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7 Cozy Women’s Cardigan Sweaters Perfect for Travel

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Cardigans have long been a wardrobe staple. When you are traveling, especially when you are flying, you never know when you are going to need an extra layer for warmth. Airplane cabins can get chilly, and weather can always be unpredictable, so it’s a good idea to always pack a cardigan no matter where you are going, or what time of the year it is! Here are the best cardigans out there today. 

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TASAMO Women’s Cardigan

TASAMO Women’s Cardigan
Amazon

We know how important pockets are in any outfit, and this cardigan fulfills that requirement. Your basic oversized cardigan with two front pockets, it’s made with a viscose/polyester/nylon blend, and will go with any outfit. With over twenty color options, you may find yourself buying more than one! 

Lululemon Cashlu™ Sweater Wrap

Lululemon Cashlu™ Sweater Wrap
Lululemon

Designed for “on the move,” this sweater will keep you warm all year round. With side pockets, and made with a “touch of cashmere,” it has the convenience and softness that make for a great go-to cardigan. Available in six colors. 

Athleta Ethereal Cocoon Wrap

Athleta Ethereal Cocoon Wrap
Athleta

There is something about the word “cocoon” that makes you feel like you absolutely need it in your life. This Ethereal Cocoon Wrap is made from Athleta’s Plush Nirvana fabric, so you can guarantee ultra softness, it’s breathable and machine washable. Roomy and comfortable, it’s perfect for any travel situation. 

MELIFLUOS Women’s Shawl Cardigan

MELIFLUOS Women’s Shawl Cardigan
Amazon

Sure, this is more of a shawl/cape than a cardigan, but it’s amazing for travel. Plan on wearing this for your next flight, and not only will you have a nice, open front cardigan, but you’ll also have a cozy wrap for snuggling under in your seat. Most colors are reversible, so it’s great for taking with you on a trip for different outfits. Plus, it can be dressed up or dressed down! 

Summersalt The Perfect Lightweight Cardigan

Summersalt The Perfect Lightweight Cardigan
Summersalt

While oversized seems to be the trend these days, sometimes a shorter, fitted cardigan like this one is more suitable. With a color block design that gives it a bit more personality than your traditional cardigan, it’s 95% cotton with 5% cashmere for super softness you won’t want to take off. A perfect addition to throw into your carry-on bag.  

BP Easy Fuzzy Cardigan

BP Easy Fuzzy Cardigan
Nordstrom

Most cardigans are perfect for any occasion, and this fuzzy cardigan is no different. 100% polyester and machine washable, this shorter cardigan is super soft and will add a little extra style to any outfit, plus will keep you warm when you get chilly. It’s shorter style makes it easy to throw into your purse while you are out and about for the day. Available in three colors. 

Plush Cashmere Rib-Knit Cardigan

Plush Cashmere Rib-Knit Cardigan
Nap

The coziness of an oversized cardigan is unmatched, add cashmere to the mix, and you may never take this cardigan off. Easily pair it with leggings for a casual look, or cute jeans and a heel for a dressier look. It will keep you warm on an airplane, yet keep you stylish during everyday wear. 

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