It is officially October, and (dare we say) imminently holiday season as well. Now that we’ve packed up our sandals and tanks, it’s time to replenish the closet with practical and fashionable knits that we’ll want to pull out and wear on even the grimmest of winter AMs.
There’s a piece that will seamlessly fit into every closet, from Saint Laurent’s plaid must-have with a twist of sparkle to The Row’s voluminous blanket-like topper. Cozy up to one of our ten picks and you’ll find the coming months a whole lot more stylish — and bearable.
Isabel Marant’s wool-and-alpaca sweater has us dreaming of winter travels and snowy mountains. We adore the abstract black design that adds a dose of a worldly aesthetic to the pullover. $845. 469 Broome Street (Grand Streets); 212-219-2284; isabelmarant.com
Since launching in 2002, Maison Kitsuné has been a purveyor of streamlined, traditional clothing with a modern fit. The brand’s quirky wool-silk-and-cashmere sweater has their signature fox motif emblazoned all over. $550. 1170 Broadway (27th/28th Streets); 212-481-6010; kitsune.fr
When we saw The Row’s Keeton sweater come down the runway last February, we immediately began counting down the days until fall. And for good measure, this cashmere beauty has an oversize roll-neck and is guaranteed to be the coziest thing you sport this season. $4,250. 660 Madison Avenue (60th/61st Streets); 212-826-8900; barneys.com
The brown-and-cream floral motif on this jacquard knit sweater by Burberry Brit embodies the autumnal spirit. Make this your effortless uniform for the month, and pair with a leather skirt, tights, and boots. $495. 160 Columbus Avenue (67th/68th Streets); 212-595-0934; us.burberry.com
An M Missoni knit is a no-brainer add to any city girl’s wardrobe. This crochet knit piece is made from fiery-red and rich orange yarn, and is easy to slip on with denim and a tee for a breezy weekend stroll. $595. 426 West Broadway (Prince/Spring Streets); 212-431-6500; m-missoni.com
Fringe-festooned and knit with mohair and wool, this sweater by Emilio Pucci is a welcome addition to a winter wardrobe. It will liven up basic black trousers, and provide ample warmth on even the chilliest of days. $1,890. 855 Madison Avenue (70th/71st Streets); 212-752-4777; emiliopucci.com
It may be nearing hibernation time, but that doesn’t mean we’re not still dreaming about the ocean. J.Crew’s cotton sweater is laced with metallic thread and provides a necessary reminder that beach days will (eventually) be here again. $130. 1035 Madison Avenue (79th/80th Streets); 212-249-3869; jcrew.com
Hedi Slimane’s tartan sweater for Saint Laurent is no ordinary plaid creation. It is rendered in mohair with a bold check design and has a subtle sequin detail. $1,990. 3 East 57th Street (Fifth/Madison Avenues); 212-980-2970; ysl.com
“Basic” is simply not part of Alexander Wang’s vocabulary, and there’s no better example than the designer’s sheer paisley cutout sweatshirt. It’s simultaneously utterly wearable and beyond stylish, to boot. $595. 103 Grand Street (Greene/Mercer Streets); 212-977-9683; alexanderwang.com
The trompe l’oeil collar on this mohair-blend sweater by Kenzo is adorable on its own, but we also love the crisp grey and cheery fuchsia color combo. This piece will garner compliments wherever you go, from a family dinner to cocktails with friends. $520. 35 Howard Street (Broadway/Lafayette Street); 212-219-2688; openingceremony.us