I have a slight obsession with cardigans. I wear one almost every day and I even have "lounge" cardigans that I wear with my sweatpants. In my opinion, there is no fashion crisis that can't be fixed with a cardigan.
Every wardrobe should have a few cardigans in it. The three cardigans highlighted in these outfits showcase a healthy variety- one dressy cardigan; one basic, solid-colored cardigan; and one printed cardigan. Armed with those three pieces you will be able to add polish and pizzazz to almost anything.
Cardigans are also a great way to get additional use out of your sleeveless blouses during the colder months. The tops in these outfits are all sleeveless and because of that my mom was rarely wearing them. Instead of thinking about cardigans covering up a shell, I like to think of them as complementing the entire outfit.