This cardigan is so cozy, Amazon shoppers say it's like wearing your 'favorite blanket'

Kristine Solomon
·4 mins read

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Everyone will want to know where you got this cardigan. Trust me. (Photo: Amazon/Getty)
Everyone will want to know where you got this cardigan. Trust me. (Photo: Amazon/Getty)

Confession time: I used to be the kind of shopper to snap up every trend I saw or read about. And that was a lot of fun...well, maybe for a season or two. When I started to realize that fast fashion is a losing proposition, though, I began investing in pieces with long-term potential—and that meant making over my wardrobe with chic basics I could wear all the time for years to come.

One such basic is a long, comfortable, solid-colored cardigan. This is capsule wardrobe 101—and when I find the perfect cardigan, it becomes my constant companion. Here’s the one I’m obsessed with right now: Amazon Essentials Long-Sleeve Jersey Stitch Open-Front Sweater. It’s a great throw-on, throw-off sweater, and it’s just $30—but it looks and feels a lot more high-end.

Shop it: Amazon Essentials Long-Sleeve Jersey Stitch Open-Front Sweater, $30, amazon.com

Part of the reason I swear by a strong cardigan is that it just goes with practically everything imaginable. If I’m wearing a t-shirt and jeans, if I have on a blouse with a pair of leggings and boots, if I’m in a dress that’s long or short—a cardigan tops it all off effortlessly and adds a little something extra in the style department, too. Flowy toppers just make you feel, well, more flirty and cool.

Amazon Essentials Long-Sleeve Jersey Stitch Open-Front Sweater

Amazon Essentials Long-Sleeve Jersey Stitch Open-Front Sweater (Photo: Amazon)
Amazon Essentials Long-Sleeve Jersey Stitch Open-Front Sweater (Photo: Amazon)

Shop it: Amazon Essentials Long-Sleeve Jersey Stitch Open-Front Sweater, $30, amazon.com

Amazon Essentials Long-Sleeve Jersey Stitch Open-Front Sweater has a crucial component too, and I’m not just talking about the pockets. This one is long enough to cover my butt—and it’ll cover yours, too, no matter how tall you are or, well, how much butt you have!

This is a cardinal rule of great cardigans, and it’s the secret to getting more mileage out of a pair of leggings that you like to wear as pants. With this roomy, open-front cardigan that hits mid-thigh, I’m never self-conscious—take it from a leggings fanatic.

This sweater is a big softie, too. “It’s like my favorite blanket and [I] want to wear it all the time,” wrote one cozy shopper. “It’s soft and fits perfect,” commented another.

Other shoppers praise it for seeming more pricey than it actually is, which is spot-on. “It’s held up better and feels better than several very expensive sweaters I bought for over $75,” one fan wrote. “If you are on the fence do yourself a favor and just buy it!”

Amazon Essentials Long-Sleeve Jersey Stitch Open-Front Sweater (Photo: Amazon)
Amazon Essentials Long-Sleeve Jersey Stitch Open-Front Sweater (Photo: Amazon)

One intrepid shopper summed up the quality, warmth, style, and softness of the Amazon Essentials Sweater perfectly, and honestly I couldn’t have said it better myself. “Just the right thickness, not too bulky, but also warm enough, so it's not just a thin fashion sweater, it actually keeps you warm,” they wrote. “The sleeves are just the right length, long, but not so long that they're unwieldy. And so, so soft!! I want to buy one of these in every color now!!”

“Every color,” it turns out, is dark grey, charcoal (medium) grey, light grey, navy blue, and oatmeal—and yes, I want them all, too. For just $30 a pop, and considering you’ll probably wear these until they’re threadbare (I know I will), it’s actually a smart idea. Hey, look: I’ve even just convinced myself!

Shop it: Amazon Essentials Long-Sleeve Jersey Stitch Open-Front Sweater, $30, amazon.com

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