Summer Sweaters to Shop, Because Warm-Weather Coziness Is Definitely a Thing

Lindsey Lanquist
Summer Sweaters to Shop, Because Warm-Weather Coziness Is Definitely a Thing
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I have a bone to pick with anyone who exclusively associates hygge with fall and winter. Because coziness is too delightful a thing to allocate to a mere few months each year. Consider this my campaign to bring summer hygge to the forefront of the zeitgeist—a mission I’m fueling with a bunch of incredibly cute summer sweaters.

I know late July is just about the last time anyone would want to humor the thought of a knit. Humidity and yarn are an absolute match made in hell—a breeding ground for all kinds of moist scratchiness and damp itchiness. (Lol, undoubtedly the most disgusting sentence I’ve ever penned.) The thing is: You wouldn’t be wearing your new, veritably adorable summer sweater outside in the summer humidity! You’d be wearing it inside, where the AC is kept frigid enough to spawn another Ice Age! Or outside on some summer night, after the sun has stopped shining—when the breeze is thoroughly starting to pick up! Star-sprinkled summer skies pair exceptionally well with cool breezes—which (you see where this is going) pair exceptionally well with sweaters. And not just any sweaters—sweaters crafted with the understanding that even when it’s a little chilly out, it’s probably no more than 60 degrees.

Not to mention, as we transition from July to August—and then from August to September, our appetites for autumnal wear will increase, meanwhile, the weather will stay relatively warm. Summer doesn’t officially end until September 23, so we have a great many weeks of heat and humidity ahead of us—weeks where we’ll crave hygge and have nothing in our closets that can deliver it in a weather-appropriate manner. Lest we, you know, stock up on a bunch of summer sweaters now.

STYLECASTER | Summer Sweaters to Shop, Because Warm-Weather Coziness Is Definitely a Thing

A sweater that’ll easily skew summer nautical—or fall back-to-school.

STYLECASTER | Summer Sweaters to Shop, Because Warm-Weather Coziness Is Definitely a Thing

Hard to argue a bright pink sweater is anything but summery.

STYLECASTER | Summer Sweaters to Shop, Because Warm-Weather Coziness Is Definitely a Thing

A sweater, rendered in crop tank top form.

STYLECASTER | Summer Sweaters to Shop, Because Warm-Weather Coziness Is Definitely a Thing

Definitely on the chunky side for summer. But hey—if your office is really cold…

STYLECASTER | Summer Sweaters to Shop, Because Warm-Weather Coziness Is Definitely a Thing

If it’s lightweight enough to tuck into high-waisted shorts, it’s lightweight enough for summer.

STYLECASTER | Summer Sweaters to Shop, Because Warm-Weather Coziness Is Definitely a Thing

Short-sleeved and rendered in a palette that’s all kinds of vibrant.

STYLECASTER | Summer Sweaters to Shop, Because Warm-Weather Coziness Is Definitely a Thing

As a wise cartoon character once said, the best time to wear a striped sweater is all the time.

STYLECASTER | Summer Sweaters to Shop, Because Warm-Weather Coziness Is Definitely a Thing

So lightweight you’ll think it’s a T-shirt. (But your hygge-loving heart will know the difference <3.)

STYLECASTER | Summer Sweaters to Shop, Because Warm-Weather Coziness Is Definitely a Thing

A short-sleeve sweater that makes the most of summer’s crochet trend.

STYLECASTER | Summer Sweaters to Shop, Because Warm-Weather Coziness Is Definitely a Thing

This looks so cozy I want to nap in it immediately.

STYLECASTER | Summer Sweaters to Shop, Because Warm-Weather Coziness Is Definitely a Thing

A knit sure to play well with even your breeziest bohemian pieces.

STYLECASTER | Summer Sweaters to Shop, Because Warm-Weather Coziness Is Definitely a Thing

Zebra print is on the up-and-up—get it before it’s mainstream hot.

STYLECASTER | Summer Sweaters to Shop, Because Warm-Weather Coziness Is Definitely a Thing

Stripes, fringe and a cropped hemline? Is there anything this summer sweater can’t do?

STYLECASTER | Summer Sweaters to Shop, Because Warm-Weather Coziness Is Definitely a Thing

All kinds of cozy—and fit for basically any season.

STYLECASTER | Summer Sweaters to Shop, Because Warm-Weather Coziness Is Definitely a Thing

A sweater fit for the lover of all-black-everything and for summer’s neon-trendy palette, alike.

STYLECASTER | Summer Sweaters to Shop, Because Warm-Weather Coziness Is Definitely a Thing

Sweater tank top? Say it ain’t so.

STYLECASTER | Summer Sweaters to Shop, Because Warm-Weather Coziness Is Definitely a Thing

Basically a blanket you can tote everywhere.

