Ah, sweater weather. Some say it starts in the fall, but we believe it’s a year-round thing. We’ve all experienced those chilly summer nights and the unexpectedly breezy spring evening, and we respect you if you’re the kind of person who always has a light sweater in your bag, or tied around your waist. Of course, sweaters are essential in the colder seasons, as temperatures plunge and you find yourself wanting to be as cozy and comfortable as possible. Wearing the same sweater every day of fall and winter can get old, though, so it's best to have at least several sweaters in your rotation. As it turns out, each sweater can serve a different purpose, and can help you get through whatever the seasons throw your way. Here are five favorite women's sweaters that every woman should own.
It doesn’t get more perfect than this. The women's cardigan is an absolute go-to when you want to feel your best. With its clean, cropped style and classic button-up look, it goes with pretty much anything, magically upgrading whatever you’re wearing and adding an instantly polished air to your outfit. The cardigan looks great buttoned-up or undone, over a T-shirt, lacy camisole or turtleneck, or simply on its own. It’s perfect in every material, from cashmere to cotton to thick wool. You'll love how versatile it is, as it makes for easy layering and gives you options for how many buttons you may want to button-up. Its classic form-fitting style is ultra-flattering while keeping you super warm. Overall, the cardigan is the perfect combination of comfort and style, making it a favorite sweater for any season.
The ultimate in luxury, the cashmere sweater is the softest and warmest sweater in any closet. It's the ideal option for the colder months when you want to stay warm in style. The V-neck style adds an intriguing element to the sweater, A cashmere sweater can stand on its own, perhaps with a T-shirt or camisole underneath, and pairs perfectly with a statement necklace or pair of earrings for a fall or winter event or at work. The cashmere V-neck will make you appear put-together while you feel like you’re wrapped in your coziest blanket, even if you’re sitting at your desk at work. That’s the miracle of cashmere!
Maybe the most “sweatery” of all sweaters, the Fair Isle sweater is in a class all its own. With its intricate design and wintery look, you'll love how seasonal this sweater makes you feel. The sweater is named for Fair Isle, one of the islands in the Shetland Islands between Scotland and Norway, and suggests the elegance and warmth that northern Europe is known for. As soon as you put it on, you feel immediately comforted by its warm and beautiful design. It pairs perfectly with any bottom, from jeans to a long skirt, and adding a pair of fur-lined boots to your ensemble can enhance your winter style.
The turtleneck has always been a classic fashion staple, but it’s really come into its own in recent years, becoming as trendy as it is ultra-warm and cozy. Whether you choose a thinner form-fitting style or a big, bulky knit sweater, the turtleneck is stylish and practical. Pair your turtleneck with a chic leather jacket or blazer for a night out—if it’s not too cold you don’t even need a scarf and can show off the turtleneck in all its glory. Try it with a pair of high-waisted pants for a throwback '70s look!
Cotton, cashmere, wool…the crewneck is a sleek and versatile choice for any season. It’s all about choosing the color and fabric that suits your style. Perhaps it's a simple solid crewneck, suggesting a minimal look and pairing perfectly with just about anything. Meanwhile, a printed crewneck gives you a chance to have fun with your sweater, whether you opt for a Fair Isle style, or a fun plaid pattern. A thick crew neck sweater is a super warm and comfortable choice for a night by the beach or a day at the ski lodge. Each of these sweaters serves a unique purpose, and we can’t imagine a closet without any one of them. From a light cardigan to a thick turtleneck, there’s a sweater for every temperature and every occasion.