Last week, I had a number of emails and comments regarding cardigans vs. blazers for work. While a cardi is not as professional as a blazer, that doesn’t mean it’s unprofessional. Cardigans shouldn’t be worn for big meetings, important events, etc. unless the dress code of your office is dyed-in-the-wool business casual. But even if you work in a professional office, a cardigan can be used as a blazer replacement for casual Fridays and relaxed Mondays.
This Target cardigan is a nice basic for $20. Like many women, I like the J.Crew Jackie Cardigan. However, the quality isn’t what it once was, so I only buy them on sale. Land’s End also makes a great cardigan (in petite, tall and plus size), as does WHBM (great berry color). C. Wonder also makes a cardigan in a mesh fabric for hot summer days.