Sweater Weather

A seasonal must, this winter’s knits pack a playful punch with quirky patterns and palettes.

By: Giuseppa Nadrowksi

As the temperatures dip, sweaters are the first thing we grab in our transitional wardrobe. This year, we couldn’t be more excited about the new crop of knits hitting shelves. With playful patterns, intricate intarsias, joyful jacquards, and punchy palettes, the classic winter wardrobe essential went from just another layer to a statement-making style. At Tory Burch, the New York label incorporated exuberant prints throughout its Resort 22 collection, and this luxurious fine knit, beautifully detailing a sweet bird, reflects the collection’s fanciful air. This sense of whimsy could be found across numerous brands, from the sweaters at Lacoste, where there was a slight collegiate feeling to the vibrant knits, to those at Max Mara, where brand logos found cool and contemporary iterations, and Kate Spade New York, where animal prints were supersized. The most whimsical takes on knitwear, however, could be found at Coach, where Executive Creative Director Stuart Vevers continued his signature quirky-cool aesthetic by applying unexpected pop culture references to a selection of comfy classics. We loved the blue and white Mickey Mouse sweater Kaia Gerber donned for Vevers’ Fall 21 collection — an instant favorite. Inspired by a style from the 1980s, it features a design that movie fans will recognize from the classic horror film The Shining.

Shop THE LOOK

Jacquard Sweater

$798
Tory Burch

Festive Feels! Crewneck Sweater

$59.95
Aerie

Wool and Cashmere Knit Jumper

$765
Max Mara

Letterman Sweater

$155
Lacoste

Ski Mickey Sweater

$395
Coach

Tiger Stripes Dream Sweater

$298
kate spade new york

Colorblock Knit Sweater

$45.90
Zara

Ski Fair Isle Knit Sweater

$450
Coach