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.