The knit list: Our 7 favourite oversized cardigans for the chilly season

Cosy and comfortable all autumn and winter long.

Is it just us or has the weather taken a definite turn of the autumnal variety? We’ve unpacked our winter wardrobes now and are embracing all things comfy and cosy, which means you will find us living in an oversized cardigan all the way ’til spring. 

In our eyes, autumn and winter fashion is all about cosying up in layers upon layers of decadent fabrics, to stylishly hibernate our way through autumn breezes and winter winds until we can emerge again in the summer. 

And we’re not alone in this idea, celebrities and the stylishly savvy have been rocking the oversized cardigan for years, not to mention the original fashion influencers: our grandmas.

Invest in an oversized cardigan and throw it over even the most basic of outfits to create a cosy cottage-core-inspired outfit in seconds, or go bold and pair a bright cardigan with an equally loud pair of printed pants and you have a dopamine-filled winter-ready look

Want to add your very own oversized cardigan to the seasonal wardrobe? Scroll on, because we are taking a look at some of our very favourites to shop this autumn and winter. 

2024’s top 3 oversized cardigans to shop in Australia

  1. COS Argyle Wool Cardigan, $215, The Iconic
  2. Reclaimed Vintage Unisex Polo Cardigan, $62.99, ASOS
  3. Souffle Yarn Long Sleeve Short Cardigan, $49.90, UNIQLO

The best oversized cardigans to shop in 2024

COS Oversized Cardigan

COS Argyle Wool Cardigan 

from $215 at The Iconic

When it comes to selecting the best-oversized cardigans, the Argyle Wool Cardigan from COS stands out with its impeccable blend of timeless charm and cozy comfort.

Crafted with classic argyle patterning and luxurious wool, it exudes sophistication while providing a snug embrace. This versatile piece effortlessly elevates any outfit, making it a must-have addition to your wardrobe for both style and warmth.

Key features:

  • Knitted Fabric
  • V-Neckline
  • Available in sizes XS-L

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ASOS Oversized Cardigan

Reclaimed Vintage Unisex Polo Cardigan

from $62.99 at ASOS

Introducing the Reclaimed Vintage unisex polo cardigan in vibrant red, exclusively available at ASOS. Featuring a spread collar, button placket, and long sleeves, this cardigan boasts a regular fit for timeless appeal. Crafted from bouclé, a wool-like yarn characterized by looped circles and curls, it offers both style and comfort in equal measure.

Key features:

  • Exclusive to ASOS
  • Spread Collar
  • Available in sizes XS-L

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UNIQLO Oversized Cardigan

Souffle Yarn Long Sleeve Short Cardigan

from $49.90 at UNIQLO

Next on our list? The Souffle Yarn Long Sleeve Short Cardigan – a luxurious piece designed for sumptuous softness and itch-free comfort. Featuring convenient pockets and an updated ribbed collar, it combines softness, airiness, and practicality effortlessly.

Crafted from soft soufflé yarn, this cardigan feels as light as air, with a high-low hem adding a unique touch. Its relaxed cut pairs seamlessly with any bottoms, making it a versatile addition to your wardrobe. 

Key features:

  • Relaxed Cut
  • Available in 7 Colour 
  • Available in sizes XXS-XXL

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Cynthia Rowley Oversized Cardigan

Cynthia Rowley Playful Patchwork Cardigan

from $445 at The Iconic

Embrace the whimsical charm of the Playful Patchwork Cardigan, adorned with bold appliqués in an array of vibrant colours. Its V-neck front button closure, relaxed oversized silhouette, and long sleeves with ribbed cuffs ensure a cozy and comfortable fit for all occasions. Crafted from a blend of nylon, viscose, wool, and cashmere, it exudes both style and luxury. 

Key features:

  • V-Neck Front Button Closure
  • Oversized Silhouette 
  • Available in sizes XS-L

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Allie Fuzzy Knit Collar Cardi

from $160 at JAG

The Allie fuzzy knit collar cardi from Jag is your winter wardrobe essential for refined coziness. Crafted from a plush acrylic blend yarn, this long-sleeved cardigan features a stylish v-neckline complemented by a knitted collar and a three-button closure at the front.

With its semi-cropped hemline, it strikes the perfect balance between warmth and style. Pair this fuzzy cardigan with high-waisted denim jeans for a chic and harmonious ensemble. 

Key features:

  • acrylic blend yarn
  • long sleeve
  • Available in sizes XXS-XL

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  • $160 from JAG
& Other Stories Cardigan

& Other Stories Knitted Cardigan

from $135 at The Iconic

Discover the Knitted Cardigan & Other Stories, a fashion-forward brand that draws inspiration from storytelling. With roots in Paris and Stockholm, & Other Stories offers a range of feminine and diverse styles curated to inspire your entire ensemble.

Crafted from knitted fabric, this cardigan features a classic crew neckline, button-up front, and long sleeves. Embrace their commitment to premium quality fashion that stands the test of time, ensuring your wardrobe is filled with pieces that endure for seasons to come.

Key features:

  • Knitted fabric
  • Crew neckline
  • Available in sizes XS-L

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ASPS Oversized Cardigan

Miss Selfridge Bow Tie Detail Cardigan in Cream

from $69 at ASOS

The Miss Selfridge bow tie detail cardigan in cream is a charming addition to your wardrobe. This knit-to-win jumper from Miss Selfridge features a classic crew neck and long sleeves, with delightful tie fastenings adding a touch of elegance. 

Key features:

  • Crew neck
  • Tie fastenings
  • Available in sizes XS-L

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