What to wear to the airport: Cardigans!

On almost every packing list I have, cardigans are there. Whether it’s winter or summer, the lightweight button down sweater is a must-have. They pull an outfit together, keep you warm on cold planes, and look professional but not too formal. They are available everywhere, on every budget, so it’s easy to find one that works for you. I actually wear them so much that I replace them regularly. I bought a ton of long-sleeve cardigans during sales last winter, but three-quarter sleeve is most versatile (IMO) so I need to stock up on those!

As always, Old Navy has many different cardigan styles at very low prices, in lots of colors. My favorite is the three quarter sleeve version in Aqua Bath. It’s a steal for $22. They also have longer boyfriend styles and cropped versions.

I like this Anne Klein sweater because of the texture, although it would be best on slightly cooler days since it’s a little thicker. (I also got distracted by this adorable dress! Wow I want that.)

If you get very warm and need short sleeves, Talbots has a cute option in a bunch of different colors. Lands End also has a cute version that has some interesting gathering on the back.

I swear by cardigans, and don’t think I can ever have enough! Looking forward to taking advantage of some sales this weekend.

Readers, do you wear cardigans for travel? What’s your favorite brand?


  1. I love 3/4 sleeve cardigans. My favorites are usually from C.J. Banks. I wait until they are clearanced. Then I buy every one in my size. I never pay more than 10 bucks for a sweater.

  2. I prefer a knit jacket-cardigans are a bit too sloppy for me and I prefer something with a bit more structure, but less stiff than a woven jacket.

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