Mourning the demise of summer already? Us too sister. Really, though, there is plenty to be cheerful about, because the imminent start of autumn brings it with exciting new additions to our wardrobes and makeup bags, as chunky knits, cosy scarves and burgundy lipsticks that match the wine in our glasses (top up please!) make their triumphant comebacks.
There’s still hope yet that August will give us a suprise sizzling hot finale before bowing out, but while it makes up its mind, take a gander at some of our favourite cardigans from across the online shopping universe.
Just the right side of cosy, without leaving you sweating on the still-sweltering Tube, these beauties will help you through the troublesome shoulder season so that you can keep wearing your summer dresses without being left shivering when the sun goes into hiding.
Layer dressing is having its moment in the spotlight once again, with cardis dominating the high fashion catwalks, so why not treat yourself to one, or two, or three of these pretty and practical buys?
Crushed Velvet Cardigan, £13, Forever 21
Hurry as this gem is only available for a limited time (and is currently in the sale!). Crushed velvet is one of our all-time favourite materials and the baby blue colour makes a good replacement for blue skies. The front is open, making it great for layering over an outfit you want to show off. It also comes in champagne if you are after a nude. Buy now.
Long Line Sleeve Detail Cardigan, £39, Topshop
The pale blush colour of this long line cardi is great for adding a feminine touch to a grungy style (as modelled here, with a floaty floral dress and chunky boots). Its super soft and goes with everything, so you can keep it stashed away in your handbag every day. Buy now.
Kimchi Blue Fuzzy Button-Down Crop Cardigan, £32, Urban Outfitters
Bring warmth and glitter to your wardrobe with this adorable cropped cardi from Urban Outfitter’s Kimchi Blue collection. It has long sleeves to protect you against the increasingly brrr nights and looks equally lovely done up or left open over anything. Great for getting to and from the club without the need for a cumbersome jacket. Buy now.
Bobble Stitch Cardigan, £30, ASOS
Who doesn’t love bobbles? They’re fun to play with, bring bold texture to your look and in the case of this cardi, keep you snug too. This bright red colour will cheer up cloudy days. Buy now.
Fine Knit Cardigan, £17.99, H&M
Big butterfly sleeves are bang on trend (and you get to look like a butterfly, yay!) and black never goes out, making this H&M staple a must-buy for the in-between season and beyond. Buy now.