5 Ways to Reimagine Sweater Weather This Season
It's the most wonderful time of the year! No, we're not talking about the holidays (yet); we're talking about sweater weather. With temps dropping, it marks the season where nothing feels better — or an official marker of Fall — than wrapping yourself in a cozy sweater. In peak season, you don't even have to cover it up with a coat.
In addition to the songs and hashtags dedicated to sweater weather, retailers like to celebrate the yearly event by rolling out a new wave of styles to sport all season long. See and shop five of them ahead.
Try a Not-So-Classic Turtleneck
A turtleneck sweater is nothing new, but this one ($60) feels like the classic version's more chic — and definitely more cozy — older sister. The construction and carefully placed stitching make the neckline appear extra tall and wide, providing optimal warmth and function, while adding a bold and stylish detail.
Pay Attention to Puffy Sleeves
In addition to unique necklines, different sleeve styles can give your sweater an interesting upgrade. The sleeves on this one ($60) are cut in a puffy, balloon-like style that widens from shoulder to mid-forearm, then drastically tapers. This gives them a slightly bubbled appearance that looks fancier and more feminine than your average sleeve.
Say Yes to Colorblocked Neon Stripes
The best time to wear a striped sweater? All the time. And this year, striped sweaters are getting a vibrant makeover. A cold-weather extension of the neon trend that's been sweeping the fashion and beauty worlds all year, this option ($85) will ensure you stand out no matter how overcast the days may get.
Mix Cable-Knits and Cardigans
When it comes to sweaters, cable-knits and cardigans are two undeniably popular and timeless styles. But combine them together, and the product feels fresh, versatile, and like something we definitely want to snuggle up in ASAP. The button-up cardigan style provides endless wear options, while the thick cable knitting gives the sweater ($70) an interesting texture and oversize feel.
Play With (Extra) Bold Prints
If you're the type to rock a flashy pattern (or want to try one out), you'll definitely want to add this bold star sweater ($70) to your rotation. With the exaggerated turtleneck, balloon sleeves, and eye-catching pattern, it's the perfect combination of the year's trending styles.