It’s going to be a great year for the cardigan. In 2020, this unassuming knit will shed its grandmotherly associations and enter into the mainstream as a viable, stylish wardrobe essential. You can chalk it up to Katie Holmes if you like; the actress wore a matching cashmere bra and cardigan while out in New York at the end of last year and the Internet decidedly exploded.
Does this mean you must match your undergarments to your cardigan, too? Not necessarily, but take it as a strong cue that a cardigan is officially the hot item to own at the moment. Ahead, we rounded up our favorites that could double as an office layering piece as well as a date-night item. In other words, cardigans are versatile, crowd-pleasers, and it’s time you took them seriously.