Nothing screams autumn quite like throwing on a cute fall sweater and hitting a harvest festival or cuddling up on the couch with a plush blanket and a spiced apple rum punch to watch a scary Halloween movie. (There’s a reason they call it “sweater weather,” after all.)

With so many sweaters to choose from, here are a few things to keep in mind. When it comes to oversized knits, the key to successful styling is proportion play. Relaxed-fit sweaters work best when paired with snugger-fitting bottoms, like slim-fit jeans or leggings. Chunky turtlenecks can’t be beaten for warmth. Wrap-fronts and longer tunic styles are flattering and easy-to-wear, while cardigans are always favoured for ease and versatility. And as for fall 2021 trends, tight ribbed knits and polo-style designs are standouts to keep an eye out for.

Here are some coziest trendy sweaters this fall:


Free People Bonfire Cardi:

There is no way around it,  Free People has mastered the art of the “slouch,” as evidenced by this relaxed caramel cardigan that you can throw over just about any dress or bottom in your wardrobe.

Madewell Embroidered Enfield Half-Zip Sweater:

A printed half-zip by Madewell like this one is a fall wardrobe VIP and quintessential in pulling looks together before your first-morning espresso. 

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525 Cotton Cable Crewneck Sweater:

Cable-knit sweaters can make your look feel bulky, but the subtle waist tie on this fit adds definition, allowing you to wear it over virtually anything in your fall-fashion repertoire.

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Colour Block Sweater:

Color-blocking is back in a big way, and this top-rated knitted pullover is proof. It has over 2,000 reviews, many of which call it “adorable,” “trendy,” and “a new wardrobe staple.” The acrylic material is lightweight, but warm, while the sleeves and neckline are loose for that cool slouchy look. It also comes in a wide range of colours and stripe thicknesses.

Goodthreads Boucle TurtleNeck Sweater:

Boucle is a type of yarn that feels cozy to the touch but won’t weigh you down, and this turtleneck sweater makes expert use of it. It is exaggerated ribbing (on the sleeves, neck, and bottom) gives it a classic look, but the elongated silhouette and eight colour options help it to stand out in your closet. Past buyers note that if you size up, you can even wear it as a dress. Available on Amazon.

For more trendy sweaters, check out Glamour.

Published on HOLR Magazine.