Shopping The Classics: Timeless Cardigans

Continuing our list of classic pieces every woman should own is the cardigan. The ultimate layering piece, it can replace a jacket when worn with a dress or provide an added layer to beat the chill. Unbelievably versatile, the cardigan is always in fashion, whether your style is sophisticated and refined or urban and edgy. Wear the cardigan alone with a scarf or layer it with a t-shirt or button down; add a wide or skinny belt at your waist over the cardigan to define your waist and add a pop of personality – the possibilities are many for this wardrobe essential.

To get the most from your cardigan, look for cotton or lightweight wool or cashmere in a length that hits somewhere mid-hip. Here are some of our favorites:

  • Beth

    Check out for our new “My Favorite Sweater” cardigan. It is an open front sweater in soft, flowing, mid-weight material that is a great layering piece year round. The way it falls longer in the front makes it incredibly slimming, and the beautiful styling makes it a great casual piece, or it can easily be dressed up too. My Favorite Sweater comes in four great colors – black, stone, fuschia and green. You’ll love it so much, you’ll want it in a neutral and a bright color. Style Bakery readers can enter coupon code BAKERY15 and take 15% off the $88 retail price. Go to for this sweater and other chic, affordable accessories.

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