It may be only November but temperatures have already taken a nosedive which has us running for our warmest shearling coat. Of course, a cozy sweater is the next logical step when the weather is not cooperating. And when it comes to knitwear, we are suckers for a good chunky knit for a couple of fairly obvious reasons—it keeps us comfy and warm, and it’s incredibly stylish.
While it may seem like an oversized knit is more of a statement piece that you can only pair with a limited number of garments, we beg to defer. Take it from us: chunky sweaters are the gifts that keep on giving. They are a styling powerhouse and totally worth the investment.
Here we rounded up the five styles we are adding to our closet this fall and we intend to wear each one of them regularly.
Isabel Marant Puff Sleeve Mohair and Wool Blend Sweater
Just looking at this sweater makes us want to go outside in the cold so we could show it off. The beautiful fuchsia color will freshen up any dark-hued outfit (we’d wear it will a pair of black pants and matching boots or blue jeans). That high mock neck and extra-long sleeves will keep you warm and cozy. And since we mentioned the sleeves, we love how cool their slouchy silhouette is—it just adds up to the overall allure of the sweater.
To buy: $740, Nordstrom.com
Eleven Six Popcorn Knit Alpaca Blend Sweater
Eleven Six is a New York-based brand founded by husband-wife design duo, Catherine and Nick, who design for “the modern woman in need of a versatile wardrobe to suit a lifestyle of work, travel, and play.” The brand works with artisans from Peru and Bolivia to produce their beautiful knits.
This gorgeous super soft sweater, handmade in Peru, sports popcorn stitching and cable knit design. And the roomy fit and balloon sleeves are so effortlessly chic. Pair it with a wool skirt and boots for an elegant office-appropriate look or your favorite pair of casual pants for weekend brunch.
To buy: $428, Nordstrom.com
Brunello Cucinelli Cable-Knit Sweater with Removable Satin Cuffs
Regardless of how you feel about wearing white in the winter, you have to admit there is something very romantic and even calming about donning a cozy snow-white sweater in the wintertime. In fact, we consider it a wardrobe staple.
This beautiful Brunello Cucinelli one is the epitome of timeless elegance. It has an all-over cable-knit design, a crew neckline, and removable sateen cuffs that add a more formal look to the sweater should you decide to wear it to work.
To buy: $2,725, neimanmarcus.com
Alexander McQueen Cashmere Color-Block Chunky Oversized Sweater
Elegant and fun is how we’d describe this color-block sweater in sugar pink and black. While the knit pattern is more on the classic side, the oversized silhouette that features balloon sleeves makes it stand out. We’d invest in this Alexander McQueen sweater not just because we could wear it to work and on weekends, but also because it’s made from 100 percent super soft and warm cashmere and makes us feel like we’re wrapped in our favorite blanket.
To buy: $1,440, neimanmarcus.com
Proenza Schouler Tie Detail Turtleneck Sweater
There’s nothing cozier than a turtleneck sweater. And when we are talking about a Proenza Schouler one, we also have to add that there’s nothing more stylish either.
The boxy cut of this classic black sweater makes it perfect for fall and winter layering. It’s crafted from luxurious wool and cashmere blend and sports a hanging rib trim. Wear it over a sateen slip dress in the evening or with a pair of trousers at work.
To buy: $890, Nordstrom.com