It’s officially that time of year when we revisit the fall staples that have been tucked away in our wardrobes—namely, boots, coats, and essential sweaters. At the dawn of the season, without fail, excitement rushes through us to curate new ensembles surrounding these items. It’s also the time for us to engage in a reset of sorts to evaluate the treasures we own, the pieces we might want to donate, and what few new additions we’d like to procure.
One unanimous fall cue across designer collections? Go heavy on the knitwear, from classic Breton stripes and cardigans to versatile basics like black turtlenecks and crewnecks in every color. There are also, of course, a few new knitted heroes fresh onto the scene. In 2021’s case, that unequivocally points to polo sweaters and half-zips with a nostalgic, preppy feel. Similarly, Fair Isle makes a strong return and with an ’80s and early ’90s bent. Look to these for your après ski outings or moments in the city when you’re channeling the vibe.
Another modern must? The knitted hoodie—a more elevated take on the loungewear staple for moments of relaxation at home or travel. For capitalizing on the oversized aesthetic, ultra-roomy turtlenecks and fisherman sweaters abound this season—Khaite’s plush and enveloping take on the seafaring favorite is a total showstopper. And what would a proper knitwear collection be without a bit of cashmere? Whether you prefer a crew, V-shaped, or rounded neckline, a solid pullover style in any hue of your choosing will go the farthest in your rotation of outfits, with a signature touch of luxury, to boot. Ready to stock up on essential knitwear for fall? Scroll on to discover 44 designs to look your absolute best in for sweater weather.
Whether styled as a top or draped over a fitted top or dress, there’s no denying the versatility of a cardigan, particularly one in a heavyweight knit for fall. Neutral tones are perennial staples, however delectable hues like hunter green or pink jacquard will instantly liven up your assortment.
Eleanor Cardigan featured in article.