If you’ve come across my reviews before, you’re well aware that I’m a big fan of athleisure. Few things make me happier than a stylish and functional one a pair of leggings or a bodysuit that’s easy to style and I’m *always* looking for new, comfortable additions to my wardrobe. So when I noticed Old Navy Long Sleeve UltraLite Rib Knit Bolero Cardigan Sweater ($25) appears in the brand’s newly added sections, I was intrigued to say the least. To be completely honest, this bolero sweater felt like a risk to me. The cropped style brought back memories of cropped styles I wore in middle school (which made me cringe), but I loved the way it looked on the model: chic and modern. I added it to my cart in my usual size, medium, in a pale shade of blue called “Silver Sage”. My honest thoughts, ahead.
What I like about this Bolero Sweater
It’s made from 62 percent polyester, 33 percent rayon, and five percent spandex, a trio of materials that were equal parts soft and stretchy. It’s perfect to throw on when you need a little extra to keep your arms warm – or to take with you when you’re not sure if you’ll get chilly. I tried it on a flight and decided it was brilliant for travel. It took up virtually no space in my carry-on and got in the way when my arms broke out in goosebumps on my intensely air-conditioned plane.
What is worth noting
I am obsessed with how comfortable this bolero sweater is. If you’re completely new to the silhouette, it’s a super-cropped jacket. But after experiencing this one, I’d say it’s more accurately described as a shrug, as it’s more relaxed than structured and reminiscent of a lightweight cardigan.
This sweater currently has no ratings below four stars, which doesn’t exactly surprise me since it’s so cozy. Nevertheless, one thing worth noting is that the sleeves are a little longer than I expected, but I realized that this is to ensure that the thumbhole cuffs fit comfortably.
Who is this Bolero sweater good for?
This bolero sweater is a stylish and functional option to slip on when you want to keep your arms warm without tying yourself to a heavy extra layer.
- This bolero sweater comes in a total of three colors.
- It is available in sizes XS–4X.
- To keep it in top shape, machine wash cold and tumble dry low.
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