Ode to the Cardigan

Lightweight cardigans are a great addition to any wardobe to add style without adding bulk.

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In the spirit of "less is more," I've been chipping away at my weed-out-the-wardrobe project. Rather than try and tackle the whole project at once, I've been focusing on small sections each night. Pants... then dresses... then skirts... and so on. This way, I don't wind up feeling overwhelmed. While the project doesn't get done all at once, it does feel like I'm accomplishing something.

It's taken a few weeks, but I'm finally finished sorting through all the clothes in my closet. I now have a better sense of which items need replacing and which areas need supplementing. After buying new pants that actually fit the current version of my body, I'm ready to shift gears... I'm ready to concentrate on another crucial element of my wardrobe.


As someone who is always cold, I need cardigans... especially as we move into the spring and summer months when the A/C will be on full-blast in my office. Lightweight cardigans help prevent me from shivering at my desk... and they often help bring my outfit to the next level.

Cleaning out my closet made me realize the sorry state of my cardigans. Most of them don't fit the way they're supposed to anymore. They're either stretched out due to over-wear and pregnancy or too tight because someone put them in the dryer one too many times... Either way, I've decided it's time to revamp my cardigan collection.

Here are a bunch of options I'm considering from three of my go-to stores. These sweaters are available in regular and petite sizes.

Banana Republic



Do you guys love cardigans as much as I do? Let me know in the comments where you shop for yours!

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