... actually I should possibly rephrase that to say at any one point in a season I have something I can't get enough of.
Long cardigans. Plain. The obligatory throw on in this weather. Ok so this is until tomorrow as then it's supposed to pour down with rain. However for those days when it isn't lashing down and just a crisp, cool Autumnal day, these are ideal. Layer underneath, throw on a huge scarf, sneakers for now or chunky biker boots when it gets cooler and you're off.
I could honestly buy one of these in every colour. They work with either a tee or a sweatshirt or a shirt and jumper layered together. So so versatile.
And plain means that they are even more versatile. Mix it up with a print scarf or print jumper and a whole host of other colours. Plus they're not stand out on their own which means you will get more wear out of it - the chameleon item in your wardrobe as opposed to a speak for itself cardi which you won't want to wear all the time (don't get me wrong - I still think there is room for one of those too......)
Starting with my favourite of the lot - a classic black one from Mango. The trick with these is to balance price with quality of fabric. I did go to Primark the other day in the search of a cardi which I'd seen a couple of people on Insta wearing - I couldn't find it actually, but I did find a whole host of others. Though frankly I was concerned at them self combusting when I walked. The long waistcoat I got was one of the only things that didn't set my teeth on edge when I felt it (but do check out the new ranges of kids stationery, the boys clothes, girls toiletries - a plethora of lip balms and nail varnishes which are amazing - and the wrapping paper, all of which are worth a trip on their own. Yes I have started my Christmas shopping already - you can officially all hate me now).
This one from Mango, hits the right spot on all counts.
Pocket Long Cardigan from Mango £39.99
Absolutely love this. Very plain and very simple but a lovely knit and a lovely cut. And a great price. This is the Medium.
In pale grey this one was also gorgeous. Again, I'm trying this on in the medium.
Ribbed cardigan with long sleeves from Mango £44.99
I then ventured into Forever 21 and couldn't walk past this wool mix one without trying it on. Again, definitely worth a look - much better in real life than it looks online.
Longline Pocket Cardigan from Forever 21 £28.00
Longline Pocket Cardigan £28
Staying with plain, there are also these at Mango which I didn't see online but look great as well.
Side Pocket Cardigan in heather grey from Mango £39.99
And in navy
For A/W though, one of my favourite colours is easily a shade of camel. So versatile - I love with black, grey, navy, winter white or khaki and easily worn into the Spring as well.
A complete treat at hush with the Nina Cardi in brown sugar £90
Now I know I said plain - well to my mind, these are still "plain" in that they're not super patterned...... Plus they're not a myriad of colours - we still very much have a neutral agenda going on here.
Monochrome Cardigan from Mango £39.99 Love this one with a hood.
And now not even monochrome but block colour again, so hardly a print. I love these two colours together so simply had to include it, especially as it's such a bargain price.
Vila Colour Block Longline Cardigan £20
Striped Cardigan from Mango £39.99
But saving the second best till last...
Striped Long Cardigan from Mango £49.99