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 for the new 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 pockets on the front and is available in several colours.
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 Shrimps’ yellow checked cardigan are high on our list. Keep scrolling to shop our edit of the best cardigans to buy now.
Next, see our guide to the key trends for autumn/winter 2018.