[unpaid/affiliate/ad] I’m not much of a fan of a cardigan but here we are in freezing cold May, resisting going back into full-on winter woolies but shivering in t-shirts. There’s not much call for jackets (those soft stretch jackets from Uniqlo are my default cardigans HERE and reduced from £35 to £19.90) which, although I have several, just don’t feel right sitting on my own at my lap top. So, home of better than average cardigans is COS – there’s always something a little bit different or quirky about them and I like slouchy and oversize which they do really, really well, in a way that looks purposeful not accidental. I’ve rounded up my favourites – with a couple of cashmere bargains because I can’t help myself.
This linen blend long cardigan is right up my street – the fabric is more stylish than wool and a fresher wear in summer while still keeping you warm. It’s really the perfect, effortless layering piece to wear over anything from pyjamas to silk tops with strappy tops and t-shirts on the way and looks at home anywhere. The cut is oversize and is available in XS/S and M/L – I would definitely be the XS/S category for this and I’m a standard size 12. It’s £69 HERE and is also available in light grey.
This is the shorter version in the same knit linen but more friendly if you don’t like droopy. It’s a slimmer fit and comes in brown, white and black in sizes XS – L. I like this because it’s versatile – button up and tuck in (or not) and it’s a linen sweater too. It’s £55 HERE.
This is the best time of year to scoop up cashmere bargains – this pale pink cashmere wrap is half price at £67 instead of £135 and is made from recycled cashmere. It’s only available in size S but again, because Cos tends to come up big, I’d probably take an S in this. Again, it’s such an easy wear especially over dresses. You can find it HERE.
I love an open work knit – I like the silhouette of a racer back or strappy top underneath. This is made from paper yarns which I’ve never come across before but give me a v-neck and open work and I’m in. I think this one works for both dresses and trousers and is available in XS through to L. It’s £55 HERE.
Finishing with a bit more cashmere – again, half price and available in all sizes from XS to L, this is so nicely minimalist that there’s nothing it’s not going to be right for. It’s in a relaxed fit which means it won’t cling and a v-neck gives it an airy, summer feels. It seems perfect for wearing over t-shirts and strap tops and a pair of jeans or linen trousers. I think it’s a bargain at £62.50 instead of £135 HERE. It’s described as white but contrasted against a white t-shirt, it’s more off-white/cream.
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Jane, I love your clothing recommendations and cardies are so useful for working from home to keep the chills at bay.
It’s payday so definitely going to be tempted.
Oh, thank you so much – I really appreciate that 🙂