21 Layering-Friendly Lightweight Sweaters

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On the East Coast, temperatures have finally started feeling autumnal. You’ve probably already dusted off your fall boots and jackets, but it’s a little too early to throw on a chunky turtleneck. That’s why thin sweaters are your best bet for fall. Not only are they work appropriate, but they’re also effortless to style — treat them like a classic white T-shirt and tuck them into your favorite jeans, or wear them under a blazer. And once it gets truly frigid, use them as extra layers. To make life easier, we’ve gathered 21 lightweight sweaters in crew-neck, V-neck, and turtleneck varieties. Scroll ahead to shop our selections.

Crew Necks for Every Day of the Week

Whether you’re headed to the office or running errands, a crew-neck sweater never fails. To get you through fickle fall days, we found wool, cashmere, cotton, and even short-sleeved options. Just tuck them into jeans or trousers and you’re good to go.

Ribbed Sweaters to Add Some Texture to Any Outfit

If you get bored with your other crew necks, go ahead and buy a couple of the ribbed kind. They offer a subtle hint of visual interest, and their comfiness will make you feel like you never got off your couch.

Available in sizes L-XXXL.

All the Turtlenecks You Could Possibly Need

If you want to look fashionable but don’t want to sacrifice comfort, buy all of the turtlenecks — ribbed ones, colorful ones, or even ones with mock necks. Wear them with literally any bottoms you own.

The Necessary V-necks

The V-neck is the crew neck’s fraternal twin, and just as versatile. But if you’re feeling like having a flirty décolletage moment, skip the crew neck. You can wear them like any other lightweight sweaters, but these look particularly stylish with a collared shirt underneath.

The Ones With Some Flair

The same old black sweaters get boring very quickly, but these offer some personality — whether it’s in the form of poufy sleeves, mod color blocking, playful ruffles, or sporty stripes.

The neutral color blocking does the layering for you. Easy peasy.
Available in sizes XS-L.

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