I Spend So Much Time Trying to Find Amazing Knitwear—Here Are My Ultimate Faves

Joy Montgomery
·2-min read

We have long been a nation of knitwear lovers, but it feels as though the home-dwelling days of 2020 have taken it up another notch. While we will always have a soft spot for a classic crew neck, it seems as though the cosy—and, more specifically, vintage-inspired—cardigan has led the autumn/winter jumper trend charge this year. Offering embroidered, cable-knitted, and oversize iterations, brands such as Shrimps, Hayley Menzies, and Rixo have wholeheartedly embraced the nerdy appeal of the vintage cardi.

For high-street buys, & Other Stories is our go-to for cardigans this season, particularly when it comes to unusual cuts and pops of pastel. Just throw over a midi dress or frilled-collar blouse for a truly throwback finish. It's also worth noting that, while there are plenty of new iterations that will do the job nicely, this is a trend that will look fab secondhand. In fact, I would argue that some of the pre-loved versions look just as good as their designer counterparts.

For example, this stunning embroidered vintage cardi would look very Prada with a ruffled blouse and wide-leg tailored trousers. This cute waist-tie number will pair beautifully with straight-leg jeans and lace-up boots. So if you want to make your winter evenings that little bit cosier, scroll down to see and shop the vintage and vintage-inspired cardigans we're loving right now.

Shop Our Favourite Vintage and Vintage-Inspired Cardigans

Hayley Menzies Gloria Embroidered Cardigan (£450)

Mr Mittens Kim Cable-Knit Wool Cardigan (£475)

Vintage Luxurious Wool/Acrylic Mix Knit Cardigan (£68)

& Other Stories Cropped Cable Knit Cardigan (£85)

Vintage Wool Cardigan (£95)

& Other Stories Statement Collar Wool Knit Cardigan (£95)

Joseph Cardigan Boiled Wool Knit (£345)

Loewe Embellished Cable-Knit Wool Cardigan (£1100)

Vintage Light Blue Beaded Cardigan (£82)

Vintage 80s Beaded Angora Wool Cardigan Kitsch Party (£38)

Molly Goddard Portia Ruffle-Trimmed Wool Cardigan (£520)

Vintage Floral Embroidered Cardigan (£115)

Miu Miu Crystal-Embellished Ruffled Cashmere and Silk-Blend Cardigan (£1110)

Gucci GG-Jacquard Wool-Blend Cardigan (£970)

Essentiel Antwerp Off-White Oversized Cardigan With Rhinestone Buttons (£215)

Vintage Floral Embroidered Cardigan Knitted Jacket Trachten (£225)

Shrimps Bennett Floral-Embroidered Wool-Blend Cardigan (£350)

Ralph Lauren Buttoned Wool-Blend Cardigan (£149)

Topshop Black Crochet Collar Knitted Cardigan (£36)

Dorothy Perkins Blush Cable Button Cardigan (£21)

Vintage 1970s Pure Wool Yoked Cardigan (£38)

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