There’s a bit of a science to finding the perfect fall cardigan. It has to be cozy, but not too oversized — there’s a big difference between snuggly and swallowed up — and it has to have a certain chic factor, too (as in, you can count on it to add the same comfy charm to your LBD as it does to your lived-in jeans). Typically, finding this breed of A+ cardi requires a serious hunt, but in a recent Instagram post, Amy Schumer just pointed us straight to the treasure. The best part: it’s from an extremely affordable brand.


The piece Amy’s wrapped up in is a ModCloth Collection original, the Simply Snuggly Cardigan in Forest, and it’s only $70. Thanks to its minimalist design — no buttons, no pockets and that sleek shawl collar — the knit has more of a lounge jacket vibe to it than a traditional slouchy cover-up, which makes it an extremely versatile layer (see how Amy’s styled it over a dress? Cute AF). Plus, that jumbo plaid pattern is so chic.


Together, those considered details make it a seasonal wardrobe staple that’s destined for more fashion moments than most fall basics, like at work with your new favorite pair of wide-legged trousers, at home with your go-to leggings (roomie style points) and at Thanksgiving festivities with your fancy jumpsuit. If you ask us, that’s the kind of wear-everywhere layer you want by your side for when colder weather hits.

Where are you scoring all of your favorite fall staples? Tell us about your favorite places to shop for fall in the comments below.

(Photo via @amyschumer, Luis Ascui/Getty)