6 Must-Have Sweaters for Winter

With the colder weather finally here, it’s time to pull out the winter apparel that has been tucked away in the back of your closet and figure out which sweaters should be tossed and which ones can be upgraded. Today, men have more options than ever when it comes to sweaters. You are no longer limited to just one style of sweater that is usually bulky in a basic color. When deciding how you will keep warm this winter, consider the tips below for selecting the right must-have sweater.

Festive crewneck

festive sweater

Source: Target

Skip the sweaters decorated with skiers or little snowmen. There is a fine line between a decent festive sweater and an ugly Christmas sweater. Pick something with a more subtle design that still conveys a festive design. The varsity crew sweater from Target is the perfect example of a holiday sweater that is not overboard. This alpaca crewneck sweater from Saks Fifth Avenue is a stylish option for the holiday season.

Cable knit sweater

Ombre Cable Knit Sweater

Source: Macy’s

Stay away from sweaters that are too bulky and offer a boxy appearance. Stick to sweaters with a slender fit that aligns with the traditional cable knit style. This sweater with a fisherman pattern or this one with an ombre design are excellent options for an updated cable knit sweater. You can style this type of sweater perfectly with a dark washed pair of jeans

Cashmere

Chunky Knit Color Block Sweater

Source: Saks Fifth Avenue

This style of sweater definitely has more variety today in comparison to traditional cashmere sweaters from the past. The Brunello Cucinelli wool and cashmere crewneck sweater maintains the traditional cashmere sweater style, but adds a bit of variety with suede elbow patches. Cucinelli also offers a new spin on cashmere with the chunky knit color block sweater.

Look for texture

Textured Ladder Knit Sweater

Source: Nordstrom

With a simple textured sweater you can give a regular look a modern feel. For a more unique style, find a textured sweater that also has a mixed knit like this colorblock cardigan from Nordstrom. The textured ladder knit on this sweater is a great option for experimenting with non-traditional looks.

The right cardigan

Shawl Collar Cardigan

Source: Macy’s

Look for sweaters that have a bold element, like pronounced buttons, a detailed collar or an interesting knit. The best part about a cardigan is how versatile this sweater can be. The Levi’s shawl collar cardigan from Macy’s comes in a basic color however the pronounced collar gives it a unique appeal. This mock-neck sweater has a perfect festive design for the winter season.

Slim sweater

Merino Wool Sweater

Source: Saks Fifth Avenue

No one wants to look bigger than they are, unfortunately the traditional knit sweaters can do this. Picking a sweater with a mixed blend will help give this iconic sweater a more fashionable feel. The Saxxon wool v-neck sweater from Brooks Brothers can easily be layered and dressed up or down throughout the winter. Another option for a slender fit, it’s this cozy merino wool sweater from Saks Fifth Avenue.

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