Sweater Season: The Knits That Look Chic Right Now

For many of us, winter is coming and it’s time to break out the sweaters, coats and other warm and cozy pieces. And really, is there anything more comfortable than layers of soft knits when the snow is falling outside?

Chic New Sweaters And Knits

While there are some classics that are perpetually popular (think black cashmere turtlenecks), there are a number of new-ish styles plus revamps of previous trends out there that make this winter the perfect time to update your knitwear collection. Or you can bring back some old favorites back to the front of your closet! 

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Color Block Sweaters

If you loved color-blocked sweaters back in the day, now is your time to shine since that trend is back in a big way. While the bold shades are definitely back, we also love a softer version of the look, like this Z Supply sweater from Shopbop.


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Vince Camuto Asymmetric Colorblock Sweater fountainof30

Or keep things black and white with this diagonally cut Vince Camuto option, available at Nordstrom. 

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Fair Isle

The “snowflake sweater” always looks great during the holiday season, and there are plenty of great versions available right now at all price points, including this cheap and cheerful vintage-inspired style from Amazon that would be perfect to throw on over any denim silhouette.

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If you prefer to keep things neutral, this bell-sleeved olive mock neck from Banana Republic Factory is a good pick. It’s also available in cream and both versions would be lovely with winter white trousers.

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Mixed Media Knits

Sweaters don’t have to be 100% knit, and we’re loving options with silk panels, colors, or other details that add some interest and texture. For example, this one from Maeve via Anthropologie has the collar and shirttails attached already, so you can get that layered look without any fussiness.

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J.Crew Factory has a similar option but with plaid flannel for extra coziness. 

Brooks Brothers Merino Wool Sequin Mock Neck Buttoned Sweater fouintainof30

Sparkle and Shine

Wearing something that sparkles during the holiday season is about as groundbreaking as florals for spring, but there’s no denying the appeal of a sweater with a little bling during the gray winter months. Something about this black merino wool from Brooks Brother has a great preppy-with-a-twist feel to it.

Ted Baker Vivione Trapped Sequin Cardigan black fountainof30

Or this black and burnished gold Ted Baker cardigan would be a great way to add some festiveness to any all-black ensemble. 

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The Maxi Knit Sweater

Long cardigans or dusters go in and out of fashion, and while they can be very flattering, you run the risk of looking dumpy or like you’ve given up and are now wearing a blanket. 

However, the key to keeping things chic is to choose one with a gorgeous print or heavy, luxe material. A built-in belt also helps to keep things nice and defined — just check out this one from Farm Rio. Or you can add a belt on top of a longer sweater to make this look work with items you already own. 

Shop Chic Sweaters and Knits

Pictured above from top to bottom:

Z Supply Rosi Sweater, $79

Vince Camuto Asymmetric Colorblock Cotton Blend Sweater, Limited-Time Sale, $66.75

Amazon Womens Pullover Argyle Vintage Sweater, $32.99

Banana Republic Fair Isle Mockneck Sweater, now $75

Anthropologie Maeve Layered Oversized Twofer Sweatshirt, $98

J.Crew Woven-Collar Plaid Sweater, Now $59.99

Brooks Brothers Merino Wool Sequin Mock Neck Buttoned Sweater, $99.99

Ted Baker Vivione Trapped Sequin Cardigan, $260

Farm Rio Black Ainika Sparkle Maxi Cardigan, $240

What are your favorite types of sweaters? Do you love the classic cable knits or simple v-necks, or do you tend to opt for trendy styles? What colors or materials do you prefer? What about embellishments? Are you team cardigan or team pullover, or both? Let us know in the comments or in our Growing Younger Facebook group!

–Jacqueline Zenn

You may also like to read more of Jacqui’s fashion tips like Full Length Glamour: Chic Maxi Looks for Women Over 50 and The Best Wide Leg Pants For Women Over 50.

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