Another summer has come and gone, and the autumn season will soon be upon us! We don’t know about you, but we’ve been daydreaming about the crisp, cool air, changing colors of the leaves, and the untapped potential of fall fashion since the middle of August, but mostly about the warm sweaters for women.

Are you the type of person who’s still sipping your last margarita on the beach? Or have you already used the Starbucks app to order your Pumpkin Spice Latte in advance? Either way, keep reading to prep your wardrobe before the season change takes full effect.

Now, what’s at the forefront of all things fall fashion? Sweaters, of course! Quality warm sweaters for women are hard to come by in this flooded market but lucky for you, we have compiled all the best options for you to stay cozy from September to February.

Capitalize on this year’s sweater weather by investing in some staple pieces for your closet. From cashmere to cardigans and Amazon to L. L. Bean, we found the perfect match for your unique style.

Fall Trends to be on the Look-Out for:

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Comfy and casual loungewear has been all the rage since the COVID-19 pandemic began in Spring 2020, so with a lot of us staying home during this time, we don’t see this trend going anywhere! Instead, it’ll just adapt to fit the fall temperature drop. Elevated loungewear is an excellent start if you’re transitioning back to campus or the office after the year and a half run of working from home. Pair your most-worn crewneck with structured pants and chunky boots to avoid looking like you just rolled out of bed (even if you just did). Nobody said you had to ditch your comfy clothes, just refine them!

Recent worldly events have us all yearning for simpler times… (cue, the nationwide thirst for ‘90s nostalgia). What does this mean for fashion? Sweater vests, sweater vests, and more sweater vests. They prove to be perfect for layering and enhancing your favorite street style looks. Other major players in the ‘90s nostalgia category are graphic designs of all your favorite throw-back characters or pop culture references from your childhood. You’ll find our top recommendations mentioned below.

Our Top 10 Warm Sweaters for Women:

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Ballet-inspired fashion recently hit the scene and offers a careful curation of comfort, functionality, elegance, and simplicity. The resurgence of ballet flats, back with a modern vengeance, speaks volumes about this growing trend. Wrap sweaters and cropped pullovers that mimic ballet dancers’ warm-up gear are both pretty and practical. We love to see it! A new spin on a timeless classic.

Are you hesitant to say goodbye to your colorful summer closet so soon? Although we adore a good neutral moment, fall isn’t just for tans and browns! We also expect to see repurposed pops of color. Swap out your seasonal neon shades for saturated jewel tones to achieve a similar effect.

Don’t be surprised to see more cutouts, ribbed and other textured materials, matching sets, the return of color-blocking, and the reimagined formerly “preppy” collar when resorting to retail therapy in fall 2021. Are you ready to see our top 10 warm sweaters for women?!

L. L. Bean Women’s Double L® Mixed-Cable Sweater, Funnelneck


We are starting strong with an L. L. Bean classic. This best-selling Mixed-Cable Sweater is sure to keep you warm in the coolest temperatures. It is available in a range of regular, Petite, and plus sizes with eight different color options—including those jewel tones we mentioned earlier. The best part? Pockets! Extra points for size inclusivity!

ASOS Cropped Pullover


Here’s a nod to the before-mentioned ballet fashion trend we see in the second half of 2021. Style this versatile cropped pull-over sweater accordingly to achieve fresh looks. Dress it down with a tank, matching sweats, running sneakers, and a dad hat, or keep it classy with a simple undershirt, fitted joggers, a cute pair of pumps, and hoop earrings.

Onia Color Block Waffle Knit Cardigan


If the cold never bothered you anyway, color-blocked styling updates an old-school cardigan with endlessly comfortable cotton waffle knit is the perfect addition to your fall wardrobe. Take your default “jeans and knee-high boots” fall fit to the next level.

Vintage 1980s Overdyed Mickey Mouse Sweatshirt


Amp up your loungewear collection with one of Urban Outfitters’ adorable graphic sweatshirts that remind us of our childhoods and Saturday morning cartoons. Throw it on with a pair of leggings, and you’re ready to run errands, do school pickups and drop-offs, or even just sit on your couch and binge Netflix.

Abercrombie & Fitch Cropped V-Neck Sweater Vest


[This is not Steve Urkel’s sweater vest. Once dubbed a fashion faux pas, sweater vests are back and better than ever. Layer on top of a collared button-down and pair with leather pants for a modern take on an old-school style. This Abercrombie & Fitch number with a baggy silhouette is available in sizes XXS to XXL, but be sure to check out their website to see more sophisticated sweater vests for your fall and winter wardrobe.

Women’s V-Neck Pullover Sweater – A New Day™


Target’s A New Day™ brand is coming in hot with this dark pink pullover sweater. This is the pop of color moment we’ve all been waiting for! Available now from XS to 4X at an unbelievable $20 price point, Target shows us why they are the place to go for adorable styles that don’t break the bank.

Barefoot Dreams® Cozychic® Waffle Cocoon Cardigan


This super-soft Barefoot Dreams® cardigan is seriously what all of your comfiest, cold weather dreams are made of. Pair this versatile piece with sweatpants or jeans, helping you adjust to the season change in the most comfortable way possible. Browse Nordstrom for more Barefoot Dreams® or cardigans you can add to your collection.

ZCSIA Women’s Long Sleeve Wrap V Neck Cross Front Solid Color Casual Loose Knitted Pullover Sweater


Get the cutest wrap sweater to get you through the cooler months delivered right to your door! Amazon has a wide selection of affordable women’s sweaters, but this light green option is one of our favorites. Take a look at their nine other color choices too. It’s available in sizes small to extra large, but the customer reviews warn to size up if you prefer your sweaters a little longer. Otherwise, this cropped style would pair well with high-waisted pants.

J. Crew Cashmere Collared Sweater


Crew’s classic, sustainable cashmere sweaters are a must-have investment for the fall and winter seasons. We love this deep rust color, the functional front pocket, and the collar with button details. Get this slouchy, cropped silhouette in six different colors and from sizes XXS to 3X.

Revolve: Lovers + Friends Arlington Sweater


We’re closing our sweater weather suggestions with a statement piece from Revolve: the Lovers + Friends Arlington Sweater! This edgy selection is complete with distressed details and a shoulder cutout. Blue isn’t your color? Don’t worry; it’s also available in camel, black, ivory, red, heather gray, and leopard brown. Enjoy an effortlessly chic look that will take you well into the winter.

Final Words…

We hope you find one of our hand-picked warm sweaters for women to your liking, so it’s one less thing you have to think about this fall. Maybe you’ll add one or a few to your closet (storage)! Let us know in the comments which style is your favorite!

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