Splurge vs. Steal: Neutral Ribbed Sweater

A great neutral ribbed sweater is your fall fashion lifeline: This knit goes with everything from jeans on the weekend to a pair of black ankle-cropped pants and a mid-heel for work. Try toughening up this piece with a leather mini and moto boots for work environments that lean towards trendy.

: 1. Stella McCartney Ribbed-Knit Wool Sweater, $1,350; net-a-porter.com; 2. Zara Ribbed Sweater, $79.90; zara.com; 3. Acne Rakel Rib Fuzzy Knit Sweater, $440; lagarconne.com.