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The 22 Best Fall Sweaters to Snuggle Up In

They pair perfectly with crisp leaves and apple cider.

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Courtesy of Altuzarra

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.

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The Cable Knit Sweater
fall sweaters
Courtesy of Khaite

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.

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Boxy Collared Cable Knit Cardigan
Courtesy of & Other Stories
& Other Stories stories.com
$119.00

Pair this slightly boxy cable knit sweater with something unexpected, like a tartan midi skirt and your favorite pair of combat boots.

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Bow-Embellished Cable-Knit Cardigan
Courtesy of Self Portrait
Self Portrait modaoperandi.com
$370.00

Bow-embellished buttons gives this cable knit sweater a feminine touch.

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Chunky Knit Jumper
Courtesy of Perfect Moment
Perfect Moment farfetch.com
$397.00

This color block knit 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 down and leggings.

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Francis Fringe Cable Knit Sweater
Courtesy of Rails
Rails saksfifthavenue.com
$198.00

This embroidered fringe sweater will serve up style on chilly fall nights around the fire.

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Striped Cable Knit Sweater
Courtesy of Victoria Beckham
Victoria, Victoria Beckham net-a-porter.com
$540.00
$216.00 (60% off)

This relaxed fit, drop shoulder cable-knit is the perfect back-to-school sweater.

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The Cardigan
fall sweaters
Courtesy of Molly Goddard

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.

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Vintage Sunshine Print Sweater
Courtesy of Etsy
Bercini Streetwear etsy.com
$56.00

This retro-inspired cardigan pairs perfectly with an ankle-length khaki pant and your favorite penny loafers.

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Lelia Floral-Embroidered Cardigan
Courtesy of Alice & Olivia
Alice + Olivia saksfifthavenue.com
$495.00

The homespun look of this cardigan reads vintage, but will seamlessly pair with your modern wardrobe staples.

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Collared Cardigan
Courtesy of ByTimo
ByTimo farfetch.com
$311.00

Add interest to your cardigan with a dainty lace collar. The cropped silhouette can be paired with her favorite high-waisted skirt or loose-fitted trousers.

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Knit Wool Cardigan
Courtesy of Gucci
GUCCI net-a-porter.com
$1,400.00

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.

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Suzie Calf Cardigan
Courtesy of L'Agence
L'Agence saksfifthavenue.com
$335.00

This '90s style black-and-white cardigan will look great with just about anything.

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Graphic Knit
sweater trends
Courtesy of Altuzarra

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.

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Cheetah Oversized Sweater
Courtesy of R13
R13 fwrd.com
$425.00

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 slinky slip skirt, in a neutral hue, for the workplace.

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Morrison Colorblock Sweater
Courtesy of ALC
A.L.C. saksfifthavenue.com
$118.48

This bold 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.

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Rainbow Striped Sweater
Courtesy of Christopher John Rogers
Christopher John Rogers saksfifthavenue.com
$825.00

This rainbow-bright striped sweater, crafted from soft merino wool, has a relaxed fit that will pull together jeans and a pair of sneakers.

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Tie-Dye Wool Sweater
Courtesy of Derek Lam
Derek Lam 10 Crosby net-a-porter.com
$350.00
$210.00 (40% off)

Swap your summer tie dyes for a cold-weather version that calls on memories of campfires and s'mores.

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Perfectly Plaid Sweaters
sweater trends
Courtesy of Wales Bonner

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.

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Performance Merino Blanket Plaid Sweater
Courtesy of Tory Burch
Tory Sport toryburch.com
$298.00

This plaid performance sweater is is warm and sweat wicking! For an adorable head-to-toe look, pair it with the matching skort.

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V-Neck Argyle Sweater
Courtesy of Teddy Fresh
Teddy Fresh teddyfresh.com
$100.00

Wear this ultra preppy plaid knit with a lightweight jean for evening walks in the summer season. For fall, nod to the '70s with a corduroy pant and clogs.

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Gingham Cashmere Sweater
Courtesy of Nadaam
Nadaam naadam.co
$215.00

A bright yellow hue makes this plaid pattern pop. Style it layered over a turtleneck with high-waisted trousers and a block heeled loafer for a chic Monday through Friday look.

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Check Wool Sweater
Courtesy of Burberry
Burberry farfetch.com
$790.00

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.

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The Oversized Cardigan
fall sweaters
Courtesy of Prada

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.

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Oversized Button Up Cardigan
Courtesy of & Other Stories
& Other Stories stories.com
$149.00

Don't write off beige as basic. Wear this one over a maxi length slip dress and leather boots for a foolproof outfit.

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Varsity Oversized Cardigan
Courtesy of Off-White
Off-White farfetch.com
$2,411.00

Root for the home team in this collegiate primary colored cardigan.

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'90s Oversized Cardigan
Courtesy of Re/Done
RE/DONE farfetch.com
$395.00

Pockets give this cardigan points for practicality.

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Allover Logo Cardigan
Courtesy of Balenciaga
Balenciaga saksfifthavenue.com
$1,390.00

Wear this oversized logo-clad cardigan as a coat for a two-for-one buy.

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