It’s the first day of fall, which means it's time to retire those tank tops and mini skirts and break out the autumn clothing! Namely? It’s time to embrace the warm, snuggly tops that are sweaters. If you ask us, no wardrobe is complete without at least one (or 10) of these cozy favorites. After all, there are so many amazing outfits they can be topped off with. Whether your closet is looking a little light on them this early in the season or you merely want to try out a new style, you can find a ton of them in a hurry on Amazon. The Amazon sweaters below are stylish, irresistibly comfortable, budget-friendly and won’t fall apart after the first wash—if you know how to care for them properly, that is.
How to Wash Sweaters
How you choose to wash your sweater depends on the material that it is made of and the instructions that are printed on the label. For example, if you have a garment that needs extra attention, like cashmere or wool, it may be dry clean only. If the label says you can hand-wash the item, you’ll want to do a spot test to ensure the dye can handle water or detergent. (Hint: If you’re not liking the results, see a professional ASAP.) If all goes according to plan, you can soak your knit in a basin of cold water for up to 30 minutes with a wool or cashmere shampoo, like this one from The Laundress. You’ll want to air dry these delicate pieces by laying them out flat on a towel for 24 to 48 hours—refrain from wringing them, lest you stretch them out or damage the materials.
Other fabrics, such as acrylic, may be suitable for washing in the machine with warm or cool water. As always, make sure to always check the label of your new sweater and follow the proper cleaning instructions before washing your item for the first time.
How to Store Sweaters
Now that it’s clean, you’ll need a place to put your sweater. When dealing with long-term storage, you’ll want to place your washed, folded items in an air-tight container or bag to ensure that they are fresh and pest-free for when you're ready to wear them again.
If you’re looking to keep them within arm’s reach, closet cubbies are great to ensure you don’t stretch out the arms of your sweaters by hanging them like T-shirts (though we’ve also got a few tricks up our sleeves if you need to hang them without compromising their shape).
Read on for our list of the 21 Amazon sweaters you’ll want to scoop up just in time for fall.
The Best Amazon Sweaters at a Glance
Best Oversized Sweater: Ckikiou Cashmere Pullover Sweater
Best Sweater with Pockets: Lacozy Buffalo Plaid Sweater
Best Turtleneck Sweater: Goodthreads Shaker-Stitch Turtleneck Sweater
Best Striped Sweater: Kirundo Striped Sweater
Best Printed Sweater: Yemak Cat/Dog Cardigan Sweater
Best Chunky Sweater: Farysays Turtleneck Sweater
Best Cardigan Sweater: Amazon Essentials Open-Front Cardigan Sweater
Best Cashmere Sweater: Vince Shaker Rib V-Neck
Best Pullover Sweater: Paige Raundi Sweater
Best Ribbed Sweater: Goodthreads Boucle Balloon-Sleeve Sweater
Best Graphic Sweater: Shermie Pullover Sweater
Best Sweater Dress: Pink Queen Sweater Dress
Best Batwing Sweater: Anrabess Batwing Tunic
Best Statement Sweater: Angashion Leopard-Print Sweater
Best Asymmetric Sweater: Caracilia Turtleneck Sweater
Best Lounge Sweater: Gadewake Round Neck Sweater
Best Sweater for Boots: Millchic Sweater Dress
Best Sweater Vest: Safrisior Houndstooth Sweater Vest
Best Cowl Neck Sweater: Chase Secret Cowl Neck Sweater
Best Cold-Shoulder Sweater: MaQiYa Cold-Shoulder Sweater
Best Fisherman Sweater: Amazon Essentials Fisherman Cable Crewneck Sweater
1. Ckikiou Cashmere Pullover Sweater
Best Oversized Sweater
This wonderful off-the-shoulder sweater is made from a silky cashmere, cotton and polyester blend that’s sure to keep you warm on chilly fall evenings. The style is very loose-fitting, which makes it feel almost as though you are being wrapped in a cozy, soft blanket. In fact, the only problem we could find with it was how to choose a favorite color, since there’s nearly 40 options!
2. Lacozy Buffalo Plaid Sweater
Best Sweater with Pockets
Nothing screams “autumn” more than a comfy plaid top—just take a look at this Buffalo plaid pattern for proof! The long-knit is nice and light and looks great whether buttoned or left wide open to feel the crisp autumn air. It’s even got two big welt pockets for your keys, your phone or anything else you might need to take on your next apple picking adventure.
3. Goodthreads Shaker-Stitch Turtleneck Sweater
Best Turtleneck Sweater
For the ultimate in all-around comfort, pull on this bright turtleneck by Amazon’s house brand, Goodttheads. The autumnal hues match the colors of the changing leaves and the breathable 100 percent cotton material won’t be too stifling in the early stages of the season. It’s sustainable and plenty durable, too, so you’ll have it longer than other options on the market.
4. Kirundo Striped Sweater
Best Striped Sweater
Brighten up your first fall day by purchasing this nautical striped knitted pullover. With a seafaring print, it will be an instant favorite in your sweater lineup and pair well with just about anything you’ve already got in your closet. It’s made of nylon and viscose for a soft-yet-durable combo, and we love the button detailing at the neck.
5. Yemak Cat/Dog Cardigan Sweater
Best Printed Sweater
If you’re a proud cat lady or dog mama, show it off with this purr-fectly cute kitty or dog-printed cardigan. With a classic, vintage cut complete with a three-quarter length sleeve and a delightful pattern, this pick will stay in style for more than a season, and it’s made of a stretchy cotton and acrylic blend for comfort.
