue long cardi and Cap’s graphic cardigan are high on our list. Keep scrolling to shop our edit of the best cardigans to buy now.
This will look the cosy pair with cropped jeans and loafers.
Use this minimal cardigan to dress down fancy skirts.
This hue works well on all skin tones and hair colours.
Feeling bold? Clash this print with leopard print accessories.
Purple is one of 2018's top colour trends.
You'll wear this rust cardigan for years to come.
The gold buttons give this chunky cardigan an elevated twist.
Nerdy knits are on our radar right now.
Use this hue to lift tonal outfits.
Wear this at the weekend with a pleated miniskirt and hiker boots.
Funnel necks = extra warmth.
Leave the top few buttons undone and wear as a top.
Nail the preppy vibe by layering this over a white polo shirt.
Because Breton stripes aren't solely reserved for tops.
Our obsession with all-things pink continues with this cable knit.
The belted waist will help add definition to your frame.
The go-faster stripes give this cardigan a sporty feel.
The cropped length ensures this style won't swap petite girls.
Next, see our guide to the key trends for autumn/winter 2018.