It was a long road but we’ve made it: welcome to the official start of cardi season. Before you start thinking about the thick, chunky cardigans everyone typically gravitates towards at the start of fall, this here is a bit different. We’re finally at the point in spring when by the time you leave the house, it’s an entirely different temperature from when the sun goes down. Basically, the weather is indecisive AF, so that’s where a lightweight cardigan comes in. Consider akin to a summer jacket–appropriate for every stage of wacky spring weather that comes your way.
Lately, thinner cardigans have been making big waves on our feeds where we’ve noticed them styled several different ways–from draped over the shoulders to paired in a matching set or (our favorite way) simply worn buttoned up as a top. There’s plenty of versatility with this piece, which is why it’s become such an essential as I beef up my spring wardrobe. Maybe you’re looking to update your closet with a timeless, of the moment basic, or just want to celebrate the arrival of warmer weather, scroll below to shop the 29 lightweight cardigans that get the fashion editor seal of approval.