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    30 Sweaters For That First Cool, Crisp Autumn Day

    We're counting down the days until we wake up, breathe in that chilly air, and watch the first leaf fall.

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    1. An oversized knitted sweater vest we think will be your most-worn item this fall. It'll look extra chic layered over your favorite crisp white button-down shirt.,

    Promising review: "Love this! Well worth the price! I ordered a medium so that it wouldn’t be too oversized and look awkward. And it fits perfect!! I paired it with a white turtleneck underneath, but the options are limitless here. Was surprised at the quality of this’s very soft and thick. Which wasn’t what I expected at all. My only real complaint is the price of the item. However, this item is very trendy, so I understand. Would definitely, and might, buy again very soon!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in sizes S–L and 14 colors).

    2. A simple but comfortable crewneck sweater for the days you're running late and you just need to throw on something and head out the door. Thanks to the bright colors, you'll end up looking fabulous, even if you only devoted 30 seconds to your outfit.

    model wearing green sweater with acid wash grey jeans

    Get it from Target for $20 (available in sizes XS–4X and seven colors).

    3. An oversized-sleeve sweater with fun balloon sleeves that'll look fantastic when you go apple picking and reach for the best ones at the top of the tree.,

    Promising review: "This is my first time reviewing a product, but I think this product deserves more! The quality feels great; it’s not itchy or anything. It’s very warm and very oversized, exactly how I want it to fit. I’m usually a large to XL, and it was still very baggy on me. There’s a slight turtleneck, which I thought was an additional plus to the sweater! Overall, I think this is a great investment if you’re looking for something warm and oversized!" —Vivian

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in one size and 13 colors).

    4. A green cardigan with some beautiful speckled colors throughout the fabric that sort of reminds me of leaves falling from a tree. How appropriate!

    modwel wearing the green sweater over a black and white top and plaid pants

    Get it from Anthropologie for $140 (available in one size).

    5. A black sweater that'll communicate your mantra to the world as you walk down the street, sipping your third coffee of the day. Listen: Being overcaffeinated isn't a phase — it's a lifestyle.

    sweater that says "death before decaf" with bone-like gloves paired with it
    Die With Your Boots On

    Die With Your Boots On is a small business based in Salem, Massachusetts, (spooky!) that sells Halloween-inspired dresses, tops, shoes, and more.

    Get it from Die With Your Boots On for $54 (available in unisex sizes S–XL).

    6. A turtleneck sweater dress because you deserve to feel the cozy comfort of a sweater over your entire body. The ribbed material takes this to the highest level of comfort.

    reviewer wearing the green sweater dress

    Promising review: "This is WAY BETTER than I thought it would be when I purchased it. First of all, the size is perfect! It's absolutely an oversized sweater, and the material is great, and I personally love the pockets! I wore with some simple leggings and was just in heaven at how comfortable I was. Anyway, y'all, BUY THIS SWEATER!" —Kristen Saunders

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and in 24 colors).

    7. A chunky-knit cardigan that comes in a ton of neutral shades so you can throw it on over anything without worrying if it'll match your outfit.,

    Promising review: "I love this sweater. It’s a true sweater, so it’s thicker than a light cardigan. It has an oversized fit with a drop sleeve and POCKETS! This will be so cute for the fall, winter, or spring." —Busy Mom

    Get it from Amazon for $15.29+ (available in sizes S–2XL and 25 colors/prints).

    8. A ghoulishly delightful fair isle sweater if you are someone who immediately changes into Halloween mode starting September 1. Alexa, play "The Monster Mash," please.

    button-down sweater with ghosts on it

    Promising review: "This was an impulse buy, I had a bit of buyer's remorse thinking I shouldn't have spent so much...until I got it in the mail! It may be Halloween themed but it's definitely one of the nicest sweaters I've owned! 100% cotton, super comfortable, and isn't fuzzying up or pilling like so many of my cheap sweaters. I read the reviews and sized up as others suggested and am very happy! I can button it without feeling too constricted but the fit isn't oversized to where it looks frumpy. Very pleased!" —MadiM

    Get it from ModCloth for $69 (available in sizes S–3X).

    9. A striking crop top turtleneck with cutout designs on the sleeves for anyone who's looking for a sweater that's doing the most in the best way possible.

    model wearing the mustard yellow sweater with black jeans
    Eclectic Bella

    Eclectic Bella is a Black-owned, woman-owned business based in Los Angeles that focuses on creating high-quality but affordable fashion.

    Get it from Eclectic Bella for $33 (available in sizes S–L).

    10. A cable-knit two-piece set because the only thing more comfortable than donning a sweater is wearing it with matching bottoms made out of the same material. It'll be very hard to resist the urge to plop on the couch and marathon Gilmore Girls for the 10th time once you put this set on.,

    Promising review: "I love this outfit! It's beautiful and perfect for all weather. It's warm and hasn't fallen apart on me even though it's made of yarn. I would suggest this set to anyone." —Dominique

    Get it from Amazon for $28.99+ (available in sizes S–L and 16 different styles of sets).

