Despite the sweltering temperatures and the omnipresent hum of office air conditioning, autumn’s cozy embrace is inching closer. And you know what that means? It’s time to shop for knits. Right now, stores are unveiling their freshest assortment of fall-ready sweaters, and you don’t want to miss out on the good stuff.
We’re talking everything from essential layering pieces to jaw-dropping statement knits, like those iconic chunky fisherman sweaters and turtlenecks with so much volume they could practically double as a pillow. And let’s not forget the unexpectedly sultry going-out-worthy numbers courtesy of unrelenting Y2K nostalgia, from daring cut-outs to sleek one-shoulder silhouettes. Snag these 12 knits before they vanish into the clutches of other eager early-season shoppers.
The Ribbed Polo
Lean into a cozy, preppy aesthetic with this slouchy ribbed polo. With its spread V-neck collar and stretchy cotton-blend fabric, it’s a pullover that’ll have you looking sharp with A+ loungeable comfort.
The Transitional One-Shoulder
This asymmetric one-shoulder knit is the definition of minimal, aughts chic that’s perfect for early fall weather. Its slim fit and ribbed knitting is versatile for layering or tucking, whether paired with high-waisted wide-leg trousers or relaxed, mid-rise jeans.
The Artisanal Crewneck
Hand-painted, hand-spun, and hand-knit by skilled artisans, this marled sweater is a work of art. Made from 100 percent merino wool, it boasts the label’s signature whimsy and charm, with a crew neck and relaxed silhouette. Oh, and each one comes with a special tag bearing the artisan’s signature and the name of their village — a genuine masterpiece for your fall wardrobe.
The Collared Cardi
Chunky cardigans are one thing, but this slimmer-fit rendition is one to own in multiples. With its soft shaker-stitch yarn, it’s cozy yet tuck-able, whether worn as a shirt or top layer. And it’s made with 25 percent recycled polyester — wins all around.
The Half-Zip Henley
This half-zip is perfect for swathing yourself in a relaxed silhouette, lounging at home, or layering with your favorite fall essentials. The rib stitching, high-low hem, and front kangaroo pocket lend to its modernness for a fresh look.
The Hourglass Knit
This creamy knit is all about the details. With its hourglass silhouette, wide rib design, bell sleeves, and high round neckline, it’s subtle with impact. Get ready to wear it on repeat with tailoring, denim, leather, and more.
The Versatile Sweater Vest
Is this preppy sweater vest not the cutest? Wear it solo, layer it over a tee, or as a mid-weight addition under jackets for extra warmth. It’s a versatile piece that can be dressed up or down, coming in a range of flawless autumnal neutrals.
The Chunky Cable Knit
Embrace oversized proportions with this chunky knit featuring an eye-catching blend of cable and moss-stitch patterns. It’s made from wool yarns sourced from a heritage British mill, so the legacy vibes are legit. Consider this peak old-money aesthetic.
The Cashmere Turtleneck
Quality meets luxury in this delectable chocolate cashmere sweater. Knitted from 100 percent cashmere, it has a sumptuous hand feel and a cocooning shape akin to the coziest hug. Its high turtleneck, dropped shoulders, and wide ribbed trims make it a timeless yet modern addition to your fall wardrobe.
The Cut-Out Crewneck
A going-out sweater? You better believe it. This one has bracelet-length sleeves with collar bone-skimming cut-outs for unexpected allure.
Combine cozy aesthetics with a hoodie sweater. The same chillness as your favorite plush topper, with the elevated effect of timeless cashmere.
The Essential Stripe
No sweater wardrobe is complete without a classic striped number. The bell sleeves on this guaranteed-to-sell-out Khaite design add a modern touch, whether teamed with jeans, trousers, a midi skirt, or tossed over your shoulders.
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