7 spring sweater sets that rival Katie Holmes's cashmere bra and cardigan, starting at $20
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As you know, spring is all about layers. Throughout the months of March, April, and May, the weather is as unpredictable as the newest Bachelorette choice, so you need to expect the unexpected. The best way to prep for inconsistent temperatures on the daily? Layering. The good news: Spring layers are lighter and brighter than the bulky and dark fall and winter layers you’re used to. Forget jean jackets—our new favorite layering option is matching sweater sets. A look that consists of knit tank top or bandeau paired with a matching cardigan is the perfect transitional outfit for walking from winter into spring. We’re not the only ones hopping on board with this fresh trend—we’ve been spotting matching sweater sets all over the runways and Instagram.
Sweater sets have stood the test of time for decades, but you probably wouldn’t find the chic numbers we’re talking about in your grandmother’s closet. Gone are the days when we opted for a demure cotton sweater underneath a simple cardigan. This spring, we’re opting for cropped and cable knit, plus spaghetti strap and bandeau tops, all in dreamy pastels and versatile neutrals. We’re even trying a Katie Holmes-esque bra-cardigan-combo on for size, because why not? Below, we rounded up seven sweater sets for you to shop, from bright and bold to whimsical and feminine.
1Mango openwork knit cardigan
Mango openwork knit top
This sweater set is the stuff of pastel dreams. The open knit fabric will keep you cool during warm spring days, and the tank top can be worn on its own well into summer. The cardigan also comes in a soft aqua green color and matching tank top with thicker straps.
2Zara Pocket Knit Cardigan
Zara Ruched Knit Top
Pull a Katie Holmes and rock a matching bra and cardigan (without the high price tag.) Holmes’s cashmere look was the talk of the fall, so whip out your own version this spring. Although this sweater set isn’t cashmere, the knit fabric and ruched detail on the top makes both pieces seasonally versatile.
3Dor L’Dor Bandeau Cardigan Set
We’re drooling over this cropped cardigan and bandeau set. The bold berry color will brighten cloudy spring days, and the bandeau will pair perfectly with white jeans come summer.
4Mango Combined Knitted Cardigan
Mango Knit Halter Top
Does any color scream spring more than robin’s egg blue? This cable knit cardigan and halter top combo is oh-so-springy, and can be dressed up for the office with white trousers or down for after-hours with distressed jeans.
5Urban Outfitters Hayley Button-Front Cropped Cardigan[/listheader’
Urban Outfitters Kure Cropped Tank Top
Soothing earth tones make this tank top and cardigan combo perfect for lounging on the weekends. The ribbed top screams outdoor concert, so prepare to wear this baby multiple times.
6Zara Soft Touch Cardigan
Zara Cropped Soft Feel Top
A cropped cardigan and matching knit, cupped top is the perfect pairing for a breezy spring day. Wear the top solo on hot summer nights. Bonus: Both pieces are made with at least 50% of recycled polyester, so this is an eco-conscious purchase.
7Nasty Gal Knit on My Watch Cardigan and Bandeau Set
Feel flirty in this cropped, bubblegum pink bandeau and cardigan set. At 50% off, this playful little combo is a steal, and we have a feeling you’ll wear it from spring into summer.