The absolute best sweaters for fall that aren’t hoodies

So long, pandemic sweatsuit.

only ny soccer knit sweater

Over the last year of on-and-off quarantine and working from home, cozy sweatsuits became a second skin for many. But as we creep towards the first post-pandemic (sort of) fall, our layering skills are seriously rusty.

A high quality and stylish sweater — whether it’s a mohair cardigan or printed crewneck — takes the same amount of effort as a hoodie, but makes any fit look infinitely more put together.

If you’re heading back to the office, socializing again, or just trying to impress your Zoom camera, there are plenty of reasons to re-up your fall knits. We’ve gathered eight un-basic sweaters for every style and occasion, all clocking in under $300.

Only NY GOAL! Knit Sweater, $168

This double-sided graphic piece is perfect for those ideal fall days: just cool enough for a sweater, but not cold enough to cover it with a jacket.

Supreme Sleeve Stripe Sweater, $138

This pared-down piece is perfect for layering. The racing-inspired sleeve graphics are noticeable, but still versatile enough for everyday wear.

A.P.C. Heidi sweater, $295

Checkerboard print will never go out of style, and no one does basics like A.P.C. — treat this sweater right, and you’ll be styling it for years to come.

awake ny brown mohair ombre cardigan, $215

From its warm tonal gradient to its brushed mohair finish, this cardigan is the embodiment of ‘70s cool.

Palace Collegiate Knit, $158

An actual college sweatshirt gets old pretty fast. Upgrade to Palace’s heavy knit version, and watch everyone around you take notes.

Heaven by Marc Jacobs Scribblez Sweater, $255

Tap into the Heaven hype while adding a much-needed dose of unexpected color to your fall palette.

Carhartt WIP Anglistic Sweater, $125

This simple flecked crewneck is comprised mostly of lambswool, making it not just versatile but incredibly soft. Neutral sweaters should be viewed as an investment, and this one delivers every cold-weather benefit.

YMC Rat Pack collared wool cardigan, $222

This collared cardigan is made to be structured yet slouchy, which modernizes the ‘70s silhouette. Made of 100% wool, it’s guaranteed to keep you cozy on its own or between layers.

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