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37 best cardigans for your wardrobe in 2021

The look that never goes out of style.
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Now that spring is here, it's time to put away the heavy coats and break out the light 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.

As the weather warms up, cardigans make for a great lightweight layer, especially on those in-between days where it's not hot enough to lose an outer layer altogether, but it's also not cold enough to wear a jacket.

You can never have too many basic cardigans, so we searched for some of the bestselling styles from retailers like Amazon, Walmart and Target. Whether it's a classic black cardigan or a statement piece, these picks are sure to elevate all of your spring outfits.

Bestselling cardigans for women

1. Supima Cotton V-Neck Cardigan

A soft, cotton cardigan is a must-have for your spring 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 cardigan comes in eight different colors so you can have a new cardigan for every day of the week with one to spare!

2. Rib-Knit Cardigan

Ribbed knit clothing began trending this past winter and have made its way into spring looks. This boxy cardigan is perfect for achieving that comfortable-while-stylish look that requires no effort. It also comes in a light taupe option.

3. Lauren Conrad Button-Front Pointelle Cardigan

From the striped pattern to the light pastels balancing against the neutral foundation, this cardigan is ideal for the transition into warmer weather. Love the style but looking for something solid? This cardigan is also offered in a peach color.

4. Lands' End Draped Open-Front Long Cardigan

Green is having a moment this season. Stay on trend without sacrificing comfort in this Lands' End cardigan in the shade "Pale Jade." You have no shortage of options here as there are 15 other colorways and patterns to choose from.

5. Who What Wear Self Tie Shawl Cardigan

Embrace the cozy-chic style with this belted cardigan. While the color is technically called "Brown," it looks more mustard, making it the perfect piece to keep in rotation all year long.

6. Cherry Puff Sleeve V-Neck Cardigan

Spring is a great time to try out fun and bright patterns like cherries! This short-sleeved cardigan from Loft is great for adding a splash of color to an outfit or you can button it up to wear it as a shirt.

7. Ugg Phoebe Wrap Cardigan

Not only does this cardigan look super comfy, the open-front drape adds another layer to your look. This piece just screams work-from-home chic. It's also available in three additional colors and patterns.

8. The Cotton-Merino Cropped Cardigan

This cropped cardigan in "Deep Cerulean" ("The Devil Wears Prada," anyone?) is perfect for those warmer spring 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. It is also available in green, black and white.

9. Striped Springview Cardigan

Knit with Madewell's signature Coziest Yarn, this cardigan will help you transition into warmer days. The boxy cut helps give any look seem effortless while maintaining comfort.

10. Merokeety Chunky Open Front Cardigan

This trusty cardigan is perfect for when the weather transitions out of winter and into spring. This sweater comes in 18 different colors and is also made of 100% polyester. The versatile design is perfect for pairing with your favorite trousers or leggings.

11. Time and Tru Everyday Crew Neck Cardigan

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.

12. Ecowish Draped Kimono Cardigan

Add a pop of color to your spring wardrobe by experimenting with a printed sweater. This leopard-print cardigan could make the perfect statement piece and was made with an acrylic knit to create a lightweight feel.

13. Grecerelle Loose Open Front Cardigan

Whether you're in need of essential 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 design was made to help add a cozy feel and it even comes with two pockets for storing your small essentials.

14. A New Day Open Layer Cardigan

Looking to add a bit of length to your outfit? Try a longer cardigan. The open-front design of this style by A New Day is a great option for lounging around the house or dressing up your work outfit.

15. Merokeety Snap Button Down Cardigan

Give your closet a comfy 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 15 colors and patterns.

16. Traleubie Boho Boyfriend Cardigan

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 cool spring nights.

17. Chicgal Puff Sleeve Kimono Cardigan

Florals for spring? Groundbreaking! This kimono cardigan was designed with puff sleeves for a lightweight feel and will upgrade your casual outfit to business-casual.

18. Universal Thread Women's Cardigan

Whether you're staying inside or enjoying the outdoors, an extra layer is nice to have for those brisker days. This cardigan was designed with rib-knit detailing and has eight colors for you to stock up on.

19. Urban CoCo Drape Open Front Cardigan

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.

20. BB&KK Floral Kimono

Bring a vintage-inspired look to your closet with this boho-style kimono. This cardigan was made to be flowing and loose-fitted to create a lightweight feel. Pair it with your favorite casual spring dress or a pair of jeans for a dressed-up look.

21. Grace Karin Long Knitted Cardigan

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 43 colors this cardigan comes in and get ready to bundle up in style on those cold days.

22. Zesica Print Button Down Cardigan

Take your closet to the next level with a printed cardigan. The leopard-inspired look comes in 25 different colors and patterns, including basic solids. The material is made from a mix of viscose, nylon and polyester for added softness and stretch.

23. Olrain Sheer Kimono Cardigan

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 look.

24. Astylish Chunky Long Sleeve Cardigan

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 spring.

25. Nic and Zoe Convertible Cardigan

For maximum versatility, this cardigan can be worn in four different ways. You can keep it relaxed, tie the ends together or crisscross the two sides and secure with the buttons on the side.

26. Kirundo Colorblock Long Cardigan

For an eye-catching 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 more easily.

27. Imily Bela Batwing Wrap Cardigan

This could be the perfect transitional piece for your closet with its loose-fit design and high-cuffed sleeves. The cable knit and chunky design can also add some texture to your spring outfits.

28. Luvamia Cable Knit Pocket Cardigan

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 13 colors for you to stock up on.

29. POGTMM Maxi Cardigan

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.

30. Sidefeel Button Down Sweater

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 even comes in 25 different colors and patterns.

31. Halogen Leopard Print Cardigan

Rather than sport a basic tee and jeans, consider adding this leopard-print cardigan to your closet. Designed to be a lightweight transitional sweater, this cardigan also features side slits to help with ventilation.

32. Tickled Teal Lace Trim Open Front Sweater

Dress up your next outfit with a bit of lace. This long cardigan was designed with a lace trim around the edges and features an open-front design.

33. Zesica Chunky Knit Cardigan With Pockets

We all have our go-to seasonal favorites, but this cardigan aims to be your year-round go-to. This highly-rated cardigan has an oversized design to help create a flowing feel.

34. Made By Johnny Short Sleeve Cardigan

This is perfect for those late spring months when the weather is not cold enough for a jacket, but not warm enough to ditch an outer layer. The short-sleeved design can be worn year-round, whether you pair it with a long-sleeved or short-sleeved shirt.

35. Sidefeel Button Up Hooded Cardigan

Ditch your sweatshirt for the chic look of this hooded cardigan. This sweater was made with a cable knit design for added texture and comfort, and also features button closures and a spacious hood.

36. Lovaru Boho Colorblock Sweater

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 18 colors to choose from, you can pick up one for any outfit!

37. ANBI Striped Knit Sweater

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 cardigan could be your newest go-to.

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