The Sweater You Forgot You Owned Is Having A Moment Right Now

Photographed by Christian Vierig.
Thick knits have never not been on-trend. During the winter months, it's absolutely absurd to think that sweaters don't make up the meat-and-potatoes of your wardrobe. But, among the turtlenecks and fisherman styles and Fair Isle prints, one type of sweater has quietly been sitting on the sidelines in the back of your closet: the cardigan.
We're not sure what it was that made us skip over the open-front cardi in favor of other sweaters (or sweatshirts) — but, we're sorry! Truly! Because, cardigans let you double-down on interesting print-mixing, color-matching, and textures. With a patterned shirt peeking through underneath or nothing at all (buttoning it up all the way is one of our favorite ways to wear it), the cardigan is suddenly feeling super fresh for the season. Here are six outfits that feature your long-lost friend.