What: Aqua Women's Boyfriend Cardigan, $68
Why: I know it's sort of a, well, no-brainer, since cardigans really are a must-have year round, but there's a back story. My old fave was relegated to more of a house sweater a couple of winters back (after wearing it to death), and I hadn't been able to find an I-wish-I-could-wear-this-as-a-uniform cardigan replacement. Luckily, with the winter chill coming early this year, I found an exceptional selection of cardigan sweaters, along with my new favorite, at Bloomingdale's. My new sweater is a classic knit version–a great weight for layering–with a long, boyfriend shape. Ribbing on the arms and upper back gives it a unique textural look. And, as the weather warms up, I'm sure it'll work at least through spring. Trust me. It's like putting on your comfy sweatshirt, but cuter.
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