Forget hot cider and pumpkin pie and frolicking in piles of leaves. The best part of fall, in our minds, is the return of comfy, cozy, and oh-so-chic sweaters. (Okay, yes, those other things are fun, too!) No straps or buttons, no exposed skin…just soft and flattering fuzz that will inspire you to make s’mores around a campfire.
We’ve rounded up the best sweaters of the season so you can find your perfect fit.
If you’re looking for just one new sweater to rock this season, we’ve found it. Behold the Veronica Beard Atty crewneck color-blocked cashmere pullover ($395, sizes XS to XL). This waist-length beauty has a modern style that’s classic and incredibly flattering. It can work anywhere and everywhere; pair it with jeans and sneakers for the farmers’ market, or dress it up with a pencil skirt for work. 78 Greene Street (between Spring and Broome Streets), SoHo
This online-only brand got so popular that it opened a brick-and-mortar, and it’s definitely worth a visit. Great sweater picks include the cashmere crop mock-neck ($100, nine colors in sizes XXS to XL), cotton long-sleeve crew ($50, nine colors in sizes XXS to XL), and cashmere turtleneck ($120, five colors in sizes XXS to XL). Don’t miss the “choose what you pay” section for some really good deals. 28 Prince Street (between Mott and Elizabeth Streets), Nolita
This full-bodied Williamsburg boutique—stocking sizes 14 to 26 (with select sizes up to 32)—carries modern, cute options for work and play. And the prices are reasonable, too! Prime fall sweaters available include the zipper knit cardi ($59, sizes 0X to 3X) and Rosemari sweater ($45, sizes 0X to 3X). 455 Graham Avenue, Williamsburg
Head to Reformation to try out the fall sweaters you’ll be seeing all over Instagram this season, chiefly the Hunter sweatshirt ($58, four colors in sizes XS to XL) and the Daisy sweater ($148, two colors in sizes XS to XL). And while you may want to deck out in foliage shades of red and yellow, your new favorite sweater was made with green in mind: Reformation is widely known for its sustainability practices. Locations in NoHo and SoHo, and on the Lower East Side
The Cobble Hill boutique stocks elevated basics at affordable prices, like the camo crewneck ($65, sizes S to L) and Alegra pom-pom sweater ($35, one size). The shop is geared toward clothing for creative professionals, so spruce up your work-to-weekend options while you’re at it. 198 Smith Street, Cobble Hill
Bergdorf GoodmanDon’t overlook the larger department stores when you want to up your high-end-but-not-quite-luxury-designer sweater game. Bergdorf Goodman’s fifth floor contemporary clothing section can’t be beat: Check out Joie’s Jesiah embellished pullover sweatshirt ($248, sizes XXS to L), the Elizabeth and James Pemba abstract striped intarsia sweater ($365, sizes XS to L), and the Kenzo leopard-print wool pullover sweater ($395, sizes XS to L). 754 Fifth Avenue (between East 57th and 58th Streets), Midtown