A sweater to cozy up to

I couldn’t pull the trigger on this nearly-$300 sweater, but I find myself wondering if that were a mistake every time I look at it—now that it’s sold out. I feel like it’s got all of the right elements of the pullover of the moment: cable-knit, bubble sleeves, a slightly higher collar with a slightly shorter waist, and that muted shade of (what they call) macaroon.

Ultimately, it’s the of-the-moment-ness of it that has me searching for more solid-color pullovers like it. Here are some favorites I found, all of which I’d be quite happy to get cozy with.

Pom Pom Lulu Sweater in Macaroon: The inspiration for my current sweater obsession. Sold out, but they tend to repeat styles in new colors for new seasons—like this flecked oatmeal version. Shop Dôen is pricey,  but I love that it’s a collective of women based out of Los Angeles who are behind it.

Loving the yellow in this super soft blouson sleeve number.

Merino wool should keep this one from being scratchy. The mock neck and long sleeves are a nice combination. There’s another version with bubble sleeves that looks awfully good, too—in more colors.

The Madewell take on the cropped cableknit—in pink! There are more sizes in two other colors without the high neck.

While we’re thinking pink, here’s H&M’s cozy-looking mohair blend…

… Anthropologie’s Cabled Chenille Pullover (I also love this Sitka Textured Pullover)…

…and Abercrombie’s Airspun Mock Neck Cable Sweater (on sale).

UO’s own label put out a wide-cut, relaxed-fit take on the trend.  (The red beret doesn’t hurt, does it?)

A perfectly slouchy turteneck to live in.

This cotton-blend sweater, with its exaggerated blouson sleeves, comes in a variety of colors.

Can’t get enough of this mustard color this season? There’s a seam detail on the sleeves where they get a bit wider above the cuff.

L.L. Bean’s fisherman sweaters are truly classic. (And last for years.) This tunic-cut is an update—slightly fitted with a rounded hem and zippers as the zip. Of the five colors, the ivory is beautiful, of course, but I’d like to try this darker version.

Other notable mentions: Everlane, Everlane (again), and Amazon.

I feel like I was all about the cardigans last year, and am now wishing I’d kept more of my pullovers. Which of these would you choose? Any favorites you bought? Or wish you did? 

P.S. Those vintage Levi’s in the top image are something else to covet. These are supposed to have a similarly flattering fit.

[Images from their respective sources. Top image via Shop Dôen]


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