Cardigans are the most under-appreciated piece of clothing in my closet. I always splurge on cute dresses and fancy tops, but I never invest in unique cardigans. The best cardigan is cozy and makes you feel warm inside and out. That’s why I love the Lava Lake Cardigan from the Pendleton Portland Collection! It’s 100% cotton and oh so soft. I’m definitely going to change this as soon as possible because they’re perfect for every season and occasion! In the winter, I love to layer them under my coat to provide extra warmth. In the summer, restaurants and cafes always blast the air conditioning, so I always bring one along in case they overdo the chill factor!

This adorable piece is named after Lava Lake in Oregon. Located just southwest of Bend, Lava Lake and the surrounding lakes were formed when lava from Mount Bachelor diverted the natural flow of water in the area. Just as its namesake suggests, the cardigan is perfect for weekend getaways and bonfire parties! And because all ladies love having options, it comes in cream and navy! Both colors feature a geometric stripe pattern across the chest and arms.

The styling of the Lava Lake Cardigan reminds me of vintage letterman sweaters of the 1960’s. The cowl neckline and oversized pockets give the cardigan men’s inspired details, but the fit is unmistakably feminine. The buttons begin at the torso, giving your girls plenty of room to breathe! If your style is usually glam or girly, you can wear it with the Henry and Belle Micro Flare Jean and tennis shoes for an updated retro look. It’s also a great neutral and can be worn over almost any dress. Just consider it a dual investment in your warmth and style this winter!

Lava Lake, Oregon. Pendleton Portland Collection