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The 20 Best Cheap Sweaters for Work

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Yeah, it’s cold and it’s not just limited to the time spent commuting. Even when the heat’s blasting there’s always a cold section of the office (namely, where you sit) and a silk blouse alone won’t cut it. Because being warm, stylish, and work-appropriate is possible without spending a ton, here are some great sweaters $100 and under. (And should you need extra protection, consider adding some layers too.)

See all of our favorite picks below.

The Pastel Pick

Halogen Tie Bell Sleeve Sweater
$59 at Nordstrom

Muted happy colors like lilac, pale pink, and baby blue are exactly what you need to get through a dark winter.

The Best Chunky Knit

J.Crew Cable Knit Mock Neck Sweater
$90 at Nordstrom

A vibrant color balances out a cable knit so it doesn’t look like a bowl of oatmeal.

The Boho Option

Farrow Mischa Sweater
$74 at Need Supply

How do you make a cable-knit sweater less stuffy and preppy? Add fringed sleeves.

The Most Versatile

Everlane The Cashmere Crew
$100 at Everlane

For a cheap cashmere sweater, you can’t beat Everlane’s crew neck.

The Layering Tool

Farrow Maya Sweater
$92 at Need Supply

Roomy enough for a shirt (or two) underneath.

The Most Cuddly

BB Dakota Debra Sweater
Sale Price: $57 (35 percent off) at Shopbop

The texture on this will feel like a blanket swaddling your body.
Original Price: $88

The Updated Tennis Sweater

H&M Knit Sweater
$30 at H&M

The oversize fit and contrasting pattern are a nice alternative to basic black.

The Dramatic One

& Other Stories Puffy Sleeve Sweater
$65 at & Other Stories

Because you like people looking at your clothes.

The Updated Classic

& Other Stories High Neck Sweater
$65 at & Other Stories

You can never have enough black turtlenecks.

The One for Petite Women

Stelen Irina Sweater in Heather Violet
$74 at Need Supply

Use the strings to shorten the sleeves to your exact liking.

When You’re Tired of Basics (But You Work in a Conservative Office)

Vince Camuto Tipped Bell Sleeve Sweater
$45 at Nordstrom

A subtle bell sleeve is just trendy enough to fly in the workplace.

When You’re Not Over Millennial Pink

Madewell Northfield Mock Neck Sweater
$98 at Nordstrom

If you still can’t get enough of the popular shade, here’s another one for your closet.

The Perfect Winter White

Topshop Super Soft Ribbed Roll Neck Sweater
$75 at Topshop

All the best things about a sweater (soft, roomy sleeves and a thick roll neck) can be found here.

The Nautical Option

Mango Buttoned Striped Sweater
Sale Price: $40 (43 percent off) at Mango

For everyone that would rather be on a boat.
Original Price: $70

The Fuzziest Option

Farrow Rosanna Sweater
$84 at Need Supply

Look super trendy without putting in any effort (and staying warm)

The Céline Knockoff

H&M Fine-Knit Sweater
$20 at H&M

The best way to style it is exactly as it is on the website — slouchy, over a collared shirt and paired with wide-legged pants.

The Colorful Option

Daisy Street Skinny Knit Sweater In Color Block Rainbow Stripe
$40 at ASOS

Pair with neutral pants for a bit of ’80s flair.

The Best Color Block

PrettyLittleThing Color Block Sweater
$40 at ASOS

The grown-up version of a cheerleading sweater.

When You Need Cashmere ASAP

Lark & Ro Women’s 100% Cashmere Slim-Fit V-Neck Sweater
$69 at Amazon

We’ve written about this solid, affordable cashmere option before. It’s the perfect sweater when you’re in a pinch and don’t want to wait for a statement piece.

When You Need a Solid Basic

Uniqlo Women Cashmere Turtleneck Sweater
Sale Price: $60 (25 percent off) at Uniqlo

If you’re ordering some layering pieces on sale, you might as well throw in this marked down cashmere sweater too.
Original Price: $80

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The 20 Best Cheap Sweaters for Work