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. A crop cardigan, like those shown at Miu Miu, can be worn with virtually anything. 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.
Historically worn by fisherman, cable knit sweaters have always been embraced for their warmth and iconic style. Pair a dense knit with flare wool trousers and ankle boots or layer a large woven version over a turtleneck or button-down.
This crop knit turtleneck sweater has an asymmetrical hem that dips slightly lower in the back, making it a great contender for pairing with a knee-length white button dow and leggings.
Floral embellished buttons gives this feminine cable knit sweater some added interest. Toughen it up with a pair of tartan trouser and a chunky combat boot.
This embroidered fringe cardigan has elongated sleeves and colorful threading that will serve up style on chilly fall nights and well into ski season.
This sweater offsets its thick wool knit fabric with a feminine pink hue and will keep you feeling cozy and looking chic.
This fall, make a fitted cardigan your workhorse wardrobe staple. 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.
This '70 inspired cardigan pairs perfectly with an ankle-length khaki pant and your favorite penny loafers.
Let them think you hit the jackpot at your favorite vintage shop. This sweet floral and bead embroidered cardigan looks retro, but will seamlessly pair with your modern wardrobe staples.
Add interest to your cardigan with a detachable dainty lace collar. The cropped silhouette can be paired with her favorite high-waisted skirt or loose-fitted trousers.
Channel Jackie O. in this Gucci cardigan that you can style over your shoulders for chilly office settings. Leave it open with a rib knit tank top and high-waisted skinny jeans for days off-duty.
This ladylike black-and-white cardigan will look perfectly polished with just about anything.
Move over Fair Isle. Bold, statement-making patterns—often emblazoned across sweatshirts and tees—are now a focal point on cozy knits. Have fun with bright colors and illustrative patterns that make your sweater the star of the show.
This color block sweater is as versatile as a basic striped knit. Pair it with any bottom of your choosing or layer it over a button-down top with a statement collar for that extra something.
If you're a lover of animal prints, make this bold sweater your standby all season long. Pair it with cargo pants for weekend festivities and a pleated knee length skirt, in a neutral hue, for the workplace.
This rainbow-bright striped sweater, crafted from Mongolian cashmere, has a relaxed fit that will pull together jeans and a pair of sneakers.
Swap your summer tie dyes for a cold-weather version that calls on memories of campfires and s'mores.
No argyles 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 silk printed skirt à la Dior (shown here).
A slightly distressed argyle motif will add punk-ish flare to an otherwise preppy print. Pair it with a knee-length pleated skirt and a rubber soled work boot.
Folksy contrast colored stitching makes the argyle pattern pop. Style it layered over a turtleneck with high-waisted trousers and a block heeled loafer for a chic Monday through Friday look.
You'll be ready to frolic in the English countryside in this luxe cashmere, argyle patterned knit. Style it with your favorite jeans, a pair of wellies, and a wide-brimmed hat for fall afternoons spent apple picking.
Wear this color block argyle knit with a lightweight jean for evening walks in the summer season. For fall, nod to the '70s with a corduroy pant and clogs.
An oversized knit doesn't have to read frumpy. Pair a slouchy grandpa-style cardigan over a dress (as styled at Dolce & Gabbana) or with slim fitted jeans and a tee to embody effortless, low-key style.
Picture yourself cozying up to a fire in this all-encompassing autumnal knit cardigan that still has an air of sophistication.
Subtle lace detailing on the back sets this cardigan apart from its competitors. Wear it over a maxi length slip dress accompanied by leather boots.
This hand knitted pink number has a classic cable knit motif and sleek balloon sleeves that will pair with multiple outfits: from a transitional summer dress to oversized boyfriend jeans.