I’ve been preaching graphic cardigans all season, but when Tom Holland recently showed up in the streets of New York in a Todd Snyder number expertly styled under a herringbone coat, it sealed the deal on what a hard working layering piece a strong cardi can be.
There’s a lot of great versions out there. Holland’s snug number added a bit of prep in his step, but many brands have also been embracing the not-for-the-faint-of-heart, Cobain-era, oversized styles—with Celine’s Dalmatian-printed pink mohaired version at the top of the grunge heap. No coat layer needed here. Just a great tee or undershirt tank.
The name of the game here is: go graphically bold or go home. Below we present an edit of our current favorites.