Nailing winter layering is easier than you think: throw on a cozy cardigan over a dress, work pants or your favourite jeans, and you’re done. Whether you’re looking for soft pastels to channel the Y2K-inspired romcom core trend (yes, that’s a mouthful!) or want to invest in a timeless piece you’ll wear on repeat for years to come, a cute knit is the way to go. Scroll on to shop our favourites.
Gold buttons elevate the look of this simple cardigan.
Ribbed cardigan, $69, simons.ca
This wool-blend design features stylish fuzzy stripes.
Wool-blend cardigan, $46, zara.com
Delicate ties add a feminine touch to this cable-knit sweater.
Tie-front cardigan, $176, nordstrom.ca
With its folded collar and ribbed knit, this zip-up is perfectly preppy.
Chunky zipper cardigan, $70, reitmans.com
Oak and Fort
Inspired by varsity jackets, this cropped cardigan is a great pick for off-duty days.
Cropped varsity cardigan, $54, oakandfort.com
You can’t go wrong with a cableknit design in a neutral hue.
Cable-knit cardigan, $60, oldnavy.ca
Show off your big collar energy in this green knit.
Collared zip-up cardigan, $69, urbanoutfitters.com
Give the balletcore trend a try in this sweet wrap-style cardigan.
Wrapover cardigan, $35, hm.com
Step into spring with a fresh pink hue.
V-neck cardigan, $39, joefresh.com
Textile designer Hope Macaulay is known for her chunky, colour-blocked creations, like this cool knitted jacket.
Knit jacket, $482, hopemacaulay.com
Merino wool’s temperature-regulating properties make this cardigan from Victoria, B.C.-based brand Ecologyst a must-have for spring.
Merino cardigan, $365, ecologyst.com
Inject a little bit of sunshine into your wardrobe with this two-tone design.
Colourblocked cardigan, $175, ssense.com
Made from 100% cotton, this knit’s longline silhouette is versatile enough to go from errands to work.
Oversized cardigan, $145, paperlabel.ca