Fall Frenzy - Our Favorite Sweaters for Women This Season

Friday Favorites - October 4th

Sweaters; from splurge to steal, animal prints to cute graphics, to the requisite cable knits and boyfriend sweaters, we've got what will keep you warm and cozy this season. And, of course, what will always keep you looking stylish!

Cashmere Sweaters


J. Crew Collection Cashmere Jeweled Shoulder Sweater, $398 J. Crew

This luxe crewneck is the perfect balance of soft and bold. It's covered in three different color-rich jewels - all hand applied for maximum impact.

La Grave Colorblock Cashmere Sweater, $285 Diane Von Furstenberg

This baseball-t inspired sweater is color blocked to perfection, the La Grave means you can stop stealing your boyfriend's sweater. Play ball! 

Animal Prints


Mango Oversized Leopard Wool Blend Sweater, $90 ASOS

Big Meow! This spotted sweater would look great with a bold silk collared top underneath in magenta, emerald or royal blue.

H & M Zebra Pattern Wool Blend Sweater, $59.95 H&M

I've seen both leopards and zebras up close on safari, but I can't say what sounds the zebra makes. This sweater, however, certainly makes a style statement and you can make any sound you want while wearing it.

Cozy and Oversize Sweaters


Merino Boyfriend Sweater in Dusty Jade, $88 J. Crew

The boyfriend sweater is one of my all-time favorites. Slightly oversize (so there's more to love) with a boxy silhouette, a flattering deep V-neck and skinny sleeves. It's what I plan to live in on weekends.

Barneys New York Leather Cuff Cardigan, $245 Barneys

Seriously cozy! This cardigan with leather cuffs is just right for layering over another sweater. Whether vintage furniture shopping on weekends or as my better substitute for those thin airplane blankets, it's perfect.

Go-To Graphic Prints Under $60


Jacquard Scissor Sweater, $59.90 Zara

For cold days or nights, this cozy sweater does the trick, whether worn alone or layered over a plaid shirt and paired with your favorite strategically ripped jeans.

Graphic Crewneck Sweater, $32.94 Old Navy

I'm hooked on the video/song "What Does The Fox Say?" Sly (or smart) like a fox, this sweater is simply too adorable to pass up. Wear your own glasses for maximum effect and pair with a pencil skirt.

Not Your Average Sweater - Swoon Worthy


Ted Baker Gwuna Lace Cardigan, $195 Neiman Marcus

This lace embellished cardigan is super sweet and feminine and can easily go from jeans to a ball gown skirt.

Sequinned Sweater, $99.90 Zara

Hello parties. Hello holidays.

Contributor Picks

Christina Moffitino's Picks


3.1 Phillip Lim for Target, $29.99 Target

Chillier temperatures have us pining over the more comfy things in life, like oversized cozy sweaters and on-sale Target socks. But just because it's sweater weather doesn't mean you should look like you just rolled off the couch! Sweatshirts are an easy go-to this fall.The sporty top has gone beyond the days of the gym to exercise to more stylish options. You want to feel like you're working it, not so much working out. I'd throw on some dark wash straight blue jeans and dress it up with some heels for a casual night out with friends.

Force Cardigan with Leather Sleeves, $455 All Saints

Gloomy days where I want to bundle up with a cup of tea and a book has brought me to this All Saints pick. Cold weather makes me just want to stay inside, but a day's work calls for me to be on-the-go and I like any option that's comfy chic. The leather sleeves and wool blend is a perfect combo of style and comfort. Leggings and knee high boots would be my go-to pairing for this sweater weather ensemble.

 Street Swag

Christina Wright's Pick

Leather Panel V-Neck Sweater, $158  J. Crew

J. Crew never disappoints with stylish and cozy sweater options every Fall. I love, love, love this V-neck with the leather detailing, I mean COME ON...so amazing right?! It's that perfect touch of unexpected that makes me have to have it!

Simply Modern Wedding

Lauren Scharf's Pick

Minkpink Pride Sweater, $70 Swell

 Elephants will always be my favorite wild animal! Though they may be monstrously large, wrinkly grey creatures, and their political connotation is not so hot right now. Whether I'm facing the wild and windy fall weather, or cozying up indoors with my kindle, this elephant sweater is the one for me. With the soft cotton feel and funky pattern behind the animal, this is definitely a sweater I'll never forget on a chilly afternoon.

Endless Amusement

Don't get us wrong we love to dress up in our finest cocktail dresses and statment jewelry for holiday parties, but sometimes when you go from party to party to party a fun way to break up the champagne clinking monotony would be to switch the invite attire to your best ugly holiday sweater. It becomes a conversation when you compare who's is truly the "best" worst of the bunch. My girlfriend, Tracy Metro held one of my favorite holiday parties years ago when she decided last minute to turn a glam party into a white trash party. We dressed head-to-toe in our perception of a trashy look and since I love dressing in a theme and take on a chartacter full throttle from look to voice to even background we won. We DIY Divas took on the challenge to create our best ugly Christmas and Hanukkah sweaters. Enjoy!




Alison's Christmas Version


Lauren's Hanukkah Sweater


Christina's Holiday Sweater


Trio of Pretty Ugly Holiday Sweaters

In my newest STYLE MY MAN series, I give tips on how to get your man looking stylish in shorts while still staying comfortable (so he doesn't complain).

There's far more options than just wearing a T-Shirt and shorts; watch as I show my very good friend, Brian Patrick Flynn (interior designer & HGTV host), three different ways to make his new red shorts look awesome and make them totally fit his personality.


Red shorts available at Marshalls, $28

Paired with a gingham shirt from Marshalls. Striped belt from Bonobos.com. White slip-on sneakers from Nordstrom Rack.

Wear them to work with a chambray shirt and tie from JCrew.com. Add a preppy striped belt and bucks.

As Andy Samberg said, "I'm on a boat." And this look works for that and more. Striped sweater and striped belt from Bonobos.com. Button down shirt from J.Crew. And a bold touch with the red Sperry Top Siders scored on sale at Nordstrom Rack.



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