The sell-out John Lewis cardigan worth adding to your spring wardrobe
Fancy a little taste of high-end Parisian style on a high street budget? John Lewis's hugely popular striped cardigan may be just what your wardrobe is missing.
Its chic boxy cut, handy front pockets and trendy gold buttons give it the kind of luxe look that will make people think you've splashed the cash on an expensive designer piece.
But, at just £49, it's a fraction of the cost.
Therefore, it's no surprise that the original blue and off-white Breton version, which launched in February 2023, has been a sell-out success.
While the blue iteration remains out of stock for the time being, we're sure a restock will be imminent. Currently there are a few in size 18 available, so you may be able to get one if you're very quick.
Due to high demand, the department store has now bought out the useful spring jacket in a new green version, which we're sure will sell out equally as fast.
Why we rate it
For starters, this beautifully textured knit is made of 100% cotton, making it not only wonderfully soft against the skin and comfortable to wear, but also immensely breathable.
The cropped, boxy shape and the little square pockets at the front mean it looks smart enough to wear to work with a pencil skirt or well-cut trousers (just pop a little camisole underneath).
It's also a great addition to your everyday capsule wardrobe, thrown on with jeans, or over a pretty summery dress, for those times when it heats up in the daytime but gets a little nippy at night.
The green version is currently available in sizes 8-20, and the blue version was in sizes 8-18 before it sold out.
And, bonus - it's machine washable at 30 degrees. Just lay it flat to dry it so that it keeps its shape.
What the reviews say
With an average 4.9 out of 5 stars, this stylish, expensive-looking cotton knit ticks a lot of boxes for a lot of people, namely the neat fit, the boxy shape, and the fact it's smart enough to wear instead of a jacket.
"Fitted beautifully and looks really good, will mix with various outfits jeans, skirts etc."
"Nice fit - neat and almost like wearing a little jacket. This will be so useful coming into spring/summer...could be dressed up smart or down for casual.."
"I am delighted with this item. I like the 'boxy' style. I saw it online but tried it on in store, and I am glad I did as I needed a size 10. Had I ordered online (which I do not like to do) I would have ordered a 12. Nothing like seeing the item and trying on in store. I have therefore ticked 'big' for the fit."
"I love the neatness of this boxy cardigan - I prefer knitwear to jackets for comfort but this piece is a great compromise between the two - less informal and unstructured and much smarter than an average cardi! It's going to get a lot of wear this year."
"Looks lovely and will be a good addition to my spring wardrobe. It looks more cream than white but will definitely use also as a jacket in the summer as it's quite substantial."