The day after Labor Day marks the first day of fall in our books, which means we can finally say it’s fall 2022 here. There’s nothing like chilly mornings with a cup of coffee and watching the fall leaves fall before your eyes. Even with a steady stream of PSLs and fire-scented candles, no fall season is complete without gorgeous knitwear to accompany them.
Our classic cardigans and cozy knitwear have received a major makeover this year. Designers enjoy colors, prints and silhouettes. On the Fall 2022 runway, Gucci played with brushed wool in light cardigans, while Marni updated the classic crew-neck sweater in striped brushed mohair. This season’s sweaters are anything but simple.
Whether you’re looking for a classic cable-knit sweater or a glamorous cardigan, read on for six knitwear trends we’re wearing this fall.
1. Fuzzy Knitwear
Elle Woods and Cher Horowitz would certainly approve of this trend. That fluffy feeling that first emerged in the early ’90s is back in full force. And this time it’s not reserved for our sweaters. It’s also for mini skirts! Stay classic with a black or ivory cardigan, or have fun with the trend in a bright hue.
2. Statement sleeves
There’s something so effortlessly chic about a statement sleeve. Puff sleeves are subtle and add a feminine touch to any knit. Team your balloon sleeve cardigan with denim and chunky loafers for an on-trend look that will make you stand out all season.
3. Crochet cuteness
Crochet has been another hot trend this summer, seamlessly transitioning into the cooler months. Crocheted pieces are great for layering or adding a pop of color. Think handmade pieces with patchwork motifs and intricate designs. A crocheted handbag or bucket hat is the perfect statement piece for fall.
4. Glitz and glamour
I’m not one to ever deny a bit sparkle. Something as simple as a glamorous button can transform the entire look of a cardigan. There are so many gorgeous options to choose from, whether you’re into pearls or crystal accents. For a more subtle sheen, you can opt for a knit sweater with a subtle sheen.
5. Classic cable knit
The classic cable knit jumper we all know and love has had a makeover. You can always go with the standard knit sweater, but it’s nice to be able to update our wardrobes with new styles. This season is all about cropped silhouettes, exaggerated hems, oversized fits and fringed details.
This fall, less is more when it comes to your knitwear. This skin baring trend is taking fall fashion by storm. Off-the-shoulder jumpers and ribbed knits with cutouts are perfect for an evening when you’re feeling a little sultry. Team your barely-there sweater with leather trousers and ankle boots for the perfect it-girl look.