Spring Sweaters Are an Underrated Must-Have for Breezy Days

Lindsey Lanquist
Spring Sweaters Are an Underrated Must-Have for Breezy Days
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Though fall is, without a doubt, sweater-shopping season, spring offers its own version of the sartorial practice. Because if we’re being honest, spring tends to be as temperate as fall is. So why shouldn’t spring sweaters be as viable as autumnal options?

In September, we trade our summer brights for fall neutrals—stocking up on every olive, camel, chocolate or charcoal knit we can get our hands on. This leaves our sweater selection feeling distinctly cold weather-focused; we’ve prepared for chilly October days, not breezy April nights. Taking some time to restock the sweaters in our closets can allow us to dress in a way that feels simultaneously weather-appropriate and spring-friendly. Just as a bubblegum pink sweater would’ve felt odd during autumn, a chocolate one feels a little strange during the spring. The most practical pieces in our closets aren’t rendered in the appropriate palette, leaving spring dressing feeling all function, no fashion—a shame, considering spring is one of the most aesthetically exciting seasons of the year.

The easiest remedy to this dilemma? Shopping spring sweaters. Though the genre feels a little oxymoronic, it’s expansive, it’s diverse and it’s here to keep you cozy when spring’s temperatures get a little tricky. Most of all, it wants to help you remember that the sun is shining, flowers are blooming and warm weather is right around the corner. Why revert to your fall go-tos when you can celebrate a new season in spring pieces, instead?

STYLECASTER | Spring Sweaters Are an Underrated Must-Have for Breezy Days

1. Cold Ocean Sweater, $168 at Free People

A sweater that was practically designed with beach-wear in mind. (Seriously—it has “ocean” in its name.)

STYLECASTER | Spring Sweaters Are an Underrated Must-Have for Breezy Days

2. Beau Striped Boat-Neck Sweater, $69 at Urban Outfitters

Because the best time to wear a striped sweater is all the time.

STYLECASTER | Spring Sweaters Are an Underrated Must-Have for Breezy Days

3. Gia Ruffled Sweater, $59.95 at Anthropologie

A sweater that gives a subtle nod to spring’s ruffle trend without taking things too far.

STYLECASTER | Spring Sweaters Are an Underrated Must-Have for Breezy Days

4. Edgley Striped Knit Poncho, $140 at Anthropologie

Almost more shirt than sweater. Almost.

STYLECASTER | Spring Sweaters Are an Underrated Must-Have for Breezy Days

5. Tessa Tie-Front Tank Top, $44 at Urban Outfitters

Aughts-inspired in all the right ways.

STYLECASTER | Spring Sweaters Are an Underrated Must-Have for Breezy Days

6. Be Bright Back Crochet Sweater, $20 at Nasty Gal

You know we’re buying this one with the matching shorts.

STYLECASTER | Spring Sweaters Are an Underrated Must-Have for Breezy Days

7. Textured Weave Ice Cream Sweater, $49.90 at Zara

Match your sweater to your ice cream cone. Because you can.

STYLECASTER | Spring Sweaters Are an Underrated Must-Have for Breezy Days

8. Sienna Tie-Front Cropped Sweater, $59 at Urban Outfitters

Part cardigan, part bralette—all adorable.

STYLECASTER | Spring Sweaters Are an Underrated Must-Have for Breezy Days

9. Ricky Waffle-Knit Long-Sleeve Polo Shirt, $59 at Urban Outfitters

This vintage-inspired grandpa cardigan looks like it was made with breezy spring days in mind.

STYLECASTER | Spring Sweaters Are an Underrated Must-Have for Breezy Days

10. Harlow Strappy Tie-Back Sweater Crop Top, $69 at Urban Outfitters

A sweater as fit for festival season as it is for your next outdoor BBQ.

STYLECASTER | Spring Sweaters Are an Underrated Must-Have for Breezy Days

11. Wells Striped Pullover, $165 at Anthropologie

The subtle balloon-sleeve takes this pullover from simple to head-turning.

STYLECASTER | Spring Sweaters Are an Underrated Must-Have for Breezy Days

12. Rainbow ‘Round Me Striped Sheer Knit Top, $23 at Lulus

Because tank tops are never not useful, come spring and summer.

STYLECASTER | Spring Sweaters Are an Underrated Must-Have for Breezy Days

13. Micah Rainbow Ribbed V-Neck Sweater, $59 at Urban Outfitters

A sweater that makes full use of every color in spring’s palette.

STYLECASTER | Spring Sweaters Are an Underrated Must-Have for Breezy Days

14. Knitted Tank Top, $30 at Topshop

A knitted tank worthy of the office, the beach and everywhere in between.

STYLECASTER | Spring Sweaters Are an Underrated Must-Have for Breezy Days

15. Inside Out Pullover, $78 at Free People

The perfect thing to slip on when you’re craving excitement and comfort at the same damn time.