    11. A striped pullover if you're a very indecisive person and picking out which color to wear in the morning can easily stress you out. Now you can model all the best fall hues at once!, Amazon

    Promising review: "This sweater looks and feels great and is so soft and comfy! Quality is so good! I am 5-foot-2, 114 lbs, and sized up to a Medium for an oversized fit. This style runs true to size. I machine washed on the delicate cycle, tossed in the dryer for a few minutes, then hung to finish drying, and the sweater still looks and feels exactly the same. Win! And the colors are so perfect for fall." —annamaynard

    Get it from Amazon for $27.99 (available in sizes S–XL and 16 styles).

    12. A fan-favorite fleece sweater that might just be the closest thing you'll get to wearing a blanket out in public. Seriously — this thing is more comfortable than pajamas!,

    Promising review: "I am obsessed with this sweater. I’ve had it for two weeks and I’ve worn it almost every day. True to size, fuzzy and warm, doesn’t shed at all. Long enough to wear with leggings! I would recommend washing separately, as any lint or fuzz will stick. Bought it in black for now, but will be coming back to buy in every color!" —Megan Lynch

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL and in 18 colors).

    13. A mock-neck pullover if it's your goal to become one with the fall colors this year. Bonus points if you snap a photo of yourself wearing this in front of a matching orange-leafed tree!

    Reviewer photo of a person wearing an orange mock neck sweater with black leggings

    Promising review: "To say I am obsessed is an understatement!!! Everywhere I go, I get compliments on this sweater! It’s so soft and is not too thick so it’s perfect for warmer places because I can get that fall feeling without sweating. It’s a beautiful orange and looks more expensive in person than it is! Now I want to order all the colors!" —Stephanie Mason

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in sizes S–2XL and 23 colors). 

    14. A varsity-style cardigan that'll make you long for the days that fall meant new school supplies, a brand-new backpack, and, most importantly, back-to-school shopping for new sweaters!

    Model is wearing a white varsity-style cardigan with green lines around the hems and denim jeans

    Get it from Nordstrom for $55 (available in sizes 1X–4X).

    15. A turtleneck sweater so chic, you might just have to buy it in a few colors because you'll want to wear it basically every day of fall (and winter if we're being honest).

    Reviewer photo of a person wearing a light brown sweater, dark jeans, and brown over the knee boots

    Promising review: "This sweater is super cute and definitely made with great high quality. I really love the 'chunky' sweater. It's plenty warm and a bold beautiful color. The length is perfect and it's not bulky. I am super pleased!! So much that I ordered three other colors!" —R. Vasquez

    Get it from Amazon for $27.98+ (available in sizes S–2XL and 22 colors). 

    16. A wrap sweater for a sophisticated look that says "I mean business, but I also like to be comfortable."

    model wearing the green wrap sweater while holding a black clutch

    Promising review: "I absolutely LOVE the style of this sweater! It’s beautiful. It does run big; I bought a few before settling with a small. I’m 5'4", 160 lbs, and pretty flat chested, and if it came in XS, I would have bought that. The material is nice and thick and long enough to wear with leggings. It's a great addition to my wardrobe :)" —Gigi

    Get it from Amazon for $29.88 (available in sizes S–XL and 11 colors). 

    17. A cropped argyle sweater so you'll feel pretty in pink as the temperatures drop. Pair with your favorite high-waisted jeans for the perfect fall outfit.

    model wearing the pink cropped sweater with dark wash jeans

    Noctex is a woman-owned Canadian small business that focuses on eco-friendly practices when producing its clothing.

    Get it from Noctex for $45 (available in sizes XS–L).

    18. A striped cardigan to wear with your favorite pair of jeans that have been sitting in your drawer all summer, just begging to be worn again.,

    Promising review: "I got a med. I'm 5'2" and busty. Fits like image in picture. I usually hover between a M/L and think actual cut is a little boxy, which I liked! Very nice look, well packaged, better than expected quality. No hanging strings, a little low cut w/o a cami or tank top." —Stacy

    Get it from Amazon for $28.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL and in nine designs).

    19. A cashmere sweater with a fun zebra on the front that kinda looks like it's about to jump in a big pile of leaves. We should all definitely follow the zebra's lead ASAP.

    model wearing the yellow sweater with a white shirt underneath and black leather shorts

    Promising review: "Beautifully made sweater from Maeve in soft cashmere with a fun, whimsical design. The color is a nice muted yellow that will complement most skin tones. The sweater is slightly boxy but looks nice with high-waisted pants (French tuck) or layered with a crisp white shirt. I jumped on this and paid full price as often my size sells out fast. It is pricey but classic enough I expect it will carry over for several seasons." —nhfoodie

    Get it from Anthropologie for $160 (available in sizes XS–XL).

    20. A soft sweater with gorgeous side slits if you like the feel of a long, flowy sweater but don't want it to completely swallow your body up.

    A model wearing the sweater

    Get it from Boohoo for $36 (available in women's plus sizes 12–20 and three colors).

