According to global fashion search platform Lyst, there has been a 6% increase in searches for cardigans in London week on week, which is no surprise considering many of us are spending a lot more time in our homes and in need of a fashion-based comfort blanket. Out of all our knitwear options, cardigans arguably have the greatest nostalgic associations, and while they might remind us of our school days, 2020's high-street iterations are anything but childish. The ideal throw-on layer for the changeable British late summer, I've been wearing mine when sat at my desk and in need of warming or an extra layer, or when the temperature drops in the evening.
Two of the most viewed brands that topped the list were not designer offerings, but Arket and & Other Stories. Clearly, the high street is the place to be right now when it comes to cardigans. A bit of research online confirmed this, and let's just say we now have a few new additions to our new season wishlists. From Arket's clean-lined styles and H&M's simple knits to Stories's soft pastels and ASOS's cute cropped iterations, scroll down to shop our favourite cardigans on the high street now.