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4 Fall Sweater Trends and the Brands That Make ‘Em

Apparel, Featured, What's Trending  /   /  By Sarah Wetmore

Normally we don’t give a second thought to sweaters during the summer months (in fact, keep us far, far away from them), but come September 22nd, they became our sole reason for major fall fashion anticipation. Like so many Insta-obsessed, fashion-minded ladies before us, we’re not afraid to fully embrace our most #basic side when it comes to curling up in a blanket-like sweater and hibernating for the duration of the cold season with Netflix and a spiced (and spiked) apple cider. Perhaps you too are searching for the right knit wonder? Scroll below to peruse the top trends of the season as well as designers serving up the best options. Consider this an early holiday present from our couch to yours.

Turtleneck

An always-cozy staple that’s fluctuated in and out of the good graces of fashion, the turtleneck is currently having a well-deserved moment. Steer clear of a mistaken Steve Jobs costume by opting for one that’s oversized, cashmere (swoon!), and touting a relaxed, easy fit.

1. Tibi

2. Acne Studios

3. Vince

4. Rag & Bone

5. Free People

Fisherman

We simply cannot clothe ourselves in enough oversized and super-chunky fisherman sweaters. When worn, we’re instantly transported to the rugged Irish coasts where we imagine tracing our gel-manicured fingers across the lovingly hand-knit cable stitches inspired by ropes on a boat. We just can’t wait to pair ours with tonal pants come the first sea breeze-initiated chill in the air this season.

1. Milly

2. R13

3. Sacai

4. J.Crew

Wrapped

Just because we quit ballet in the fifth grade doesn’t mean a rule exists that we can’t dress like we’re Misty Copeland in an alternate life. Relive that romantic, sophisticated aesthetic of yesteryear with wrap sweaters this season. We’ll be donning our barre-inspired topper with straight-leg trousers and hair wound in a bun.

1. Brochu Walker

2. Tom Ford

3. Maison Margiela

4. Gap

Cropped

Raise your pom pom pen-clutching, bubblegum-stretching, vampy lip pencil-wielding hand if you’re ready for a major Cher Horowitz moment. We’re not alone in our desire to unearth the crazy-sexy-cool ’90s feel of a cropped sweater layered over a button-down shirt. For a fresh twist on the look that would make even Cher proud, skip the first layer and pair with high-rise frayed jeans and sneaks for an A+ weekend brunch ensemble

1. Tibi

2. Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini

3. Autumn Cashmere

4. Vince

5. 3.1 Phillip Lim

6. Marni

7. Michael Kors Collection

8. The Elder Statesman

9. Isabel Marant

10. Helmut Lang

11. Valentino

For a few additional styling ideas, throw your fave autumnal sweater over a holiday party-ready velvet maxi, or top a slinky jumpsuit and cinch your waist with a thin belt for instant trousers.

Searching for more of the latest fall trends? Look no further.

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