13 Fall Sweaters Every Girl Needs
As the summer sun gets farther away and the crisp fall air moves in, cozy sweaters are at the top of our wish list. This season’s sweaters come in all shapes, sizes, and textures. Mixed with luxe leather and a go-to pair of jeans or tossed over a wispy dress, a comfortable sweater is a must-have for cool-weather layering. Check out the 13 fall sweaters we’re lusting over.
Chunky Cable Knit
Cable-knit sweaters are a classic, but this season they're getting an update with oversize silhouettes and chunkier details. Balance the heaviness of the sweater with fitted bottoms, like Ashley of Ring My Bell's skinnies-and-heels combo. Half- or side-tuck to show off a bit more shape.
Sartorial muse and Fashion Toast blogger Rumi Neely is known for her effortlessly luxe style, as demonstrated with this oversized sweater look. The New York Fashion Week Fall 2014 runways were littered with fantastically large sweaters layered over silky, dainty slips. Tip: Keep the sweater simple in muted colors for the most mileage and best effect.
Cropped sweaters first hit the streets last fall, and we’re still riding the trend this season. Team yours with high-waist pants or skirts to keep covered, as Danielle of We Wore What did. Hint: We love the turtleneck and extra-long sleeves details to keep the top looking balanced rather than shrunk.
Billowing Waffle-Knit Sweater
A waffle knit is a great way to add texture to a sweater. Wendy Nguyen, blogger behind Wendy’s Lookbook, rocked a plush and slightly oversized waffle-knit sweater in a soft hue. We love the wide turtleneck on the sweater, which is totally a trend worth trying this season.
Sweaters are supposed to be fuzzy and warm, so why not show that off? We absolutely covet this comfy peach sweater worn by Sara of Collage Vintage. Sara dressed her sweater down with ripped denim for a contrasting look. Nab your own in a sorbet hue, like light pink, blue, or green.
A sweater embellished with brooches and gems is a great way to amp up your comfy style for a night out. Jacey of Damsel In Dior rocked the trend with a sporty pullover sweater embellished with glass mirrors and gems. It's not an everyday sweater, but it's sure to make you stand out when you rock it.
Sweater with Side Slits
Extra-long sweaters are a huge trend this season. This style graced myriad runways at New York Fashion Week Fall 2014, and almost all had gaping side slits. A slit is a great way to give your sweater movement. We love the double-slit action—hem and sleeves—on Fashionvibe blogger Zina’s ribbed knit. The V neck shows subtle skin and elongates her body.
Michaela of FIGTNY looks cozy and chic in her navy sweater dress. This season, we’re stocking up on loose sweater dresses in dark hues and supple textures. She rocked hers with sneakers for a casual, sporty look. On cooler days, skip the tights and throw on a pair of over-the-knee boots to keep warm.
A sweater coat is a great alternative to your classic fall coat. A sweater coat works with almost any fall outfit, from a dress and knee-high boots to boyfriend jeans and heels. Look for classic colors, like camel, black, and charcoal gray, with subtle details. We love the wide lapels and optional snap closure of Julia’s from Gal Meets Glam.
If you have to choose just one sweater to invest in this fall, we suggest a cashmere crew neck in a classic color, like gray, black, camel, or navy. It’s perfect for an everyday look and will go with everything. The slightly loose fit of Kayture blogger Kristina Bazan’s sweater looks effortless.
Bench your cardigans for the season, and make room for your new MVP: the sweater cape. Shea Marie—all-around cool girl and blogger behind Peace Love Shea—rocked a voluminous powder pink cape over her black mini. A cape is a great layering piece for chilly autumn days.
The word “shawl” may bring to mind your grandmother’s closet, but we assure you this season shawls are totally in—just look at Kimberley of Penny Pincher Fashion‘s subtly sexy ensemble. Drape a large shawl over your shoulders, and cinch with a belt at your natural waist to emphasize your shape.
Sweatshirts are back in the street-style world this fall, a la Rebecca Laurey of Raspberry Rouge. PSA: If you’re rocking the trend, keep your ratty, coffee-stained sweatshirt on house arrest and invest in a fun graphic or sporty version. Team with structured or feminine items to keep the look sophisticated.