- 1 Mango's Multicolor Sweater
- 2 Reformation's Fern Sweater
- 3 Free People's Bonfire Cardi
- 4 Line & Dot's Fuzzy Alder Sweater
- 5 & Other Stories' Mock Neck Varsity Stripe Sweater
- 6 Madewell's Bobble Sweater
- 7 Topshop's Pink Knitted Pointelle Crop Jumper
- 8 Paul Smith's Fair Isle Sweater
- 9 Anthropologie's Sina Chevron Cardigan
- 10 Xirena's Corsica Alpaca Sweater
- 11 Free People's My Only Sunshine Sweater
- 12 Rails' Lana Leopard Sweater
- 13 Mango's Zebra Printed Sweater
- 14 Lost + Wander's Valle Sweater Jacket
- 15 Everlane's The Texture Cotton V-Neck
- 16 Acne Studios' Grey & Multicolor Rainbow Kamia Sweater
- 17 Fred and Sibel's Susan Plaid Eyelash Pullover
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.
Reformation's 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.
Free People's 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.
& Other Stories' Mock Neck Varsity Stripe Sweater
With a spacious shape, soft mohair-wool blend, and autumnal color palette, this soft mock-neck sweater was made for curling up with a hot spiced cider and a library book. When the weekend draws to a close, wear it to work with flared black cords and shooties for a cozy take on office-wear.
Madewell's Bobble Sweater
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.
Topshop's Pink Knitted Pointelle Crop Jumper
Paul Smith's Fair Isle 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.)
Anthropologie's 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.
Xirena's 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.
Free People's My Only Sunshine Sweater
Rails' Lana Leopard Sweater
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.
Mango's 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.
Lost + Wander's 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.
Everlane's 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.)
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.
Fred and Sibel's 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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