Let's be honest, sweater season does not start in September. There are chilly summer evenings, and crisp spring days, and trips to Scandinavia in August to contend with. Which, in case you missed the memo, are all wonderful opportunities to sport a good knit. But there is no arguing that fall is the sweet spot for sweater weather.
From cardis to turtlenecks, crewnecks to polos, shop 20 sweaters that will elevate your wardrobe while keeping you cozy. If there's one category in our closet we have trouble parting with, it's our sweater collection. These babies make it so you'll never have to—which also makes them that much more worth the investment.
Made in Italy with 100 percent virgin wool, this iconic Thom Browne knit takes jeans and a sweater to a whole new level.
We love a cotton sweater—bonus points if it's striped. And this subtle crop makes it perfect for wide-leg summer trousers.
A fitted cardi is great for AC-heavy summer offices, or anytime in the fall. Pair with jeans on the weekend and a pencil skirt for work.
This fashion influencer-adored style is 56 percent wool, 44 percent cotton, and the perfect oversized shape.
One hundred percent cashmere and cable knit add up to one seriously cozy cardi.
The Hana cashmere sweater has a collared V-neck, easy fit, and cool collegiate attitude.
The May sweater is oversized, with a polo collar in the green shade that isn't losing steam because it's that good.
As one commenter said about this knit, "Love this sweater. Super cozy and soft. It is oversized, so I sized down one size and it is perfection. Looks great with jeans and booties." We concur.
Alanui's Icon cardigan is done up in neutral shades of black, cream, and gray; is 100 percent cashmere; and made as much for chilly nights by the beach as winter weekends in Aspen.
This fitted button-up cardigan is made of wool and cashmere, and looks so cool with a silk maxi skirt and slides.
The Hester sweater is a half-zip made from extra-cozy cashmere and has those nautical stripes we love to love.
The stretchy cropped Sol sweater is a little bit sexy and very wearable. Pair with oversized black trousers and heels for an unexpected date look.
This easy Vince cardigan can be worn layered with a button-down or turtleneck, and on its own with stirrup leggings or jeans.
A recent reviewer is obsessed with this zip-up, saying, "Such a great sweater to dress up or down! I sized up (M) for a looser fit - and I couldn’t be happier. Thinking about purchasing in other colors."
Is it a robe or a sweater? We'd venture both, and we're into it. A shawl collar, front patch pockets, and small side slits add up to a chic sweater to wear in or out. It's also made in a family-owned Italian mill and factory that has been in business since 1885, which is very chic and sustainable.
Cotton and lightweight, this varsity-inspired cardi is ready for a bikini or roomy khakis.
While certainly an investment piece, this cashmere stunner is a lifetime commitment we're ready to make.
We have this sweater in two colors, and we're totally in love. It's made sustainably with recycled cashmere, Italian yarn, and biodegradable wool.
Did we mention we love a striped sweater. Add white jeans, aviators, and maybe a sailboat and never look better.
This 53 percent polyester, 45 percent cotton, 2 percent spandex cardigan is a great color, just the right amount cropped, and a little boxy in the best way.