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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.

Meraki Women's Fine Merino Wool Crew Neck Sweater

Available in sizes XS-XL.

Amazon Essentials Women's Lightweight Crewneck Sweater

Available in sizes XS-XXL.

Naadam Women's Cropped Crew Cashmere Sweater

Available in sizes XS-L.

Violeta by Mango Buttoned Cuffs Sweater

Available in sizes XS-XL.

Lark & Ro Women's Merino Wool Short Sleeve Crew Neck Sweater

Available in sizes XS-XL.

Lark & Ro Women's Short Sleeve Crew Neck Pima Cotton Sweater

Available in sizes XS-XL.

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.

Violeta by Mango Ribbed Knit Sweater

Available in sizes XS-XL.

Vince Women's Cashmere Shrunken Mock Neck Sweater

Available in sizes XS-L.

RTA Rae Sweater

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.

Amazon Essentials Women's Lightweight Turtleneck Sweater

Available in sizes XS-XXL.

Amazon Essentials Women's Lightweight Mockneck Sweater

Available in sizes XS-XXL.

Universal Standard Luz Ribbed Turtleneck Sweater

Available in sizes 4XS-4XL.

Bop Basics Women's Wide Rib Turtleneck Sweater

Available in sizes XS-L.

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.

Lark & Ro Women's Long Sleeve V-Neck Sweater

Available in sizes XS-XL.

Amazon Essentials Women's Lightweight V-Neck Sweater

Available in sizes XS-XXL.

Lark & Ro Women's Merino Wool Long Sleeve V Neck Sweater

Available in sizes XS-XL.

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.

Mara Hoffman Women's Inga Top

Available in sizes XXS-XL.

Bop Basics Women's Combo Cashmere Turtleneck

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

Joie Women's Halton Sweater

Available in sizes XXS-XL.

Scotch & Soda Maison Scotch Women's Striped Rib Knit Sweater

Available in sizes XS-XL.

FRAME Women's Patchwork Cable Crew Sweater

Available in sizes XS-L.

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