Fabulously Affordable Cardigan Sweaters for Spring

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

--By Kim Moshtaghi

Women: Women's Button-Front Cardigans - Blue Floral
Button Front Cardigan

Available at: oldnavy.com

Cardigans can be such a lifesaver when you’re slightly cold or you really want to add some color to your outfit. On the flip side, a cardigan can also tone down a loud outfit, making it a win-win purchase. I have written about the classiness and sexy mystery of cardigans before, but there are some great color and pattern combinations available now that make the cardigan worth writing about again.

I found many different sites that carry unique and beautiful cardigans, but I think Old Navy beat many out because of the excellent prices and simplicity of the styles they carry. It is always good to go with simple cuts when it comes to cardigans, that way you can wear them year after year. But, it’s always fun to diversify in colors and patterns, which is exactly what Old Navy had to offer on their website.

Women: Women's Pearlized-Button Cardigans - Smiley Yellow
Pearlized Button Cardigan

Available at: oldnavy.com

The first cardigan that stood out from the rest on the site was this exuberant floral Button Front Cardigan. My personal favorite is the red floral, but they also carry it in blue floral and solid purple. I love the way this cardigan looks clean and classy, but will really pop with a pair of jeans and a plain white tee, or over a white or solid color dress. I would get this cardigan form fitting, but it depends what you already have in your closet. I don’t think you can go wrong with this pattern for spring and summer, especially because floral patterns are going to be everywhere. Getting a cardigan would be a low dosage of this floral explosion trend.

Women: Women's Lightweight Boyfriend Cardigans - Heather Gray
Boyfriend Cardigan

Available at: oldnavy.com

My second love is the yellow Pearlized Button Cardigan. This also comes in different colors, but I find the yellow to be fabulous. It is just the right color yellow-- soft enough to refrain from being eye-staining, yet versatile enough to wear with the coral and turquoise accessories that are going to be a hit this upcoming season. This cardigan is subtle and classy. Whether dressing it up with pearls and heels, or using it to slightly warm up, you will be doing it with style and sophistication.

Lastly, I really liked the Lightweight Boyfriend Cardigan. This one is probably the most casual and wearable of my choices. I like how this cardigan is longer and has a v-neck collar to accentuate the neckline. The Boyfriend Cardigan comes in array of solid and striped colors. With many options it’s hard not to purchase one to keep in your car. The two front pockets are not necessarily useable, but give the simple cardigan some flare. The lightness of this cardigan makes it easy to carry around and stuff in your purse, just in case the heater at dinner isn’t close enough. This cardigan would look great oversized, so you can wear it with some tighter pants and not feel like your bulging all over.
Kim Moshtaghi
Kim Moshtaghi is a contributing writer for Adventures in the Stiletto Jungle. Born in Germany, Kim is currently based in sunny Del Mar, California, where she also serves as Stiletto Jungle's Director of Sales and Promotions. Kim has a communications degree, a third degree black belt, and a totally covetable Gucci handbag collection.