Sweaters are a winter staple, so adding just one, or two, more new ones to your collection every season sounds good to me. (Then again, I shop and write about fashion for a living.) If you're searching for a sweater in a new color way or print, I have recommendations up my sleeves. But before we get to the selections, I know you've likely almost maxed out your shopping budget for the year (the gift-giving season is rough!).
So, here's a little secret: You can find the most affordable, and adorable, sweaters on Amazon. For less than $50, you can score a cozy knit to wear while you sip your coffee on the weekends or to layer with a turtleneck for your morning commute come Monday. We did our best to find tops with an interesting design that still feel wearable—and if you want simplicity, we found some everyday basics to boot. The only thing better than scoring an affordable find is receiving said find in 48 hours via Prime.
White sweaters are a dime a dozen come winter. To make yours stand out, look for tops with special details, like this lace trim. The addition of this feminine material on the sweater gives it a more elegant look, especially if you plan to wear around the holidays. Wear over a slip dress with ankle boots.
Stay cozy and comfortable in this fuzzy leopard sweater. It'll make leaving your apartment feel more bearable when it's 10 degrees out. Style with a pair of moto leggings, a puffer coat, and combat boots.
It's easy to get into a rut of wearing only black and gray for winter, which doesn't really brighten up your mood. For a change of pace, and a spirit boost, slip into this strawberry-red two-toned sweater. Not quite ready yet for the punchy hue? There's also a beige and gray option, if you must.
For the sweater and jeans gal, amp up your everyday look with this cutout top that ties at the back. You can wear it with a lace bralette—or, if you're like me, and have a smaller chest, you can skip the bra altogether for no-fuss nipple covers. The top comes in 12 other colors, so take your pick.
You're not a fan of splashy prints or designs, so a more subtle one like this grid print is right up your alley. Reviewers said the patterned sweater is"thicker and of higher quality than expected." The top seems to run a little small, so size up if you want a less snug fit.
Every closet needs that one basic sweater for fall/winter. This is it. The sweater is 100 percent cotton, and comes in 10 different colors; one reviewer said the top was "functional and easy to style" while another customer said the one caveat is sizing. The fit appears to vary from person to person, depending on your body type.
Plush, cozy, and sexy—those are the three adjectives that reviewers use most to describe this crisscross sweater. You can purchase it in a solid color or buy one adorned with fake pearls, though the solids are easier to maintain. (Pearls will invariably fall off.) And every time you wiggle out of your winter coat, you'll know that the sweater's distinct back will be a crowd pleaser.
This sweater is an Amazon best seller, with over 1,600 reviews; its fans rave about the warmth and the oversize fit. Personally, I think the baggy style (size down if you want it less loose) is perfectly optimized for all those upcoming holiday meals. Wear yours off the shoulder for a slightly sexier feel—but one that won't offend your grandmother at the dinner table.
Neutral sweaters aren't the most exciting winter pieces, right? Well, all that changes if a neutral color, like this cream shade, is paired with a slightly darker yet still-wearable hue like copper. Style with black skinny jeans or layer over a long silk dress.
The kind of sweater you'll reach for without even thinking about it. The silhouette runs long to hug your butt, but will definitely shrink if you wash it and put it in a dryer (naturally). To keep it in its oversize condition, you should let it air-dry. Wear with brown over-the-knee boots.
This J.Crew sweater is on the thinner side, which makes it easily layer-able underneath your itchier wool tops and summertime spaghetti strap dresses. Already have enough black tops? This sweater also comes in a "brilliant sapphire" blue color.
This sweater looks ordinary at first...until your eyes travel down to the sleeves. They're decorated with slightly fuzzy mohair details that make you want to run your hands over them. Thanks to this little design, the top makes for a good photo op. And, judging from the outfit snapshots from customers, it looks good on camera.
A color-block sweater that comes in four color variations, so you never run out of options. The overall consensus on this top from reviewers: It's cute and beautiful, and at a digestible price point. If you find your sweater running on the larger end and don't want to exchange it for another size, take one reviewer's suggestion and tuck it into mom jeans.
People who bought this top remarked on its softness, almost shockingly good quality (no itchy arms here), and the faux wrap sleeves. The sweater comes in six colors, so if you really love it, buy one more. We support you.
Your new favorite chunky sweater goes well with leggings or skinny jeans, according to those who already have it. That's cool, because we practically live in those two bottoms for the season. If you want to stand out, get the lilac color. If you want to blend in, opt for a gray.
Put a cup of hot cider in my hand and stick me in front of a fireplace. If you need a good holiday-esque top to snuggle up into while you're chilling with the family, this is our pick. Those who bought it said it's "soft" and "beautiful."
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