Cardigans have been trending in a big way over the past few seasons—cropped cardigans, bold-colored cardigans, cardigans with matching tanks, cardigans that basically double as tops. And as much as we love the trendier styles that have taken over as of late, there’s something to be said about having a few classics on hand. 

You know the kind—they’re practical, perfect for keeping your arms warm in the corporate AC, and wear well over pretty much anything. These are the cardigans you’ll keep for seasons to come and bring with you whenever the weather is in one of those awkward transitional periods with high temps during the day and low ones at night. Point being, you need at least one of them.

With that in mind, we set out on a mission to find the absolute best classic cardigans out there. From chunky, bouncy knits to boyfriend fits and even a cashmere option at an exceptional price point, the list below features a top-rated cardigan for every style and budge