With fall right around the corner, it's time to break out our coziest sweaters and cardigans. Having a go-to cardigan is perfect for days when you're lounging around the house or for adding a pop of color to your outfit when out and about.
As the weather cools down, cardigans make for a great lightweight layer, especially on those in-between days where it's not warm enough to lose an outer layer altogether, but it's also not cold enough to wear a heavy jacket.
You can never have too many basic cardigans, so we searched for some of the bestselling styles from retailers like Amazon, Nordstrom and Target. Whether it's a classic black button-down or a bold statement piece, these picks are sure to elevate your fall wardrobe.
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Best knit cardigans
This chunky cardigan comes in four different colors, from cool baby blue to a vibrant orange-red. "Super cute and comfy sweater," one reviewer said, adding it's "perfect for work or school." Pair with jeans or slacks and a graphic tee to create a casual or office-ready outfit.
Make your cardigan the focus of your next outfit with a fun, multicolored style. This design was made with a mix of polyester and cotton for added comfort. No matter where you're going, this versatile piece could be your newest go-to.
Basics are a closet essential, which is why having just one is never enough! This classic crew neck is a layering must-have with a chic neckline and buttons to adjust to your personal style.
This closet staple will not only help keep you warm, but it can also dress up even your most casual look. The cardigan comes in several colors, as well as a second style with buttons, for you to stock up on.
We all have our go-to seasonal favorites, but this cardigan aims to be your year-round go-to. This highly rated style has an oversized design to help create a flowing feel.
The slouchy design of this oh-so-trendy cardigan could be perfect to pair with your trusty leggings on a day that falls on the cooler side this fall.
Now almost half off, this chunky cardigan comes in all kinds of dreamy fall colors, including toasted almond, smoke, ultramarine green, as well as neutrals including black and white. Pair with a simple tee or layer over a dress or jumpsuit for extra warmth on a crisp day.
If you need a pop of color in your closet, have no fear, this Gap cardigan is here. Available in four other colors, this cardigan is a "great staple piece" and a "cute sweater for early fall," according to reviewers.
Best button-down cardigans
Channel your inner "Knives Out" character with this oversized button-down cardigan from Walmart. Available in three perfect-for-fall colors such as white, green and a burnt orange, pair this with a skirt or wear over a dress with tights to all of the fall festivities like going to the pumpkin patch and apple picking.
Give your closet a stylish upgrade with this sweater that's designed to be comfortable and trendy. Moving away from the traditional cardigan, this one was made with snap closures. The long length is designed to reach your hips, and it comes in 35 colors and patterns.
Whether you're running errands or staying home, this cardigan will aim to provide you with comfort and style. The knit design offers texture and added comfort, and it even comes in 35 different colors and patterns.
Take your closet to the next level with a printed cardigan. The leopard-inspired look comes in 27 different colors and patterns, including basic solids. The material is made from a mix of viscose, nylon and polyester for added softness and stretch.
Ditch your sweatshirt for the chic look of this hooded cardigan. This sweater was made with a cable knit design for a comfortable fit and also features button closures and a spacious hood.
This cropped cardigan is perfect for those warmer fall days when you want to add a little something to your look. The ribbed detailing keeps it on trend for the season and the cropping makes it fun and playful.
Best wrap cardigans
A soft, cotton cardigan is a must-have for your fall wardrobe. Throw it on over some joggers and a T-shirt for added comfort while running errands or over a blouse and dress pants to emphasize work-from-home chic.
This could be the perfect transitional piece for your closet with its loose-fit design and high-cuffed sleeves. The cable knit and chunky fabric can also add some texture to your fall outfits.
Stay on trend without sacrificing comfort in this Lands' End cardigan. You'll have no shortage of options here as there are several colorways and patterns to choose from, from a classic neutral to brighter stripes.
Elevate any athleisure look with this sleek and chic wrap from Athleta. With side pockets to store keys and a phone, soft to the touch fabric and over 7,500 five-star ratings, you can't go wrong with this wrap cardigan. "I have three of them and that might not be enough," one reviewer said.
For maximum versatility, this cardigan can be worn in four different ways. You can keep it relaxed, tie the ends together, style it twisted or crisscross the two sides and secure with the buttons on the side.
Not only does this Ugg cardigan look super comfy, the open-front drape adds another layer to your look. This piece screams work-from-home chic. It's also available in four additional colors and patterns.
More bestselling cardigans
Florals for fall? Groundbreaking! This kimono cardigan was designed with puff sleeves for a lightweight feel and will upgrade your casual outfit to business-casual on warmer fall days.
Cozy, chic and easy to layer, this basic cardigan can make any outfit in your wardrobe feel more stylish. It comes in seasonal colors like Brown and Burgundy to spruce up your fall looks, too.
This sweater comes in 35+ different colors and is also made of 100 percent polyester. The popcorn yarn fabric is perfect for pairing with your favorite trousers or leggings.
Add a pop of color to your fall wardrobe by experimenting with a printed sweater. This leopard-print cardigan could make the perfect statement piece, and its acrylic knit will offer a cozy, lightweight feel.
Whether you're in need of neutral colors like black and white or something a bit more vibrant, this cardigan comes in 27 different shades and patterns to choose from. The cable knit piece was designed with optimal comfort in mind and even comes with two pockets for storing small essentials.
Don't let tight, restrictive cardigans take away from your comfort. This boyfriend-inspired cardigan will provide a loose and flowing feel while keeping you warm during those crisp fall nights.
If you're in a rush, don't worry — just drape this cardigan over your casual top. The multipurpose style was designed with an asymmetrical hem that naturally folds to provide a slimming effect.
Bring a vintage-inspired look to your closet with this boho-style kimono. This cardigan was made to be flowing and loose-fitting to create a lightweight feel. Pair it with your favorite casual fall dress or a pair of jeans for a dressed-up look.
Want to look put-together on even your most casual days? That's where a vibrant cardigan can come in handy! Stock up on one or more of the 35+ colors this cardigan comes in and get ready to bundle up in style.
This kimono-style cardigan was made to be lightweight enough to layer over your favorite basic tops. The chic fabric is designed with chiffon, polyester and lace to provide a sheer and trendy look.
For an eye-catching addition to your outfit, you may love this colorblock cardigan. The sweater was designed to look like a jacket so that you can go from lounging to running errands with ease.
A maxi cardigan will add some dramatic length to any outfit. Designed to be flowing and lightweight, this piece can be draped over your go-to loungewear or favorite jeans and T-shirt for a sleeker look.
Dress up your next outfit with a bit of lace. This long cardigan was designed with a trendy lace trim around the edges and features an open-front design.
This short-sleeved design can be worn year-round, whether you pair it with a long-sleeved or short-sleeved shirt.
Skip the traditional cardigan and consider adding a longer one to your collection. The length adds extra coverage to help keep you warmer on those cooler days. With 21 colors to choose from, you can pick up one for any outfit!