The late 90s and early 2000s have returned to the world of fashion. Straight leg high-waisted denim is more popular than it’s been in decades as are slide sandals and short cardigans! These are three of my favorite trends for spring 2021. What are you excited about this season?
Like many of you, I lived in short cardigans in the early 2000s! I wore them with skirts, denim jeans, shorts, and trousers. This spring I’m excited to wear them with the Free People denim and AGolde distressed jeans I just ordered (on sale)! They’ll also look good with denim cutoff shorts. I love mixing ladylike traditional pieces with distressed denim for an edgy look. It’s so fun! One thing is for sure, short cardigans are just as perfect for the office with slacks or a dress as they are with your favorite jeans for the weekend!
If you’re searching for a trendy short cardigan for spring and early summer too, you’re in luck! Today, I’m excited to share 25 shorts cardigans you’ll love in a variety of styles, colors, and price ranges.
Classic Neutral Short Cardigans You’ll Wear Throughout The Year
If you’re working from home this spring and summer, you’ll want a cozy sweater that you can throw on while it’s chilly or when you have the air conditioning on! This cute Topshop Textured Rib Crop Cardigan with trendy dropped shoulders is a must for working from home, running errands, or a lunch date with a friend. You can pair it with joggers, your favorite pants, or denim! It comes in the colors cream or dark brown. Both are budget-friendly at just $40 with free shipping! PS: Be sure to check out how Hailey Baldwin wore a similar neutral sweater with a belt and denim recently for more outfit ideas.
My love is strong for this Reformation Foret Cable Knit Sweater! It is selling out very quickly, and I’m keeping my fingers crossed that it will be restocked in all sizes. It is available in the color cinnamon at Shopbop and it’s just as magnificent!
I love a great cable knit sweater. I tend to splurge on classic cable knits since they’re timeless and will always be on trend. If you love cable knits as much as I do and looking for a classy cardigan sweater that’s under $100, you’re in luck! This BB Dakota Quick Study Cardigan in the color heather almond is an absolute must. It’s the perfect neutral, and you can’t go wrong with BB Dakota in my opinion! The clothing is gorgeous, well made, and cost-effective.
If you love the cable knit short cardigans I featured above, you will absolutely adore this 525 Cropped Cable Cardigan! It comes in three different colors, and you can also purchase the complementing tiny tank top separately if you’d like to make it a set!
I’m such a huge fan of wrap cardigans, especially this Topshop Tie Wrap Knit Cardigan! It’s chic, classy, and will elevate any casual outfit. This sweater is destined to garner tons of compliments every time you wear it.
This v-neck Lost + Wander Sundown Cardigan in the color natural is beyond gorgeous! You can wear it with a cami or over a spring-inspired dress!
Gorgeous knit sweaters with pompom detailing are my weakness! I have quite a few that I wear on repeat and get compliments every time I wear them. If you’re looking to invest in a timeless knit for the spring, fall, and winter months I highly recommend ladylike knits with pom details! For instance, I adore this For Love & Lemons Florentina Button Down Cardigan in cream. It also comes in the color ginger. If you love cardigan sets as much as I do, you’ll be excited to learn that the complementing tank is sold separately.
I am such a huge fan of RAILS clothing! The material is soft, well made, and cozy! This mid-weight ribbed RAILS Josie Cardigan in heather taupe can be worn buttoned or unbuttoned! It’s perfect for the office (with a camisole or blouse underneath), running errands, working from home, and can be worn throughout the year!
This is the most perfect outfit for spring! I’m loving the high-waisted denim, square toe heels, white camisole, and cute 525 Fringe Open Cardigan! This is beyond fab. It’s ideal for brunch, lunch dates, or any casual outing you have planned this season.
I can’t get enough of this beautiful Anthropologie Navya Cardigan with faux pearl buttons and not just because pearl is my birthstone! 😉 This beauty is perfect for the office, drinks after work, date night, and more. It has the power to dress up the most casual outfit!