    21. A leopard-print cardigan that everyone will go ~wild~ for as you rock this at your town's annual fall festival. Imagine how cute you'll look wearing this on the hayride!,

    Promising review: "I ordered a Large and I looooove this leopard cardigan. It’s thick so it will keep you warm. I want it in every color! I love the pockets, too! Get it you won’t be disappointed." —J.J.

    Get it from Amazon for $20.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and 17 styles).

    22. A cardigan dress that will seamlessly transition from being worn as a robe at home to being the perfect fall outfit when you pair it with booties and a felt wide-brim hat.

    the mustard yellow cardigan dress

    Hanifa is a Black-owned, woman-owned small business based in Baltimore that designs and sells ready-to-wear collections in women sizes 0–20.

    Get it from Hanifa for $269 (available in 2XS–XL and eight colors).

    23. A casual knit sweater who wants to show off their love for the best season of the year in a sartorial way.


    Promising review: "I absolutely love this sweater!! I think it's probably my favorite piece I have purchased the last few months. I wanted to have a bit of a baggy look and be able to wear this with leggings or a pair of jeans so I ordered a large. I just ordered another one in red and can't wait for it to get here. The material is really warm and comfy, not scratchy like I thought it would be." —Nicole Julum

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and eight colors).

    24. A fuzzy V-neck popcorn sweater for a textured look you'll love to layer over your leggings or French tuck into a pair of jeans.,

    Promising review: "I got the pink and it's a very pretty color. I love the sleeves on this sweater. They are bell-shaped and have a straight wide cuff at the bottom. Very classy looking. Oh, and did I mention how soft it is? I'm going to enjoy wearing this. If you decide to order, just know that it is very wide so it may feel a bit oversized. Personally, I like that look." —Dst

    Get it from Amazon for $30.99 (available in sizes S–XL and 15 colors).

    25. A turtleneck pullover with brightly colored sleeves — it's the perfect addition to a fall wardrobe that's currently full of neutrals., Amazon

    Promising review: "This product is soooo cute! It is surprisingly high quality and looks high end for the price. The structure is comparable to more midrange sweaters I have! The fit is baggy and oversized (for reference I’m 5-foot-2 and 125 pounds) which is perfect for wearing over leggings or for tucking into jeans. Would totally recommend this product! It’s an absolute steal for the price!" —G4

    Get it from Amazon for $32.99+ (available in sizes 0–10 and 12 styles).

    26. A cashmere merino long cardigan for those days you have no other plans except for pouring yourself a huge mug of coffee, cracking open a new book, and sitting somewhere with a good view of the leaves falling outside.

    model wearing the navy blue long cardigan over a set of white pajamas

    Piglet is a family-owned, Chicago-based small business that sells loungewear, bedding, and homeware.

    Get it from Piglet for $119 (available in sizes XS–XL; also available in natural marl and dark charcoal).

    27. An oversized chunky sweater because everyone needs a good striped sweater in their closet! It's a perfect base to build any fall outfit off of.


    Promising review: "Passionately. I loathe stripes. I swear I had to have been delirious with fever when I had the audacity to order a sweater with stripes. Then it arrived. This sweater might be the best Amazon clothing purchase I have ever made. Honestly, it fits like a dream. Neck doesn’t choke me like a murder but like a lover. It is incredibly soft and perfect for curling up in on a cold day. Even the stripes are a lovely muted gray. I’m going to order another one. On purpose. Stripes be damned." —Jenn

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and 10 styles).

    28. A chic sweater with an asymmetrical hem long enough in the back to cover up your bum if you're wearing leggings. It's a great way to silence all the haters who say leggings aren't real pants (they are, BTW!), Amazon

    Promising review: "Ordered a small in the white version of this sweater and holy cow! I intend to buy this in black as well, so impressed. This sweater is incredibly soft and stretchy and comfortable. It does run slightly large in my opinion, however, I wouldn't order a size down. This has been washed several times since I ordered it and I am impressed with how it's held up. 10/10 would recommend to a friend! Great value for the money spent." —Elizabeth

    Get it from Amazon for $33.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and 17 styles).

    29. A turtleneck if you're looking to build a capsule wardrobe this fall and need a versatile top that'll look good with everything.,

    Promising review: "I am loving this sweater! This chunky-style sweater is so cute and the perfect fall sweater! It looks so cute paired with shorts or jeans! It fits true to size and is super comfortable! It is the perfect chunky sweater and is going to be my fave for fall!!!" —Raider

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes XS–XL and in eight colors).

    30. A striped knit in rich, fall-appropriate colors that'll instantly put you in the mood to go on a walk for the sole purpose of crunching leaves under your boots., Amazon

    Promising review: "This is such a great fall sweater! I love the colors! I bought a size larger because I like my sweaters oversized. If you want it more fitted, go with your usual size." —Pinky Curls

    Get it from Amazon for $35.98 (available in sizes S–XL and nine colors).

    Now you're officially ready for the most wonderful time of the year:


    The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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