Cooler evening temperatures and unexpected showers are common for this time of the year so making sure you have a light sweater to slip into may save you from a dreaded cold.
Of course, the keyword here is light. Bulky knits in wool or cashmere are a winter staple and they have no place in your spring closet. Instead, opt for pieces in natural cotton or soft silk that provide an extra layer of warmth but still allow your body to “breathe.” Avoid synthetic fabrics, such as polyester or nylon, since they do not absorb moisture that well and are also bad for the environment.
And since it’s spring, you can never go wrong with a bold floral print. If that’s not your thing, then consider a sweater in classic white adorned with feminine details. You can ditch the dark hues and go for bright pops of color—there really is no better time to wear color.
Now check out the most stylish spring sweaters that will keep you warm and looking chic.
Lightweight Sweaters for Women
Brunello Cucinelli Monili Stripe Cotton Sweater
This is the perfect weekend sweater—it has a lightweight construction and cuts a boxy, casual drop-shoulder silhouette.
To buy: $1,295, nordstrom.com
Etro Floral Knit Cotton Blend Sweater
The Italian label’s affinity for bold multicolor patterns makes this floral sweater perfect for spring. Metallic threads have been intertwined with the cotton yarn for a bit of shimmer.
To buy: $1,315, nordstrom.com
Proenza Schouler Bicolor Silk Jacquard Floral Sweater
This floral-pattern piece reflects the bicolor trend we see everywhere this spring. Crafted from one hundred percent silk, the sweater has a fitted silhouette for an elegant look.
To buy: $750, nordstrom.com
Weekend Max Mara Cotton Breton Stripe Sweater
Max Mara’s version of the classic French Breton sweater comes in cotton and adorned with a chest pocket.
To buy: $100, harrods.com
Rebecca Taylor Ruffled Sweater
This pretty sweater oozes an elegant, feminine vibe thanks to the mix of cable, mesh and pointelle stitches as well as ruffles.
To buy: $350, nordstrom.com
Oscar de la Renta Fringed Patterned Silk-blend Sweater
Looking for a statement piece? This lightweight cotton/silk blend sweater features an eye-catching print, fringe trims, and tie fastenings in the back. We also love its slightly off-the-shoulder silhouette.
To buy: $2,290, modaoperandi.com
Lightweight Sweaters for Men
The Elder Statesman Men’s Tie-dyed Silk Sweater
Tie-dye prints often remind us of the hippie years of the last century, but this sweater is something else. Crafted from soft silk, it only features diagonal white and pink stripes, a decidedly less psychedelic result of the tie-dye technique.
To buy: $1,045, mrporter.com
Burberry Men’s Slim-fit Logo-embroidered Cotton And Silk-blend Sweater
Luxury silk-and-cotton blend makes this army green sweater a spring staple. Wear it with jeans or light colored chinos for a classic off-duty look.
To buy: $460, mrporter.com
Boss Hugo Boss Men’s Regular-fit Color-block Sweater
Made from soft silk, this regular fit sweater cuts a classic crew-neck silhouette but its color-block pattern makes it stand out.
To buy: $298, hugoboss.com
Brioni White Crew-neck Sweater
This super soft Italian-made silk-and-cotton sweater will make your weekends a lot more enjoyable.
To buy: $1,450, brioni.com