Pretty in Pink Short Cardigans For Spring
This lovely ladylike waist-length Heartloom Shanna Short Sleeve Pointelle Cardigan in blush pink is an absolute must! I love everything about it, especially the trendy puff sleeves. I can see pairing it with a distressed denim skirt, white jeans, skinny jeans, or with a dress! The options are endless.
Give me all the pretty in pink short cardigans for spring and summer! This lovely 525 Rib Cropped V Neck Cardigan is a must. It looks great buttoned or unbuttoned! Be sure to check out the complementing tank, it’ll look great on its own or paired with this cardi!
Is it me or does this 525 Kelly Wider Rib Cardigan remind you of Monica Geller circa the late 1990s? I stumbled on a Pinterest board with a few of her must have outfits, and friends, I’m ready to start recreating outfits for spring!
I love pink and white for spring! This must have Line & Dot Haven Cardigan Sweater has a coordinating tank top that’s sold separately. It looks amazing as a set and will also look great with a neutral cami! You can wear it buttoned and unbuttoned, it’s totally up to you how you’d like to wear this budget-friendly beauty!
Chic Ribbed Short Cardigans In A Variety Of Colors
Not only is this cute Lulus She’s Got Style Ribbed Cardigan ideal for spring, but it’s a must for fall too! You can wear it over a cami, with shorts and slides. It’ll also look amazing with a belt, jeans, leather jacket, and ankle boots or sneakers come fall! There are so many options!
This must have BP Brushed V-Neck Crop Cardigan is only $39! It comes in two colors for spring, and will look great with your favorite layered necklaces, and denim!
Vince is one of my favorite brands on the planet. The clothing is timeless, well made, and will last decades! I have had a neutral Vince cardigan in my closet since 2005! This stunning Vince Ribbed Wool and Cashmere Cardigan is available in black and dune. Which one is your favorite? You can’t go wrong with these gorgeous short cardigans!
Must Have Short Cardigan Sets For Spring
I love short cardigan sets! They’re chic, trendy and so perfect for warm spring days. First on my list is this extremely popular Heartloom Vale Pointelle Cardigan in trendy blush pink! Don’t you just love those pearlescent buttons? I do, too! It’s feminine, ladylike, and ideal for the season.
This fabulous Reformation Elke Organic Cotton Tank Cardigan Set in dove gray can be worn buttoned up or unbuttoned. It totally depends on your preference and whether or not you want to show your midriff! It will look amazing with your favorite straight-leg jeans and mules or square-toe slides!
The color caramel AKA camel is extremely popular for spring! I absolutely love it since it’s so versatile! I simply adore camel sweaters, especially this Reformation Tille Organic Cotton Tank and Cardigan Set. It will look just as great with black distressed denim as it will with white or with light denim!
This trendy Callahan X Revolve Cardigan Set comes in three different colors: red, nude, and green and I want them all! They’re not only ideal for spring, but will be a must this fall with ankle boots, lug boots, and sneakers!
I had a light blue/baby blue cardigan set that I wore in the early 2000s and absolutely adored. I just love this pretty shade of blue! This beautiful Callahan Lu cable knit cardigan set comes with a detachable camisole that is relatively short, but you can’t tell if you wear the cardigan buttoned!
Chic Pastel Cardigans For Spring
This ASTR the Label Button Front Cardigan in pale green can be worn as a set or on its own! The matching camisole is sold separately and is less than $50. This gorgeous knit cardi with “bow-inspired details” looks amazing with the (matching) cami, but it’ll also look superb over a white camisole!
This wide ribbed BP. Easy Button Front Cardigan with tortoiseshell buttons comes in two colors (purple tulip and ivory) and is super affordable at just $35! It’s perfect for spring, and will definitely be a must on a cool summer night.
This beautiful ASTR the Label Angelica Cardigan in periwinkle with pointelle open knit sleeves is absolutely breathtaking! It’s under $100, and looks much more expensive than it is!