Here are the best white sweaters you can wear long after Labor Day.
Just because it’s after Labor Day doesn’t mean that you have to give up on white. In fact, it might very well be just the time to embrace it. While we love styling white jeans, cream wool dresses, and more for all the chillier months of the year, a necessary indulgence is adding a few bright white sweaters to your seasonal knitwear collection.
A great white sweater is a true essential in any and every stylish woman’s closet. You can throw it on in lieu of a white T-shirt with a simple pair of vintage jeans for daytime strolls, or choose a slimmer style tucked into a silk skirt for more dressy occasions. Don a button-front closure for all of your layering needs, or turn some heads with colorful trim or embellished details as well.
In chunky wool, super soft cashmere, lightweight cotton, and the like, we’ve rounded up quite the selection of white sweaters that you can wear long after summertime is over. We’ve got cable knits, cardigan, oversized pullovers, and even some cropped knit jacket styles! In other words, you might very well want to wear nothing but white sweaters until summer travels back around again.
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This white sweater feels like a handmade knit while also boasting an ultra-tailored fit. With wrist-length arms, though, it doesn’t feel sloppy and features a high neck and oversized body.
How do you stand out with an oversized white waffle-knit? An open back, of course. La Ligne has crafted the perfect drapey pullover with a back that overlaps so that it adds extra dimension without remaining fully open.
White cable knit sweater this might be, it adds a little pop of contrast with a thick black thread running through each braid. Morning or night, this simple white sweater is a true head-turner.
For an early-aughts look, shop this Vince cardigan in bright white. It boasts a slightly cropped silhouette, slim fit, and bottoms meant to show a little skin between them when it’s all fastened up.
If you want a simple pullover with a little extra cozy texture, opt for a cashmere knit that boasts a waffle feel. You’ll love this more casual take on the crewneck sweater for any time of day.
Phillip Lim is always one for mixing proportions and layers, and the brand’s white fisherman sweater for fall is no exception. Fit like a pullover, this knit top actually fastens more like a cardigan, overlapping at the front and buttoning up on top of the left shoulder.
We’re obsessed with this cardigan because it feels more like a cropped Chanel-esque jacket than a sweater. That said, it’s that extra detail many a look requires, come fall, offering a knitwear-level layer with outerwear appeal.
Go preppy with a polo-styled white cashmere sweater. This one features a slightly looser fit without feeling oversized and boxy, making it the perfect match for your everyday denim and more tailored suiting looks.
Add that youthful schoolgirl vibe to your white sweater collection with this cropped V-neck knit that shows off an exaggerated pointelle knit that gives a little more loft and weight to your ‘90s favorite.
A splurge, to be sure, but if you want to make your white knit sweater ultra-special, shop this Miu Miu style with totally embellished shoulders and a girly pointelle knit pattern.
There’s a reason that this cashmere ribbed knit has been a collection staple for so many years. Though a lightweight sweater technically, this Michael Kors Collection topper acts like a shirt as well, tucking in nicely to your arsenal of fall bottoms with ease.
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If you love a chunky knit but don’t want to go for a traditional fisherman pattern, consider this oversized white sweater from Raey—in bright white, naturally.
Go for a silhouette that feels new and fresh, taking your knitwear to the next level with ease. This white sweater is a throw-on-and-go, to be sure, but it’s added material at each shoulder makes it feel more layered than it actually is.
Calling all pullover lovers. If you want a casual slouchy topper with a little extra something special, shop this Maje style with small gold buttons on each shoulder to add that detail few other ribbed sweaters have.
White sweaters get, well, dirty. Just like other white items in your closet, take care to clean them properly and look out for dingy tones that come from too much wear without a quick trip to the dry cleaner or toss into the laundry.
White sweaters are about to become your ultimate go-to for fall. Here’s to starting off the season with a classically chic must-have you’ll want to shop in multiples…ASAP.
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