Sweaters are an excellent addition to any fall wardrobe. They come in sizes to fit every body, and they’re versatile enough for almost any occasion. We’ve put together our picks for the best fall women’s sweater styles and how to wear them:
The classic crewneck is a sweater you’ll definitely want on hand for fall. The round neckline flatters every figure and is modest enough for work or any semi-dressy event. Crewneck sweaters come in various fabrics, including cotton, acrylic, cashmere, and blended fabrics.
Cotton is a lightweight sweater material that’s comfortable and breathable. You’ll find cotton sweaters in various knits, including fine-gauge, cable-knit, and waffle-knit, to name a few. They come in neutral and bright colors, along with a variety of stylish prints. Some sweaters are made from Supima cotton, which has a long-staple fiber for apparel that’s soft, colorfast, and incredibly durable.
Acrylic and acrylic-blend crewnecks are other options for fall. The material is machine washable and keeps its shape after extended wear and laundering. These sweaters come in many colors, and they’re available in short- and long-sleeve styles, as are the other sweaters mentioned here.
Cashmere is another material to consider when choosing a crewneck sweater—or any other neckline style. This natural fiber is renowned for its luxurious softness, and it gets even softer the longer you wear it. Cashmere is lightweight enough to layer, and it’s also warm enough for chilly fall days.
Then there’s the tunic sweater. Tunics come in crewneck styles—what differentiates them from the classic crewneck as described above is the length. Tunic sweaters usually fall past the hip to provide more coverage so that you can wear them with leggings and jeggings. Of course, they also look great with any skirt or even your favorite jeans. You could wear a tunic with skinny jeans or pair them with a maxi skirt—the possibilities are endless.
As mentioned, tunics come in crewneck styles. You can also find them in V-neck, notch-neck, and turtleneck styles. There are even hoodie tunics that combine the best features of a sweater and hooded sweatshirt. Tunic sweaters come in solid colors and multicolored marl knits, so you can find one or more to coordinate with your various pants and skirts.
Turtleneck sweaters are another option. They come in tunic length and shorter lengths, and they range from form-fitting to relaxed. This type of sweater is a good choice when you want extra warmth and coverage, and it goes with everything from women’s jeans to work pants or a skirt.
There are different styles of turtlenecks from which to choose. Go dressy with a cashmere turtleneck, or layer a smooth cotton-modal turtleneck beneath a crewneck sweater for a preppy style that provides plenty of warmth. Chunky bobble knit turtlenecks fall somewhere between casual and dressy, and they come in a range of colors. Choose from long-sleeve turtlenecks and those with 3/4-length sleeves. There are also mock necks that are similar to turtlenecks, except with a slightly lower neckline.
Accessorizing turtleneck sweaters is simple—all you need is one or two statement pieces. Wear a bold necklace with your turtleneck, or go for an oversized pair of hoop earrings. If you prefer delicate jewelry, a thin, long chain adds a touch of sparkle to any turtleneck outfit. A strand of pearls—or several strands in different lengths—is another way to dress up a turtleneck with jewelry. You can also accessorize turtlenecks with fashion scarves for fall.
One of the most versatile sweater styles is the cardigan. These sweaters come in a variety of lengths, ranging from waist-length to below the hips. There are fitted and relaxed cardigans, along with those with and without belts and buttons. It’s easy to find one or more cardigan sweaters to wear with any outfit because there are many styles, colors, and even some printed styles.
There are lots of ways to wear a cardigan. Layer an open long cardigan over a fitted top with women’s jeans for a casual look, or wear one over a maxi dress for a look that’s appropriate for most occasions. Fitted button-up cardigans pair well with flat-front slacks for a work-ready outfit, while a cotton modal drape cardigan adds balance and flair to a legging-based outfit or a fitted jersey dress.
Cashmere cardigans are an excellent option for fall because they’re warm and go with everything in your closet. Wear one over jeans and a T-shirt for an eclectic look that’s right on-trend, or go classic with a cashmere cardigan over a women’s oxford shirt and skirt. You can layer a cashmere cardigan over a Supima cotton tee for a stylish combo that goes with any style of bottoms.
As you can see, there’s no shortage of sweater options for fall. Explore the selection to find sweaters in these styles and others for your fall wardrobe.