Chic Cardigan Trends to Try Out this Spring

Cardigans are definitely nothing new, but lately we’ve been seeing them everywhere. As we headed out of winter and into spring we started to see the 90s ‘Katie Holmes’ iconic style. Longline, cropped, or the chunky knit they are plastered on the new arrival pages of most fashion sites. We can’t imagine this style leaving anytime soon either, as they were a hit at NYFW.

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A year ago we would’ve taken a look at a buttoned cardigan and tossed it in our Goodwill pile, but 2020 trends have made us think otherwise. After wiping out the outdated styles usually littering our thrift stores, designers are giving people a fresh new take. Whether it’s a puffy sleeve, oversized or pearl buttons, or a ‘cardigan top’ which is cool enough to stand alone, it has quickly become the trendiest piece of the moment.

Here are a couple of styles we’ve rounded up as the most popular cardigan trends of spring!


Pastel Cardigans

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Vintage Pearl Button Cropped Cardigan Sweater 






We all know that spring has official dibs on pastel, but this season we’re taking it next level. This has got to be the happiest trend we’ve seen in a while. Bright colors, cozy knit, and easy to style with jeans, skirts, or even shorts, who wouldn’t want to partake! Other colors on trend include pastel yellow, baby blue, and baby pink. Recently Alexa Chung has styled a lilac buttoned cardigan with oversized buttons, layered over a sophisticated ivory midi dress. Leaving the bottom half unbuttoned is an easy way to spice up any normal cardigan!


Cropped Cardigans

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Women’s Candy Colored Cropped Sweater







You may be thinking, “cardigans are so fall”, but that’s where the crop style comes in. Bella Hadid can be seen wearing a cropped button ivory sweater while on a boat at Art Basel in Miami. These tops pair great with a high-waisted bottom, while keeping the midriff peek-a-boo to a minimum. Although Bella Hadid is sporting this style on vacay, you can style this for the office, a night out, or lounging around the house. These can also be a transition piece into summer that you need on your vacation packing list for those chilly nights at the beach.



Matching Sets

Simplee Knitted two piece set cardigans


 Simplee Knitted two piece set cardigans







In August, the photo of Katie Holmes, took the fashion world by storm and it didn’t take long for matching sweater sets to start trending. Both the tank top and the cardigan being the same material, this is an ultimate hack to looking put together with little effort. These are sure to be a staple all of 2020. While Katie’s knitted bra is a little more scandalous, this set from Schmidt’s Clothing offers a more wearable option that pairs perfectly with your favorite denim! Not to mention that versatility as we head into summer!

 Chunky Knits

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BerryGo knitted cardigan 








We just need to all agree that a chunky knit sweater or cardigan is a staple in anyone's wardrobe. Usually, only to be broken out the same time as a pumpkin spice latte, we’re sporting this look during spring. This year is about comfort and nothing feels as good as throwing on an oversized, soft, knit cardigan.

Have these styles made you want to stock up on some cozy knit pieces?


Check out our selection of Cardigans 



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