For fashion lovers, the start of winter is marked not by the first snowfall or below-freezing temperatures but by the slow accumulation of new sweaters. From timeless oversize knits to trending items like sweater-vests, there's always a new style, color, or silhouette to invest in each year.
As a self-proclaimed sweater connoisseur, I have my eye on the following sweater styles in 2021: cardigans, sweater-vests, polo sweaters, half-zip sweaters, going-out sweaters, and classic knits. While my closet is already brimming with too many cozy sweaters to count, I plan to make space for at least two or three of these new looks this season.
Ahead, shop the best sweaters for women for 2021 and beyond.
Polo and half-zip sweaters have been trending hard since late last year, and the look shows no signs of slowing down. This traditional-style look has been reimagined for the fashion set. You can now find a polo or half-zip sweater in every color, print, and price point imaginable.
Thanks in part to Khaite's trending Maddy Sweater, 2021 has seen a slew of figure-flattering going-out sweaters from the likes of Jacquemus, Reformation, & Other Stories, and more. While going out looks a little different this year, I expect open-back sweaters, cropped cardigans, and the like to trend into 2021 and beyond.
You can never have too many cozy, oversize sweaters. From turtleneck sweaters to classic cable-knits, these pieces could be considered cold-weather essentials that you'll wear for years to come.