5 Sweaters under $100 for Fall 2018

cozy fall sweater, the-alyst.com

The best part about fall in New England is that it finally becomes sweater weather again — and I absolutely love throwing on a cozy knit for a cool day in Boston!

Depending on the material — i.e., cashmere to acrylic – the price point for sweaters can really vary. While I have my fair share of high quality, cashmere sweaters in my closet; each fall, I also like to add a handful of more affordable knits to my wardrobe. Typically, these lower priced pieces are in brighter colors or more trendy styles, so at the end of the season, I won’t feel as guilty if I decide to consign or donate them. For example, this off-the-shoulder sweater is one of my current favorites, especially because this look is still so popular, but if and when the off-the-shoulder trend fades, at $35, it will be easy to part with this knit. I think it’s always good to have a mix of high and low in your closet — and fall is a perfect time to invest in both!

So, as the leaves continue to change and we trade in our white summer dresses for soft crimson-colored sweaters, I hope some of these affordable, yet still warm and stylish sweaters will make it into your closet this fall!

cozy fall sweater, the-alyst.com
cozy fall sweater, the-alyst.com
cozy fall sweater, the-alyst.com
cozy fall sweater, the-alyst.com
boston skyline in fog, the-alyst.com
cozy fall sweater, the-alyst.com
cozy fall sweater, the-alyst.com
cozy fall sweater, the-alyst.com
cozy fall sweater, the-alyst.com

The A-Lyst for Affordable Sweaters

H&M Off-the-Shoulder Sweater

I absolutely adore this sweater! Back in the spring, I picked up a cheerful pink version of it (you can see that one here) and loved wearing it as the temperatures warmed up in April and May, so imagine my excitement when I walked into H&M and saw that they had brought it back in fall-appropriate hues. Depending on my outfit (or mood!), I wear it off one shoulder or switch it up and wear it off both, and it always garners a ton of compliments!

TopShop Pointelle Ball Sleeve Sweater

I fell in love with the gorgeous fuchsia hue of this knit, and of course the fun, puffy sleeves! Since this sweater is a little bit cropped, it pairs nicely with higher waisted jeans, and to dress it up, I’ve been adding a fun patterned heel (my leopard print Louboutins are my favorite with this look). This is actually my first TopShop purchase and I would recommend sizing up. I purchased a size 6, which fits like a U.S. size 2-4, and was perfect.

LOFT Chenille Sweater

LOFT is one of my go-to’s when shopping for transitional pieces like fall or spring sweaters because they always have a great selection of well-priced knits! This fall, I purchased this gorgeous burnt orange/warm brown colored chenille sweater and have been wearing it on repeat. While I find that some sweaters can feel too bulky at the neck, the ballet-style neckline of this piece helps you maintain a sleek silhouette.

J.Crew Point Sur Open Back Sweater

I love the open back style of this sweater — especially the detail with the buttons! For work, I’ll typically throw on a camisole underneath because its relaxed fit makes it easily fall off your shoulder or dip a little bit too low in the front, but depending on where you are wearing it, it looks great as-is, too. This piece exudes a carefree sexiness and I love pairing it with a fitted pair of denim jeans and suede booties.

ZARA Limited-Edition Cable Knit Sweater

This is your answer to a quintessential fall sweater; ultra cozy, oversized, and oh-so-chunky. From the beautiful knitted detail on the front to the roomy, high turtleneck, this is a piece you’ll want to throw on when the temperatures dip below 50 degrees. I am literally obsessed with the striking mustard color it comes in, and even though the wool fabric can make it a little bit itchy, it’s so worth it!

Outfit Details:

Sweater: H&M Off-the-Shoulder Sweater

Jeans: Joe’s Jean Charlie High-Rise

Boots: J.Crew Suede Over-the-Knee Boots (last season; similar here and here)

Sunglasses: LOFT Tortoise Print Sunglasses (last season; similar here and here)

Lipstick: Ilia Beauty Lipstick in Lucy’s Party mixed with Bobbi Brown Lip Color in Hibiscus

Nail Polish: OPI’s We the Female

Bag: CHANEL CC Trendy in Camel (available at CHANEL Boutiques – similar here)

Photos by @KateSW


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