Ready Or Knit, Fall 2021’s Sweater Trends Are Here

Ready Or Knit, Fall 2021’s Sweater Trends Are Here
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Not to brag, but my style peaks in the fall. I love a sundress as much as the next person, but bundling up in a bunch of cozy sweaters is my favorite thing, maybe ever. And to make it even harder on my (very small) wardrobe, I have a massive crush on fall 2021’s sweater trends. Like, it’s a problem! Someone stop me before my savings account balance hits zero.

But how could you blame me when the sweaters are this cute? The most in-demand styles run the gamut from bold color-blocking options to sweater shrugs staples. And I couldn’t possibly forget to mention the preppy collars that look like they’d be more at home on the steps of The Met with the OG Gossip Girl cast.

There are also some returning trends, too! Cutouts emerged last year as a standout trend and they’re back and better than ever—seriously. Plus, if you didn’t get the chance to test out the western aesthetic even Beyonce herself loved over the summer, fear not; there’s still time to channel your inner cowgirl this fall.

Oh—and sweater vests are still very much a thing this season. But instead of being oversized, this season’s iterations have gotten the tennis club treatment. They’re cropped, colorful and will look so cute paired with a pleated mini skirt.

If you’re ready to ditch your cropped tanks and replace them with some very cushy knits come fall, you’ve come to the right place. Read on to check out all of this season’s biggest trends from all of your favorite sites, like Mango, Zara and H&M. Happy shopping!

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Courtesy of STAUD.

Double or Nothing

Why limit your fall look to one hue when you can have double the fun? We’ve seen color-blocked ensembles take off this year and this two-toned chunky knit from Staud is the perfect way to play with contrasting patterns and hues.


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Courtesy of Everlane.

Preppy Collars

The exaggerated collar trend has had its moment this year thanks to the new Gossip Girl reboot and we don’t expect it to disappear anytime soon. This cozy, retro-inspired Everlane knit comes in three classic fall tones, so you can’t go wrong.


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Courtesy of H&M.

Sweater Shrugs

Perhaps the boldest sweater style we’ve seen to date, sweater shrugs (also referred to as knit boleros or sweater sleeves) have completely taken over IG. This bright red option from H&M makes a statement in the sweetest way.


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Courtesy of Eloquii.

Off the Shoulder 

Is off-the-shoulder attire ever not a good idea? It just makes everything instantly sexier. Plus babes will love this flirty ribbed sweater for styling with leather trousers and skirts.


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Courtesy of Mango.

Highly In-Vested

You can credit this one to Mr. Harry Styles and fashion icon Princess Diana. Serve grandpa-chic vibes with this adorable patterned vest from Mango for a springy pop of color in your fall closet.


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Courtesy of Zara.

Western Winter

If you thought the western aesthetic was limited to just cowboy boots, you were wrong. This Zara sweater with fringed trim detail takes the trend into the cold-weather seasons beautifully.


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Courtesy of Eloquii.


Give us all the cutouts, and not just on itty-bitty crop tops! This white Eloquii sweater is a sexy way of showing some skin this season while still keeping warm. Best of both worlds!

A version of this article previously appeared in January 2021.

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