Ah, the humble cardigan. A wardrobe staple often overlooked, perhaps for its bookish connotations. But why should it be? This is the kind of powerhouse which works just as well as a cold-weather layer as it does a shelter against your office's insane AC.
That makes August the perfect month to stock up on this knitwear — especially in crisp white shades guaranteed to freshen up all your outfits from now until Thanksgiving, at the very least. Think of it as your transitional dressing go-to: It looks sleek buttoned all the way up and tucked into that slinky slip skirt you've been wearing all summer, or left open over your favorite graphic tee.
From the most basic to high fashion options, we rounded up 11 of our favorites, just to make things a little easier for you.
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