STYLECASTER | Summer Sweaters to Shop, Because Warm-Weather Coziness Is Definitely a Thing

A knit so loose it could pass as a swim cover-up.

STYLECASTER | Summer Sweaters to Shop, Because Warm-Weather Coziness Is Definitely a Thing

For the shopper who cherishes turtlenecks so much they can’t bear to part with them—not even in the summer.

STYLECASTER | Summer Sweaters to Shop, Because Warm-Weather Coziness Is Definitely a Thing

A sweater that basically qualifies for inclusion in summer’s sheer clothing trend.

STYLECASTER | Summer Sweaters to Shop, Because Warm-Weather Coziness Is Definitely a Thing

A sweater that’s veritably bar-worthy. (Because you deserve hygge any time and place you want it!)

STYLECASTER | Summer Sweaters to Shop, Because Warm-Weather Coziness Is Definitely a Thing

A sweater that fully understands 2019’s ruffles trend.

STYLECASTER | Summer Sweaters to Shop, Because Warm-Weather Coziness Is Definitely a Thing

Knit. Matching. Set. (Need I really say more?)

STYLECASTER | Summer Sweaters to Shop, Because Warm-Weather Coziness Is Definitely a Thing

The fringe-lined hem keeps this two-tone sweater feeling anything but average.

STYLECASTER | Summer Sweaters to Shop, Because Warm-Weather Coziness Is Definitely a Thing

A pop of color, done the minimalist way.

STYLECASTER | Summer Sweaters to Shop, Because Warm-Weather Coziness Is Definitely a Thing

Chunky knit? Puffy sleeves? Can’t lose.

STYLECASTER | Summer Sweaters to Shop, Because Warm-Weather Coziness Is Definitely a Thing

Lightweight and perfect for seasonal layering.

STYLECASTER | Summer Sweaters to Shop, Because Warm-Weather Coziness Is Definitely a Thing

Is it a vest? Is it a dress? I’m not sure, but I do know it’s fun AF.

STYLECASTER | Summer Sweaters to Shop, Because Warm-Weather Coziness Is Definitely a Thing

A striped sweater, done the optical illusion way.

STYLECASTER | Summer Sweaters to Shop, Because Warm-Weather Coziness Is Definitely a Thing

Subtle stripes—for the fan of color who doesn’t love a print.

STYLECASTER | Summer Sweaters to Shop, Because Warm-Weather Coziness Is Definitely a Thing

Because knits and peplum ruffles are far from mutually exclusive.

STYLECASTER | Summer Sweaters to Shop, Because Warm-Weather Coziness Is Definitely a Thing

Fodder for your next out of office Instagram.

STYLECASTER | Summer Sweaters to Shop, Because Warm-Weather Coziness Is Definitely a Thing

Fit for throwing over button-downs or wearing on its own—this sweater is equal parts versatile and statement-making.

STYLECASTER | Summer Sweaters to Shop, Because Warm-Weather Coziness Is Definitely a Thing

So snuggly you might be tempted to sleep in it.

STYLECASTER | Summer Sweaters to Shop, Because Warm-Weather Coziness Is Definitely a Thing

A striped sweater so statement-making it’s basically runway-worthy.

STYLECASTER | Summer Sweaters to Shop, Because Warm-Weather Coziness Is Definitely a Thing

A cozy sweater that nods to summer’s neon trend without going all in.

STYLECASTER | Summer Sweaters to Shop, Because Warm-Weather Coziness Is Definitely a Thing

Cropped and covered in a vibrant animal print? We’ll take 13.

STYLECASTER | Summer Sweaters to Shop, Because Warm-Weather Coziness Is Definitely a Thing

An embroidered sweater that feels as fit for 1990 as it does for 2019.

STYLECASTER | Summer Sweaters to Shop, Because Warm-Weather Coziness Is Definitely a Thing

For nights on the town spent anywhere but indoors.

STYLECASTER | Summer Sweaters to Shop, Because Warm-Weather Coziness Is Definitely a Thing

Another sweater tank—because these versatile staples deserve a place in your repertoire, damnit.

STYLECASTER | Summer Sweaters to Shop, Because Warm-Weather Coziness Is Definitely a Thing

A striped sweater you’ll be wearing from spring’s first moment through summer’s last.

STYLECASTER | Summer Sweaters to Shop, Because Warm-Weather Coziness Is Definitely a Thing

Veritably fit for a hot summer’s day.

STYLECASTER | Summer Sweaters to Shop, Because Warm-Weather Coziness Is Definitely a Thing

A sweater the fan of punchy palettes can surely get behind.

 

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A version of this story was originally published in June 2017. Updated July 2019.

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