STYLECASTER | Spring Sweaters Are an Underrated Must-Have for Breezy Days

16. Primary Pommed Sweater, $79.95 at Anthropologie

Pom-poms are just plain fun.

STYLECASTER | Spring Sweaters Are an Underrated Must-Have for Breezy Days

17. Stripe Knit Tank, $26 at ASOS

A perfect Saturday night go-to.

STYLECASTER | Spring Sweaters Are an Underrated Must-Have for Breezy Days

18. Studio Crochet Two-Tone Coat, $129 at Zara

This feels more like a sweater than a coat, but it’s so cute, we kind of don’t care what category it falls in.

STYLECASTER | Spring Sweaters Are an Underrated Must-Have for Breezy Days

19. Vintage Irish Cable Knit Sweater, $128 at Free People

White sweaters are no-fail purchases, no matter the season.

STYLECASTER | Spring Sweaters Are an Underrated Must-Have for Breezy Days

20. Cropped Striped Sweater, $69 at & Other Stories

Perfect for throwing over button-downs—or wearing on its own.

STYLECASTER | Spring Sweaters Are an Underrated Must-Have for Breezy Days

21. City of Stars Sweater, $168 at Free People

A little sleeve cut-out goes a long way in the spring and summer.

STYLECASTER | Spring Sweaters Are an Underrated Must-Have for Breezy Days

22. Bright Stripe Zip-Neck Crop Top, $29 at ASOS

The ’90s take on 2019 athleisure.

STYLECASTER | Spring Sweaters Are an Underrated Must-Have for Breezy Days

23. Super Sweet Fruity Pullover Sweater, $59 at Urban Outfitters

Because fruit makes basically everything better.

STYLECASTER | Spring Sweaters Are an Underrated Must-Have for Breezy Days

24. Crocheted Top, $49.90 at Zara

Leave it to Zara to deliver one of the chicest takes on spring’s crochet trend around.

STYLECASTER | Spring Sweaters Are an Underrated Must-Have for Breezy Days

25. Balloon-Sleeve Stitch-Detail Sweater, $42 at ASOS

Nothing says spring and summer like a healthy dose of neon.

STYLECASTER | Spring Sweaters Are an Underrated Must-Have for Breezy Days

26. Bliss Fuzzy Cropped Tee, $59 at Urban Outfitters

A knit tee that combines all of spring’s most vibrant colors.

STYLECASTER | Spring Sweaters Are an Underrated Must-Have for Breezy Days

27. Knit Sweatshirt with Embroidery and Fringe, $39.90 at Zara

A fringe sweater as fun and interesting as you are.

STYLECASTER | Spring Sweaters Are an Underrated Must-Have for Breezy Days

28. Layna Knit Turtleneck, $120 at Anthropologie

Because simple silhouettes are far from overrated.

STYLECASTER | Spring Sweaters Are an Underrated Must-Have for Breezy Days

29. Rainbow Eyelash Long-Sleeve Crop Top, $59 at Urban Outfitters

Eyelash sweaters are too damn fun to pass up.

STYLECASTER | Spring Sweaters Are an Underrated Must-Have for Breezy Days

30. Colorblock Sweater, $89 at & Other Stories

A spring shade trifecta.

STYLECASTER | Spring Sweaters Are an Underrated Must-Have for Breezy Days

31. Noisy May Fluffy Neon Sweater, $33.50 at ASOS

I’ve said it once, and I’ll say it again: Vibrant knits are the funnest way to transition from season to season.

STYLECASTER | Spring Sweaters Are an Underrated Must-Have for Breezy Days

32. Sunshine and Rainbows Stripe Sweater Top, $70 at Lulus

Because winter white is way more fun when covered with spring-facing colors.

STYLECASTER | Spring Sweaters Are an Underrated Must-Have for Breezy Days

33. Monki Mixed Leopard Print Knitted Sweater, $32 at ASOS

Um, how many technicolor leopard print sweaters is too many technicolor leopard print sweaters? Obviously not asking for a friend.

STYLECASTER | Spring Sweaters Are an Underrated Must-Have for Breezy Days

34. Stradivarius Stripe Sweater, $48 at ASOS

A sweater sure to put a smile on your face—even if it’s snowing in April.

STYLECASTER | Spring Sweaters Are an Underrated Must-Have for Breezy Days

35. Monki Longline V-Neck Sweater, $56 at ASOS

BRB, buying this and styling it exactly like so.

STYLECASTER | Spring Sweaters Are an Underrated Must-Have for Breezy Days

36. Stateside Terry Pullover, $126 at Anthropologie

Sport this terry pullover with the matching terry pants for a real power move.

