Here are 12 chic cardigans to add to your summer closet

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It’s getting warmer outside, which means summer is not too far behind. And with every new season comes a whole new wardrobe. For winter, it’s big coats and cozy boots, but for summer, it’s a lot of sandals and floral dresses.

While summer is definitely the season where less is more, having a few stylish cardigans in your wardrobe can totally help polish off any casual outfit. How? Well, the cardigan has a rich history, becoming a part of women’s fashion in the 1880s. During this time, they were mainly popular among women with active lifestyles and those who participated in athletics. But they really entered mainstream fashion after the demand for knitwear grew and people’s wardrobes became more relaxed.

Typically, cardigans are lightweight and come in a variety of styles and colors. For example, this cropped skinny fit cardigan from Pretty Little Thing makes a great day-time look. If you want one that can be worn with multiple outfits, this jersey knit from Gap can be a great option. Personally, my favorite is this Out From Under Courtney Cardigan from Urban Outfitters.

However, if those aren’t your style, there are plenty of other choices at retailers like Madewell, Nordstrom and Nordstrom Rack. Specifically, you can save big on cardigans, shoes, jeans and more when you shop at Madewell. The brand is currently offering 40 percent off almost everything when you use the code “SALETIME.”

Below, we’ve rounded up 12 top-rated cardigans that are on sale, as well as some of our personal favorites, to help round out your closet for the upcoming months. Happy shopping!

1. HALOGEN® Leopard Print Linen Blend Cardigan, $41.40 (Orig. $69)

Credit: Nordstrom
Credit: Nordstrom

2. BOBEAU Ribbed Cardigan, $23.20 (Orig. $58)

Credit: Nordstrom
Credit: Nordstrom

3. Deville Cardigan Sweater, $69.50 (Orig. $88), plus 30 percent off with code ‘SALETIME’

Credit: Madewell
Credit: Madewell

4. Bradley Cardigan Sweater in Textured Stripe, $85 plus 30 percent off with code ‘SALETIME’

Credit: Madewell
Credit: Madewell

5. Ribbed Cardigan with Jeweled Buttons in Supersoft Yarn, $68.99 (Orig. $128), plus 50 percent off with code ‘SALETIME’

Credit: J. Crew
Credit: J. Crew

Editor’s note: This product is final sale.

6. Softspun Cardigan, $42 (Orig. $59.95)

Credit: Gap
Credit: Gap

7. Open-Front Cardi Sweater, $35.99 (Orig. $89)

Credit: Gap
Credit: Gap

8. Out From Under Courtney Cardigan, $29 (Orig. $39)

Credit: Urban Outfitters
Credit: Urban Outfitters

9. UO Leo Ribbed Open-Front Cardigan, $39 (Orig. $59)

Credit: Urban Outfitters
Credit: Urban Outfitters

10. Free People Southport Beach Cardigan, $49.97 (Orig. $148)

Credit: Nordstrom Rack
Credit: Nordstrom Rack

11. Gibson Cozy Ribbed Cardigan, $23.60 (Orig. $59)

Credit: Nordstrom
Credit: Nordstrom

12. Glittery Cardigan, $14.99 (Orig. $34.99)

Credit: H&M
Credit: H&M

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