6. Farysays Turtleneck Sweater
Best Chunky Sweater
Who doesn’t want to get lost in a big chunky sweater that will keep them snug and stylish while sipping coffee on the last days of patio season? This slouchy design features cable-knit detailing and would look fantastic with a pair of jeans and ruched boots. It’s made of a polyester, which has great longevity for those who tend to beat their knitwear up, with a touch of spandex for that comfy, stretchy feel.
7. Amazon Essentials Open-Front Cardigan Sweater
Best Cardigan Sweater
If you aren’t into the added bulk that can come along with a thick fall sweater, allow us to draw your attention to this gorgeous lightweight basic. Its largely cotton and polyester blend makes it machine washable, and it fits close to the body while still allowing for plenty of movement.
8. Vince Shaker Rib V-Neck
Best Cashmere Sweater
If you’re looking to splurge on the softest, most luxe sweater you can find, say hello to this 100 percent cashmere dream from Vince. It’s got a simple V-neck design that makes it easy to wear with just about anything and is long enough to satisfy anyone who’s *so* over the reigning cropped trend (*raises hand*).
9. Paige Raundi Sweater
Best Pullover Sweater
Paige might just have created our favorite sweater of the season with its unique Raundi design, which features a pullover turtleneck style, albeit with a neck cutout on one side. It’s made with high-quality wool and nylon and comes in four stunning hues that are borderline impossible to choose from.
10. Goodthreads Boucle Balloon-Sleeve Sweater
Best Ribbed Sweater
For a basic sweater that will keep you warm, comfortable and looking put together, you don’t need a ton of bells and whistles—you just need a good ribbed find, like this aptly named Goodthreads design. Checking off all of the above boxes and then some, this is a closet essential if we ever saw one.
11. Shermie Pullover Sweater
Best Graphic Sweater
Open your heart to the fun graphic that’s imprinted on these Shermie pullovers. While we particularly adore the pictured heart pattern, there are plenty of other variations to choose from in this knit, which has ribbing at the cuffs and hem to make for a more snug fit.
12. Pink Queen Sweater Dress
Best Sweater Dress
If you're not quite ready to give up your skirts and are still holding on to those last days of summer, then this chic sweater dress might be just the thing to help you make the transition to the new season. It’s got a roomy, oversized design that will envelope you in its soft material, but keeps your legs uncovered, so you can still catch the last of those sweet, sweet warm rays.
13. Anrabess Batwing Tunic
Best Batwing Sweater
A batwing sweater can be a super flattering way to welcome the cooler weather. The loose, draped sleeves hang to the side and offer a breezy vibe that would work just as well on a date as it would while running errands. The slits in the side also allow for some added breathability in these changing temperatures.
14. Angashion Leopard-Print Sweater
Best Statement Sweater
Make a bold statement anywhere you go with this unique find, which looks far pricier than its actual tag. It’s made of a polyester and spandex blend, but the real story here is the incredible leopard graphic, which adorns either one or both sleeves, depending on your preference.
15. Caracilia Turtleneck Sweater
Best Asymmetric Sweater
This voluminous sweater scores big when it comes to style points. A batwing silhouette, asymmetric hem and diamond-ribbed design all come together to pull off an incredibly attractive look that could be your new favorite this fall.
16. Gadewake Round Neck Sweater
Best Lounge Sweater
Who needs a significant other when you could have this snuggle-ready sweater in your life? Offered in a range of colors from minimalist khaki to warming yellow, this pick is for those of us (guilty as charged) who haven’t quite adapted back to wearing normal clothing just yet
17. Millchic Sweater Dress
Best Sweater for Boots
You’ve done it: You’ve found the perfect pair of fall boots. Now, all you need is this stunning sweater dress to pair it with. The thick, ribbed design flows all the way down, from the turtleneck to the fitted bodice, and it cuts off either just above the knee or around mid-thigh, depending on your height—the perfect length for showing off some fierce kicks.
18. Safrisior Houndstooth Sweater Vest
Best Sweater Vest
As one of the biggest trends of the season, we’d be remiss not to include this ‘90s-esque houndstooth sweater vest. Thanks to its oversized sleeves, you can easily wear it on top of your favorite long-sleeve bouse to add a bold take on its classic vibe.
19. Chase Secret Cowl Neck Sweater
Best Cowl Neck Sweater
On a blustery day, there’s nothing better than burrowing deep down into a comfy cowl neck, like this one. Shoppers say it’s “cozy right out of the bag,” and well-made besides, giving you all the creature comforts you could ever want in a favorite sweater.
20. MaQiYa Cold-Shoulder Sweater
Best Cold-Shoulder Sweater
Just because the temperatures are dropping doesn't mean your clothing can't be sizzling hot. This cold-shoulder sweater provides a sexy shoulder cut out with a comfy, loose fit bodice. Its neon pink hue is also a huge head-turner. Despite it’s high style, it’s still relatively low maintenance, too, since you can simply throw it in the wash when you’re ready to clean it.
21. Amazon Essentials Fisherman Cable Crewneck Sweater
Best Fisherman Sweater
Get that sea shanty feel with this fisherman-style sweater, which boasts a chunky, cable knit pattern and a 100 percent cotton construction that’s both machine washable and a no-brainer to style. You’ll also get your pick of more than 20 different shades.
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