They’re cute, cozy and a clutch when fall hits. We’ve found a handful of tops that are heavy on the knits and keep your shape from getting lost. With a variety of necklines and details, they flatter all shapes and are great for work or an evening out. At $60 and under, you’ll get major wear out of them now and throughout spring.
For the Glam Girl
Dorothy Perkins Faux Fur Collar Cardigan ($55, dorothyperkins.com)
Even the slightest bit of fur goes a long way in the glam department. The long, vertical lines of the knits help elongate any figure, and the detachable collar gives you two shirts in one. The neutral cardigan gets major style points thanks to the faux fur trim.
For the Sophisticated Lady
Dorothy Perkins Embellished Jumper ($49, dorothyperkins.com)
Effortless elegance best defines this jeweled collar sweater. The built-in necklace means no need to worry about accessorizing, and the soft blush provides a serious dose of femininity. Wear this to work with your favorite pencil skirt or on the weekend with fitted jeans and flat boots.
For the Trendsetter
Zip Shoulder Jumper ($47, wallisfashion.com)
A turtleneck or funnel neck can come off a bit stuffy and even feel stiff, but it’s all in the details that make them comfortable and stylish. The black, gray and beige make it easy to rock this color-blocked top with nearly anything in your wardrobe. And the asymmetrical neckline zips on the side so it can be opened up a bit.
For the Fearless
Topshop Knitted Chunky Bobble Jumper ($60, topshop.com)
Just because the temperatures have hit the twenties and teens doesn’t mean you have to ditch bright hues. Anchoring the sweater against other neutrals keeps the look from being too loud, or layer it over an item every woman has in her closet: a white or chambray button-down.
For the Casual Woman
Simply Vera Vera Wang Textured Sweater ($59, kohls.com)
You’ll never long for warmth once you slip into this belted number. Though it has tons of material, it’s surprisingly flattering. The belt nips you at the waist (wear the one included or swap it out for a thinner one) and the V-neck compliments all bust sizes. And doesn’t the off-white have such an Olivia Pope vibe?
—Patrice J. Williams
Patrice J. Williams is a NYC-based writer and on-air style expert behind Looking Fly on a Dime. She has appeared on the Today Show, Nate Berkus Show and WE tv where she dishes on fashionable solutions for those who want to look their best without blowing their budget. Her motto is your style is never determined by your wallet. Follow Patrice on Twitter and Instagram for daily style inspiration.