Here are just a few photographs of First Lady Michelle Obama wearing a cardigan.
I love that she wears them everywhere with everything. I don't even know if I have ever seen a picture of her wearing a traditional jacket.
I get that jackets are a great way to complete an outfit, and the pockets are useful, but sweaters just feel better on. I can forget I am wearing it, unlike a jacket which feels so restrictive.
And there is so much more available style-wise. But even if you opt for a simple style and color it is just so much more wearable. Take a navy, cotton cardigan; wear it with jeans, a strapless dress, white walking shorts, even a bathing suit. Perfect, and democratic!