Affordable and Lightweight Summer Cardigans

by Donella Crigger | June 30th, 2014 | Bargains of the Week

sweater (400x400)Summer weather can be tricky. While it may be scorching hot during the day, the late evening hours may bring chilly wind with it, especially after it rains. There’s also the problem of indoor temperatures, too. Some places are way too stuffy during the summer while others keep the air conditioner so low that it’s uncomfortably cold indoors. If you’re looking for a solution to the back and forth temperatures, consider a lightweight cardigan. They’re easy to slip on and off and look great with almost anything. As a bonus, you can also get them cheap right now since they’re out of season. Here are our top picks for under $20.

SO Openwork Cardigan

This openwork cardigan is ideal for summer. The fabric is a thin, lightweight cotton/rayon blend with an openwork design that will keep you from getting too hot. Although the instructions say the cardigan is machine washable, I’d recommend washing it by hand or at least using the gentle cycle to prevent stretching. The cardigan comes in four colors: shell pink, patriot blue, new white and light gray heather. The pink and blue colors are perfect for summer, and white is always a classic choice. This cardigan is on clearance for only $9.00 at Kohl’s!

Women’s Cropped V-Neck Cardi

Old Navy’s cropped V-Neck cardigan is a stylish choice for only $19.94. This cardigan has hundreds of reviews touting that it is lightweight and provides a figure-flattering fit. Get it in bright white, Black Jack, Soy Latte, Heather Gray, Goodnight Nora or Just Blue It (our favorite summer color). If you prefer a cardi with a lower waist, this option is great for you. It’s priced at $19.44, and what could be more perfect for summer than the “Endless Summer” teal color? Both styles pair well with sleeveless dresses, shorts, jeans and just about anything else you can think of.

Classic Cardigan

The best deal to be had is the classic cardigan from Forever 21. Priced at $8.80 and available in eight colors, you can’t go wrong! This style is similar to the boyfriend-style cardigans available through other retailers. Although it has long sleeves, it is lightweight and will look great with the sleeves pushed up. The Tomato and Heather Navy colors are our picks for summer style.

Do you wear cardigans year round? Where do you find the best deals on cardis?


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