17 Cozy Fall Sweaters (and 4 Outfits) That Have Us Beyond Excited for Fall.

17 Cozy and Cute Sweaters for Fall That Have Us Beyond Excited

Fall is a magical blur of foliage hikes, football games, and fall festivals. It's the season for mugs of warm cider, pots of slow-cooked chili, and—best of all!—a closet full of fuzzy, snuggly warm sweaters. Here are the 17 that have us thrilled for colder weather (see ya, summer!), plus four foolproof outfit ideas for how to wear them.

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Mango's Multicolor Sweater

Mango Multicolor sweater.

This cozy sweater could be the perfect thing for chilly nights at the top of the State Fair Ferris wheel. Its loose-fitting cable-knit colors might have just been inspired by the golden poplars, coppery oaks, and radiant red sugar maples of fall.

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Reformation's Fern Sweater

Reformation Fern Sweater.

In the market for your favorite new sweater for years to come? The hunt is over with Reformation’s slouchy mock turtleneck. Its black-and-cream stripes and ribbed texture are classic, but the bell sleeves, boxy cut, and unbanded hem feel fresh for right now. Wear it with straight-leg ankle jeans and loafers or high-rise flares and camel booties.

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Free People's Bonfire Cardi

Free People Bonfire Cardi.

If you’re hitting up Oktoberfest, going leaf-peeping, or picking your own apples this fall, you’re probably going to want to bring an additional warm layer. Free People’s thick, waist-grazing cardigan fits the bill, with the extra benefit of 100% cotton fabric that won’t feel itchy over bare arms. Adorable wood buttons and the perfect-for-fall burnt marigold hue seal the deal. We love it buttoned with a plaid skirt and tall leather boots, or open over a floral-print minidress and tights.

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Line & Dot's Fuzzy Alder Sweater

Line & Dot Fuzzy Alder Sweater.

This toasty angora-like sweater will have you feeling like you’re wrapped in warm blankets all day long. Despite the sweater’s considerable fluff and puffy sleeves, it still wears well under a roomy blazer or peacoat.

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Madewell's Bobble Sweater


Bobble Sweater MADEWELL.

For those of us with a real thing for pompoms, the beginning of fall can feel bittersweet as festive cover-ups and straw totes move to the back of the closet. Madewell’s all-cotton crewneck with its subtle monochrome pompoms on its drop sleeves—brings a touch of the playa season to sweater weather. And the slouchy, oversized fit is just the thing for bonfires and harvest festivals.

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Topshop's Pink Knitted Pointelle Crop Jumper

Topsho Pink Knitted Pointelle Crop Jumper.

Give your neutral knits a break and work this sweet cropped sweater into your fall rotation. The ballet pink hue may not seem like the most obvious choice for fall, but picture it with earth-toned check pants (an autumn staple), over a vegan leather mini, or under a green utility jacket with jeans.


Paul Smith's Fair Isle Sweater

Paul Smith Fair Isle Wool Sweater.

There’s nothing better to get you in the fall spirit than a Fair Isle sweater, and we love how Paul Smith’s version updates the classic style with bright, bold colors and abstract, pared-down shapes. Its wool fabric is threaded with polyamides for just the right amount of give, and the cut hits a little below the waist—perfect for pairing with a corduroy or denim miniskirt and Frye boots. (We'd opt for the Nora booties, a favorite of Jetsetter's Executive Editor.)

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Anthropologie's Sina Chevron Cardigan

Anthropologie Sina Chevron Cardigan.

You don’t have to choose between staying warm and looking cool with Anthropologie’s thick Western-inspired cardigan. (How great would it look against the bright yellow aspens in Colorado this time of year?) Wear it with your favorite high-rise jeans and classic fall booties, like these WTP-approved block-heel slip-ons.

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Xirena's Corsica Alpaca Sweater

XIRENA Corsica Alpaca Sweater.

If your fall dance card includes tailgating before football games or driving through New England to see the brilliant fall colors, then this sporty sweater may be well worth the splurge. The simple stripes, mock neck, and banded waist for structure offset the slightly ballooning sleeves, and the color scheme is as all-American as pumpkin pie.

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Free People's My Only Sunshine Sweater

Free People My Only Sunshine Sweater.

One look at Free People's heavy-knit pullover, and we're ready to nestle into an Adirondack with a hot toddy. Pair the super-chunky sweater (woven with acrylic to prevent wrinkles) with a pencil skirt or leopard-print midi, or with tapered trousers and Chelsea boots.

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Rails' Lana Leopard Sweater

Lana Leopard Sweater RAILS.

Animal print is no fleeting trend. This is a pattern whose endless appeal spans Bettie Page’s 1950s pin-ups to Tiffany Haddish’s sequins on the Met Gala pink carpet, with stops everywhere from classic Hollywood to the punk-rock scene along the way. While it's timeless, leopard-print is also the it print of 2019. And there’s no cozier, more fall-appropriate way to get in on it than Rails’ incredibly soft merino-alpaca pullover, with added polyamides and elastic for stretch.

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Mango's Zebra Printed Sweater

MANGO Zebra printed sweater.

If you want a more subtle approach to animal print, consider Mango's stretchy round-neck sweater with zebra stripes in black and dark forest green. Made from acrylic, polyester, and viscose, the piece is resistant to wrinkles, so you can toss in your weekender and not worry about pulling out a crinkly mess when you reach your destination.

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Lost + Wander's Valle Sweater Jacket

Lost + Wander Valle Sweater Jacket.

What’s the easiest way to wear sweats and an old tee and still look put together? This long, loose sweater blazer in pitch-perfect autumnal hues. Wear it belted to make the perfect sweater dress for fall, or throw it on as a chic overcoat for a fall wedding, for a romantic fall getaway to see the foliage in Vermont, or for an evening walk around the neighborhood to check out the glowing jack-o-lanterns.

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Everlane's The Texture Cotton V-Neck

Everlane The Texture Cotton V-Neck.

For some people, a favorite fall pastime is hunkering down in a mountain cabin and making roast chicken for a big family dinner. This is the sweater for those kinds of Sundays; the cotton-nylon V-neck is cozy enough for puttering around inside but breathable enough for long afternoon hikes through the woods. (Our dream autumn weekend outfit? Combining the sweater with a flowy maxi skirt in watercolor florals, stompy lace-up boots, and a cream corduroy jacket.)

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Acne Studios' Grey & Multicolor Rainbow Kamia Sweater

Acne Studios Grey & Multicolor Rainbow Kamia Sweater.

In a perfect world, we'd buy a new Acne Studios sweater every fall. And this year, this dreamy watercolor sweater is the first we'd pick for our fantasy shopping spree. We'd wear it under a leather biker jacket for a cool sweet-meets-tough combo or under a giant puffer coat when we want to face the chill but feel like a toasty warm marshmallow.

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Fred and Sibel's Susan Plaid Eyelash Pullover

Susan Plaid Eyelash Pullover.

With a squishy-soft texture that feels like winter pajamas you'd pack for a holiday ski trip, this pull-on tartan crewneck is comfy enough to wear day and night. We love it with black denim and big caramel-colored leather boots, perhaps with a white Oxford shirt collar peeping out around the neck.

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