Summer Cardigans first appeared on Chictopia's streetstyle gallery in Winter 2010 seen on Vancouver, BC, blogger lydia of styleisstyle.blogspot.com. She styled her purple Forever 21 cardigan with a black Old Navy skirt, purple thrifted sunglasses, and gold gifted vintage belt. Since then, Summer Cardigans have grown in popularity as bloggers from Los Angeles, Manila, and San Francisco have discovered them. Summer Cardigans are generally seen in casual, chic, and bohemian style. Popular brands of Summer Cardigans are vintage, thrifted, Zara, Forever 21, and H&M.