Isn’t sweater season just the best? I don’t think there’s a single piece of clothing that encapsulates ‘cozy’ better than a beautiful knit. I’ve ranked my favorite sweater brands in the past, and one thing that never ceases to amaze me is that my go-tos are one of two things: relatively affordable or a proper splurge.
Given everything I know about fabrication, cut, and quality, it’s a bit of a mystery, but I’m not complaining about it. This season, the affordable end of the spectrum has blown me away, and I wanted to share sweaters under $100 I’ve purchased and more I’m eyeing.
Fall Sweaters Under $100
GAP CashSoft Mockneck Sweater
Kicking things off with this vibrant red sweater from GAP, who’s having a bit of a resurgence in the budget-friendly fashion world. This knit is incredibly soft to the touch (not itchy) and comes in more neutrals and colors. I love the stand collar. I wear size S tall, but size down if you’re in doubt as it’s oversized.
GAP 24/7 Split-Hem Striped Turtleneck Sweater
I also picked up this Toteme striped sweater dupe from GAP in a second color this season (I have cream and tan). I’m not sure if they made changes to the fabric content, but this year’s version feels even softer than last year’s! It’s just long enough to cover your rear, and the split hem creates pretty movement and is flattering. I like to style it with jeans and sneakers. Mine’s a size S tall.
H&M Crop Knit Sweater
Another longtime affordable sweater favorite that tends to get brought back year after year is this H&M crop knit sweater. It’s the perfect length to style over dresses and with skirts as it won’t swallow your waistline (no belting, tucking, etc. needed). I have this one in several colors! I wear size S.
Everlane Micro-Rib Layering ‘Sweaters’
Everlane’s turtleneck and crewneck sweaters are my favorite affordable knits for layering, and the best part is they’re only $50! These have a snug fit that gives you a streamlined look under cardigans, vests, and coats and are extremely soft. The fabric is more of a t-shirt weight, but the micro-rib detail makes them look more elevated. I have quite a few of these sweaters in a variety of colors to make layering with prints and various color palettes quick and simple. I wear size S.
Caslon Mock Neck Sweaters
This Caslon mockneck sweater is one of my favorites for tucking because it’s on the thinner side. The weight helps give it a smooth look even when tucked into dressier trousers and skirts, and it looks great untucked with jeans, too. This sweater has a small slit at the back of the neck (just something to consider—it doesn’t bother me) and since it’s on the thin side, I hand wash mine to prevent pilling. I wear size S.
Gap Shaker-Stitch Cardigan
The J.Crew Cotton V-Neck Cardigan has been my affordable cardi recommendation for a few years (I refer to it as the Jenni Kayne cardigan for less), but the only drawback about it is that the relaxed fit and longer hem make it difficult to dress up. I got the GAP Shaker-Stitch cardigan in black this year. Which is similar, less expensive, and a better length for more tailored outfits (hits just below the hip bone). It also looks great draped over the shoulders.
Below are more fall sweaters under $100 on my radar that I think you’ll love, too (you can shop in the widget or via the links below the collage). I hope you find something to cozy up in as it cools off!