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No Prep Cardigan

Cardigans were once considered a form of preppy dress, almost always worn with pleated skirts, khakis and your grandmother’s inherited strand of pearls. But these knits have shaken off their traditional and classic connotations and, at Inhabit, we offer everything from feminine to sensual to nonchalant new versions.

Here are three of our favorite cardigans that have a modern, unconventional vibe and a fresh appeal.


Breezy lightweight and easy to wear, it has just enough drape to imbue it with a fashionable twist. We love that it skims the hips so we can wear it over skinny bottoms, whether it be jeans or a tube style skirt. The cotton blend knit offers versatility year round and the deep v neckline can be worn with a modern version of designer pearls on cord or chain with diamond accents, rather than the strand inherited by your grandmother.



This one is for those who prefer the length of the classic cardigan but want a more contemporary and hipper style. Our placket cardigan in linen is the perfect weight for spring into summer with a cotton tank or T or worn alone –the non-conformist way of wearing a button down.



The most unexpected revamp of the traditional cardigan we have created is what we are calling our bomber jacket in 100% linen. It recalls the roominess of a jacket yet is lightweight and breathable to wear all spring and summer long. It has a zip front instead of buttons and hits just above the hips. It is loose enough to feel comfy with all styles of bottoms. It’s our new classic!

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