STYLECASTER | Spring Sweaters Are an Underrated Must-Have for Breezy Days

37. Open-Stitch Fluffy-Yarn Sweater, $48 at ASOS

The open-stitch knit makes this fluffy sweater extra-breathable.

STYLECASTER | Spring Sweaters Are an Underrated Must-Have for Breezy Days

38. Good Vibes Only Cable-Knit Sweater Tank, $32 at Lulus

Literally just a sweater in tank top form. What’s more spring than that?

STYLECASTER | Spring Sweaters Are an Underrated Must-Have for Breezy Days

39. Connelly Sweater, $49.95 at Anthropologie

Channel your inner Audrey Hepburn in this sweater, and be sure to document the results on Instagram.

STYLECASTER | Spring Sweaters Are an Underrated Must-Have for Breezy Days

40. Big Easy Cowl Pullover, $99.95 at Free People

Perfect for throwing on over a bikini for a breezy, beachside night. (This sweater obviously has other applications, too, I’m just getting lost in a vicarious vacation over here—don’t mind me.)

STYLECASTER | Spring Sweaters Are an Underrated Must-Have for Breezy Days

41. Ribbed Fine-Knit Sweater, $26 at ASOS

Pretty sure this sweater would pair well with everything in your closet.

STYLECASTER | Spring Sweaters Are an Underrated Must-Have for Breezy Days

42. Chunky Bright Animal Sweater, $51 at ASOS

Quite possibly the spring-iest way to wear animal prints.

STYLECASTER | Spring Sweaters Are an Underrated Must-Have for Breezy Days

43. Textured Weave Mesh Top, $29.90 at Zara

Perfect as a swim cover-up—or a subtly sexy day-to-day top.

STYLECASTER | Spring Sweaters Are an Underrated Must-Have for Breezy Days

44. Charisma Wrap Sweater Top, $33 at Lulus

A no-fail silhouette rendered in a no-fail fabric—such a win.

STYLECASTER | Spring Sweaters Are an Underrated Must-Have for Breezy Days

45. Seascape Sweater, $69.95 at Free People

Throw this over bike shorts, leggings, bikini bottoms, whatever—and you’ll be set.

STYLECASTER | Spring Sweaters Are an Underrated Must-Have for Breezy Days

46. Eyelash Drawstring-Hem Sweater, $76 at Urban Outfitters

Dreamily adorable.

STYLECASTER | Spring Sweaters Are an Underrated Must-Have for Breezy Days

47. Esprit High-Neck Lightweight Sweater, $24.50 at ASOS

A 1990s relic fit for 2019.

STYLECASTER | Spring Sweaters Are an Underrated Must-Have for Breezy Days

48. Textured Top, $39.90 at Zara

All the fun of a frilly spring top—with all the warm snuggles of a sweater.

STYLECASTER | Spring Sweaters Are an Underrated Must-Have for Breezy Days

49. Bershka High-Neck Knitted Sweater, $40 at ASOS

Throw this sweater over any bottom in your closet, and you’ll have low-key chic (and cozy) style in no time.

STYLECASTER | Spring Sweaters Are an Underrated Must-Have for Breezy Days

50. Floral Embroidery Cable Sweater, $57 at ASOS

The kind of thing your grandma would make for you, if your grandma embroidered.

STYLECASTER | Spring Sweaters Are an Underrated Must-Have for Breezy Days

51. Tassa Textured Pullover Sweater, $64 at Urban Outfitters

All kinds of cozy.

STYLECASTER | Spring Sweaters Are an Underrated Must-Have for Breezy Days

52. Shea Zip-Up Sweater Jacket, $59.99 at Urban Outfitters

Sweater jackets are basically the zip-up, structured version of cardigans.

STYLECASTER | Spring Sweaters Are an Underrated Must-Have for Breezy Days

53. Karlee Ribbed Knit Sweater Top, $39 at Lulus

Lightweight sweaters are key once the temperatures hit 70 but the windchill’s still, like, 50.

STYLECASTER | Spring Sweaters Are an Underrated Must-Have for Breezy Days

54. Textured Knit Sweater, $29.90 at Zara

More short-sleeve sweaters, because really, can you ever have too many?

STYLECASTER | Spring Sweaters Are an Underrated Must-Have for Breezy Days

55. Free Style Striped Eyelash Sweater, $69 at Urban Outfitters

Two of spring’s funnest colors combined in one adorably striped sweater.

STYLECASTER | Spring Sweaters Are an Underrated Must-Have for Breezy Days

56. Natalia Off-the-Shoulder Sweater, $79.95 at Anthropologie

Off-the-shoulder is officially available in knit form.

STYLECASTER | Spring Sweaters Are an Underrated Must-Have for Breezy Days

57. Higher Love Pullover Sweater, $168 at Free People

From the open knit to the fringe-covered hemline, it’s clear this sweater was made with spring in mind.

 

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A version of this story was originally published in March 2019.

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