By Caitlin Burnett
The knitwear category used to be confined to chunky sweaters and cardigans, but for the past few seasons this cozy texture has made its way into virtually every area of our wardrobes.
Matching knit sets are now considered a closet staple, pants are as cozy as ever, and sweater dresses are as directional as ever.
Bold weaves and cozy fabrics have shown up in the collections of designers across the board, and of course Instagram is equally enamored. The all-knit-everything trend has steadily gained steam and shows no signs of slowing down—and we’re here for it. Not only is knitwear chic, but it’s insanely comfortable. And after a year of living in comfortable outfits it’s safe to say we’re in a collective mindset of “the cozier the better”.
Since head-to-toe knit looks are poised to be one of fall’s coolest looks, we’re sharing the ultimate fall 2021 knitwear guide to give you a jump start on your shopping. From cozy sets to chic sweater dresses to cute knit pants, below are the best knitwear pieces to head into fall with.
In the original knitwear category, sweaters are typically the first stop when thinking about cozy textures for fall. The chunkier the better when it comes to the weave of your sweater to provide your look with the perfect pop of texture. Cool cutouts, unique necklines, and intricate weaves nail the vibe for fall 2021. Pair with jeans for the quintessential fall look, trousers for a more polished vibe, or add knit pants for a chic matching moment.
It doesn’t get cozier than knit pants—the soft fabric and stretchy silhouette are what fall dreams are made of. Designers keep upping the ante with cooler and cooler iterations of knit pants, so this fall is all about unique colors and unexpected silhouettes. Flare shapes and fitted leggings are guaranteed to get you compliments this season.
The hero look of 2020 is back and cooler than ever for fall ‘21. Matching knit sets are reaching a whole new level in terms of design, from long cardigans paired with fitted flares to oversized chunky sweaters with chic shorts. These matching sets feel cool and directional while taking the guesswork out of planning your look.
These are far from your average sweater dresses—fall ‘21 is all about the unexpected knit dress. Designers have taken their favorite shapes and silhouettes and added the textural element of a knit weave to bring us the coolest of sweater dresses. From color blocking to mini lengths and high slits, these knit dresses will definitely turn heads (in the best way). Just pair with your favorite boots and the perfect fall outfit does exist.