The Affordable Knitwear Finds Our Staffers Are Championing This Season
All are less than $150!
The commercialization of fall means that the season is synonymous with a few tried and true staples. Yes, there are changing leaves, but what about the pumpkin spice latte? The autumnal candle? Personally, our favorite is the cozy sweater. The donning of knitwear symbolizes the shift in weather patterns as we trade summer fridays for that of spookiness and holidays. And in case you were looking to refresh your personal collection without overloading your bank account, we've asked our staffers to regale the sweaters they're indulging in below $150.
Caroline Dunn, Affiliate Coordinator
Cotton Spandex Garment Dye Turtleneck
Los Angeles Apparel is consistently delivering some of my most-worn basics. A basic black turtleneck is my signature in the colder months, and a cream-colored alternative feels exactly like what's been missing from my current fall wardrobe. Now, to manifest the perfect vintage plaid blazer to layer over it...
The Puff Sweater
Another case of oatmeal-hued autumnal perfection, this sweater evokes a major Ganni vibe at a fraction of the price. Thankfully, the reviews confirm that it is as soft as it looks, because there's nothing worse than ordering a sweater online only to realize that it's an itchy disaster upon arrival.
Wool Sweater with Side Slit
I'm loving the look of this sweater paired with the matching Side Slit Leggings. Something about the look doesn't scream "Zara" as much as some other pieces tend to, and I have a feeling this one might fly under the radar.
Emily Greene, Marketing Manager
Diagonal Cut-out Sweater
Whenever I start shopping for fall clothes, I always try to look for a few things that stray a bit from a basic knit––and this one from Source Unknown definitely checks the box. Not only is the cut-out detailing perfectly on trend for the season, but it also gives it so much potential for dressing up or down. Pair it with a nude bodysuit underneath for a neutral, elevated look, or a black silky bralette and leather pants for a night out.
The Essential Cashmere Sweater
I recently stumbled upon an ad for this sweater on IG and when I tell you I've never added something to my cart so fast… I mean, $75! For cashmere! What a dream. In all seriousness though, Naadam sweaters are of a superior quality and given the amount of colorways this one comes in, I'll definitely be stocking up.
Vests are *so in* this season, and I haven't been able to take my eyes off this one from Artizia. The cozy birch color, the mock neck, the structured, yet slightly slouchy fit––it's perfect for everything from layering over a classic white button-down to wearing it solo with tons of gold jewelry. Plus, it even looks soft enough to lounge in—a 10/10 in my book.
Leya Kaufman, Head of Sales
This black collared classic from H&M's conscious collection is just begging to be styled with straight-leg jeans on repeat throughout the season. The neckline also works for Zoom calls or happy hour, and leaves room for an abundance of layered necklaces. So, I'm adding to cart.
Fleece Pullover Hoodie
Polo Ralph Lauren makes a case for styling a fleece hoodie like it's a sweater. It's fair to say that this look will help me channel cool mom vibes from the playground to the park on the weekends. As a bonus, this is the perfect 'desk to dinner' style for the work week, too.
Once the temperature drops below 69 degrees, I turn to my wardrobe of black turtlenecks when I'm at a loss for what to wear. Luckily, I found the perfect turtleneck for the season. This AG Jeans sweater just took the guesswork out of getting dressed for the next few months.
Nick Papa, Brand Partnerships Manager
Oversized-fit Wool Hoodie
I am all about warm and cozy when it comes to sweaters, so this one checks every single box: wool blend, a hood, and oversized fit. I will likely be wearing this for any and every occasion as the weather starts to get cooler.
Reverse Seam Sweater
If you have seen my other picks, you know I'm a big fan of all things Alex Mill. This sweater will be a go-to for me for fall and through winter. This deep green color and reverse seam detail add the perfect amount of interest while still keeping it basic enough to mix and match.
3D Souffle Yarn Crew Neck Long-sleeve Sweater
At the change of every season, I find myself perusing Uniqlo for pieces that I know I'll wear continuously and that can be layered in with existing items in my closet. This one is just that—the perfect weight (and price) sweater that I can throw under a 'shacket' or over a button-up.
Camille Freestone, Associate Style Editor
Marina Sweater Cardigan
I will forever love a mariner stripe. Regardless of how many seasons pass, this classic pattern will never go out of fashion. This fall, I'll be pairing this Alex Mill style with oversized denim and simple loafers.
As we previously noted, vests are beginning to shift from a trend to a seasonless wardrobe staple. Stussy has great options for knitwear that don't cost an arm and a leg—a rarity in this industry. I'll be pairing this one with tailored trousers all season long.
Raisa Knit Top
Regardless of how much I step out of my comfort zone and embrace color and pattern, simple separates (often in a navy hue) will always make up the foundation of my wardrobe. This short-sleeve sweater is the perfect layering staple to be worn under blazers and jackets and a top button-downs and turtlenecks.
Photo: Courtesy of instagram/@champagnemani
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