Cardigans are wonderful. They are cozy, they are a great layer for a day at the office, they can be dressed up for a community organizing meeting with a tie or a lovely scarf, and they remind me of Mr. Rogers, whom I will love forever.
Cardigans are not, however, a garment that should be worn for important leadership appearances. They are soft and cozy, while such occasions call for structured and professional.
Cardigans are the garment you can wear after you get the job or pass the initiative or deliver the speech or the sermon. They are not the top layer you wear when you are trying to make an impression.
Herein ends the lesson.