It may be the dead of summer outside, but inside every building in the metro Phoenix area it’s about 65 degrees. That’s why, as counter-intuitive as it may seem, I never leave the house without a cardigan. A cardigan sweater is the perfect layering piece — it keeps you warm when shopping at Costco or catching a flick, but then fits easily in your handbag once you head outside into the blazing summer sun. Best of all, the cardigan is truly a year-round item that can add some fun color or a lively print to any outfit. Here are a few of my favorites that you can layer over shorts or a sundress now and transition into your fall wardrobe in a few months.
Old Navy Button-Front Stretch Cardi: $24.94 (30% off online today and tomorrow)/ Tinley Road Stripe Cardigan via Piperlime: $39.97 (clearance price) / Loft Blurred Spot Cardigan: $54.50 /Modcloth Birdlandia Cardigan: $42.99 / The Webster at Target Fine Gauge Cardigan: $32.99 / Gap Striped Three-Quarter Sleeve Cardigan: $39.95 (30% off online today and tomorrow) / Madewell Stripe Heartnote Cardigan: $72 (*Note: I just picked up this Madewell sweater and it’s every bit as adorable in person as it is online. I am likely to wear it every day!)