10 Lucky Editor Tips For Finding The Perfect Sweater

"Unless you're familiar with the brand or already own the product, don't buy cashmere online. Once upon a time, cashmere sweaters were special (and expensive!) and it meant you maybe owned one or two classic styles. The proliferation of cheap cashmere is great on our wallets, but not all "100% cashmere" tags are created equal. A very thin and fuzzy cashmere is going to pill really quickly. You'll want something thicker—it should have some heft!—if you want it to last more than one season. I've also offered this tip before, but J.Crew's Men's Merino V-Neck Sweater is my go-to. It's not cashmere, but it's the perfect, slouchy, slightly oversized but classic style. Go one size smaller than you'd wear in women's. And then pair it with a floor-length feathered skirt and pretend you're Jenna Lyons." - Verena von Pfetten, executive digital editor


Welcome to Sweater Shopping 101! To ensure you find the very best cardigans, pullovers and turtlenecks this season, our editors have shared everything they know about buying knitwear in the slideshow above. Click through for access to their secret sources, go-to styles and favorite fabrications now.


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