The 22 Best Fall Sweaters to Snuggle Up In

They pair perfectly with crisp leaves and apple cider.

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The hallmark of fall fashion, sweaters mark the onset of crisp autumn days, and provide a cozy middle ground until coats become mandatory. This season, designers are celebrating sweater weather with a slew of classic stitches and patterns— like cable knits and argyle— while chunky oversized cardigans are having a sweeping revival. Pair a grandpa-style knit with casual wear or offset the long silhouette with a feminine mini dress. Always evolving in style, fabric, and structure, knit enthusiasts can rest assure that this season there'll be plenty of new sweater options to choose from. Ahead, our favorite picks for September and beyond.

The Cable Knit Sweater

The Cable Knit Sweater

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Historically worn by fisherman, cable knit sweaters are a fall/winter staple, thanks to their warmth and iconic style. Pair a dense knit with flare wool trousers and ankle boots or layer an overized version over a turtleneck or button-down.

The Cardigan

The Cardigan

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This fall, your cardigan will be your wardrobe MVP. Sport your cardi as a top alongside a pleated maxi skirt and boots, or wear it as a layering piece—peeking out beneath a blazer.

Graphic Knit

Graphic Knit

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Move over Fair Isle. Bold, statement-making patterns—like checkers ands stripes—are a fall focal point on cozy knits. Have fun with bright colors and illustrative patterns that make your sweater the star of the show.

Perfectly Plaid Sweaters

Perfectly Plaid Sweaters

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No plaids in your sweater arsenal? No problem—you'll have ample opportunity to invest in one this fall. Style it like you're going to a golf outing with a fitted pant and brogue or keep it fresh with eclectic mixing pieces, like a leather skirt or pants.

The Oversized Cardigan

The Oversized Cardigan

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An oversized knit doesn't have to read frumpy. Pair a slouchy grandpa-style cardigan over a skirt (as styled at Prada) or with slim fitted jeans and a tee to embody effortless, low-key style.